Tip 1: How to become an actress
First of all, to become an actress, you need to get an appropriate education. The point here is not only and not so much in the diploma, but in obtaining the most important professional skills. Among them - possession of acting skills, speech technique, plasticity; the ability to behave naturally on the stage and stay free in front of the camera. There are theaters and colleges in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk. Those who live in other cities should ask local educational institutions: sometimes actor's faculties are created in conservatories (for example, in Voronezh), as well as in other educational institutions in the sphere of culture and art.
However, it is necessary to remember: it is always difficult to enter the acting department, and it's hard for girls to do this doubly. The problem is that, despite the fact that women actresses predominate in the troupes of many theaters (and, perhaps, precisely for this reason), young men try to gain 2 times more in acting classes than girls. It's not discrimination at all, just in Russian theater, as in theatrical education, the tradition of forming a troupe on the composition of Griboyedov's characters "Woe from Wit" has long been formed. In addition, in the world theater repertoire of male roles is much more than women's.
In order to better prepare for the inevitable intense competition, it is best to enroll in an amateur theatrical collective, whether it's a circle or a studio, during the schooling. An ideal option may be to study at the theater department of the art school. In addition, you need to acquire additional skills: vocals, choreography, perhaps, sports training. Sometimes the actress needs the most unexpected skills, for example, knowledge of foreign languages, riding or driving a car.
Also, you should seriously approach the choice of material for the entrance examinations. Here it is necessary to prepare a classical triad: a prose piece, a poem and a fable, you may also need to perform a song or dance. In addition to acting tests will have to withstand colloquium - an interview on the history of theater and drama. The list of literature for preparation for it is usually published in the booklet or methodological recommendations for applicants. It is desirable to still read the most famous plays and books about the theater, so as not to look ignorant.
If you failed to do it the first time, you need to maintain confidence and optimism. In the end, you can prepare more seriously and try again the next year. However, do not forget that usually in theaters of high school girls are not older than 21 years. If you did not succeed in enrolling in the desired institution, and life without a stage is unthinkable, there are several options for further action.
To begin with, it should be asked if there is no set in the acting studio at one of the theaters of his native city. Similar options are not so rare. Then you can try to go there. In addition, if the theater is interested in promising young performers, he himself will direct them to correspondence courses in the theater high school. If you can not get an acting profession, you can think about other talents that can be useful in the theater, and try to learn for a director (although this is even more difficult), an artist, a producer, a theater critic or a film critic. If none of these options seem acceptable, perhaps, it is worthwhile to get a profession in another field of activity, then combining it with employment in amateur theater.
It should always be remembered that even if it was possible to enter and successfully finish the acting department, the resulting profession assumes the subsequent hard struggle for the possibility of creative self-realization: an endless casting visit, the performance of episodic roles, and tireless work on oneself. Only by turning into a "star" of the stage or screen, the actress will be able to choose the most interesting of the numerous proposals. But this can only be achieved by a long, hard work.
Many girls cherish the dream of becoming an actress, but they refuse to embody this idea in reality, believing that it is simply impossible.
There is an opinion that the profession of an actress demands from the woman not only an exceptional talent and appropriate education, but also iron health, endurance, purposefulness, the ability not to surrender even in the most critical situations. But if you are sure that the profession of an actress is your vocation - try your hand at the scene. Of course, the best option is to enter the relevant university or college. There you will be able to master the basics of the profession under the guidance of experienced teachers and understand how suitable this kind of activity suits you. But there are also situations in which enrollment in an acting school or a theater university is not possible. What to do in this case? Do not despair, there is always the opportunity to try your hand at one of the many castings that are often held in large cities. Usually casting is done by experienced specialists who can distinguish mediocrity from a really talented person who has a perspective to become a popular actor in the future. The main thing is to tune in for a positive perception of the situation and try to determine for yourself the strengths of your talent that you want to demonstrate during the casting. Try not to be afraid, not to be embarrassed and not to compare yourself mentally with other applicants - to become an actress is always easier for that girl who is confident in herself and perceives constructively any criticism in her address. Going to the casting, do not overdo it with makeup and outfit - you should look as natural as possible, because the commission members will first of all evaluate your natural data. And excessive deliberativeness and artificiality can only spoil your image. Well, of course, try to get a good night's sleep to come to the casting with a good mood and in good spirits.