When attending acting auditions there
will always be rules of etiquette that an actor must follow during the
audition process. The three main phases of an audition are the arrival,
the acting audition itself, and your exit. Always arrive at an audition
fifteen minutes early. Acting auditions are a hectic process, and things
are always changing, so it is always better to be early than late. Do
not dress in any costume unless asked to, but dress in attire that best
suits the role you are auditioning for. When you first arrive, report
directly to the casting assistant. Once you have signed in with the casting
assistant, wait patiently for your turn. Be quiet and respectful to the
casting assistants; any rudeness will surely be mentioned to the casting
director. If you have received your "sides" (pages which will be read
in the acting audition) rehearse to yourself and wait for your name to
be called. Do some exercises that will help you relax, like deep breathing,
or closing your eyes and visualizing your scene. The main goal in the
waiting area is to stay lose.
When called into the audition room, enter the room, smile and introduce
yourself to the casting director. Hand the assistant your head shot with
your resume attached to the back. Announce the audition piece you will
be performing and begin when you are ready. Do not wait for the word "action"
or any other sign from the casting director. They are most likely tired,
bored and irritable. Just be confident and begin your audition after you
have introduced yourself and you know your audience is ready. Thank the
casting director when you have finished and leave immediately.