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Survival Guide for Performers: Highlights

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Did you know you can use your paid up SAG cards to get in certain movie theatres free? (submitted by Hamim Beyah)

Did you know that there are medical clinics around the country  just for Performing Artists? Many also provide services based on a SLIDING SCALE.

See YourType's  list of Performing Arts Health Clinics to find one near you.

Did you know that Actor's Equity lists auditions on their web site that you can access for FREE?

Just go to www.actorsequity.org and click on "Casting Call." You don't even have to be a member of the union, though many auditions are for AEA members only.

Did you know that you can renew New York Public Library books over the phone?

Just call the "LEOline" [212-262-7444] using a touch-tone phone. Save big bucks in late fees with this handy service!

Did you know that you can return New York Public Library books, etc. to ANY branch library?

"All books and non-book materials (recordings, films, videos, audio cassettes, and CDs) may be returned to any NYPL branch" (from It’s Your Library, A Guide to the Branches of the New York Public Library, brochure available at any Library)

Did you know that just about anyone can get an audition with the Metropolitan Opera or New York City Opera?

The Met has regular Thursday auditions.  Call them for more info. 

New York City Opera hears general auditions (usually on Mondays) on an ongoing basis.  To request an audition from NYCO, send letter, resume, & photo to the Assistant to the Artistic Administrator, New York City Opera, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY  10023.  Do not send audio or video tapes.  Selected applicants will be contacted to audition with repertoire of their choice. 

Bear in mind that the first audition at either of these prodigious houses is merely a screening audition. Very few people ever get asked back for a mainstage audition, but you just never know!!  Good luck!

Did you know that the simple acronym POBS can remind you to hold yourself together?
  P for Positive,
  O for Optimistic,
  B for Belief, and 
  S for Self. 
If you are positive, be optimistic and believe in yourself (try it--it works) 
(submitted by Derek Loynds)

 

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