Many actors start off on the wrong foot, simply because of their relationship to auditioning – the way they conceive of the audition: it’s a nerve-wracking test you must pass. This first class will begin the process of changing the way you think about auditioning, learning to change it into something you love, (maybe even crave). And, we begin at the beginning: with an audition. You will be given audition sides before class (at least a day). Everyone will tape an audition (and we will have it to compare to the last audition you do, the last session of class.) In these first two sessions, you will learn, explore and discuss:
- Reorienting your thinking: It’s part of the job – an enjoyable part.
- Your auditioning status, both as an actor and a character.
- Your relationship to the auditors, how to think about and relate to them.
- The audition dress code. What is appropriate? What is too much?
- How far in advance to prepare? How much preparation?
- Appropriate risk taking.
- How to conquer nerves. It’s all in the approach.