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Attention, aspiring actors and actresses! Break into show business with the tips in these Howcast video.
You Will Need
- A headshot and resume
- Appropriate clothing
- And appropriate makeup
Be yourself. No matter what character you're auditioning for, it's your unique personality and charisma that will set you apart from the crowd.
Prepare headshot and resume
Have a headshot that looks like you and a well-organized resume listing your acting experience.
If you are expected to do a monologue, choose one that suits your strengths and that fits the role.
If you are expected to read sides that have been sent to you before the audition, prepare for them as you would for any scene. Although it's normal to hold the sides during the audition, it's best to have them memorized so you're not stumbling over the lines.
Rehearse the monologue or sides until you're comfortable. And get feedback from a trusted friend.
Dress appropriately. You're more believable reading Chekhov in a long-sleeved blouse than in a tube top, but a full-on Halloween costume will look, well, like a Halloween costume.
Prep at home
Do some vocal exercises, some stretching, and some breathing exercises before you head off to the audition.
Make a schedule that will get you to the audition at least 20 minutes early. Allow time for traffic or any snafus you might run into.
Turn off cell phone
Turn off your cell phone. It will only distract you and others.
Make a good entrance
Realize that you start auditioning the minute you walk in the door. Sign in, fill out any paperwork, and avoid distractions.