How To Stay Motivated As An Expat Thespian


Being an actor is a roller-coaster of emotions.  Your successes come and go, support from friends and family can be fleeting, and money is always an issue. However, I've found a couple of things that keep me motivated ---tactics of encouragement if you will.   Today's post is

How To Stay Motivated As An Expat Thespian

Always Be Reading - Nothing beats a good book.  Whether that book is about acting, show business, or penguins.  Reading is a fundamental part of the actor's career.  So read a book and find something within it that will spark new creativity.  The type of book isn't what's important. What's important is that being a creative artist can come from anything and reading is just a great avenue. 

Watch Alternate Genres -  I don't like horror films, I think they're funny and end up laughing.  However, every so often I will watch one just to see how things were done and to find a way that the casting director could have used someone of my type.  Shows that aren't necessarily on your go-to list are a great way to shake things up. Did someone recommend a movie or show to you lately?  Then check it out and see where you fit in. 

We are artist because we love stories and we love stories because we enjoy seeing ourselves in them.  So find your inspiration in some literary treasure and watch something new to find new cast-ability.  Stay motivated Expat Thespian!!

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Kahlid Elijah Tapia is an award winning actor who built his film career in Seoul, South Korea.   He began to flourish in 2010 gaining experience in film, television, and theater. He is known for Jojakdwen Doshi (2017), Haebangchon (2015) & Gamgi (2013).