How to Prepare for an Audition

How to Prepare for an Audition

Before the Audition

  • Research the role and the production
  • Understand the character's journey
  • Read the script
  • Research the production company
  • Practice the scenes
  • Breakdown the scene
  • Work with a scene partner
  • Find a monologue that fits the role
  • Practice in front of a mirror
  • Video yourself and watch it back
  • Prepare the necessary materials
  • Print out sides and any additional material
  • Prepare an audition book
  • Gather a few copies of your headshot
  • Bring a pen

On the Day

  • Arrive on time
  • Allow for travel time
  • Know where the audition is
  • Be professional
  • Dress appropriately
  • Be polite and courteous
  • Be proactive
  • Introduce yourself
  • Ask questions
  • Be confident
  • Be comfortable in your own skin
  • Be prepared
  • Make eye contact

After the Audition

  • Follow up with the production
  • Send a thank you email
  • Call the casting director
  • Be patient
  • Wait for a response
  • Focus on other auditions
  • Don't be discouraged
  • Learn from the experience
  • Be positive
  • Stay focused on your goal

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