Play Your Way To A Booking!

Play Your Way To A Booking!

Play Your Way To A Booking!

By Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun

maxresdefault (1)Bitterness is antithetical to art. Play is the cure. A practice of play keeps you engaged in the work for its own sake, keeps you focused on the creativity, keeps you in the practice of being positively reinforced for engaging in the work.

A practice of play makes you dive into the audition material with passion, exploring all the options with joy. It makes you excited about the prospect of working the scene with the reader. It makes you invest. And only when you invest can a casting director invest in you.

But how do you play? What does that even mean?

Here are 5 tips to let loose and play!

1. Write.

Take 10 minutes right now and write about your ultimate creative fantasy. Do it. What gets you off creatively? What are you not doing because you think it wouldn’t make you money to pay your rent. Shakespeare? Alexander technique? Writing and shooting your web series? Write it all down.
diary-journal-person-water-writing-Favim.com-185639_0
2. Commit.

After you’ve spent 10 minutes figuring out what excites you, do it.  Commit to at least 30 minutes of creative play every day for 10 days. Seriously do it. Right now.

3. Create Work.  

Don’t make it complicated. It can’t take months of preparation or having to overcome a myriad of obstacles; nothing can get in the way of making it happen. Get your iPhone, a scene or character or sketch you want to play with, and shoot. Do it for 30 minutes. You’re a creative person, so create! Do it today.

4. Get in a class that gets you off.
Workshops7
Not just any class. Not a class that you think your agent wants you to take because it looks good on a resume or a class that you think will give you the secret to booking an audition (P.S., that doesn’t exist). Take a class you think will set your soul on fire. Go ahead!

5. Lighten up.

Remember, it’s not life and death. It’s just acting. And acting should be fun. Challenging and gut-wrenching and exhausting, too. But that’s part of the fun!

Practice that and you’ll start to let go of anxiety, bitterness, and paralysis. You’ll start to approach your auditions and your life with an open heart. With excitement. You’ll become more present. The work will become easier and much more fun. Your career will thank you for it!

Here are the classes we’ve put together to help make your summer a time of kick-ass play. A time of absolute joy. You deserve it.

 

Related Posts
THE CAREER COACH
Not a series regular yet? Listen to our Audio Series that guides you every step of the way.
THE PILOT SEASON
PLAYBOOK
You need a revolutionary approach to PILOT SEASON. Get the Insider’s Playbook.
THE 10 DAY
ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE
This is the path to life-changing, creative power. Seriously.
THE 10 DAY
THE 10 DAY
ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE:
LETTING GO!
This is the path to life-changing, creative power.
The Secret to
Audition Success.
It will change the way you audition forever.
Get the Free Audio Download
 from Risa and Steve.
The Secret to
Audition Success.
It will change the way you audition forever.
Get the Free Audio Download
 from Risa and Steve.
The Secret to
Audition Success.
It will change the way you audition forever.
Get the Free Audio Download
 from Risa and Steve.
THE PILOT SEASON
PLAYBOOK
You need a revolutionary approach to PILOT SEASON. Get the Insider’s Playbook.
THE PILOT SEASON
PLAYBOOK
You need a revolutionary approach to PILOT SEASON. Get the Insider’s Playbook.
THE CAREER COACH
Not a series regular yet? Listen to our Audio Series that guides you every step of the way.
THE CAREER COACH
Not a series regular yet? Listen to our Audio Series that guides you every step of the way.
THE 10 DAY
ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE
This is the path to life-changing, creative power. Seriously.
THE 10 DAY
ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE
This is the path to life-changing, creative power. Seriously.
THE 10 DAY
ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE:
LETTING GO!
This is the path to life-changing, creative power. And it’s FREE. Seriously.
THE 10 DAY
ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE:
LETTING GO!
This is the path to life-changing, creative power.
GET MORE BGB.
ADVICE, INSPIRATION, & INDUSTRY INSIGHT.
Subscribe to our private mailing list today!
ACTOR'S CHALLENGE:
THE 10 DAY
LETTING GO.
Sign up to start The Challenge today!
Audition Revolution
Weekend
Forget Everything You Think You Know About Auditions
THE AUDITION
REVOLUTION WEEKEND
Forget Everything You Think You Know About Auditions
BGB Summer of
Acting Fun
BGB Summer of
Acting Fun
Train
Online
AUDIOS, WEBINARS & ONLINE SKYPE TRAINING.
Train
Online
AUDIOS, WEBINARS & ONLINE SKYPE TRAINING.
Classes
Spring & Summer
2016
Get Your Class Now!
Your BGB
HERE
Class is
SCENE
SCREEN
to
Take control of your career. Create your own content.
WRITE! DIRECT! SHOOT!
8 Weeks
BGB Summer of
Acting Fun
SCENE
SCREEN
to
Take control of your career. Create your own content.
WRITE! DIRECT! SHOOT!
8 Weeks
CELEBRATE
LGBT+ Pride Month
BGB Pride
CELEBRATE
LGBT+ Pride Month
BGB Pride
Join a BGB Ongoing Class for July!
Declare Your
Artistic
Independence
Join a BGB Ongoing Class for July!
Declare Your
Artistic
Independence
for LGBT+ actors of color
The Jeffrey
Bowyer-Chapman Scholarship
APPLY NOW
for LGBT+ actors of color
APPLY NOW
The Jeffrey
Bowyer-Chapman Scholarship
SECURE YOUR FALL CLASS TODAY!
Come Back
To Your
Talent
SECURE YOUR FALL CLASS TODAY!
Come Back
To Your
Talent
Tune into their
Video Stories
Actors Declare their Artistic Independence
Tune into their
Video Stories
Actors Declare their Artistic Independence
Enter for a chance to win 10% off class & career coaching with Risa
Opt-in To Win
Enter for a chance to win 10% off class & career coaching with Risa
Opt-in To Win
THE BGB 10 DAY ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE:
FINDING YOUR POWER!
Give us your email and we can send these blogs straight to your inbox so you don't have to keep coming back here.
OPT IN
OPT IN
Give us your email and we can send these blogs straight to your inbox so you don't have to keep coming back here.
Plus! Get a Free Audio Download from Risa and Steve.
THE BGB 10 DAY ACTOR'S
CHALLENGE:
FINDING
YOUR
POWER!
Toronto Audition Intensives
Nov 4 - 6
You deserve to audition with power!
Toronto Audition Intensives
Nov 4 - 6
You deserve to audition with power!