Announcements
S.T.A.G.E. Hours

Current POSTED HOURS:

Every Saturday from 12noon-4pm.  Closed the entire month of December.

Otherwise, STAGE is open by Appointment only unless we have a class, rental or event on-site.

In any case, PLEASE Call 214 630-7722 before you come down.

Thank you!

NEVER Pay for an Audition

If you learn only 1 thing from us, it's this...If you have to pay for an audition, it is a SCAM!

Perusal Scripts

STAGE has perusal scripts to help our members prepare for auditions and call-backs. These scripts are for members only and cannot be taken from STAGE.

 

What's Playing Where, When and Theatre Stories

Be sure to visit www.theatrejones.com for local theater production dates, reviews (and yes, even  gossip)!  

Also look for production information on our website under ABOUT S.T.A.G.E.  Look for Local Performances

Photos, Resumes, Agents and Unions

This class is a MUST for anyone seeking to have a career in the broadcast, film and theatre industry. Jeanne Everton will teach you how to tell a good photo from a mediocre one, how to shop for a photographer, what to expect to pay, how to know if you need a makeup artist and how to find one. What to wear and what to expect in the studio, how to choose from the contact sheet and how to duplicate and distribute photos. Using a variety of samples, students learn to format and write their own resumes, how to make a beginner's resume look like a pro's, what to include, how to update it and how to distribute it. You will also learn everything there is to know about agents and unions, from what does an agent do for an actor, how do you find the right agent for your needs, who are the local and regional agents and a host of other specific issues regarding the actor's relationship with the talent agent. In short you will receive STRAIGHT ANSWERS to all your questions about the industry, from wardrobe to pay rates, casting directors to professional training and MORE!!

 

Normally 3 sessions, once a week for 3 weeks, 2 hours each, with a follow-up consultation.  Check site calendar for current schedule.

Cost $95

Material covered includes:
PHOTOGRAPHY
The impact your headshot makes
Various headshot formats
Selecting a photographer
Choosing clothing for the photo
Makeup artists
How to select your headshot
Learning about photo duplication
Prices for photography, makeup artists and duplication of headshot
How headshots differ from one market to another
RESUME
What to include on the resume
How to write a resume when you have little experience
You draft a resume for editing by the instructor
AGENTS
What talent agents do and do not do for your acting career
The difference between "franchised" and "non-franchised" agencies
When you need an agent
How to approach agencies
What to expect in an agency interview
Agency contracts and policies
Developing the working relationship with your agent
Exclusivity and out-of-town agents
CASTING DIRECTORS
What they do and do not do for your acting career
How they can help you get work, even before you have an agent
How to approach them
UNIONS
What are the actors' unions?
Qualifications for membership
Right-to-Work States and the unions

PLUS . . .
Guidelines for moving from one market to another
Seminars, workshops, and training in general
The truth about pilot season
Warning signs of show business rip-offs
Tips on organizing your home office
Business-related tax guidelines
The answers to every question you bring