Continuing on from last week’s class, look over your script and start making some more specific character choices, who are they? Where are they from? Why are they there?
Film yourself in character explaining to us a little bit more about who you are. Now consider what has happened directly before this scene takes place and directly after. Write this down and add it to your script. Also, add any kind of stage directions/cuts in there too. Consider the other characters in your script, who would you cast in these roles? They can be famous or people you know. Upload your extended script and the castings to the Facebook page.
If you want to get through those first difficult years, you have to work at it every day. If you leave it to chance, you will always be able to convince yourself that you will have time to do those mail outs, make those calls, and apply for those auditions “soon.” You have to start by scheduling at least an hour every day that you are working at your business—and it is a business. Any day that you have done at least one thing for your career is a good day. This includes auditioning, doing mailings, etc., but it also includes working out, eating healthy, seeing plays, movies, new TV shows, etc. Your job is to learn the business. It’s “learnable,” but you do have to learn it.