Every performer under the sun has to deal with nerves at some stage. I know it’s audition day when I’ve done 3 poos before 9am, my top notes are airy and thin and I’m sweating more than Chris Brown on Judgment Day. Before I was aware of healthy coping strategies like: positive self-talk, exercise, preparation,… Read more.
Do you often wait before you say something or do something and wished you didn’t? We all do it, but how we stop and be more present! Even before an audition sometimes we don’t want to say certain things or be ourselves at the expense of what they might think of us. Sophie Wright delves… Read more.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column penned by Rachel Cole aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. A note from Rachel: Little known fact: In 2013, I had a booming career in TV as the face of Optus. In the infomercial, I pretended to be on the phone to a… Read more.
Not sleeping well for one night is about as annoying as Kanye declaring he’s running for president. Not sleeping well constantly is akin to NBC cancelling Law and Order: SVU #ican’teven. Sleep is one of those glorious things that you don’t realise how precious it is, until you can’t do it. And it doesn’t matter… Read more.
Sophie Wright delves into 3 easy ways you can add strategies for mindfulness by teaching us how to meditate! This is not just for the hippies or spiritual gurus. Mindfulness can be so beneficial for us to learn relaxation before auditions, performances or even just to have a chill out in our busy schedules. Learn how to… Read more.
Did you know that for this year there were only 340 onstage performance jobs for Professional Musical Theatre in Australia? Did you know also that in 2014, Actor’s Equity reported a membership of 5179? This number referring to the fee-paying, card-carrying demographic of Stage Performers, Stunt Workers and Circus Performers across Australia. If in fact… Read more.
Performers complain about their agents as often as they complain about feeling fat. #thestruggleisreal. When you hear your friends talking about castings or auditions that you haven’t heard about or you haven’t had an email in months, it’s easy to question your representation. It’s in these moments you need to trust that your agent has… Read more.
This piece has been a long time coming. It is part of my journey as a creative and as someone desiring to engage with aspects of life that can both hinder and release creativity and work out how to relate to them both. And though I’m not sure I have clarity on the matter or… Read more.
Welcome back to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. This week, our session is focused on the big A – AGENTS. Apart from having a six-pack, belting F’s and doing triple turns, having an agent is the most important part of getting seen for auditions…. Read more.
I want to delve further into the concept and action of creativity. And perhaps even to the furthest branch of brain-bending constructs: ‘purpose’. I talked in my first essay about child-like openness, play, and the ease with which children go out and create, or pursue their dreams and how we as adults often struggle against… Read more.