Eddie Perfect. Image by Julian Kingma

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

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...
Image by Mark Moz

How performers can enter the property market

"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...
Todd McKenney

Staying passionate on long tours: Rachel Cole with Todd McKenney

Rachel Cole's Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with some excellent advice from Australian theatre veteran, Todd McKenney. A note from RachiYou’ve heard that Confucius saying: "find a job you love and you’ll never...
Rob Mills

The importance of joining the union: Rachel Cole with Rob Mills

A note from Rachi: When I’m chatting to a guy on Tinder, some questions I get out of the way early include: Do you have cold sores?  Can I have a copy of your last...

Dealing with the inevitability of unemployment in the Arts: Amanda Harrison with Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole sat down with Amanda Harrison in this latest Stage Door Shrink session. Get comfy and settle in for an incredibly interesting and informative read. A note from Rachi…Matilda recently transferred to Melbourne, so I...
Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin on niche, risk and making good art

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...
Robbie Ranieri is a social media guru

How to slay on social media: Rachel Cole with Robbie Ranieri

Having always declared myself the Steven Bradbury of all things technology, the fact that I have to use social media to market myself these days seems about as appealing as kale. If it was...
Caroline O'Connor in Gypsy. Image by Pamela Raith

How to be disciplined and professional: Rachel Cole with Caroline O’Connor

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 Rachi:I am annoyingly disciplined, scheduled and prepared. If I match...

How to deal with nerves – Rachel Cole with Wil Anderson

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...
Virginia Gay

How stage actors can get into TV – Rachel Cole with Virginia Gay

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...
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