Section 3: STAYING HERE
LIVING THE LONG HAUL

The heart and soul of this resource, chock-full of solid tactics to create excellent foundations for your long-term mental health as you progress through the inevitable highs and lows of a life in acting. The words written here have been developed in consultation with professional psychologists as well as your industry peers, so you are in good hands.

Cultivating a Healthy Attitude Toward Creativity

If you aim to be here for life, enjoy just doing it; collaborating with other creative people. That allows you to achieve more than the sum of the parts and it is a better formula for the long haul Harriet Walter Whether we are employed or not, there is always a lurking temptation for the ...

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Mates Vs. 'Mates' : The Company You Choose To Keep

Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for bad company corrupts good character. 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NLT) Be constantly aware of the company you keep because you will become like the people you hang around with; for better or for worse. This is especially appropriate if you have made a big move to ...

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On Rejection: The Inevitable Knife In The Actor's Heart

There are more actors than work. That is in no way a criteria by which one can be judged successful or not. Dugald Bruce-Lockhart We arrive at a topic on which our interviewees had a lot to say. A selection of the raw comments should set the tone here:  “It’s the most personal industry there ...

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Your Creative Growth: Classes, Mentors, Mates and The Dreaded 'R' Word

In Breaking the Bubble Wrap, we dealt with the implementation of key habits that will set you apart as a true pro. The creative growth of an actor is multifaceted. All our teachers encouraged us to ’embed’ ourselves in the world of ‘humanness’- art galleries, lectures, Ted-X talks, reading non-fiction and fiction, overseas mission work, ...

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