Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2009-2010 season is around the corner. As always, there will be many roles for actors of all ages and abilities. The question is: How do the actors who appear onstage during a performance win the roles that so many people covet?
For actors who follow this blog, please share some of your tips for having a good audition. What are some things you always do before, during or after auditions? What are some things you avoid?
For directors who follow this blog, please share some things that you look for when holding auditions. What can actors do to show you that they would be good to work with?
One piece of advice I can offer to prospective auditioners is not to wear a hat. Directors like to see people's faces and, no matter what kind you wear, a hat always casts a shadow. Skip the headgear so directors and your fellow auditioners can see your face.
For other tips, read this article from Wade Bradford of about.com.