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September 2022: 30 Activities for Every Day This Month

As a fresh season blusters in, so does opportunity! Welcome back to your actor activities roundup, where we recommend everything from empowering exercises to the best events for each day of the month. With autumn brewing, here are 30 activities you can do this September to fall into a better groove.

Advice & Inspiration:

1. Take a peek behind the casting process of one of the biggest shows of all-time: Stranger Things! Casting Director Carmen Cuba shares her insights and audition tapes from young actors like Millie Bobby Brown in this inspiring video.

2. Riverdale breakout Lili Reinhart opened up about balancing day jobs as a struggling actor, her battle with anxiety and more on the hit podcast On Purpose.

3. Get to know Emmy-winning Casting Director Steven Tylor O’Connor, who’s put together ensembles for hits like 13 Reasons Why.

4. Hello, standbys! Julie Benko is the greatest star everyone’s only just starting to hear of thanks to her epic work on Broadway’s Funny Girl revival. Take inspiration from the standby’s journey on Survival Jobs podcast!

5. Ever wondered what it’s like to book a major reboot? Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin star Chandler Kinney discusses auditioning for the iconic franchise and fighting imposter syndrome on The Art of Kindness podcast.

6. Attention musical theatre performers! Refresh your audition book with this informative post from @problemsolvedbyjenna.

7. While Olivia Newton-John passed away on August 8, her legacy lives on in countless ways. She recounts her life story – from her unforgettable rise to fame in the classic musical Grease to her passionate advocacy for health and wellness in the memoir Don’t Stop Believin’.

What to watch:

8. Stream the six-episode series Black Bird on Apple TV, a crime drama that our team believes will be a 2022 Emmys contender!

9. Amazon Prime’s highly-anticipated The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series bursts onto the scene September 2, promising an epic watch.

10. Tap into your inner child as Disney gives Pinnochio the live-action treatment on September 8. The cast must have been wished upon a star, featuring heavy-hitters Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo and Luke Evans.

11. Bend genres with Wedding Season, a quirky whodunnit hitting Hulu on September 8.

12. Continuing the September 8 entertainment parade… Lost leading man Matthew Fox makes his highly-anticipated TV return in the upcoming Peacock limited series Last Light, which is based on the best-selling novel by Alex Scarrow.

13. Hulu’s critically-acclaimed series The Handmaid’s Tale returns with a punch for a fifth incarnation on September 14.

14. If you’re looking for a laugh, check out Hulu’s latest original comedy Reboot on September 20. Helmed by Modern Family mastermind Steve Levitan, the meta series features Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville, and Calum Worthy as actors from a classic family sitcom that gets rebooted by Rachel Bloom and Paul Reiser.

15. Sistahs! Get ready to light the Black Flame Candle, because Disney’s eagerly-awaited Hocus Pocus 2 flies onto screens just in time for spooky season on September 30.

Wellness Activities:

16. September 8 is National Actors’ Day so celebrate yourself! Take a moment to recognize all of the work you’re putting in to not only achieve your dreams, but to better society with your art.

17. Listen to acting titan Viola Davis discuss her healing process of acting and vulnerability on Well-Read Black Girl.

18. Take a break from the grind and have some fall fun! Go apple picking or savor a hot cider. Bask in the change of season!

19. Tune in to a calming playlist curated just for fall as you apply for roles!

20. Broadway star Adrienne Walker drops beautiful nuggets of wisdom on how she takes care of herself during an 8-show week.

21. Do you hold all your tension in your jaw? Tight jaw muscles can directly affect your performance. Check out this video on how to get rid of it!

Live/ Virtual Events:

22. The 79th Venice International Film Festival will be held through September 10, with Julianne Moore presiding over the jury.

23. The 49th Telluride Film Festival pops up in Colorado September 2-5.

24. The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in the world, will take over Downtown Toronto September 8-18. Can’t get to Canada? Never fear! TIFF also offers digital screenings.

25. The Television Academy’s 2022 Emmys hits NBC and Peacock on September 12. Tune in to see the biggest and brightest on TV and hopefully reap inspiration from the acceptance speeches!

26. Broadway is back! Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt will transfer to the Longacre Theatre beginning September 14, exploring the human condition in the face of trauma.

27. 1776 returns to Broadway with a fresh retelling of the American Revolutionary War on September 16. The musical will be produced in partnership between the Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.

28. A star-studded production of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson plunks into previews on September 19 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks.

29. September sees yet another highly-anticipated revival with Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman debuting on the 19th.

30. September ends with a bang as the 2022 New York Film Festival kicks off at Lincoln Center for its 60th time.

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Robert Peterpaul is a writer, podcaster and performer, who can be seen in films like IFC's “King Cobra,” T-Mobile ad campaigns, and TV shows like CBS' “BULL.” He currently hosts the hit podcast The Art of Kindness with the Broadway Podcast Network. Other writing and hosting highlights include: NBC’s “Access Hollywood” and “America’s Got Talent,” “BUILD Series,” the Huffington Post and serving as the Weekend Editor for HOLA!/ HELLO! USA for six years. He also co-founded his family’s nonprofit the Thomas Peterpaul Foundation, which aims to end pediatric cancer. Robert has studied at the Barrow Group, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, UCB and earned a B.A. from Marist College. Thank you for reading and keep following your bliss!