Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Five Tips for Auditioning

This is part one in a two part series. This one will be advice from the side of the Actor, looking at the audition process. Part two will be the perspective from the other side of the table, as a director giving advice for auditioning.

1) Be kind to your fellow candidates - you never know who you'll end up working with and starting a relationship on the wrong foot will cause stress later.

2) Be prepared. The more you prepare the more confident and relaxed you will feel. Ask the opinion of a trusted friend, music coach or fellow thespian.

3) Be Confident and Relaxed. You're as prepared as you can be (you did do #2 right?) walk in and give the best performance you can.

4) Don't Stress about the results. Waiting to hear can be agonizing, find other things to distract yourself with. Visit friends, take a walk, call a friend.

5) Realize as prepared as you are you're not going to get every part. Keep on trying and you'll be singing and dancing on stage in no time!

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