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How Can College Students Get Into Acting In America?

A Guide To Getting Acting Jobs When Studying At College Successful careers in acting need equal parts practice and talent with a pinch of luck. Actors-at-work can be heard and seen everywhere, from cinema (big screen) to television, theater to the internet, podcasts to videos, etc. They portray all sorts of characters from ancient times […]

05/12/20227 minutes reading time

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Stand Up Comedy In The United States

What You Need To Know About Stand Up Comedy Scene In The US Stand-up comedy is a form of art where a comedian comes on stage either alone or accompanied by one or two other people, called the openers. Stand-up comedians usually make jokes about themselves and tell personal stories to amuse their audience. For […]

01/29/20228 minutes reading time

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Starting Acting Classes

The Basics When Starting Acting Classes Deciding to start acting classes can be a bit nerve-wracking, regardless if you are comfortable being in front of a camera or an audience. But starting acting classes will determine whether you want to make acting your career and if this is something you truly really love doing. In […]

01/14/20207 minutes reading time

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Acting Jobs in the US

Landing Acting Jobs in the States Acting jobs can be found throughout the US. If you live in LA, you might know a ton of actors or at least inspiring actors looking for gigs. But audition opportunities for jobs in the entertainment industry are not only found in Hollywood!  There are plenty of other hubs […]

12/13/20196 minutes reading time

Want to Take Acting Classes?

Our acting coaches and drama teachers give you all their tips for learning how to act and how to find acting work.

Whether you’re a total beginner, looking to improve or preparing for an audition you will find the help you need here.

Superprof is the go-to place to acting instructors. We host thousands of coaches across the United States in all disciplines: Film, TV, Improvisation, Musical theatre, Puppeteering, Scenography, Stand up comedy, and more.

Check out all acting classes offered by our coaches. You can find online lessons or face to face acting class depending on your needs.

Whether you prefer Fiddler or Jersey Boys, there is a musical for you

The Different Types of Musicals

Musicals Come in All Different Types For a time, musicals were all the rage. Done up with lavish sets and showcasing artists’ precisely executed dance steps and powerful vocals, people couldn’t wait until the next big hit… from Singin’ in the Rain to Saturday Night Fever, these shows (and later, films) played to packed houses […]

11/17/20199 minutes reading time

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Tips for Writing a Screenplay

How to Write a Screenplay "That's one of the nice things about writing, or any art; if the thing's real, it just lives." -Woody Allen Writing is a passion of many novelists, journalists, teachers, bloggers, and screenwriting. Every subdiscipline of writing is a unique world with distinct aspects that make it stand out as unique. […]

11/01/20198 minutes reading time

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Learn the Art of Acting Around the USA

Learn the Art of Acting Around the USA Professional actors play characters in films, TV shows, radio shows, and live theatrical productions. Thanks to the popularity of Hollywood, many actors have become household names and are admired by the public. However, it’s worth noting that not all aspiring actors have the dedication and luck required […]

10/21/20196 minutes reading time

Thinking about Theatre School? Here are Some of the UK’s Best.

The Best Places in the World to Study Acting. Why Should I Study Drama? Going on a proper course is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your performance abilities. It will really push you as a student to get familiar with performance as an experience. You will find out what talents you ought to […]

03/20/201911 minutes reading time

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Acting Methods That All Actors Should Know

How Many Types of Acting Techniques Are There? "For me, our job as artists is to serve the story, serve the director, and serve the fellow actors. And if you do that, by osmosis you're serving yourself because you'll get the best out of yourself." -David Oyelowo Actors on the big screen, small screen and […]

01/12/20199 minutes reading time

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Types Of Acting Classes

Do You Want To Learn To Act? Although we often picture acting as a high profile, not to mention glamorous, job thanks to the sparkle of Hollywood and the growth in popular TV shows and miniseries, the reality for many actors is that the industry is highly competitive, with many actors vying for a single […]

01/09/20199 minutes reading time

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4 Famous Actors To Follow

Discover Four Famous British Actors Out There With good actors being true chameleons when it comes to accents, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with which Hollywood actors are American - and which originally came from the UK. Did you know that Kate Winslet comes from Reading? That Anthony Hopkins is Welsh? Find out more […]

05/03/20187 minutes reading time

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Why Take Acting Classes?

3 Great Reasons To Take Acting Classes If you have ventured onto this blog post, then it is likely that you are already interested in drama and the amazing possibilities, opportunities and benefits that acting lessons offer you. That is a good place to start! Now it is my turn to explain to you why […]

04/10/201812 minutes reading time

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What Is Drama?

What Is Drama? Drama Defined Whether you are someone who is looking to become a professional actor, you aspire to teach drama as a profession, or you'd like to perform in theater as a hobby, then the chances are that you might be interested to establish a better and more in depth understanding about the diverse […]

04/10/20188 minutes reading time

There are many different paths for aspiring actors to follow.

Starting Acting Classes

Acting Classes For Beginners If you have set your sights on a career as an actor, then acting school is usually a prerequisite of the job (yes, it is a job!). While the life of a performer may seem desirable from the outside, with Instagram posts showing them at a celebrity-packed gathering or a star-studded bash […]

04/05/201814 minutes reading time

Acting Lessons For Everyone

There are many reasons why you may consider taking acting classes. You don’t need to aspire to be an actor in Hollywood or be playing the lead in a Shakespearean play to gain the benefits of acting lessons.

By taking acting lessons, you can become more confident and adapt to different social situations more easily.

A private acting tutor can also help you improve your public speaking skills and, in turn, help you become a better leader and motivator.

Audition Practise

Dreaming of getting into Rada, playing the lead in your high school production or perfecting screen auditions?

Superprof have many audition experts to help you pass that tricky audition and land your dream role.

Tutors can help you step by step to perfect your audition piece, tell you what to expect during auditions and how to calm your nerves and give your best performance.

Having an acting tutor one on one can bring out the true actor in you and reveal techniques you never thought of.

Dissecting a Role With Acting Lessons

Understanding the character you are playing on T.V, film or on stage can bring out that star quality.

A private tutor can help you explore the character you’re playing and empathise with his or her feelings and decisions. They can also help you develop accents and mannerisms as well as breathing techniques to help you stay in the role.

Don’t be afraid to transport yourself to the world of the character. With the help of a tutor, you could be on the road to winning an Oscar!

Become More Confident with Acting Lessons

Acting lessons are not for everyone but that doesn’t mean they can’t be a great confidence booster.

If you’re shy in social situations, unable to calm your nerves when public speaking or can’t find the courage to ask someone out, acting lessons can help you let go of inhibitions and face your fears.

The first step with an acting tutor to improve your confidence may not be easy but it may be all you need to reach your goals!