Thursday, October 29, 2015

Auditioning Tips for Those Who Want to Pursue an Acting Career (part 2 of 2)

You should also be careful when using a perfume or cologne since it could be too strong.

If you have never done an audition for this company before, do some research so you know what kind of work they specialize in. This will help you pick the right monologue for the audition. But if no information is given, just have your best ready and keep it under a minute. Should you be able to impress the director and they want to see more, have a few others prepared as well.

Sometimes, your audition will require you to sing rather than act to get the part. If this happens, bring along with you a clean and clearly marked sheet of music. Tell the musician what part of the song to play and make sure this is cut down to at least 16 bars.

Apart from your act, you should also prepare your resume and a headshot. You should bring at least 5 copies each because aside from giving a copy to the casting director, talents and scouts will probably want to get in touch with you in the future.

It should have your updated contact details so it will be easy for them to get hold of you for a call back. Both of these should be able to fit into a folder because those that don’t usually get thrown out. Don’t forget to write your name on the headshot even if a copy of your resume is already stapled on the back.

When it’s your turn to perform, take a deep breath and smile. Look at the audition space and if there are a few objects there that you don’t need, request if these can be temporarily moved away.  Afterwards, just walk out the door and hope that what you did is good enough for a call back.

An audition is not a walk in the park and it is the first step that everyone has to take if they want to pursue an acting career. So go to a few and learn from experience so if you don’t make it, you know you can do better next time.

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