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Sunday, May 11, 2008


Those of you experienced at auditions need read no further. Those are are new to the game, this may be helpful:

If you are coming to meet us for an audition this week, it's worth knowing we hold auditions in the old-fashioned way. The first auditions are quite brief and in most cases we like to see a prepared speech (sometimes two if the first doesn't give us enough to work with) and sometimes you will be asked to read a section of the script. We tend not to do too much talking at this stage, unless we've reached that stage in the day when we need a break from speeches! But however brief it may seem, it's your audition, so take your time and don't be rushed.

Don't be afraid to ask any questions. And have a look at my blog entry about preparation a bit further down.

Remember, the people you are about to meet need to cast their show. They are very hopeful that you will solve their problem. They want you to succeed!


At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't seem to find your blog about preparation for auditions, can you please point me in the right direction?

Many thanks

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Neal Foster said...

With auditions coming up for our next three shows, it's worth mentioning that it's helpful - indeed vital - for people coming to the auditions to know the piece for which they are auditioning. All three shows are based on published books and in two cases the adapations have also been published.

I've always felt the people who get the job are the people who have decided in advance that they are going to make it impossible for us to cast anyone else, by dint of their preparation for the role. Too often British actors (myself included) think their task is to present themselves and let the employer decide whether they are suitable for the job. In fact the opposite is true: the task of the actor is to prepare sufficiently for the audition that they present the employer with no choice at all!


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