- Take acting classes here to meet people and build your network The people that you meet when taking acting classes are people that are serious about their craft and about their work. The people that I met at my first acting classes here in Thailand have become established actors in the Thai film industry and all have had major parts in Thai and international films. And we are still good friends.
- Build your Network You may build your network by going to see theatre productions of others, or by joining workshops, or even online or by doing volunteer work in the field. It is of major importance that you are pro-active and don’t just sit by idly. You need to be outgoing. See and be seen. Talk to people, engage them. Listen and learn
- Join theatre productions Most theatre work in Thailand is on volunteer basis. It is not paid, or if paid, it pays very little. Most of the actors on stage also have a career in the film industry or are aware of other acting jobs. Working in theatre is the most rewarding work you can do. It builds trust and you learn for life.
1st of all, I get a lot of email and inquiries like this. And my first reaction always is “You cannot become a Thai Actor, because you are not Thai.” Now if you want to become an actor in Thailand, of course, that is possible. But if you want to become a Thai actor, at some point you have to change your nationality to become a Thai citizen, you have to read and write thai and sing the national anthem in Thai and live here for 20+ years. I am pretty sure that most people that ask me how can I become a Thai actor actually mean “How to become an actor in Thailand?” Becoming an actor in Thailand is definitely easier than becoming a Thai actor. To become an actor here in Thailand I would recommend the following steps: