The preparation for the performances is incomplete when we launch directly to the stage without a parachute. That is, when the interpreter studies without respite the pieces that make up an action but underestimates a key element in the search for good results, the interferences that arise suddenly in the scenario and that affect the execution: lapse of memory, incomprehensible succession of errors which lead to increased nervousness, trembling and sweating in the hands, shortness of breath, increased muscle tension, lack of concentration…
An acting audition is the first step in a long process of being part of a creative project for the actor. It is the first obstacle and the need to navigate with attention and creative imagination. Many of the actors are in this obstacle without recognizing the skills.
Read our 5 main tips for when you enter the casting room and how to turn the terrible experience of a presentation into an opportunity to help you and advance your career.
- Read the work!
When auditioning for a project it is imperative that you read the script completely. We can ask ourselves about the role’s guide, narrative and journey, as well as take into account the specific points that are found on the guide in the acting presentation. Make sure all these points are positive; They will want to work with someone who is excited about the project!
- Do your research!
What has happened to your role to this point? What is your relationship with other roles in the scene with you? What do you want from those other roles? How has your role changed at the end of the scene? If you can answer these questions, we will give you a clearer answer.
- Learn the lines!
It sounds obvious, but too often the actors have to know that the lines and then the pressure of the hearing environment act on the way. The first thing to go is the lines! Make sure you know them fully; try doing a test on daily tasks such as doing laundry or making your bed. If you stumble, then you’re still not there. Trusting to know the lines is the least concern for you when you enter that room.
- You are the role!
You have the presentation of the action because the casting director has become an appropriate aspect for the part and fits the description of the role aesthetically. Enter the room gives a clue of the role in terms of clothing, hairstyle and makeup if necessary. There is no other place other than the sea, but that you are not in your place.
- Have your opinion!
It is really tempting to try to guess what the director or casting director is looking for, but that is an impossible task. Have an opinion about the person you are performing, what you feel about them and their motivation on the scene during the presentation. Even if you present something that is different from what they thought, that shows that you are engaging creatively and intelligently with the role, and this is just a good thing!