The Business of Acting: Approaching A Career
Presented by Zero Point Theater
March 30, 2013
How does an actor navigate the landscape to begin to create a career? What makes a good headshot? How do I set up a resume? In Boston, do I need an agent, and how do I find one to represent me? What work can I get on my own? And what exactly is StageSource?
These and all of your questions are answered in detail by two of Boston's longtime veterans of theatre and film. With over 50 years of experience between them throughout New England and in New York, Lynda and Kevin will break down the areas of work available, and give you the tools you need to treat Acting as a Business.
The Workshop Leaders:
Kevin Fennessy studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music and York University in Toronto. Since 1976, he has been an Actor, award winning Theatre Director, and a Boston-based Casting Director for on-camera projects (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003331/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_1) He most recently performed in the Huntington Theatre Company's OUR TOWN, directed by David Cromer, and is in rehearsal for ALMOST BLUE with Theatre on Fire, opening May 3 at the Charlestown Working Theatre. He is the recipient of an Elliot Norton Award for his former company Raven Theatrical (Outstanding Fringe Theater Production, 1997), and the Boston Magazine Award as Best Theatrical Director, 1995. He currently appears as The Cherry Salesman in Maria Menounos's comedy "The Adventures of Serial Buddies", in AMC theaters nationwide and available from Video On Demand March 30.
M. Lynda Robinson has been working in theatre, film & TV for the past 35 years as an actor, director, producer, teacher, and playwright. She attended the Masters Program in Playwriting at B.U. and is a published playwright, most recently in “The Best Ten-Minute Plays for 2 Actors, 2007” published by Smith & Kraus. As an actor she has performed in many theaters in Boston including the Publick, Nora, Lyric, Wilbur, W.H.A.T., Huntington, Provincetown Rep, Merrimack, Gloucester Stage, Stoneham, Shear Madness, New Rep, Wheelock, among others. Lynda has performed in hundreds of commercials, corporate videos, live trade-shows, and voice-overs as well as performing principal roles in film and TV. In 1993 she was honored with the Norton Award for Outstanding Boston Actress, one of the first local actors to win this award. Lynda teaches at Boston Casting, Wheelock Family Theatre, and TV Workshop among others, and was awarded the Distinguished Arts Educator Award in Theatre, by Arts/Learning at a ceremony at the State House in 2010.
Host Emil Kreyemer, Artistic Director, Zero Point Theater
Over twenty years in New England theater, he has acted in over two - dozen shows, directed / produced over a dozen productions, taught theater classes for beginners and advanced students. In the last two years Emil has produced the two Zero Point festivals "LOVE: The GOOD, BAD & UGLY" and WINTER FESTIVAL 2012, produced the seminar "THEATER/FILM as a BUSINESS", directed "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE", "GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS", "BURN THIS" "MOUSETRAP" and "THE BIBLE - The Complete Word of GOD Abridged" which was picked as one of the top-25 shows in 2011. Emil has just finished producing Zero Point's biggest shows WAITING FOR LEFTY. Recent theater credits include Zero Points production "DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER" and as Bob Ewell in Roxbury Rep's IRNE nominated "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.