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The Ward Acting Studio has started a new series, Graduate Profile of the Month.  In these podcasts, you can listen to studio graduates talk about their training and the challenges they faced moving into the marketplace.  They'll provide personal tips to fellow Ward Studio grads for building a successful career.  (see photos on our website, wardstudio.com)

Shout out to strong, talented women.  We need you to step up as writers, directors and producers! When will our stories move front and center?  How many decades will it take before the industry (and the culture) identifies women's stories as being as interesting as those of men?

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Acting is not therapy or a mystery nor is it an intellectual pursuit.  You want to find training that makes you proficient without a teacher manipulating into a temporary result.  You want to make choices that make your work more human not less.

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Why we need to get past the myth of the Aussie invasion.

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Some tips for working more intimately with other actors and how you might deal with actors who are not present during an audition.

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Working with a vocal production coach in person is absolutely imperative.  You can do incredible damage or at the very least reinforce all your bad habits by working off a DVD.

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Just because you're emotional doesn't mean your acting is good.

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Make a habit now of knowing who is who (research people before you get in front of them) and learn now to behave appropriately in this industry.

Audition Tip 104

Using costumes or props during auditions.

Refusing to be disheartened that 75-90% of an actor's time will be spent on non-craft related activities to build your career.

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