9 Lessons From An Audition Doubleheader

01Oct08

When you have back-to-back auditions in a single day as an actor in Los Angeles, you can expect to learn the following things:

  1. You will have auditions that are both scheduled during a 2-hour window, leaving you no time to navigate L.A. traffic, find parking, or avoid appearing frantic and sweaty.
  2. You will be auditioning for two very different projects, requiring you to dress as a sleazy, hard-sell lawyer, and then, as a tired, blue collar taxi driver who is afraid of clowns.
  3. You will be forced to make costume choices that disagree with 95 degree weather.
  4. You will be forced to make a quick change in a tiny stall of an office restroom. Which means touching the floor. A cold, tiled floor that the 70’s forgot.
  5. You will have at least one casting director lecture you, because your agent did not provide you with the necessary casting form. Which they have, anyway.
  6. You will see people that do not fit the casting description of the first audition, and you will see people that make you wonder if you fit the casting description of the second.
  7. You will remember everything that you hate about this business.
  8. You will remember everything that you love about this business.
  9. You will wish to yourself to have this much audition action every day.
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2 Responses to “9 Lessons From An Audition Doubleheader”

  1. 1 Gib

    I agree with this 100%. Especially 7,8 and 9. And why do Casting Directors lecture so much? They don’t really care. I don’t get it.


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