The #1 Thing Actors Need To Remember When Dealing With Rejection

What’s the number 1 thing actors need to remember when dealing with rejection?

Rejection is redirection.

In fact, rejection is just part of the job.

Ask any actor and they can tell you it take dozens of auditions before that first “yes.”

But when you’re new to the theatre industry, rejection can be soul crushing.

It might even feel like a huge slap in the face.

Many times when actors face rejection, we personalize it. We begin to identify with it.

We play the scenario over and over again in our minds.

What did I do wrong?

Was it my voice? My dancing? My acting?

What could I have done better?

But just because you didn’t get what you wanted, doesn’t mean you’re not talented.

Just because you didn’t book that show, or get into your top choice musical theatre college program, doesn’t mean you’re out of luck.

What doesn’t come for you is not meant for you.

So instead of asking yourself, “why not me?”

Ask yourself “what have I gained?”

The right opportunity will find you… just as long as you keep your head up and stay in the game.

Because at the end of the day, all it takes is one YES.

No matter how many NOs you’ve faced.

So whether you’re dealing with your first college rejection letter, or not getting the leading role you wanted… remember this:

Rejection is redirection.

Keep moving forward.

If you’re ready to rise to the challenge, let’s set up a 15 minute call with our Admissions Team and see how we can help you!