The Secrets To Putting Yourself On Tape (with guest Darren Darnborough from We Rehearse!) | Workshop Guru
Happy Guru Tips Tuesday! Today we have such an exciting video, with a very special guest, Darren Darnborough from We Rehearse, an amazing free website that allows actors to make money by being a reader for other actors!. Today we have a part 1 of a 2-part video series on how to rock your self-tapes and show you how to impress the casting director… without even needing to be in the room! So much casting is done off tape now, so this is definitely a skill to have, and a video you don’t want to miss!

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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at to be notified when the doors open for new members.


  1. I am really appreciative of this video, thanks! I’d really like advice on how to get an unsolicited self tape seen by the casting director.

  2. great video. I wish you covered the problem of having a reader. What do you do if you are “self” taping but you need a reader to read the part with you? What do you do if it’s just you… hence, “self” tape?


  3. If you don’t have an agent, perhaps you could quickly call the office and ask for an email address to send a self-tape. I’ve done it before, and got a callback for a huge feature!

  4. You could actually have another actor read for you online while you’re taping yourself near your computer! Check out


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