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Attention, aspiring actors and actresses! Break into show business with the tips in these Howcast video.
You Will Need
- A role to play
- A computer with internet access
- A local newspaper
- Good communication skills
- A team player attitude
Determine what role you’d like to play
Determine what role you’d like to play, including actor, lighting technician, costume designer, usher, or advertising marketer.
Search the internet
Search the internet for local theaters. Enter your city, state, and the words "stage theaters" in a search engine.
Scan the newspapers
Scan the newspapers. Your local paper will list current productions.
Visit local theaters
Visit local theaters. Attend performances, ask questions, take a backstage tour, and find out what types of shows each theater produces.
Find out the requirements
Find out the requirements for joining. You might have to pay dues.
Be a team player
Bring your team-player attitude. If you let them know you’re no prima donna, you may just find a home away from home.