June 6, 2008, Newsletter Issue #119: Top Five Tips for New Auditioners

Tip of the Week

If you're new to the auditioning process, here are the five most important tips for a successful audition.

1. Show up on time. Lateness reflects badly on you as a professional. (How will you make rehearsals/shoot dates if you can't even arrive on time for the audition?)

2. Bring your headshot and resume. Have it readily available.

3. Be prepared. Whether you have to read a segment of the script (called "sides") or perform a monologue, be sure you are ready to go from the moment you step into the auditioning room.

4. Be respectful...even when the auditioners aren't. The fact is that some auditioners are downright rude. It may seem to you that you're not holding their interest or even you're being ignored. Do not let this affect your performance.

5. When you're finished, say thank you...and then leave. Do not linger and discuss your life, the piece, how much you enjoy the character, etc.

Your audition is your first impression. Make it a good one.

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