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How to Become an Actor

Learn to Act! Thanks to Hollywood and the unprecedented popularity of the mini-series on platforms like Showmax and Netflix, the performing arts seem like the most glamorous and well-paid of all careers. While much of this is true, it is also true that celebrity status actually comes with a lot of hard work. If you […]

5 Aug 20209 minutes reading time

Whether you prefer Fiddler or Jersey Boys, there is a musical for you

The Different Types of Musicals

Musicals Come in All Different Types For a time, musicals were all the rage. Done up with lavish sets and showcasing artists’ precisely executed dance steps and powerful vocals, people couldn’t wait until the next big hit… from Singin’ in the Rain to Saturday Night Fever, these shows (and later, films) played to packed houses […]

17 Nov 20199 minutes reading time

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Tips for Writing a Screenplay

How to Write a Screenplay "That's one of the nice things about writing, or any art; if the thing's real, it just lives." -Woody Allen Writing is a passion of many novelists, journalists, teachers, bloggers, and screenwriting. Every subdiscipline of writing is a unique world with distinct aspects that make it stand out as unique. […]

31 Oct 20198 minutes reading time

Thinking about Theatre School? Here are Some of the UK’s Best.

The Best Places in the World to Study Acting. Why Should I Study Drama? Going on a proper course is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your performance abilities. It will really push you as a student to get familiar with performance as an experience. You will find out what talents you ought to […]

20 Mar 201911 minutes reading time

Want to Take Acting Classes?

Our acting coaches and drama teachers give you all their tips for learning how to act and how to find acting work.

Whether you’re a total beginner, looking to improve or preparing for an audition you will find the help you need here.

Superprof is the go-to place to acting instructors. We host thousands of coaches, across South Africa and abroad, in all disciplines: Film, TV, Improvisation, Musical theatre, Puppeteering, Scenography, Stand up comedy, and more.

Check out all private acting classes offered by our coaches and find online acting coaches here.

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Acting Methods That All Actors Should Know

How Many Types of Acting Techniques Are There? "For me, our job as artists is to serve the story, serve the director, and serve the fellow actors. And if you do that, by osmosis you're serving yourself because you'll get the best out of yourself." -David Oyelowo Actors on the big screen, small screen and […]

11 Jan 20199 minutes reading time

The Royal Academy has produced many fine actors.

4 Famous Actors To Follow

Discover Four Famous British Actors Out There With good actors being true chameleons when it comes to accents, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with which Hollywood actors are American - and which originally came from the UK. Did you know that Kate Winslet comes from Reading? That Anthony Hopkins is Welsh? Find out more […]

2 May 20187 minutes reading time

Acting training can positively impact many areas of your life.

Why Take Acting Classes?

3 Great Reasons To Take Acting Classes If you have ventured onto this blog post, then it is likely that you are already interested in drama and the amazing possibilities, opportunities and benefits that acting lessons offer you. That is a good place to start! Now it is my turn to explain to you why […]

9 Apr 201812 minutes reading time

Shakespeare continues to influence theatre even to this day.

What Is Drama?

What Is Drama? Drama Defined Whether you are someone who is looking to become a professional actor, you aspire to teach drama as a profession, or you'd like to perform in theater as a hobby, then the chances are that you might be interested to establish a better and more in depth understanding about the diverse […]

9 Apr 20188 minutes reading time

Acting Lessons For Everyone

There are many reasons why you may consider taking acting classes. You don’t need to aspire to be an actor in Hollywood or be playing the lead in a Shakespearean play to gain the benefits of acting lessons.

By taking acting lessons, you can become more confident and adapt to different social situations more easily.

A private acting tutor can also help you improve your public speaking skills and, in turn, help you become a better leader and motivator.

Audition Practise

Dreaming of studying acting  at Rhodes University, playing the lead in your high school production of Grease, or perfecting screen auditions?

Superprof has many audition experts to help you pass that tricky audition and land your dream role.

Tutors can help you step by step to perfect your audition piece, tell you what to expect during auditions and how to calm your nerves and give your best performance.

Having an acting tutor one on one can bring out the true actor in you and reveal techniques you never thought of.

Dissecting a Role With Acting Lessons

Understanding the character you are playing on T.V, film or on stage can bring out that star quality.

A private tutor can help you explore the character you’re playing and empathise with his or her feelings and decisions. They can also help you develop accents and mannerisms as well as breathing techniques to help you stay in the role.

Don’t be afraid to transport yourself to the world of the character. With the help of a tutor, you could be on the road to winning an Oscar!

Become More Confident with Acting Lessons

Acting lessons are not for everyone but that doesn’t mean they can’t be a great confidence booster.

If you’re shy in social situations, unable to calm your nerves when public speaking or can’t find the courage to ask someone out, acting lessons can help you let go of inhibitions and face your fears.

The first step with an acting tutor to improve your confidence may not be easy but it may be all you need to reach your goals!