Okay. I am quite behind here…I am having trouble with posting about every audition, so I will only post about my auditions when I think there is something valuable to share.
The auditions of late have been fairly straightforward. Sign in sheets, nervous actors, cramped hallways…In the auditions themselves, I received NO direction. Which, could be a good sign, could be bad. Remember, don’t focus on the RESULT!
One thing that continues to challenge me is auditors (producers, directors, casting directors) who want to see monologues, even when there are sides available. The only thing about this practice which might make sense is that, perhaps, through a monologue, an actor can show a greater emotional journey because the material is more prepared (in theory).
One thing I would suggest to casting directors is, whenever possible, get your audition materials (sides, character breakdowns, etc.) to your auditioners as soon as possible so they can give you the best possible read. It’s in your best interest, too.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the journey!