What causes your heart to pound, your palms to sweat and your whole self to be simultaneously terrified and excited? I’m not talking about a crush; I’m talking about the a-word. Auditions.
Auditions are the gateway to advancing your artistic career, whether that’s through theater, dance, voice, etc. This means that despite them being nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing, auditions can ultimately make or break you.
Luckily, we have some advice on how to ace all of your auditions. Dancer/singer/actress extraordinaire Caribay Franke gave Artzray some sage wisdom on how to prepare for your upcoming auditions.
5 Tips To Ace Your Auditions from Caribay Franke
1. Do your research on what, and who you’re auditioning for
Whether you’ve seen the show a million times, or you’ve never even heard of it, do your homework. That means rereading or reading the plot/script. Learn about the historical context, the author’s background, etc. Then find out anything you can about the production, casting director or company you are auditioning for and know their work. Your thoroughness will pay off.
2. Know what the role is about
Don’t play the character – be the character. Whether you have a song, a monologue or a dance solo to portray this, get to know this character ahead of time. Your embodiment will shine through in your audition. Think about what you are wearing. Don’t dress “in character” but do keep it simple, hair out of your face and nothing too trendy or revealing that could distract from your audition.