When you start acting audition yourself in the picture.

For everyone who likes to start acting audition has a very important part to play in the world of acting. Almost every actor has had to audition at one point in their lives. This widely practiced activity tends to be the same no matter where in the world you are. The productions, the lines and the directors might all be different, but the general structure remains the same. Another thing that audition process remains the same is the feeling it gives actors when they think about an audition; fear and anxiety. There are countless actors all around the world that if given the power, would eliminate the form the world of acting forever. However you look at them, auditions are an extremely important aspect of acting and instead of being afraid of the process, you should learn to understand and ultimately, enjoy them.

It is not a matter of start acting audition after audition you will get loads of work. The first step towards a successful audition is preparation. With adequate preparation you are on your way to landing that role. Carry out some thorough research before auditioning for a part, try and understand the character you hope to portray so you can add your own subtle touches to the role. Try and come up with your own theories and perspectives on the part you are auditioning for. Know the character inside and out and try and put yourself in their shoes. The most important part of preparation is learning the script. Make it your primary goal to know it like the back of your hand. Ask your friends to go through the lines with you so that you are 100 percent certain about what to say and when to say it.

Read between the lines and try and understand the character on the page as a real human being. Understanding all the intricacies of the character will allow you to understand the role better and deliver a better performance. Instead of just doing research on the character you should look at the other characters in the production too, study their relationships with your character and the impact they have on you; this will help you get a better feel for the part you wish to play. Take this one step further and seek to understand the central themes and motifs of the production you will be working on. Try and carry out some research on the writers, directors and others with artistic input too, this will show how serious you are about the role. In order to start acting audition as the character, not the actor playing the character.

When you start acting audition in a way as if you're around for a long time. Find out where the audition will be held and arrive early; you do not want to seem unprofessional and have a bad first impression by arriving late. Wear clean and tidy clothes unless you are required to audition in a costume. Try not to be nervous and be confident in yourself, remember your preparation and be confident in yourself; remember also, that confidence and arrogance are two very different things. When you are called for your audition, be cheerful and greet everyone there. Before you begin reading your lines, feel free to ask any questions about the role, especially if it is an original production and not an adaptation. Deliver your lines with the required emotion and conviction; making sure your voice reaches every part of the room or theatre. Do not rush your lines and make sure you are doing more than merely reading out lines, allow the essence of the character to shine through with each line you read. Upon reading your lines, the director might ask you to read lines for a different character. As you are not familiar with the lines, it is perfectly alright to read them from the page. Take your time and read each line. To start acting audition as a professional and you will be noticed.

Castings, how to survive them.

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"Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It's not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it." - Philip Seymour Hoffman


Getting down to (show) business

by Bonnie Gillespie