Failing Well: What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to succeed at auditions, from Michael Shurtleff’s classic Audition to our own Jane Brody’s recently published Actor’s Business Plan and a thousand articles and blog posts in between. I want to talk about how to succeed at not getting cast.

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Required Reading: “American Buffalo”

What plays should be considered culturally required reading? What plays that once might have held that honor no longer stack up? In this new series, Cavan Hallman explores touchstone works of theater and their place in today’s world.

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Inside MY OLD LADY Part Three: Old, New, and Original Sound Design
In this 3-part feature, PerformInk Kansas City’s INSIDE series takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of MY OLD LADY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past articles click here. Part Three By Jonathan Robertson, Sound Designer. The sound... Read more
Liberate Your Acting with Movement Training

In PerformInk’s series The Craft, we invite professionals in the educational field to discuss the benefits and the history behind the craft they teach.

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Why Take An Acting Class

In PerformInk’s series The Craft, we invite professionals in the educational field to discuss the benefits and the history behind the craft they teach.

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Inside MY OLD LADY Part Two: Crafting a Moment

In this 3-part feature, PerformInk Kansas City’s INSIDE series takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of MY OLD LADY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Why Do I Act Like That?

Being home for the holidays is an excellent opportunity for you to examine how your family’s dynamics have shaped your personality. If you’re an actor, you can use the experiences to grow your awareness of human nature and, of course, apply it to your creative work.

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Inside MY OLD LADY Part One: A Directors Journey To First Rehearsal
Pictured: Playwright Israel Horovitz. In this 3-part feature, PerformInk Kansas City’s INSIDE series takes you behind the scenes of Kansas City Actors Theatre’s production of MY OLD LADY through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. Part One By Darren Sextro, Director As much as I’d like... Read more
Hamilton Shows Its Power to Pence – 8 Thoughts

In case you missed it … Vice-President Elect Mike Pence was booed before Friday night’s Broadway performance of HAMILTON by the audience.

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The Benefits of Vocal Training
As an actor, you’ve spent countless hours studying Stanislavski, Meisner technique, and Shakespeare. And, of course, if you’re a dancer, you’re extremely well-versed in ballet, tap, and modern dance. Have you spent much time investing in your singing voice? Vocal training helps with musicianship, diction, breath control, communication, projection,... Read more
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