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What Is The Worst Acting Advice You've Been Given?
"Practice in the mirror." —Travis Burbee, Springfield, Missouri
"I'm honestly not sure if it is the best or worst advice, but it was the most honest (and unfortunately very relevant for women in theatre.) "Stay as attractive as you can for as long as you can." I thought it was incredibly telling of the industry we're in and the double standards places on men and women. I still haven't decided if I'm going to follow the advice or not." —Adelina Feldman Schultz, Chicago, Illinois
"Worst advice: Do it again, but take the suck out of it." —Katie Colletta, Rockton, Illinois
I was once told "let's pretend that went well moving on." —Keegan Christopher, Jefferson City, Missouri
"Make sure to learn how to place peoples' orders!" —Jim Vogt, Mays Landing, New Jersey
"I was in a show and we had just finished a stressful week of rehearsal, culminating in a run through at the end of the week. We finished the run, started to prepare to receive notes when our director/ choreographer stopped us, glared at us all, and said (and I'm not kidding) "Once more, with talent." —Lindsey Cline, Brooklyn, New York
"Just play it safe." —Abby Murray Vachon, Mishawaka, Indiana
"Show them you can cry on cue" I ended up doing a really deep, depressing monologue for my freshman audition and the truth is, they don't want to see that especially the first time they meet you."
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