An audition is your chance as an artist to show a casting director, and possibly producers, what you will bring to the cast for their project. When you are requested, they already have interest in who you are from your resume, headshot and reel.
What TO Do
- Have your lines memorized! Be off book!
- Always be open to a re-direct if Director gives you another way to do your scene
- Go into the room with confidence
- Be confident in the choices your make in your audition
- Understand the script and know your character before you begin
- Always engage in the lines, no matter who your reader is
- Look like your headshot
What to Wear
- Wear jewel tones and rich autumn colors (except orange, yellow or gold)
- V necks give good frame to your shoulders
- Avoid patterns, stripes, anything shiny, white, black, or nude colors
- No jewelry unless told so in character breakdown
For more information, this Backstage article has more detail: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/how-choose-outfit-your-audition/
What NOT To Do
- Do not shake hands with casting director unless they initiate it. Many people are germaphobs!
- Never chew gum or have something in your mouth
- Making excuses for your audition and mistakes you make shows you are not prepared
- Do not bring props
What to Bring
- 2 Heashots with resume stapled to the back
- Great Attitude!