Performing arts sounds fun, but it is a very challenging and tough career choice. Besides the hard work and years of practice, it requires determination and self-discipline. Some of us are passionate to become a performer while there are others who want to give it a go, have no idea what's really involved.
Worry not. We have a list of signs that suggest that you are born to be an artist, whether as an actor, singer, or any type of performer! YOU ARE JUST MEANT TO BE!
1. You are not afraid to express your emotions in public. Acting requires you to show anger, sadness, joy, contempt, and every other emotion. Can you do it without shame?
2. You've already been a part of your school, neighborhood or society's acting play - be it as a director, dancer or an actor. If you've already started reaching out to find your own opportunities, and have taken your first steps, and enjoyed it, then that's a good sign.
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3. You enjoy the attention you get when on stage or screen. As a performer, you need to be able to handle people looking at you, without feeling embarrassed. Not to mention the fact that there's a real buzz when you connect with an audience, particularly in live theatre. In some sense, it's not just about you and your ego, though - it's about being part of a story, a big picture.
4. Audiences love to watch you! You are an entertainer at heart. You can make 'em laugh. Or you can make 'em cry!
5. You are fascinated by the idea of developing characters - characters who are unlike you. You resonate with their emotions and love to explore what it's like to walk around in other people's shoes.
6. You've always thought about taking up drama in school/college. Sometimes it takes aspiring performers awhile to take the plunge. It takes some courage to sign up to a class. But if you've given it some thought, then all that's needed is to enrol.
7. Lastly, you are keen to explore yourself. Acting requires you to be vulnerable, to explore a range of emotions, characters, ideas and ideologies. Every character you play will allow you to explore something new. All the stories you create in some sense become part of you. Although acting is not "therapy", it can be a path to personal growth as you empathise with so many different characters and points of view.
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