auditioning

Booking the Job

As every seasoned actor knows, there’s nothing like learning by doing. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to learn how to do: you can read all the books in the world, you can take all the classes, you can watch ...
KidsinActing

Most anyone who had the opportunity to learn something about acting when they were a kid would agree: there is no experience in the world that can match it. For helping a youngster gain confidence, meet new friends, learn valuable ...
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Auditions are a mysterious beast. If you talk with any five casting directors, you’ll get five different takes on what makes a great audition:  It’s a job interview. Be professional. No, it’s more like joining a family. Be warm. No, ...
Getting casting again and again

We’re all aware of the great collaborations that seem to crop up again and again when it comes to acting, directing, and creating in general: Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart, Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. ...
It's Easy To Get Started In Acting – But There Are Some Things You Should Know

So you want you want to get started as an actor. First of all, congratulations! You are about to embark on joining a proud, mad, very exclusive club. The good news is it’s easy to get started in acting – ...
Avoid Boring Auditions

“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.” – Ray Bradbury It’s difficult to explain to one’s non-actor friends just what a weird tight-wire act we ...
Audition Callbacks

There’s nothing like that feeling when you walk out of an audition feeling great, knowing in your bones that you killed it. You remembered the lines, you were funny and charming with the casting team, they laughed at your stupid ...
Audition Qualities

Ah, auditions. If only there were some scientific formula actors could follow to ensure that they would book the job every time they go read. Of course, there isn’t. (And if there were, people who write acting advice columns would ...
Audition Pressure

“Insanity laughs, under pressure we’re cracking…” – “Under Pressure” – Queen/David Bowie Being under pressure does sometimes feel like madness is cracking us into little tiny pieces. The sense of being out of control of a situation, and even out ...
Audition blunders

“Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. ” –Kate Reid  “Some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It’s about character, it’s about behavior. They understand things about people that ...