What Is An Audition
Auditions are an opportunity for an actor to demonstrate their talents and create a lasting impression on the individuals who matter most in their profession, producers and directors. Comparable to job interviews, auditions provide the chance to prove that you are the best person for that job.
Countless actors, whose ambition is to become famous, have disdain for the audition process. However, in order to be loved and adored by millions of fans worldwide, you first need to win the admiration of a casting director, producer, and anyone else who happens to attend your audition.
There are two types of auditions that you will encounter. First, is the appointment audition. For appointment auditions, your agent sets up the audition for a specified location and time. Second, is an open audition, which is fundamentally a casting call that anyone can attend.
For appointment auditions, the producers and directors are only seeing a specified number of actors that suit the mold they are attempting to fit. Remember though, that this pre-determined number of actors can occasionally be many. They’ve arranged appointments for every actor they believe could be suitable for the part.
Open auditions are a bit different. Every actor who expresses interest in a part can audition. Therefore, you will typically find yourself with many more competitors for the same role. The attractive element about these auditions is that you do not require an appointment. Regardless of your experience, you will still have an opportunity to influence the directors. However, you should anticipate waiting in line for extended periods of time.
Irrespective of the type of audition you are attending, be well-prepared and arrive at least 30 minutes early. Auditions are all about first impressions. Being late is not the initial perception that you want to create. If you are instructed to memorize a passage from a script, it is advisable to know it thoroughly. If you are required to prepare a monologue, ensure that it demonstrates your acting capabilities in their best light, and commit it to memory.
Once your audition rolls around the directors will undoubtedly be exhausted from a prolonged day of scrutinizing mediocre auditions. Use your window of opportunity prudently to win them over and make a lasting impression that ensures that they will contact you for a second audition.