Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tips for Auditioning

Do you want the job? To what length will you go to get it? How many monologues do you have? Are you great at cold readings but monologues scare you? Well, let's talk!

4 comments:

Josh said...

Love to learn more. Please share!

Bunbury Blog said...

Well Josh, as you can tell I haven't kept up with this blog, but I'll start checking it. What would you like to know about auditioning? We just held an open call this week and I'm fresh off of those auditions.

Josh said...

Hello! I wasn't looking for anything in particular. I'm always interested in what suggestions people have about effective auditioning is all. Now I'm kicking myself for not checking back... I didn't know you had auditions this week! D'oh!

Bunbury Blog said...

It's OK Josh, we're going to have another audition within the next couple of months. Please send us an email at bunburytheatre@gmaill.com and we'll put you in our Actor Database!

Now, let me give some advice. Don't assume because you know the auditor that it's OK to be lazy. Make sure your resume is up to date. That your photo is current and wasn't taken 20 years ago. Be prepared to do at least two contrasting monologues, even if the auditors have only asked for one. Be respectful of the auditors and the parameters set up. We don't take kindly to actors that try to dictate the rules. Understand what they are prior to the audition and live by them. If your musical audition consists of 16 bars, sing 16...don't complain about that not being enough. For God's sake don't tell the auditors that you found a monologue the night before and this is the first time you've performed it...what does that say about you? Above all, follow-up with a note or email thanking the auditors. It never hurts to stay on the radar screen...but don't get pushy...LOL