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To Be or Wanna Be: The Top Ten Differences Between a Successful Actor and a Starving Artist

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Created as a primer for the beginning actor, To Be or Wanna Be, takes you on a journey that reveals the path to becoming a successful actor, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls of the starving artist. Beginning with the simple, yet important distinctions of how to take control of your career, and through personal anecdotes of how he discovered them, Sean guides you toward ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published July 18th 2012 by Createspace
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Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A motivational book for actors, voice actors and anyone in the arts - though Sean Pratt's advice would apply to anyone working as a sole trader or self employed person. A friendly and encouraging tone prevents this from being patronising - and I found it an interesting read that actually encouraged me to try new things that I might not have done prior to reading this.
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Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding. Dense with material to apply. I'm on my third read-through to assimilate the information so I can apply it all. Great stuff!
Michael Tarpinian
What it takes to become a successful actor instead of a starving artist. He has something to say to actors, musicians, etc.

I have the feeling too many are doing it the wrong way. Because having no responsibilities is easy. Or other people (family) are supporting your dream and you can coast a little longer. Or there is group camaraderie in failing together. Too many talented people are not working at becoming successful.
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are a lot of great idea for actors to use in this book. Pratt merely offers up a lot of great general areas where actors can be working on their craft or marketing skills, but he doesn't give lots of great detail in so doing. It's a very short book as a result. As a guide to refer to so you can kick start yourself if you're dragging, it's nice. Just don't expect it to be an active bible on how to catapult from being a starving artist to a successful actor.
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SEAN PRATT HAS been a working professional actor in theatre, film, TV and voice-overs for over 30 years. He holds a BFA in Acting from Santa Fe University, NM. He has narrated over 950 audiobooks….and counting!