By Michael Shurtleff, Bob Fosse
The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you ways you'll find your dream! completely every little thing an actor must comprehend to get the half is right here: What to do this second ahead of, tips to use humour; create secret; how one can enhance a special type; and the way to guage where, the relationships and the contest. actually, Audition is an important consultant to facing the entire "auditions" we are facing in lifestyles. this is often the bible at the subject.
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Extra resources for Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part
But you haven't had rehearsal time, you haven't worked with a director or your fellow actor, so you need the paper. There's more freedom in learning to work with the script than all those efforts to get rid of it. There are some rare actors who memorize so easily that a read or two through the script has it learned. To them, I advise: Take the script with you. Pretend to refer to it even if you don't need it. You'll find more often than not you will need it, so have it there, handy at all times.
Most actors come into the interview situation wearing a thick mask, spending their energies to protect themselves. It's rough interviewing someone who is determined to keep himself hidden. It's a lot harder to interview people than it is to be interviewed. If you would keep that in mind—the rough job the interviewer has—you might be able to relax a bit more and be more helpful. Try a little empathy. Put yourself in the interviewer's shoes. Help the interviewer. He needs help! Try to give. Try to open up.
There are two important physical aspects of readings that actors tend to forget: being seen and being heard. Being seen is a problem because the unions allow only a single-bulb work light to be used for auditions. ) All of the creative people involved in the audition situation suffer. If you the actor think it's tough to go out there on that dark stage and do a reading in a limited area where there may be some feeble light, consider the plight of the auditors: they have to sit there for hours peering through the dusk trying to figure out what the actors look like who are auditioning for them.