The Actor’s Survival Kit

Overview

The Actor’s Survival Kit has been the backbone of Business of Acting courses and a constant resource for its many readers across Canada. But, after seven years and two editions, the business has changed.

Peter Messaline and Miriam Newhouse have revised the original Actor’s Survival Kit and addressed a number of issues and areas of current concern. These include: Online Casting - the happening thing, or still a scam? Megamusicals - they swept the country, but will they provide work in the future? Motion capture, realtime animation -opportunity or problem? Women and Minorities - have they replaced the rule of dead white males? Multi-Media Productions - ACTRA is moving, but is it soon enough?

The third edition of The Actor’s Survival Kit gives the actor fresh research and today’s experience, new lists of country-wide contacts, and input from current success stories.

About the Authors

Miriam Newhouse

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Miriam Newhouse

Miriam Newhouse has acted in and directed theatre worldwide and across Canada. She has appeared in film, radio, and television and is the labour co-chair of the Ontario Advisory Committee for Health and Safety in the Live Performing Arts.

Peter Messaline

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Peter Messaline

Peter Messaline voiced the Daleks in the 1972 Dr. Who serial Day of the Daleks and has worked in England, Canada, and the United States. After the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, he has principal casting in series and MOW. He hasn't had a joe job in 40 years.