Section 1 - ARRIVING THERE
BEGINNING THE LONG HAUL

This section deals with the most immediate challenges, changes and habits you will experience and instigate across your transition from a graduate to a professional.

An Open Letter To The Drama School Graduate

Talent is meaningless if you don’t have the tools to manage resistance. Steve Braun I will make the assumption that since you’re here reading these words, you’ve already undertaken long-term or full-time study at either a drama school or a similar actor-training institution. This may have consisted of anything from multiple short courses over several ...

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The Secrets of Nailing Showcase Season

If you have already graduated and have an agent, I’d skip straight to Breaking the Bubble Wrap in Section 2. But if you have yet to exit the system, I am sure that like me and every other actor who’s busted their gut in long-term study, you’re stressing over two sizeable challenges on the horizon: ...

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Agent Meetings

Showcase is done and dusted. Savour that feeling. Relish it. Now… Congrats! You should feel ten times lighter and exceedingly proud of how you handled yourself. Now go ahead and treat yourself with a real yowser of a splurge. Have a sneaky bevvy by all means, but don’t celebrate by drinking yourself into a coma! ...

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On Getting Offers From Agencies

I got an offer! Should I sign up straight away in case they withdraw it? No. This decision deserves time, so don’t rush it. Short of actually tying the knot, it’s about as close as you’ll ever get to a marriage (less the jewellery and reception bill). However, be wary of any individual pressuring you ...

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On Not Getting Any Offers From Agencies

Let’s not beat about the bush here. There is a distinct possibility that even after all your training, you won’t get offers from the agencies you liked the look of or, even worse, no offers at all. Here’s why… There are TONNES of actors who all happen to graduate around the same time of year. ...

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