Drama Audition Advice For Beginners

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Subject: Drama » Drama (general)
Last updated: 26/02/2018
Tags: acting, acting auditions, advice, audition, beginners

I have always found the process of auditioning both nerve wracking, yet exhilarating. I have learnt that the key to a successful audition is not necessarily the outcome (aka, getting the part), but feeling happy and satisfied that it went as well as it possibly could and knowing that you have done your absolute best. There is nothing worse than coming out wishing you had done something differently or had been brave enough to take a risk.

However, preparation is paramount, so do your homework; research the place, period, accent and age of your character as best you can. Know your words, be professional, be punctual and be yourself. Don't expect applause or feedback because it is likely that you will get neither, but as far as is possible take ownership in the audition room and make everything you do count.

Look upon your audition as a chance to perform, and be receptive to any suggestions you may receive or comments you get, but this is YOUR moment so don't be afraid to start again if that's what you feel you need to do. At the end of the day you are not in possession of all the facts and sometimes the final outcome just comes down to how tall you are compared to other people who have already been cast, but you want the casting director to remember you because maybe you will be perfect for the next play, musical, TV or film. 

You know what you are capable of and you have a limited amount of time so get into character, make it count and show them.

Clare Fettarappa LAMDA/ RADA Exams Tutor (South West London)

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