We thought that it would be useful for us to try and de-mystify our audition process, so that every actor who applies for a role with our theatre company knows exactly what to expect and those invited to audition are able to perform to the best of their ability on the day.
For everyone who applies for a role, we will:
- confirm receipt of your application by email
- provide a decision on your application once the deadline for entries has passed.
For those chosen to audition, we will:
- confirm a date and time for your audition and provide you with clear directions to the venue
- send you the whole play and audition piece(s) that we would like you to prepare in advance of your audition.
In the audition, we will:
- have someone to greet you upon your arrival at the venue
- create a friendly, welcoming environment from the outset for you to perform in
- have a short chat with you before the audition begins, so that we can get to know a little bit more about you
- if necessary, use one or more professional actor(s) for you to read opposite at the audition rather than a non – acting member of our team!
- read the audition piece(s) twice with you, the first time following your interpretation and the second time with direction
- provide you with feedback and a decision on your audition (regardless of the outcome) as soon as we possibly can.
If you feel that we have missed anything off the above list that would help you to perform to the best of your ability on the day, then please do let us know in the comments section below.
We strongly believe that it is to the benefit of everyone if we are able to create an environment in which actors can most successfully demonstrate their suitability for the available roles.
Good luck with you application!
2 thoughts on “De-Mystifying Our Audition Process”
Thank you. Equity should send this out to companies and casting agents as a template for good practice. I am guessing it has been formulated by an actor or in consultation with one.
Thank you, Dorothy. It was formulated from our experiences of what worked and what didn’t work in auditions that we had each attended and / or worked on in the past.