The moment has come. Are you ready? I’m going to tell you the super secret key to rocking all your auditions. Yes, that’s right. I’m going to divulge with all you wonderful actors at The Right Cast the secret, singularly perfect way to do yourself proud in that casting room. Okay. Here it comes… Read More
Just Tank One.
Congratulations- you’ve come all this way and you finally have a few auditions. It’s a scary process to have worked so hard to get past one obstacle only to find yourself staring into the jaws of an entirely different beast. This one is bigger, meaner, and more direct. When we set ourselves up with fruitful situations and they finally flower into true opportunity, we have put in the legwork on the business side. Almost forgot about the creative side, eh? How terrifying it is to be judged in a matter of seconds and perhaps roasted over the proverbial fire after much sacrifice.
Sometimes, it is a matter of focus: when all of the conditions aren’t perfect, how can we still dig down and find that concentration to do what we know to be right as it pertains to our craft? To me, if we don’t test ourselves under these circumstances, there will always be some form of doubt which can negatively creep over our subconscious and have quite an adverse effect on our performance. Simple solution: tank one. Read More
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