Stage Door Shrink
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.
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 up to me, I’d still be using a Nokia 3210 and playing snake. Although my Twitter profile says I joined in… 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 Rachi: I am annoyingly disciplined, scheduled and prepared. If I match with you on Tinder and we start chatting, I’ve probably looked up your HSC result on the NSW Board… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our special End-Of-Financial-Year Stage Door Shrink session this week looks at helping performers maximise their tax returns (or, getting the government to subsidise your laser and new Laducas) thanks to Rachel Cole and accountant Paul Rattray. This one is a must read! It is widely known that the 28-30 June are the 3 best days of… Read more.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. Today’s Stage Door Shrink session looks at how to swing well – in the performing sense, not keys-in-a-bowl sense… Musical theatre casts are, generally, made up of leads, ensemble members and swings. If you’re not in the industry, a swing… Read more.