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And. Brings it aversion. You see, try try again. Let's try another one. If at first you don't succeed, then make the second time the first time. Then call your agent. Welcome to casting actors, Kath insights for actors on acting in the business of show casting director. Jeffrey dries Bach takes you behind the scenes. Reveal secrets, do successful acting career. You can find out more on the web at casting actors, cast dot com. Please enjoy liken share casting actors cast. Now, here's your host. Jeffrey dries up. And welcome back to another episode of casting actors cast really great to have you on board today. We're calling today's show a collapse act. We're going to be talking today about classes. What kinds of classes should you take if you're a working actor, do you still take classes if you're not a working actors? What classes do for you to improve your chances for acting opportunities in the business. So I think you're gonna find this really, really valuable, and I appreciate you joining us and this is that part of the show, or I again, thank you so much for the incredible feedback that I've been getting from all over the world. No kidding. It's been really exciting, and I also wanna put a shout out to all of you who haven't told your friends about casting actors cast. It would really be great to continue to grow this community. And it would really mean a lot to me if you could just spread the word, if you found any of the podcasts helpful, if there's some subject matter that you think I should be covering than pleased by all means go to casting actors, cast dot com, and you can do a voice message. You can just simply click on the voice message icon and leave me voice message, which is kinda cool, but you can also in the comments section by the way, if you leave your Email address or any personal information like a phone number or something like that, understand that I don't share this. With anybody that's just for my edification who could word edification, and that leads us right into the subject matter of today's podcast, which is taking classes now, I know this might have some challenges for few of you who might even be working and maybe not even finding time for classes, and I understand that and it's great that you're working in. It's great that things are happening for you, but I also want to reach out to those people who are relatively new to the acting profession. Maybe you've had some training whether to college university or conservatory training program, and you think that, gosh, I've had all these classes. I have a really good technique. I'm pretty good actor and so I just wanna get myself out there and start auditioning. I wanna talk to those people as well, because in truth and based on my own experience, both as an actor prior to becoming a casting director and now as a casting. Rector, I can absolutely see the benefits of those actors no matter what level you're at in your career. I can see those actors really benefiting in a multitude of ways when they take additional classes, but let's first talk about getting the kinds of classes that you might not be thinking of actually for your career, and there are some suggestions that I have regarding the kinds of classes you should be taking. One is obviously a voice class. And I do mean for actress who don't sing. I think taking a voice class is really valuable to you. And here's why a Pat, and I just got back from five days at the Oregon Shakespeare festival OS f. and every Shakespearian to play that we saw at the Oregon Shakespeare festival. And I guess we saw what six or seven productions over four day period of time. It was rather intense, but we also interviewed those actors and or additions those actors. So over that four day period, we must have interviewed auditioned, almost the entire company close to sixty actors and what was universally true in the Shakespeare productions that we saw at the Oregon Shakespeare festival every production required some singing.