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Monday, May 27, 2013

8 Audition Tips!!

Excellence is not an accident. It's a combination of confidence, skills, and know-how. Prepare, prepare, prepare! Here are eight simple tips to help you attend auditions as prepared as you can be from the inside out!


TIP ONE: IF YOU'RE ON TIME, YOU'RE LATE

Always be on time for your audition. In fact, plan on arriving 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment.


TIP TWO: BE ORGANIZED

Always bring a few head shots at every audition OR event you attend. You never know who may be there. The business card of the performing artist is the resume and a hint of class will give you a fabulous edge. Consider carrying an elegant folder containing your neatly typed resume and your photos. Even if you have yet to start your performance experience, you still need to have a resume listing your courses, roles in productions (if any), directors you have worked with and your teachers.


TIP THREE: FOLLOW UP

Always follow up with a thank you note for any audition or meeting. This note should be simple and succinct. It is always good to be optimistic, but refrain from being pushy.


TIP FOUR: PRESENT YOURSELF APPROPRIATELY

Your appearance must be exceptional. If not, no-one is going to give you a second glance. Always wear something that shows of your personality and character. Judges want to know who you truly are.

TIP FIVE: GREET EVERYONE

When going into the audition room, do not tell your life story or about how bad your day was. Greet everyone in the room and be prepared with the audition material. It's always good to make eye-contact with everyone, even the person who walks you into the room. When the audition is over thank them and leave the room. Do not ask for feedback!


TIP SIX: PREPARATION

Prepare fully for any audition that you are on. If they ask for a monologue, be fully prepared to give one or two - comedic and dramatic. If sides were provided, they were done so for a reason - prepare them.


TIP SEVEN: NEVER EVER

Never pull a "no show" for any audition or appointment. You never know who might be present or who the casting director or director knows.


TIP EIGHT: DON'T LOOK BACK

Analyze what happened by all means, but do not get down on yourself. Auditions are like anything else in your life - you are right for the job, or you are not. Don't take rejections personally. Believe in yourself and see auditions as opportunities to shine. If you have prepared as best you can, and you do not get the part, then the part simply wasn't for you. 



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