Interview with Theresa Bell: Actress & Acting Coach : Part 1

If you are thinking of becoming an actor or looking for advice in following a dream into a career, Theresa Bell is a fascinating person to interview. Theresa is the owner of TBell Actors Studio and has so much knowledge and passion in the field of acting. I had the honor of asking her a few questions. Read more.

Best Advice I Can Give an Actor

During every class, I am committed to do all I can to give my students the tools they need to give the best performance they are capable of giving. 

In addition to acting tips, I also try to impart on them advice that will, hopefully, help them navigate the business side of the business.  Below are my top ten ideas for staying productive, sane and happy in a business that is often anything but.

How Do I Choose a Good Monologue?

Actors are always encouraged to have a monologue or two prepared in the event that an agent, casting director, director, producer or anyone else hiring talent, wants to see more. Read More.

What Does an Acting Coach Do?

If you have been considering getting into acting, or are looking to take your current acting career to the next level, you might be asking yourself about acting coaches and acting classes. You’ve had friends suggest it or even share their experience attending an acting class or two.  seen Perhaps you know someone who had some success come of them once they started taking classes but you aren’t exactly sure what to expect from an acting coach or how they can help you. Read More.

Where Can I Find Auditions?

A question that I am often asked by new actors is “Where Can I Find Auditions?”  To make it easier, we created a list of resources to get you started and familiar with in the DFW area. I have found that even after an actor secures an agent, the actors who continue to work the most are the actors who seek out and find their own opportunities . Read More.

What Is The Difference Between Film & Stage Acting?

I teach scene study and character analysis with an emphasis on film acting.  I coach many actors with a strong background in theatre and most are aware that there is an enormous difference between the two.  The biggest difference is that in film acting, the actor must try to forget that they have an audience.  Read more.

Can I Be A Working Actor Outside Of LA?

As an acting coach not residing in Los Angeles or New York, I get asked this questions a lot.  First, it’s important to define what “working actor” means to you.  For me, it is an actor who doesn’t have to have one, two,  three,  or more other jobs in order to survive.  Below are some considerations to hopefully help you decide. Read More.

Tips for Acting Auditions For Film or TV

You’ve taken classes, secured an agent and now it’s time for your first audition!

Being able to perform well in an audition is a talent in itself. There are many great actors who are known to be terrible at auditions but luckily, producers and directors were able to see them perform in plays and thus, they were able to be cast because they demonstrated that they had what it took. That being said, being able to give a good audition is still the best way to be cast for a role. Read More.


How To Become An Actor. TBell’s Tips & Advice.

There is a range of reasons that you may be considering acting as a career, however the most important tip for being an actor is to love it. If you don’t love to do it, have the drive to continue when things get tough, and to practice your craft willingly and passionately, acting might not be for you. It’s a tough business and very competitive, however there are quite a few ways to crack into the industry and if you really love it, and have a bit of talent, the sky’s the limit. Read More.