Word of the Day: Audition

Such a small word can send so many into absolute terror! So, let’s literally breakdown the word “audition” and overcome those word shivers.

Au-di-tion: a short performance to show the talents of someone who is being considered for a role in a play, etc. 

The audition is one of the most important aspects of the acting process for an up and coming performer. An audition is your trial performance and the time when you need to step up your game the most! While it can be a nerve wracking experience, I have put together some tips to keep you focused, calm and on point for your next audition!

  • Educate yourself about the show! Also research the director, casting director, producer, crew members involved in the production. 
  • Get organized. Make sure the material in your audition book is tidy and easy to read if an accompanist is needed. Place your materials in plastic covers and in a durable binder.
  • Dress appropriately. Wear something that shows off your physical assets but is still professional. Stay away from big jewelry, outrageous hairstyles and anything that resembles a costume.
  • Be punctual! Do not show up late or cancel at the last minute.
  • Be gracious. Always thank everyone in the room and anyone who assisted with the audition. Remember you aren’t “off” until you leave the premises and return home, you never know who may be watching! 

Break a leg! Tell us about your most recent audition. We want to hear your stories.

Mason O’Brien is ClaimFame’s professional Casting Coach. Mason has worked in casting for years and is also the owner and operator of Bluprint Coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life!

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