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Portland Acting Mentors

Portland veterans in the entertainment industry will tell you, “No one does it alone.” No matter what path you are pursuing in the entertainment industry, a great mentor can provide a big-picture perspective to you while also helping you navigate what’s right in front of you while you are getting your start in Portland.
Mentorship is more essential and also tends to be less realized in acting. Keep in mind, we are not talking about talent reps shepherding a career, but experienced actors helping ones that are just getting started with no expectation of getting anything in return in Portland. In other words, they are just doing good because they can. The challenge can be finding one, but there are several approaches you can take to help you find a mentor that will help you on your path to success.
Find yourself an A-lister, though in this case the “A” really stands for accessible. A big box office star may seem like a sure bet as a great mentor, but good luck connecting with them. Even if you do, their schedules most likely won’t allow for much bonding. Instead in Portland, turn toward the character actors you admire. Although these talented folks rarely see their name above the title, over time they have built an impressive list of film and TV credits. These actors will have a lot to teach and are more likely to take the time to connect with you.
The next approach is to find someone in Portland that has a history of being helpful. Seek out an actor with a track record of volunteering their time speaking with young actors at schools, camps or non-profit industry organizations. If possible, go to an event where this person is appearing and find an appropriate time to approach. Be very careful not to monopolize the actor’s time and instead, introduce yourself briefly. Ask if it would be OK to follow up with them via email to “pick their brain a little.” Do not overwhelm them or ask for anything else. Time is money to everyone in the industry and not just you.
As odd as it may sound, go back to school. Check to see if there are any seasoned actors who graduated from your high school or university. You can just check the schools in Portland, though if you came from somewhere else before landing in Portland, check there first. Often a list of notable alumni is available through a simple online search. The smaller your hometown or college, the better. Try approaching them through your college alumni office or connect on social media. The best way to connect with an alum, however, is with a personal introduction. This can be a shared professor or teacher. You can also watch for actors who are visiting your alma mater whether or not they’re an alum and see if you can respectfully wrangle yourself into the room. For example, you can volunteer at their event.
Sometimes the mentors you really want may actually be unreachable however, books can provide some great mentoring as well and you don’t have to worry about them having a busy schedule. There are good benefits to be had by using a book for your mentor or using a guide like Sanford Meisner on Acting. You can improve what you already know about acting without having to worry about trivial things like time constraints or having to deal with another actor's agent or security personal, to get the mentoring you need. To be a successful mentee, you should be open to learning and don’t be afraid to ask the tougher questions as you make your way down your career path in Portland.