Whether it’s for a play at Grossmont Col
lege or community theater, auditions can
be daunting. Here are 10 tips from the experts to help you secure the part you
|Theatre arts students at Grossmont College|
Be prepared. “The big thing is to be prepared for the play you’re auditioning for,” said Beth Duggan, Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Grossmont College. “Know what you’re auditioning for, know the play, research the play, research the parts.”
Study the craft. Grossmont College has a wonderful theatre arts programs staffed by working professionals, and anyone interested in pursuing acting as a hobby or career should investigate these cost-effective options.
Be confident. This is your moment to shine, and as Backstage.com notes, you don’t get any sympathy points if you're nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive.
Be on time. In fact, be early. Unless you’re a Broadway star, being late will lessen your chances of getting a part. It illustrates a lack of responsibility, a lack of empathy, and a lack of desire. Duggan and others suggest getting to the audition at least 15 minutes early.