Listen—it’s great that you do a stellar Stanley Kowalski, but maybe think twice before bringing a scene from “Streetcar Named Desire” to your acting class. As Backstage Expert and acting coach Anthony Meindl says, all actors should make it a point to be reading plays—especially new plays! There’s a wealth of material out there to sink your teeth into, and Meindl breaks down what you should be doing to find it.

*Breakdown*
0:09 – The importance of plays
0:22 – Why reading is necessary for actors
0:34 – Imagination is key
0:55 – Trying something new

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*More acting tips*
Whether you are constantly employed or perpetually auditioning, a great acting class should be a requirement. We asked Backstage Expert and acting coach Anthony Meindl to break down what to do before choosing a class. http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/how-find-the-right-acting-class/

Sometimes you need to get out of your head and reset before you get back to the scene! Here’s how meditation can make you a better performer: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/how-meditation-makes-you-better-performer/

Have laryngitis or just simply lose your voice? You can get it back fast with these four steps! http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/how-to-recover-losing-your-voice/

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