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Posted by admin, July 28, 2011 5:12 pm

In auditions often you can get a redirect that doesn’t make sense to you. This often derails an actor.  So to turn what may feel like a audition going bad in to a good one – ask a question. Here’s how I recommend to ask:

Part 1: Repeat the direction they gave you. “I heard you say you’d like me to do…”

Part 2: Acknowledge that you will do the direction they gave you. “…which I will do.”

Part 3: Take responsibility. “I’m a little confused because…”

Part 4: Ask for clarity. “Could you please clarify?”

I can’t stress enough how important Part 3 is.  Do not argue with the director  “But the script says…”  And certainly don’t try to prove him or her wrong.

If you still think they’re wrong, do as they ask, and assume they are asking you for a very good reason.  Because they probably do have a reason that you don’t know about, i.e. the guys in the suits (producers, network, client) want it this way.

Posted by admin, July 21, 2011 3:36 pm

Have you ever walked away from an audition thinking “Did I do it right?” It’s a nagging feeling that can last for days and you do not have to feel that way.

A student, John, auditioned for a play with a monologue, which according to the script was to be a private conversation between himself and his father.  The director’s adjustment was for the actor to do it as if it were a public conversation.

John was confused by the direction because it conflicted with the script but he did it anyway.  John walked out of the audition feeling unsure of whether he gave the director what he wanted, even though he had done exactly what the director had asked.

Next time ask for clarification. Ask a question.

John could have said,  “I hear you’d like me to do the monologue again as a public conversation, which I will do, but I’m a little confused because my understanding of the script is that this is a private conversation between a father and a son.  Would you still like me to perform it as a public conversation?”

Remember your experience can serve as a valuable learning tool and inspiration for others.  Please leave a comment.

Posted by admin, July 11, 2011 11:51 am

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Erica Jenkins – Member of the Pussy Cat Dolls,

Sarah Plunkett – Hallmark Commercial

WATCH: Jayda Brown – Oreo Commercial

Jadya Brown – Supporting Role:  The Lot AKA Christmas in Compton

Mari Mori – Untitled Feature Film

Alexandra Kovalchik – Wholefoods, Ameritrust, Cox Cable Commercials

Keith Nagel – Night Dream Blues – Lead in Feature Film

Jessica Nagel – Resevoir Bitches, Untitled Feature Film

Jamee French – 2012 London Olympics Commercial

Brian French – Destroy Build Destroy

Vincent Cash - Imperfect Heist

Nicholas Kaehler – Remo Drum Commercial

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