Actors portray roles in live and recorded or filmed productions. In the live performance area, an actor may perform in theatre, opera or variety. In the recorded medium, an actor may perform roles in theatre, film, radio, television, commercials, webisodes, mobisodes or other material distributed online.
Duties & Tasks
Actors may perform the following tasks:study scripts, learn a part and interpret the role through speech, gesture and various other performance skillsattend auditions for parts in productions, performing prepared or improvised piecesrehearse parts by memorising lines, cues and movementsundertake extensive research for certain roles and productionsunder the guidance of a director, act the part of a film, television, stage or radio character in front of live audiences, cameras or microphonesattend costume fittingssing and dance when a script or role requires it.
Actors need a great deal of patience and commitment, as most productions require long rehearsal schedules and many hours of memorising lines outside the rehearsal periods.
- determination self-confidence good memory stamina to perform at peak level ability to cope with changing situations.