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How to turn up for an Actor’s Audition

Acting auditions are exciting when you first get the phone call but can also be sudden and stressful!


Here are some tips to making the most of that precious audition prep time - whether you have few hours or have been blessed with a few days!

“By Failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”- Benjamin Franklin



Do Your Research. If you’re auditioning for a role in a TV show, make a time to sit down and watch a few episodes. Research the characters and the show and become familiar with the program so you’re in the same frame of mind as the producer or director.

Practice! Workshop your audition. Read the Material for your Acting Audition. If you’re given a script, take the time to read it completely but remember you never know what the director wants, so the more adaptable you can be, the better.

Print your sides to take with you as a backup but Preferably, memorise your lines.

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned professional Always bring a picture and resume with you.

Plan your journey/outfit. Based on all the information and following the excellent research, pick an appropriate, comfortable audition outfit. And Look the part! Stick with colours that look good on you.

Do any physical or vocal warmups that you need to well ahead of time — hydrate and eat a good breakfast. Aim to arrive at least 15 mins early to the audition. Manage nerves immediately prior to the audition through focused breathing.


Read the audition information carefully. If you don't understand something, ask BEFORE the audition. Make sure you've read it thoroughly, as you want to show directors you are prepared. This makes a good first impression and you know you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

BE Confident and smile😊


Most importantly, have fun and Good Luck!

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