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Acting Lingo

QUESTION: What do the “Objective” and the “Characterization” mean? ANSWER: An objective is what your character wants. Whether you are working on a scene or monologue, having an objective helps you be in the moment when you act because your character is focused on getting what they want. An objective can be something simple, like […]

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Acting Tryouts for Membership Theatres

by Angela (Sydney, Australia) QUESTION: Hi, I am pretty inexperienced and have only attended a workshop, an improvisation class and drama class at school. (Unfortunately there is no drama club or school plays held at my school, because of my area and country). I was looking around for community theatres but I was wondering how […]

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Auditions and callbacks for pilots

QUESTION: How soon after an auditions for just 2 lines do you get a call to see if you got the role? Are there callbacks if only 2 lines? And does the casting director make the decision for the tv pilot show or the actual director make the decision? ANSWER: The director and producer always […]

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Contact after an Audition

by Briana gallardo (San Diego, CA) QUESTION: Is it alright to email the director/casting director after an audition to thank them and let them know you look forward to working with them, should they decide you’re right for the role? ANSWER: The best way to follow up on an audition is to send an actor […]

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Disney UK/Nikelodeon UK Tryouts

by Kat (UK) QUESTION: I aspire to act on TV and possibly in films, if the opportunity arises, in my teenage years as well as afterwards. However, I can’t find the right email addresses to send my CV to and I haven’t found any auditions through the internet, for those children show companies, that aren’t […]

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Drama school audition speeches

by C. M. Butler-Hardy (London) QUESTION: I’m auditioning for drama schools in the coming year and I am looking around for monologues that best suit me. How can I know if the monologue suits me or not, and how do I find the ideal monologues for me? ANSWER: Start by reading our tips on choosing […]

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They Knew What They Wanted: Contemporary or Classical?

by Maddie (Michigan) QUESTION: They Knew What They Wanted was written in the 20s. Now I know that for songs, contemporary applies to anything after the 60s, but as far as plays go… Classical seems to define Shakespeare or Ancient Greek Theatre. Are plays written in the 1920s considered contemporary or classical? ANSWER: Usually, what […]

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What do i wear at acting auditions?

by Rose (Omaha, nebraska , usa) QUESTION: Should i dress up for an acting tryout? Should i do my hair different than i always do it ? ANSWER: You should look like the headshot you submitted for the role. You want your acting headshot to look like you, so usually you don’t need to dress […]

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What kind of smile at an audition?

QUESTION: In your acting auditions article, you say to smile at the casting directors or whoever is in the room. What kind of smile is best? For example, a teeth one? Thanks. ANSWER: A natural smile! I know it’s not always easy when you walk in an audition room to be natural, but just imagine […]

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What Questions are Asked at Kids Acting Tryouts

QUESTION: What kind of questions do they ask on the first time you go to an audition? I have an interview for my kids next week for acting and I have no idea about what to do and what should they be prepared for. Please let me know. Thank you. ANSWER: You can find an […]