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  • Backstage Experts Answer: 12 Tips for Where to Begin Your Acting Career

    This week, our Backstage Experts answer a question several readers asked on Facebook: Where do I start? Here are several answers from industry professionals spanning different areas of this business to give you some perspective! 
    Wondering what this new column is all about? Backstage Experts Answer takes your questions and brings them to our incredible network of Experts. If you missed last week, check out “8 Tips for Actors Struggling With Dyslexia,” and see how to get your acting questions answered at the bottom of this article! 
    But back to the matter at hand….
    Carolyne Barry, on-camera and commercial teacherI am a major advocate of first starting with this question: Is acting an investigation, hobby, or a career? It is easier to know where to start when you know where you want to go (at least at the beginning of your journey). 
    Whatever your response, I would suggest starting with an acting class. Do your research and auditing, then select the technique and teacher you want to train with. Then, commit yourself to that class for at least six months. If you love it, then continue, and when you can, add an improvisation and a commercial class or audition technique to see if you are

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