Matchmaker Musings

Audition advice to be taken with many grains of salt. Everybody's got an opinion. Season to taste. ;)

What Acting School Taught Me About Handling Difficult Transitions

Nov 16, 2018

I woke up feeling a little weird this morning.

Not terrible—just oddly uninspired and unmotivated.

I did NOT feel like writing a blog post.

(This, unfortunately, is usually a pretty good sign there’s something on my mind that I should write a blog about.)

That’s why I’m in your feed today.

To talk about transitions.

Fall is hands down my favorite season. (The sweaters, the tea, the crunchy leaves, what’s not to like?!?!)

But, like many people, the stark shift from summer to winter can leave me feeling unmoored. My schedule has changed, but I haven’t yet fallen into the daily and weekly routines that ground me and make me feel like a person.  Auditions have started to pick up, but we’re not in the reliable chaos of winter audition season yet.

In short, we’re in between.

And if you’ve ever taken a song interpretation class, you know that “in between” is one of the most difficult and crucially important...

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What song categories should EVERY actor have in their audition book?

Apr 23, 2017
 

As a rep coach, I constantly get asked the question:

"What are the song categories EVERY actor should have in their book?"

In fact, I get asked this question so often that last week I took to the airwaves to address it. (See the above video.)

My shocking iconoclastic reveal?

I don't think there’s a set list of song categories that belongs in every single person's audition book.

*CUE GASPS*

I've seen a number of these lists come out of different BFA programs, and I just don't think there's a one-size-fits-all solution.

I'm sorry, but you just can't convince me that I, Sara Glancy, need a Gilbert and Sullivan song in my book.

But you know what I do need?

Waaaaaaay more than 1 pop-rock song.

That one-size-fits all model DOES NOT FIT ME.

And I'm guessing it doesn't fit you either.

Which is why I created....

 It's a free workbook that will help you determine what song categories YOU specifically need to have in your audition book.

You're a different actor than your...

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