Plays parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interprets serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Performing Arts pathway.
A person in this career:
- Studies and rehearses roles from scripts to interpret, learn and memorize lines, stunts, and cues as directed.
- Works closely with directors, other actors, and playwrights to find the interpretation most suited to the role.
- Learns about characters in scripts and their relationships to each other to develop role interpretations.
- Collaborates with other actors as part of an ensemble.
- Performs humorous and serious interpretations of emotions, actions, and situations, using body movements, facial expressions, and gestures.
- Attends auditions and casting calls to audition for roles.
- Portrays and interprets roles, using speech, gestures, and body movements, to entertain, inform, or instruct radio, film, television, or live audiences.
- Works with other crew members responsible for lighting, costumes, make-up, and props.
- Sings or dances during dramatic or comedic performances.
- Promotes productions using means such as interviews about plays or movies.
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