Skip to main content
2 answers
Updated Viewed 119 times Translate

I did 1 year of drama at my school, 2 shows, is that enough experience to start my acting career or do I need to take other acting classes?

I've been wanting to do acting for a long time and when I got in high school last year I knew I had to take drama club because of acting. I'm in 10th grade now and I've done 2 shows. acting actor

Being in 10th grade you still have time to figure things out. When I was in my high school, in drama club I've known kids who have done about only 4 shows and completely fell in love with acting after that. Most of them have gotten into big acting schools so it's definitely possible to do. I would still suggest taking acting classes and going to workshops or summer camps to see if this is something you really want to pursue. It is pretty competitive depending what acting you are interested in but with the right resources I think you can do it. Mia M.
+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

2
Pros
2
0

2 answers


Updated Translate

Michael’s Answer

Congratulations on the shows. I am sure they were wonderful.

You should continue your study and take as many roles as possible. Your school drama program is a good start. Also, look for community theaters in your area and see what shows they may be producing and audition. Also, look for theaters that offer classes for students your age.

0
Updated Translate

Alexis’s Answer

The thing about acting is that you’re never done learning. If there are opportunities to audition for professional productions, or there’s a call for a film shoot nearby or student films shooting, audition!

But while you’re testing the professional waters, keep learning and gaining experience through doing more shows and taking more acting classes. There is ALWAYS more to learn, to understand, to try. Watch more theater, TV and film not just for entertainment, but with the eye of a student. Ask yourself why a performance was engaging. Why was it truthful? Why did it affect you?

It’s a lifetime of learning if you want to be an actor.

Alexis recommends the following next steps:

Watch a show and write about a particular role or actor. Why was there performance effective?
Do different parts. If you’ve done mostly comedy, try to do something more serious. If you did something scripted, try something more loose and improvisational.
0