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Attention, aspiring actors and actresses! Break into show business with the tips in these Howcast video.
You Will Need
- Professional attire
- Monologue (optional)
Read the script
Read the sides -- segments of the script used in the audition -- thoroughly before the audition.
Fit the part
Know whether you fit the age range, ethnicity, and physical appearance of the part.
Dress for the camera
Dress like the audition is a job interview, and look good for the camera.
Bring headshot and resume
Bring a resume and an eight-by-10-inch headshot to the casting call. Keep both updated to represent your current experience and look.
Submit a reel
Submit a reel of your work that includes only your best, most professional materiel.
Show up 10 minutes early
Show up to the audition 10 minutes early.
Act professional with the director and crew.
Ask to start again
Ask to start the audition again if, after the first few lines, you realize it is not going well.
Have courage during the audition, and don't hold back. Give the director your strongest performance.