Last week I made two appearances at a Houston, Texas elementary school during its Career Week in Fine Arts. I’m honored anytime I get a chance to talk directly to students and share the challenges of working as an actor. I especially liked introducing the audition process so each student could learn to slate, show some personality when answering personal questions, and deliver one line—”Did Mom make you eat that?”—that came from the script for a national Raisin Bran commercial.
Before the school visits, I posted a question on a social media site for film, television and theater creatives. I asked the folks on Stage32.com about the kind of advice they would give themselves at age six. Many of the responses that came in are worth sharing here. Continue reading