No I didn't go to Drama School

Recently I have noticed a number of castings for no pay/expenses only productions that specify explicitly that only trained actors need apply.

This has angered me but not because I have an interest in applying for said jobs. Frankly if I had spent the last 3 years in training instead of working as an actor and came across such a casting for an unpaid production then I would be insulted.

Obviously there are other factors involved when considering a casting such as whether or not the company or directors are people you would particularly like to work with. Let's put all this aside for one moment.

I am interested to hear how other actors - trained and untrained alike feel about this.

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