Actors tell me about their auditions afterwards and often they tell me they had a question that they wanted to ask but didn’t. Asking questions is a good thing and here are some benefits of asking questions in auditions. But, read next week’s blog to find out which questions can hurt your audition.
1. Questions give the Casting Director an opportunity to elaborate on what they are looking for which helps you to know and deliver exactly what they want.
2. Questions give you clarification so that your mind is free of, “Well this is stupid.” “Am I doing it right?” and all the other garbage that gets in the way of you being in the moment and giving your best performance when it matters most.
3. Questions allow you to walk away from an audition knowing you did your best when it mattered most.
4. Questions show the Casting Director you’ve done your homework and that you’re well prepared.
5. Questions show the CastingDirector that you are an actor who knows how to make a choice and can back it up.
6. Questions show the Casting Director that you understand and can take direction.
When has asking a question helped you in an audition. Please comment and use this as an opportunity to help another actor.