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Award-winning acting blog featuring curated blog articles written by actors and those who live in close proximity, on a variety of subjects: family to industry, community to mental health. With regular posts by podcast creator and host Jonathan Harden.

Latest Blog Posts

“This is a blog I wrote in 2016. Nobody has seen it but me”

Hello! This is a blog/article I wrote in 2016. Nobody has seen it but me. Whilst re-reading it today I thought that it might be useful/helpful to somebody out there who may be experiencing a similar situation. With that in mind, I thought I’d like to share it with the

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Journal, Mental Health|

The Low-Pay Dilemma – a Psychological Perspective


If you will, please imagine the following:

Another unemployed day, another bloody empty day. All this morning has been spent in a low-level malaise as you contemplate the inherent irony of the term ‘jobbing actor’ You have this achingly persistent feeling that life is passing you by while you do…well, this!

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Money|

Six Years of Work, One Line on the CV

I meditate on my resume far more than is probably recommended when one hopes to retain some semblance of sanity. I blame the fact that for as long as I’ve been old enough to comprehend what it means to have a resume as a performer, I have dreamed of amassing

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: Industry, Journal, Muggle Life|Tags: , , , , |

5 Lessons from an Emerging Actor

Ah, the holiday season is upon us. Time to relax, unwind and gorge ourselves silly on absolutely anything with an abnormally high number of calories that is festively shaped like a Christmas tree. Its a time to spend with the ones you love. You gather around the table, place your

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: *Trending Now*, Advice to Actors, Podcast Updates, Roundtable, Training|Tags: , , |

Actors and Tractors: T.I.E, An Industry Workhorse

A congregation of crows gathers silently on the roof of the neighbourless cottage.  Not another soul can be seen through the heavy fog that spans for miles over the flat and flooded farmland beyond, except of course for a single, solitary scarecrow, its face clumsily etched upon a galvanised bucket

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: Advice to Actors, Comment, Industry|Tags: , , |

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