Young Actors performance industry advice
So, you want some performance industry advice and want to be an actor? Great it’s a brilliant thing to be involved with. However, it does come with the commitments of hard work, dedication, travelling, shoots and auditions. But at the end of it all you will feel a great sense of achievement when you get your first parts in film, stage and TV. It is an absolutely thrilling experience!
Getting started as a young actor
To all you young actors wanting to make it into the performance industry, my advice is that you must stick to it with persistence, determination and that you must not give up. Success seldom happens over night, but is an outcome that results from hard work, determination and very supportive parents. As follows is some performance industry advice and tips that helped me to get started at a young age…
- If you have an opportunity to take part in something (no matter how big or small the part is) – take the opportunity and treat it like it’s the biggest opportunity in the world. Any experience is good experience and one small step can often lead to bigger things.
- Taking an active interest and giving time to research is key. Take the time to understand how everything works. Casting Agents, Casting Directors, theatres, other actors – everything has its place in the industry and taking time to understand how everything fits together is important. Get invested in these things. Understand your industry. Do everything you can to broaden your experience and understanding.
- At all times – believe in yourself. One of the key things in this industry is not to get down hearted with rejection. The best actors out there have been through the same rejection and feelings that you will feel. Remember: short-term failure and rejection is an essential aspect of success. If you want to succeed faster, ensure that you increase your short-term failure rate!
- But most of all ENJOY YOURSELF. It’s all part of the process. It’s all part of the journey. Make a decision to be positive and to enjoy this wonderful journey that you are on.
Love what you do and always do your best
I started when I was about 8 years old. I played Pinocchio in my school play and I have never looked back since that performance. The first time you step up on stage and do something you love is incredible and the feeling is immense. I always say to anybody who asks me why I enjoy acting, that – ‘’There’s not a better feeling than getting around of applause or a standing ovation at the end of a performance’’.
Love what you do and always do your best and you will be where you want to be. You must be willing to put the work in. Its hard work but will all be worth it at the end of the day. Trust me and I hope that these few small snippets of performance industry advice will make a difference.