Many people take up acting when they feel that they have a natural aptitude for it. Children will often display this talent when they are very young but lose it as they get older. Some, however, will continue to act in school plays or other productions and this is a good indicator that they enjoy performing in front of others.
If a person is not self conscious, they could be ideally suited to acting. Most people cringe at the thought of standing on a stage and singing, dancing, or performing in any other form. If you would like to become an actor, or you have a child who is showing encouraging signs in the art, maybe you should read on and see how to take the idea further. Maybe one day your child could be a star in new hindi movies or the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
The best way to become an actor is to start when you are young by joining an amateur theatre company. These companies will educate and encourage while teaching further, the art of acting. Valuable experience can be gained here, in ways of how theatres function, and the working practices of being a professional performer.
Experience comes in many forms. By being around other actors and watching the way they conduct themselves, acting etiquette can be learned. Actors are notoriously difficult to work with so paying close attention to diplomacy in the wings will benefit you in the future.
Attending a drama school is the best way to learn your craft. Here you will be taught, in depth, about all types of performance. If, however, you are restricted to a standard school for your education it is still possible to gain a GCSE in Drama. This course is not on the curriculum of all schools so maybe it would be wise to check all of them in your area to see which is best for you.
When you feel you are ready to act professionally, it is time to begin attending auditions. These auditions can often be found by contacting theatres, film companies, television production companies, or on the internet. Once the auditions start, your character will be tested. It is likely that you will attend many auditions before you land even a minor role. This can be soul-destroying for many people, who give up long before that. If you have that first role, your career is on the move and your CV has begun to build. Some extremely brave budding actors pack their bags and head off to foreign countries to seek their fortunes, by auditioning for big movie production companies directly. A few of them have succeeded and are big names in the business now. Are you that brave?
Before you will be allowed to act professionally, in any form, you will be required to join an actor’s union. If you refuse to do this you will never work as acting is pretty much a closed shop and all other actors will refuse to work with you.
Lots of people manage to hold down a career in acting. You may not be a world famous star as luck plays a big part in that. There is no reason you should not be able to make a living from acting and enjoy it however, if you are determined.