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How to Prepare for an Audition

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.

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