To Read Before Auditioning


You’re probably nervous right now, and I don’t blame you for that, but look…auditioning is a two way street.

  1. The director needs an actor.
  2. You (the actor) need a director.

So, here is what you need to hear right now to make sure that this audition goes well.

  • Make a choice with your character and stick with it! Make the character YOURS rather than trying to figure out what the director wants it to be.
  • Prepare your stuff. A lot. Know it as much as you can. Rehearse literally everywhere.
  • Be nice, but avoid other auditioners if at all possible. Extra drama can hurt your performance and mindset.
  • Relax, drink water, and basically do everything in your power to feel amazing and confident. You got this.
  • When in doubt, walrus. Improv is key, so even if worse comes to worse, know that how you deal with it can make or break the overall performance.
  • To go with the last part, you’re an actor. If lines are forgotten, make stuff up. As long as you are believable, accuracy no longer really matters.
  • Walk in that room as confident and calm as you can possibly be. Fake it until you make it.
  • Enjoy the moment. You’re performing and doing what you love. Be happy about it.
  • Shake the audition judge’s hands and smile. Introduce yourself.

“Hi, my name is ___ and I am auditioning for the part of ____.”

            Before you leave, ask if there is anything else to do (this shows eagerness to be a part) and thank them. Remain positive and walk out with confidence.

  • Move on. If you make it, GREAT! If not, you have another audition under your belt and with that, experience. That is a great thing and something to be proud of no matter what. Move onto whatever is next.

Best of luck to you. Keep on believing in yourself.

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