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How to Get Noticed at a Casting Call

Don't get lost in the crowd. Catch the eye of the director and get noticed at a casting call.


  • Step 1: Read the script Read the sides -- segments of the script used in the audition -- thoroughly before the audition.
  • TIP: Be ready to read for other parts in the script.
  • Step 2: Fit the part Know whether you fit the age range, ethnicity, and physical appearance of the part.
  • Step 3: Dress for the camera Dress like the audition is a job interview, and look good for the camera.
  • Step 4: 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.
  • TIP: Include any training in a good school or experience in good theaters on your resume.
  • Step 5: Submit a reel Submit a reel of your work that includes only your best, most professional materiel.
  • TIP: Prepare a monologue for your reel if you have no scenes to submit.
  • Step 6: Show up 10 minutes early Show up to the audition 10 minutes early.
  • Step 7: Act professional Act professional with the director and crew.
  • Step 8: Ask to start again Ask to start the audition again if, after the first few lines, you realize it is not going well.
  • Step 9: Have courage Have courage during the audition, and don't hold back. Give the director your strongest performance.
  • FACT: Jaleel White auditioned in the outfit that would later inspire his character Steve Urkel in the TV series "Family Matters."

You Will Need

  • Script
  • Professional attire
  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Reel
  • Courage
  • Monologue (optional)

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