Framing the Audition Experience
May 28, 2014
Three Keys to Auditioning
May 26, 2014
May 20, 2014
ABCs of Auditioning
May 16, 2014
Why I Cast That Actor by Michael Bloom
May 11, 2014
In addition to appropriateness for a role, on a basic level, directors look for three things in an audition: vulnerability, variety, and humor.
Auditioning is a challenging process for most actors. But it should also be enjoyable. Before he became a movie star, Al Pacino would say to friends w...
1) Preparation is the key to a successful audition
2) Forget about what you can’t control
3) Take risks: it’s better to be bold than boring
4) Don’t make excuses and don’t apologize
5) Make auditioning one of your chief skills
6) Find a way to enjoy the process
7) Let others make judgments
8) Don’t audition to be loved; ultimately it's about the material
9) Everyone is nervous, even the director.
10) Take your work seriously--train, prepare, read, study
11) Auditors want you to do well
12) Forget about “ideas” of the character. Focus on what the character says and does.
13) If you don't know how to turn result-oriented direction into action, invest in coaching.