John Byrne is one of the most prolific writers working in partnership with The Stage magazine. He is the publications career adviser but also a writer, performer, cartoonist and broadcaster who has enjoyed a long career in the industry. At the date of writing this on 18th February 2020 John has written 689 articles on The Stage and his long-standing “Careers Clinic” is one of the most popular columns that appear in the magazine.
You can see all of John’s articles on The Stage here: https://www.thestage.co.uk/author/john-byrne/ and we really encourage all students and young actors to give them a read.
Conor (head editor at Howtodrama.com) spent a good half an hour listening to John talking about multiple subjects that affect:
Young actors who are up-and-coming in the industry.
Students applying to drama school in the UK and abroad this year.
Young professional actors who are looking to further their career and prepare for a sustainable career.
Please share this with friends, colleagues and industry professionals who would no doubt find John’s words of wisdom helpful!
01.08 – How important is drama school today for young actors?
04.20 – How to pick the right drama school training for actors. (You’ve got to shop around and find the best training for you!)
07.30 – Thoughts on self-tapes for actors preparing for auditions.
08.20 – How to prepare for drama school auditions. (The difference between industry and drama school auditions).
12.20 – How to develop a sense of who you are as an actor.
18.35 – What to do if you don’t get into drama school? What to do when you face a setback. (Read John’s articles!)
22.45 – How to prepare for a long career in acting.