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Preparing For An Audition - Do's And Don'ts
WHAT PROFESSIONAL ACTORS DO AND CASTING DIRECTORS EXPECT ON AN AUDITION.
Being prepared for an audition is part of the audition. When you get called to audition for a role, always get as much information as possible. You want to know the age range required and character description.
If you really don't look the proper age or type requested, make sure to tell your agent and ask if you should go. Sometimes Casting Directors will be quite annoyed if you show up and are completely wrong for the part. Save yourself from being embarrassed and wasting everyone's time. A Casting Director can only see so many people in a day.
The call time references the time you are have been scheduled to enter the casting room. Arrive at the audition location earlier than your call time. Never arrive late! Use time in the waiting to complete the required paperwork, rehearse or just get relaxed before the audition. If for any reason you are running late, let your agent know, so they can call CD office.
DRESS THE PART - Examples:
Business person, a beach scene, upscale casual, lifestyle, doctor or nurse etc. Most professional actors have a change of wardrobe in their car. It's easy to always have a jacket, bathing suit or shorts, cute sundress etc. in your car. You might have to go from one audition to the next and wardrobe requirements might be different.
If you can do dialog always ask your agent to make sure you have it before the audition. Be familiar with the dialog and read all the parts. The CD might change the part you were sent for.
When entering the audition room, look around and get familiar with where the camera and stage are. Be polite and friendly. Ask where you can put your things down out of the way or just put down out of the way by the door you came in at. Go to the stage and look for a mark on the floor or tape where you should stand. Be ready to take direction about what to do. If none is given, you may ask CD. Smile into the camera and SLATE when asked. Slate means to say your name looking straight into the camera. You might be asked to say more, for example, your height, agent, hobbies etc. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of taking a few classes, which will do much to help you book jobs.
Be ready and think on your feet. Be fun and someone people would want to be friends with.
When exiting be polite and say thank you.
Important: In waiting room, sign out.