Perhaps you’ve already mastered a technique and you get every part you audition for or at least a call back or perhaps you keep wondering why you never get a phone call after the first attempt. There are many ways to approach an audition, but no matter what the role, always be yourself. Never lose yourself within an audition. The casting director or whomever you’re auditioning for wants to see you. Become the character, find yourself in the character, just simply BE the character.
I highly recommend the book Audition by Michael Shurtleff. It is an absolute MUST read for anyone, but especially the actor. He explains in complete detail everything you’ll need to know to get the part and gives you an understanding how an audition is like everyday life.
Before you begin an audition, there are several things you need to do as an actor before hand. I thought I’d share these steps I’ve learned in my first acting class because its helped me a great deal and hope it will you. Rather you’ve already received the sides or you have to cold read, follow the steps below and you will notice a significant difference. Read More