“It’s Slow Right Now”

March 30, 2016

With 36 professional seasons in the business, I cannot tell you how many times and seasons I have heard “it’s slow right now”.  That does not mean an actor must acquiesce to this recurrent refrain.

Activity breeds Activity: The business has many new evolving trends but has always been very cyclical. The proactive actor must prove the “slow” refrain wrong by staying active and ready, and which renews enthusiasm. So when the tide turns back your way, you can jump in with more glee and confidence.

Find a project, a play reading, take a class, make some contacts.  I myself enjoyed 3 SAG FOUNDATION VO Lab classes in the last week, found a terrific private voiceover coach in Sara Krieger and I have a callback for a play festival tomorrow ( thank you Judy Bowman). To stay fit, I am relearning tennis at all the cool venues around town. Who knew Grand Central had a top tennis court? or NYC Parks and Recreation are issuing summer court permits now.

The “Slow” Refrain never lasts:
Today,  I checked on the ever current and accurately updated www.CastingAbout.com ( fantastic company) and found and astonishing 25 pages of current projects in NYC alone for film, theater and episodic television. Don’t believe me?

March 30th 2016 Casting Landscape:
Here is a pdf of their  25 pages of NYC Projects Currently Casting.
Or access it yourself. They give a special one week free to my peeps at www.CastingAbout.com/CSFA

Don’t stagnate, Get busy! If you need to find out out how to get more info like this, or have your butt lovingly kicked into gear, come to one of our classes below!

ox caryn 
Caryn West is an veteran acting teacher, director and coach who auditions and acts. She has taught many gifted and well known actors both in LA and NYC and is the only teacher cited on both coasts by Backstage polls and one of the “BEST AUDITION COACHES”. She has run Caryn’s Space for Actors since 1999.   www.TheAuditionCoach.com  carynwest@mac.com   Facebook   @CarynWestSFA   West Hollywood / NYC

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