This week, I’m premiering Episode 8 of the #BroadwayLife interview series with the inspiring Telly Leung, who plays the titular role in the Broadway musical Aladdin.
The decision whether or not to find an agent is one of constant discussion among actors. However, you never see much discussion over what mindset you should be in when you start your representation search, and that’s unfortunate. Teaming with an agent is a very personal and sometimes frustrating process for an actor, and finding a good agent can be even harder. So you want to be in a good place before you begin.
Here are three questions to help you take stock of your mindset and career before you start searching for an agent.
Imagine this: You just booked this great job! Congratulations! The material is outstanding. The creative team is on your target list. Everything seems perfect, and then you find out there’s one person in the cast that just gets under your skin! It’s not a hard and fast rule, but typically there’s always one. Here are 4 suggestions to help you prevent negative cast interactions from taking even a bit of energy away from your creative enjoyment of the job.