How do i start acting? (Under 18, no experience)

Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 02:11 am
I'm mostly interested in acting as a hobby, so I'm not really trying to go on to "bigger and better things" with this (also I am a minor and have no job) so classes and such are not going to be on my list of doable things.

I had an idea that may help, but I'd like some feedback before I try, as well as advice on building self- cconfidence/esteem.
If I were to make up a character and act it out in the mirror, would that help me? What about re-enacting scenes from shows/books? What else will help? I will only be doing this in front of mirror as I have no one to practice with (that I feel comfortable with, at least).

I have been in homeschooling for the past four years and as a result have not had much contact with people in my age group. My social skills and self-confidence have suffered from this and I've developed mild social anxiety, so I'm looking to fix these issues and hope acting can help a bit. As of right now, I get embarrassed even going into a store to return something or by food, so I'm hoping acting to myself will help me build up some confidence.

Any pointers or ideas you all could offer would be a great help, I'm open to a lot with this.

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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 05:34 am
Can you join a community theater group? Or volunteer with a youth theater ?
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Reply Mon 21 Aug, 2017 04:03 pm
Not at this time, no. My family is moving around too much at this time and my parents are currently in between jobs, so it's too hectic. Plus, like I said, I have a confidence issue which I would need to address before going in public.
I went into public schooling again briefly (for about a week) roughly a year ago where they were introducing the classes to drama. I wanted to participate, but found myself too shy to do so. I watched an audition by one of my favorite actors and realised it would probably be a fun skill to develop and that it has the potential to help with my social issue, which is why I began considering it again.
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