The holidays are coming up, and while Broadway is likely to be shuttered until late Spring or even Fall of 2021, the actors you know are always working. Whether its continuing to train, performing in virtual plays, creating YouTube videos, or writing, there is always art being made. Even I, the one on a self-imposed hiatus, I’m writing, all the time, whether in this blog or adding to my vault of scripts and treatments for future projects.
This year has been rough, so why not get the actor in your life a holiday gift that shows you support them and their career?
Check out this gift guide for some gift ideas for the actor in your life!
Subscription Boxes – The gift that keeps on giving!
PLACES, PLEASE! theatre curriculum is a bi-monthly subscription box for children ages 9-14. It’s a great STEAM resource and no experience is needed for this step by step acting curriculum!
What better way to show that you support and believe in the actor in your life by helping them find auditions?
Actors Access is an important tool for maintaining actors profiles by uploading and maintaining headshots, updating their résumé, adding new skills and attributes, managing performance videos, and more, all online.
Subscription to Trade Publications
Stay on top of industry news!
Business Necessities / Equipment
Actors are their own business, and need equipment the same way brick and mortars do.
1. A good printer for resumes, scripts, and last minute headshots.
3. Binders and Sheet Protectors
4. A headshot session and/or prints.
Training and Career Maintenance
The journal includes reference material such as commonly used verbs, beat sheets for the actor – novice and veteran alike as well as bonus material to help you stay organized such as easy to use contact sheets and samples.
Classes (acting, voice, dance, etc)
Classes can get expensive! Show your support by buying a gift certificate to their favorite dance studio, or continue their studies with their favorite voice teacher.
Staying fit and healthy is part of an actor’s MO, and a very important aspect of career maintenance.
Just For Fun
Coloring Broadway combines coloring and creativity with the transformative messages of musical theatre. Their mission is to create opportunities to connect with and extend your theatre experience, to create space for pondering, self-reflection and growth.
The gift of inspiration is one of the greatest motivators. What better way to inspire than watching a show?