Actors who want to Create
When you are starting out as an actor, or even when you are in a dry spell for jobs, it's easy to often get discouraged. But there are ways around that and ways to keep feeling inspired even if you are not on set or in rehearsal!
Write your OWN content- Whether it's music, poetry, a script or even journaling, it is the perfect tool to help you stay creative and create new artistic experiences based on your own imagination or memories.
Read- There are a lot of GREAT books about expanding the artist's imagination and understanding the spirituality and psychology behind creativity. One of my personal favorites is The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Find Fellow Creatives- There are many studies that say you are a combination of the 5 people that you spend the most time with. So maybe a few of those people should be fellow creatives, being around creative people allows you the space and freedom to be creative as well. Also, the PROXIMITY Principle: Be around people who are doing what you want to do!
Network- Similar, but different from the one listed above. Find people who's careers interest you or that you'd like to learn more about, and ask if you can have a meeting. Now, DON'T go in expecting anything.... the point of these meetings aren't to get a short ticket to your next role. The point is to make genuine connections and to LEARN. Social Media is a great way to connect with people who share interests with you.
Find a way to get involved- Jenna Fisher's The Actor's Life talks about this. If you want to work with a certain theatre company, see if they need an usher or assistant; the same applies to being on set, look for opportunities to PA. Not only will this expand your skills, it'll create unique opportunities and connections by being in the vicinity of the field you would like to be in.
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That's all for now,