How to Prepare for an Audition
Research the Part:
- Familiarize yourself with the overview of the show or production. Understand the history, tone, and style of the performance.
- Read everything you can find about the part and the audition. If information about the specific role is limited, research the director’s other works to gain insights into their expectations.
- Visit the library and read books related to the play or event.
- For music auditions, consider the significance of your instrument or role within the ensemble. In dance auditions, understand whether you’re the lead or a supporting dancer. In theater auditions, delve into the historical significance of the character you’re auditioning for.
Learn About the Character:
- Research the particular character or role extensively. Understand their arc, motivations, and personality traits.
- Consider how your character might walk, dress, and speak.
Know the Director and Casting Agent:
- Research the director and casting agent. Learn about their background and previous projects.
- Familiarity with who you’re auditioning for will make you feel more comfortable and confident during the process.
Arrive Early and Be Prepared:
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early to demonstrate your initiative and time management.
- Be ready to answer questions about yourself and your schedule.