What's it like to be an Actor?
An Actor is a performer who portrays characters on stage and in recorded or filmed productions such as television shows, commercials, movies, radio, theatre and online.
In Australia, television companies, film producers, theatre companies, broadcasting corporations and advertising agencies tend to employ most Actors.
Actors require patience, commitment and determination as work can be unreliable, and rehearsal and production schedules can be demanding.
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How to become an Actor
- Consider undertaking professional training, such as at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) or similar performance academies. These are usually three-year undergraduate programs.
- Ensure you have professional headshots taken that you can take to auditions or send to agents and casting directors. Consider joining the actors’ union Actors’ Equity, which provides support, public liability and useful information for actors.
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