Tips & Tricks
- While there is no official guideline to how you choose what to do for your audition, most actors tend to do 2 contrasting pieces.
- There is also no rule on order of pieces (if you have a song)
- Remember your time limit! When practicing, try to come in at least 20 seconds under time to give yourself some leeway.
Dress and Conduct
- There is no dress code, but it is suggested you dress appropriately and professionally. Elaborate costumes are not necessary - just let them see you!
- Strong language is allowed but please note there are companies of all sensibilities in the audience. Most will not be interested in a "shocking" monologue and may even find it distracting.
- Preparation is essential for a good audition. The more prepared you are, the more relaxed you will be on stage.
- Above all else, be bold and make strong choices. The auditors are seeing nearly 100 actors a day, and the actors who are confident, friendly and enjoying themselves always stand out the most.
- Relax! (Easier said than done, I know.) The auditors are there because they want to see you succeed.
Every year we send a survey out to the auditors to get their opinions on what actors could do to improve their audition. Here are a few:
Monologue and Song Statistics
Over the last few years we have attempted to track what monologues and songs were done over the course of the General Auditions. This will give you a good idea of how often certain playwrights were performed and which ones to avoid/look into.