Auditions can be a scary ordeal, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Whether you are new to acting as a hobby or looking into it as a career, these tips from the New York Acting School for Film and Television are sure to help alleviate your anxiety and the poor performance that goes with it.
- Upon arrival, you'll be asked to sign in and wait patiently for your turn. You'll likely be auditioning before more than one person. Among your observers will be the director, the writer (possibly), producer, casting director, and some others involved with the production.
- If you are able to get a hold of the script or the background of the material, please make sure you read what you can before your audition. Depending on where you are auditioning, be aware of your body, your surroundings and the people watching you. Make sure your facial expressions and body language are visible to everyone so they have a chance to see your potential.
- Once you get to the interview, they may thank you for your performance and then ask you a few questions along with your resume. It can feel a little unnatural to just stand there on a stage while someone asks you questions. Relax. This is similar to getting in front of a crowd or camera, so try to get comfortable with this idea beforehand.
Remember to stay flexible if the director wants to see you perform the audition piece a different way. Once the audition is over, don’t think about it. What’s done is done and if you get a callback, it will be a nice surprise. If you don't, they'll be many more auditions and plenty of time to practice what you’ve learned.
Stay on track and continue your training with an acting coach or in group classes. If you're in New York, stop by and let us know how we can help you further.