Ten Little Rules for a Rockstar Theater Audition
Every actor should find the opportunity sometime to sit on the other side of the casting table, and that’s just what I did this past week. Whether it’s for the web series you wrote and produced, the film you’re helping to cast, the showcase you’re directing, or simply being the reader for a new play that’s being cast in your community theater, seeing the flip side of casting is an amazing learning experience. It’s the time when you as an actor get to step back, and take a long look at the audition process when you are not the one in the hot seat! And after being on the other side this week, I was reminded of some super simple things every actor should remember (and some things no one should ever, ever do).
So here’s the set up. I’m working again with a fantastic theater company this spring on their new show, which is a three month long collection of plays that rotate out as the audiences vote on their favorites. I’m so thrilled to be directing for them, and happy to be working again in one of my top 5 favorite places in the world…the theater! It’s a great space to work in, and we were lucky enough to have lots of actors come in. Let me tell you, I got a great lesson in auditioning from the people who were reading for us…