1 Apr, 2011

How Failure Worked for Me

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By Paul RussellFrom Backstage.com For years I had a deeply personal secret. Only family and some acquaintances I knew from the era of bell-bottom pants and a CB in every Ford Pinto were aware of my shame: I failed seventh grade.You may chuckle or chortle, but it still remains a deep wound to my spirit. One [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Importance of Professional Relationships

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By: Caitlin O'Brient   Very recently I was given an amazing offer to work on a production of Guys & Dolls being produced by the former head of the theater program I graduated from. Never in a million years did I think I would be stepping back into the shoes of Miss Adelaide this soon [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Ugly of Our Trade

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As I promised yesterday, here it is...THE UGLY OF OUR TRADEBy: Paul RussellFrom: Backstage.comRecently I was talking to an agent regarding two actors I had brought to his/her agency. For the sake of clarity and protection of all involved, I'll name her Sue. (Why oh why do I hear Johnny Cash in the background?)Sue was [...]

25 Feb, 2011

45 Recycled Actors Who Suck

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By: Bob FraserFrom: TheProfessionalActor.comA while back I saw a post on one of the many groups I belong to that was touting a new website, selling ‘pages’ to actors. It was a post filled with lies, half truths and completely mad conclusions about actors and acting careers. It got me sort of angry.Here’s some of the [...]

22 Apr, 2010

Actor Jealousy and Comparisons

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|actors, Advice, comparisons, competition, mental health, negativitiy, paul russell, Tips|0 Comments

By: Paul RussellFrom Backstage.comComparisons, they happen. Especially in group settings such as the collaboration that is the performing arts. And they can destroy the harmony and productivity of any project.The comparison can be a seemingly innocent thought, such as a dance captain musing to themselves that one the dancers in the theatrical company has a [...]