Articles on ‘Advice’

Compete with yourself, not with others: Eddie Perfect on the measure of success and productivity

Eddie Perfect. Image by Julian Kingma

In our latest Stage Door Shrink session, Rachel Cole and Eddie Perfect discuss the abstract notion of success, productivity and the balance between them in an artistic environment. If you’re anything like me, you get through the first dance call of an audition and start to think you’re more #bookedandblessed than Patti LuPone. This is… Read more.


How performers can enter the property market

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“Investing in property is simple, but not easy”… Two not so secret things about me: I’m cheap and I love property. I don’t do coffee, cabs, gyms, cover charges or drinks over $10. After the Sydney opening night of Matilda, I walked 20 minutes to Town Hall station, at 4am, and got the night-rider home… Read more.



Jason Langley on what makes a Director’s Actor

Jason Langley on what makes a Director’s Actor

A strong relationship between actor and director is one of great importance in order for their best work to be brought out and for the success of the production. While it does vary greatly between each director and show, there do seem to be common factors that promote the sought after ‘director’s actor’: an actor… Read more.


Tim Minchin on niche, risk and making good art

Tim Minchin

Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with a very special guest. Rachel Cole chats with Tim Minchin about Matilda, art and taking risks. A note from Rachi… If you’re like me: an above average height, white, brunette with a reasonably good vocal range, a sub standard double turn, good teeth and gammy joints,… Read more.


An open letter to my first year drama school self

Three years later: The day we were forced to finally leave the environment we had become so used to

With the start of the academic year just around the corner, a brand new influx of students are about to start their performing arts training at a range of institutions throughout the country. As someone who has just recently finished that journey, I thought I would write an open letter to that small, slightly chubby,… Read more.


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