22 Easy Things You Can Do to Prepare for Your Audition
Read this list and act accordingly!
(By Jim Webb)
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Celebrate getting the audition. Get excited! A casting director sees something in you and would like to bring you in for an audition.
But don’t get so excited that you wet yourself! Don’t be intimidated or nervous. It’s just an audition.
#3: Believe in yourself!
Believe that you can get the role. Don’t allow any self-doubt to creep into your head.
#4: Read every detail
Read all the details of your audition so that you fully understand what’s expected of you.
#5: Research the role
Do your research. Learn as much as you can about the role.
#6: Ask questions
If you have any questions about the role, ask your rep. If necessary, ask the casting director.
#7: Research the team
Learn as much as you can about the production team. Research any past projects they may have done.
#8: Read everything
Read the full script or all available sides.
#9: Google it!
Make sure you understand and can pronounce each word. If you don’t understand a word or a topic, Google it!
#10: Read it!
Read the whole play, if the audition is for a play.
#11: Watch it!
Watch episodes of the show, if the audition is for a television show.
#12: Get to know all the characters’ lines
Read all the lines for all the characters, not just your character’s lines.
#13: Ask the 5 W’s
Ask yourself the 5 W’s: Who, What, When, Where and Why.
#14: Get off-book
Get off-book, if you can.
#15: Learn the key moments
If you can’t get completely off-book, at least be off-book for the key moments in the script.
#16: Print your sides
Print your sides and bring them, even if you’re off-book. Your mind might suddenly go blank from the pressure of the audition.
#17: Prepare your outfit
Prepare your outfit the night before.
#18: Suggest the character
Choose an outfit that suggests the character. In other words, avoid full costumes, but choose clothing similar to what your character might wear.
#19: Make a plan
Make a plan for your audition, the night before. If it’s an in-person audition, make sure you know exactly how to get there. Don’t wait until the last minute!
#20: Don’t worry about booking the job
Forget about booking the job. There are many factors that go into casting that are outside your control. Just concentrate on giving your best performance!
#21: Forget your past audition failures
Forget about your past failures. Who cares if you didn’t book the last 50 roles you auditioned for. That was then, this is now!
#22: Have fun!
Have fun. Have fun. HAVE FUN!
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