auditions

Audition Do and Don'ts

We talk a lot about auditions and the stress of them–after all, auditions are our “job interviews,” and nobody likes job interviews. (Next time your non-actor friends and family suggest that you complain too much about auditions, ask them how ...
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The feeling is familiar to even the most successful actor: that one audition you were so stoked about, the one where you were so sure you had nailed the perfect audition for the perfect role for you–and you didn’t get ...
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As fallible human beings, it’s easy for actors to fall into the trap of the green-eyed monster of envy. You’ll see an actor you know who has comparable skills and a comparable look to your own, yet who nonetheless seems ...
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Imagine a professional athlete who only went out on the field on game days. No matter how great he or she was as a player, the training, practice, and support one needs to compete at that level is simply not ...
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So for those of you with some experience: do you remember your first time? No, not that, you perverts. I’m talking about the first time you walked into an audition room for a professional audition. High school and university auditions ...
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Sometimes it’s hard to imagine, but every actor you’ve ever heard of had to start somewhere. They all had their very first steps onto a stage, their very first rehearsal, their very first lines uttered. There was a point at ...
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So, congratulations are in order! You got past the first audition and you’ve been selected to return for the callback. This is of course great news, as you are past the first hurdle in the long and winding road of ...
Cold Read Audition

As actors we spend a lot of time discussing–and let’s face, it worrying about–monologue auditions. Surely the hardest part of our jobs is walking into a room, facing down a table full of strangers–who are literally there to judge us!–and ...
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“Oh, brave new world, that has such people in it!”  –William Shakespeare, “The Tempest” Imagine for a second an actor from Shakespeare’s troupe transported forward in time to today. If this poor, confused actor from the Middle Ages survived the ...
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If you’re reading these pages, it’s a safe bet that you’ve already been bitten by the acting bug, in one capacity or another. Somewhere along the line, anyone working as an actor, dancer, singer, agent, director or casting director saw ...
Audition Moods - I Hate Myself, I Love Myself

Your audition begins the moment you wake up, not when you step into the audition room. Don’t lie. There are things that you hate about yourself and things that you love about yourself. Depending on your mood, on any given ...
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In all but the very luckiest cases, to make a go of being a working actor means hitting audition after audition. And the process of throwing yourself out there with abandon means that now and then you will almost certainly ...
Auditions for Casting Directors

Let’s face it, acting is a strange, unnatural job. Think about it: pretending to experience the life events and emotions of other people for the entertainment of an audience is just…really weird when you get right down to it. And ...
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Reinventing the term “Casting Couch” – Skype now brings auditions directly to your living room! That’s right! The free online service that lets you video chat with your friends across countries is now being used by entertainment casting companies. The ...
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Come From Away: Schonfeld Theatre- Opened 3/12/17 A musical based on the true story of Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001. Thirty eight international planes were sent to Gander and the city welcomed them with open arms. It doesn’t seem ...
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Show business can be scary. Show business can be harsh. Show business can be rewarding. Let’s skip the “Do you have what it takes to be an actor” and go right to “Do you have what it takes to go ...
1 Great Tip to become a Better Actor

Here is 1 great Tip to becoming a Better and more Successful Actor. Many people think the only way to become a better Actor is to take classes constantly, which is a great way to learn from a seasoned professional, get ...
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YES! You read that right. We have 20 golden nuggets of advice that will help you rock your next film audition. These 20 simple yet vital points, are brought to you by renowned Casting Director – Donna McKenna. Donna McKenna, ...
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Jason George and Chandra Wilson in Grey’s Anatomy Photo by Mitch Haaseth / ABC Jason George has been in show business since the late 1990’s. This explains why he’s such a seasoned actor. But even with a resume taller than ...
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It happened! After submitting to countless projects on NYCastings.com, you finally got called in for an audition. You’re excited to have your chance to go in and show the casting director what you can do. However, another wave of emotion ...