Backstage has created the Backstage Community as a place for both new and well-seasoned artists to meet, ask questions, and discuss techniques, experiences, and current events in the business of acting, modeling, and performance.
All are welcome to join and participate, but we ask that all users adhere to the Community Guidelines while posting.
The Backstage Community follows a specific posting structure, each item being composed of several of the proceeding items. This structure is as follows:
Community - The name of the forums as a whole, consisting of several organizational Topics.
Topic - A collection of Conversations all relating to the same subject matter, similar to a Subreddit in Reddit, or a Feed in Quora.
Conversation - A collection of Replies in response to a post written by one of our users. In common internet parlance this is known as a thread.
Reply - An individual user's written response or contribution to a Conversation, also known as a post. This is the building blocks of the Community as a whole.
Creating a New Forum Account
Existing Backstage Users
Existing Backstage users will first need to create a handle in order to post to the Backstage community.
Once you've logged in and arrived at the forums, navigate to the topic you want to post in, and click on the "Start a Conversation" button. Or, once in the conversation you want to reply to, click on the "Reply to this Conversation"
You'll be prompted to create a handle.
Your handle is not required to be your real name or stage name, nor does it need to be linked to your Backstage profile, though you can do these things if you desire.
Your handle can only contain upper & lowercase letters, numbers, underscore and hyphen in order to be valid.
Once you're happy with your handle, click the 'Start Posting' button and you're ready to go!
Non Backstage Users
If you've never used Backstage before, you'll need to create an account as well as a forum handle. To get started, navigate to the topic you want to post in, and click on the "Start a Conversation" button. Or, once in the conversation you want to reply to, click on the "Reply to this Conversation"
You'll be prompted to sign up, and create a forums handle.
Once completed, the system will pop up the following message indicating a confirmation email has been sent.
Check your email and click on the activation link provided in order to be taken the page where you can create a password. It looks like this.
Once you've set a password, you're ready to participate!