in ,

NerdyNerdy LOLLOL OMGOMG AngryAngry LOVELOVE

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

1. You will cry in front of every teacher you have.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

Maybe because of a scene…but most likely just because of life.

2. You might get naked in class.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

Never a requirement (obvi!!). But sometimes, it  just happens.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3. You won’t be going out on Thursday nights.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

Aka you might be the only one of your friends to have class on Friday…and then rehearsal on Saturday…and a show on Sunday.

4. You’ll question what you’re doing…a lot.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

In your acting class…in your acting major…in your acting life…

5. You’ll embarrass yourself THOROUGHLY.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

But it’ll get to the point where you don’t even care anymore! Which, honestly, is pretty freakin’ awesome.

6. You and your classmates will bond SO FAST.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

Once #5 (or #2) happens, how could you not?

7. You’re gonna get really good at interpretive dance.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

No, like really good. Something like 40% of your BFA is interpretive dancing.

8. You’ll start getting really meta when bad things happen to you, especially when you start learning about emotional recall.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

*Roommate eats last of your cinnamon toast crunch* “Well. I’ll be remembering THIS for Medea later.”

9. Acting parties are by far the BEST parties.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

Nothing like a little emotional exploration to really get a party going.

10. You’ll never watch a movie or play the same way again.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

Especially ones with dialects. “Ooooh did you hear that intrusive r? SWEET.”

11. You’ll graduate feeling like you’re prepared for nothing, and yet prepared for EVERYTHING.

11 Things Nobody Tells You About Acting School

Acting skills = life skills, y’all. Bring it.

Have one of your own? Leave a reply below…

Written by Lauren Tothero

Lauren is an LA-based actress who received her BFA in Theatre from NYU. She’s the founder of Daily Ingenuity, a blog that promotes balance and emotional well-being among emerging actresses. Visit Lauren's Blog

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Brandon Kalm, Theatre Nerds

Broadway’s Brandon Kalm On American Psycho, The Job Of A Standby, & Advice For Young Actors

Theatre Nerds, Musicals

15 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals