Shakespeare or Sondheim, indie films to Hollywood blockbusters, it’s all being done right here, right now in the Washington metro area. Did you know that the Washington/Baltimore area has the third largest theater/film market in the country?

All you need is a great headshot and you’re ready to explore the actor resources below.

Maybe you’re just starting off your acting career or rediscovering your true calling. No matter the reason—acting resources are like a dear friend…you can never have too many! One of DC’s best one-stop shops for all things acting is The Actors’ Center. AC is the place to head if you’re in need of acting lessons, voice lessons or even how to prepare for an audition. Looking for acting lessons? Veteran actress Cheryl Rhoads teaches a variety of acting classes for adults and kids. Check out The Cheryl Felicia Rhoads Northern Virginia Acting School’s extensive schedule.

If you’re looking for film work, check out Betsy Royall. She’s practically an institution in the area. Her specialty is booking local talent for films such as Salt and Night at the Museum. Follow Betsy on Twitter and Facebook where she keeps her followers and fans informed about upcoming acting gigs. Central Casting has been around for almost thirty years. Their offices are in Baltimore and DC. Central Casting also holds Open Calls twice a month on Wednesdays. Check their website for more details.

Emmy Award winner Pat Moran + Associates, CSA, located in Baltimore specializes in feature film and television casting. Check her current projects here. You never know who you might end up “extra-ing” with. Read her guidelines and submit your fabulous new headshot! It couldn’t hurt!

Looking for acting work can be tedious and downright discouraging. Don’t give up ’cause, you “gotta a guy.” One of those well-connected, ear-to-the ground insiders who always knows what’s happening. Brian Dragonuk, a working actor, hosts the very extensive website DragonukConnects. It’s a great place to find a job, post a job and chat on-line with fellow members and it is incredibly up-to-date and relevant.

If you’re browsing the web check a fun, informative site called ActorsLife. I’m a big advocate for utilizing local acting services but this blog is a fun place to see what the industry’s famous and not-yet-famous are talking about. If you’re new to acting be sure to read How to Make an Acting Portfolio found on The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Art’s website.

So, now you’re ready and armed for success. However, you still need a really great headshot to get the job. I can help you get to where it is you need to be. Contact me so we can get started on your soon-to-be wildly fabulous acting career now!