Decide first and foremost to be true. The greatness will follow.
If you wish to act, act. Commit to it.
Cast size is not an unreasonable criteria for determining what plays you may want to be in. A basic knowledge of what sort of atmosphere and dynamic any given cast size provides can help you make this decision.
Try out for shows you don’t necessarily want to be in.
In the near future, I will be taking on two roles within the local theatre community that are more supervisory and instructional in nature.
Fatigue may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it has to crush you.
Once the set is up, whatever it’s size and complexity, I take a few minutes before rehearsal each night, and before performances as well, to walk around on it alone.
How much research for a role is too much?
The actor should have questions. Many questions, at least at the start of a production.
Like any labor, when rehearsal begins to work against the goal of improving a performance and/or a production, it is being overdone.