So your agent has recently called and they have some great news… you’ve been invited to an audition! For some of you, this could be your first ever audition, or it could be your 10th audition of the year. Regardless of how many times you’ve had to perform in front of a group of total strangers to try and land a role, you’re bound to be a little nervous. Even the most confident actors still get nervous, it’s perfectly normal.
When you go for an audition, you’ll be judged on more than just your performance. Casting directors want to young people who are professional, organised and well-prepared.
Here’s a checklist of things you can do to prepare yourself for a successful acting audition:
When you’re in the audition room, always be polite and friendly to the casting directors. Let your personality shine through, but don’t force it. They can spot when someone is trying too hard. Also, it’s important to be able to take direction, the more adaptable you can be the better. Most importantly, be you! Of course being a great performer and behaving professionally is a winning factor, but having a great personality is also important!