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Travel To Train For The Expat Thespian

I’m not the type of person to go to a beach and scuba dive for hours. Call it my OCD, but I have to feel like I’m being productive and that’s why having a week off from work absolutely drives me crazy.  Truthfully, I know how to relax and take time off but it can’t be for more than two days or I’ll go insane.  Travel information, as posted in The Essential Utensils For The Expat Thespian, is vital.  So today we’ll expound on how to 

Travel To Train For The Expat Thespian

Plus A Couple Of Days. You’re a working actor overseas and money isn’t always an issue, but when it is, you have to find a way to combine that workshop in China with The Great Wall you’ve been eager to see. What I do is go to my country of choice a couple of days before or stay a few days after and sight-see! Having time before/after to see the sights can give you something to look forward to and not feel like the travel is all training related.   

Invade Your Neighbors.  Countries that are neighboring your own are always a good place for workshop opportunities. Neighboring countries are great, only 2 to 3 hours in flight, and they have tourism treasures that you can enjoy while visiting for training.  Remember that workshops aren’t usually all day and there are plenty of activities that can be done before or after the workshop.  If you’re an early bird then catch the worm, but if you’re a night owl then dance in the moonlight. 

Boutique Airlines.  Every sovereign state has airlines that travel to neighboring countries for inexpensive rates. Here in Korea we have CebuPacific, Jin Air, EastStar-Jet, to name a few.  Boutiques airlines are great on the pocket and are usually arriving & departing within the hour. Be sure to register for the airline so that you can receive updates on deals and do your best to gain mileage points.

Get Smarter Not Popular.  I’m all for a workshop with a famous acting coach connected to it, however education is important not popularity. Don’t misunderstand me, a great coach on your resume can open doors but it’s a moot point if you can’t execute their acting method. So, whether you choose universities, boutique schools, or weekend workshops make sure you do research on where you want to go; send emails, make phone calls, and ask questions in reference to their technique and strategy.

Don’t just travel…travel to train.  Working vacations can be awesome if you execute them efficiently.  Enjoy that work-acation Expat Thespian!

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Kahlid Tapia

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 Take Point (2018), Jojakdwen Doshi (2017), Haebangchon (2015) & Gamgi (2013).

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