Although acting geniuses may come along every generation or so, today theater stage acting is like any other business or profession -- only more so.
That is, along with natural talent, solid training counts in the eyes of directors and producers
Add to that the pressure of a highly competitive (and sometimes cut-throat) industry, and chances of an actor landing their first audition may likely double if their resume and educational background can outshine the competition.
Check out all the Web has to offer for more information on top notch acting classes, schools, workshops
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- Check out the FAQ for parents and students on the hunt for
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Actingbiz.com - A good collection of how to's and professional tips for
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