Dress to reflect who the character is without wearing a costume that
will take attention away from your performance.
early. Arrive at least 30 minutes early to check in and take time
to warm up with your “sides.”
acting audition begins immediately. Once you step into that room,
you are “on.” Be positive and nice to everyone.
yourself. Give your name and the titles of your two monologues. Don’t
describe the scene or play before you start. The casting director
doesn’t want to hear about it.
focus on the casting director. If you’re looking at the CD, producer,
or anyone else in the room, you’ll distract yourself. Focus on a chair
or past the CD towards the back of the room.
timer calls “time”, you must stop acting. They won’t allow you to
go on for even another 10 seconds. Just thank them and walk out.
apologize for the acting audition. Even if you gave a bad performance,
don’t apologize for it. You will receive no sympathy for your blunder.
Plus, it’s possible that the auditors will never even notice your
away slowly. The CD might have a question for you after your performance
so don’t jet out of the room. Walk away slowly and then wait in the
waiting room for a few minutes afterward, just in case you need to
be brought back in.