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Interview with Acting Teacher Wendy Ward
One of the things we try to do here on ActingCareerStartUp.com is to help new and aspiring actors know as much as they can about the acting industry at the beginning of their acting careers. This page consists of links to all parts of an exclusive 9-Part interview with Wendy Ward, founder of the Ward Acting Studio in New York (Wendy was one of my first acting teachers by the way!). We had an hour-long conversation that I broke up into "bitesize" chunks for you. She talks about everything from how she got started in the acting business to why acting training is important to how to spend your time and money at the beginning of your acting career.
You will find the links to the different parts here below. Enjoy!
Part 1: How Wendy got started in the industry, why she created the Ward Acting Studio and what kind of student comes there to study.
Part 2: What Wendy requires of students who come to study with her.
Part 3: The importance of acting training.
Part 4: Other things to know about acting training.
Part 5: An interesting story about one actress' audition!
Part 6: About Sanford Meisner and his acting technique (that Wendy teaches).
Part 7: More on the Meisner technique of acting.
Part 8: What to spend your money on at the beginning of your acting career.
Part 9: Actors & Facebook! (One of Wendy's pet peeves!)
Visit Wendy Ward at the official Ward Studio website.
Here are some other related pages you might find helpful:
Where to find auditions
Compare the Meisner acting technique with other acting techniques:
Read here about my personal experience studying with Wendy Ward
ActingCareerStartUp.com Acting School Directory
8-Step Guide To Preparing Your Trip To New York To Study Acting
A Guide To Starting A Successful Acting Career
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Sara, Pasadena, CA
Just wanted to thank you for bringing me in to [audition for the video], meet you and chat this Saturday. I was really excited to hear about your working on actingcareerstartup.com and even took a look at it today - it's awesome! You are very well-spoken, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and it shows through the work that you do! I hope our paths in the industry will cross again and really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks, again and best wishes with your very important work!
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