Perhaps you’re still looking for some gift ideas for a young actor as we head into the holidays and the new years! Here are 10 gift ideas.
Book of Monologues and Scenes- A great way for a young actor to practice their craft. We recommend young actors practice reading out loud scenes and monologues every single week. Treat various scenes like an audition in terms of memorizing, making strong choices, and really preparing. Some books we recommend:
Child’s Play by Kerry Muir- fantastic collection of scenes and monologues from some of the most important writers of the 20th century!
Self Tape Kit– For the foreseeable future actors will be self-taping. So make sure you look your best with a self tape kit. Here’s a good one!
Subscription to American Theater Magazine– learn about all the recent trends in American theater.- https://www.americantheatre.org
Subscription to Broadway HD– An on-demand digital streaming that has a very impressive collection of fantastic Broadway plays and musicals.- https://www.broadwayhd.com/
Los Angeles theater gift certificate card– Theater will return, and now is a best time to support the theater community with a gift card that can be used when the doors open again!- https://www.los-angeles-theatre.com/gifts/
Membership to Actors Access– A site filled with auditions- definitely a must have for anyone looking to begin the process of becoming a professional, working actor.- https://www.actorsaccess.com
A Journal– We recommend all artists have some type of journal to keep note of all the things they observe, experience, and think about. A great way to be aware of all the rich experiences that an artist can draw from for their work.- https://www.papier.com/us
An Account with Backstage– A wonderful resource for actors filled with audition opportunities, advice, and other great articles to learn about the latest trends in the industry. https://www.backstage.com
Final Draft- So many actors are now creating their own opportunities for themselves by writing their own scripts. This is a really handy tool for actors looking to craft their own screenplays, pilots, and stageplays.- https://www.finaldraft.com
Books on Acting– So many wonderful books about acting, here are just some: Stanislavski’s An Actor Prepares, Building a Character, Creating a Role. Michael Shurtleff’s Audition, books by Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Acting in Film by Michael Caine, and the Stanislavki System by Sonia Moore