When you go to an audition you want to put your very best foot forward. Here are a few tips to help you along.
Be on time
Remember that your audition begins even before you arrive! Be sure to plan enough preparation and travel time for your audition. We can’t stress enough how important it is to arrive on-time to your audition… and in most cases this means at least 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Being late, no matter the reason, can negatively affect your audition, or prevent you from being seen altogether.
Although we do currently take walk ins, it is a good practice to make an audition appointment.
Study the Sides
Print at home the “sides” or parts of the script that each actor will be asked to read at the audition.
Though it is usually not essential that the sides be totally memorized prior to going to acting auditions, it is essential that they be studied and practiced enough to gain a good understanding and familiarity with them. Actors will typically hold the sides in their hand for reference while they are auditioning.
Headshot & Resume
No matter what kind of role you’re auditioning for, it’s a good idea to have a Headshot and Resume on hand.
Good quality photos on standard letter size paper are best. Make sure the photo you use is representative of the way you look now. If you change your appearance in any way, be sure to update your headshot. As you choose a photo, remember that your headshot is the calling card you leave behind for the Casting team to remember you. Make sure it’s the best possible representation of who you are.
Keep your resume to one page and list your most recent experience and accomplishments. Don’t worry if you have limited experience.
Affix your resume securely to the back of your headshot, or have it printed directly on the back. Also, remember that we’ll need to keep the photo & resume.