Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Other Job Titles Actors May Have
Actor, Actress, Comedian, Comic, Community Theater Actor, Ensemble Member, Narrator, Performer, Tour Actor, Voice-Over Artist
If there's no theatre program in your school, think about ANYTHING you'd like to say out loud or ask a teacher to help you find monologues. Memorize, practice, practice some more. Volunteer to perform in front of your English class or any class a teacher allows. Feel what it's like to be nervous, embarrassed or laughed at, or TO MAKE MISTAKES IN PUBLIC- these things NEVER go away. You'll just get better at dealing with it all. If you love your work, it'll still be hard, but you won't notice.
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