11 Dos and don'ts Audition Monologue
A casting director auditions Guide Monologue.
While out with my friends who work in show business, always tell me their horror stories of inexperienced people who call themselves actors and different things to do in open auditions. Not that inexperience means you're not an actor, but if you've ever seen the early rounds of American Idol to know what I mean. I have written some of these posts already, and this issue week is the menacing monologue. My friends have given me a few tips to share. I made a list of specific categories that have been cast for (comedy, dramatic, contemporary monologues), but I guess it's the same for all audition monologue. This list is not about being a good actor. You should already know how to express a wide range of emotions in movement, voice, face, etc. No, this list is about how to wow during the hearing with his professionalism. Let him. Here are and make sure to heed their advice!
1. DO warming:
Whether your sport, dancing, acting, etc, is always needed to warm up before a performance. Prepare for your audition monologue is no different. Do some stretching, mental preparation and vocal exercises. Get your mind and body ready to perform. Of course, the practice before arriving at the audition, but by all means stay in the area. Chat with other people or looking vacuum will not help at all. Take this part very seriously. My friends always say they have a huge respect for those who see global warming, when compared with "actors" who do not.
2. NO professional look:
This may seem obvious, but obviously, some do not see it. This is a job and you go in an interview. You need to look professional. No matter if the hearing is a monologue for theater or dinner next blockbuster Spielberg, you must presented as someone who takes his profession very seriously. If you can not take the time to dress, do you think the casting director will want to trust you with the discipline to act in your project? The experience, if you have or not is debatable. A veteran of fifty years and the first timer should be identical in appearance to enter a hearing. The performance should indicate your ability. Do not give them a reason to discount their ability before having the opportunity to present it. Now, it's not just clothing must worry. neglected portfolios are not acceptable. Failure to show any calls, resumes wrinkled or headshots, resumes hand, these are not acceptable in any occupation. If you think you are, stop reading now and searching tirelessly for a new line of work. If you find a job, stick with it to save his life because you are lucky to get one.
3. Do what is new:
Do not get me wrong, the classics are just that, but when you face a hearing people who have seen it all several times over several auditions you want to highlight. Sure, you could have a favorite movie, but how many times you see it in a row before your mind begins to wander? You do not want the casting director of mind to wander during his audition. That's not very memorable. Imagine being a director casting and see Shakespeare (the Auditioner thinks, "it was great I love Shakespeare.") Later, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare (get the point). Suddenly, someone is doing a monologue Dilios 300. Maybe not the best example, but you must understand where I'm going with this. You want to be remembered when the day is done. Like American Idol, song selection, or in this case the choice monologue, is the key (I know, other reference American Idol … sorry). It's like changing the channel from something they have seen thousands of times. Being different, and I guarantee you will sit, listen and be very grateful. Now if you think Shakespeare is cold, and no one else to do it as you can, go for it! Seriously, if you can put all others to shame and the performance of his solo sets you apart from what they have to. In that case, all the other mediocre or bad results will make you look much better. However, if you're not Shakespeare reincarnated, you might want to go with something that has been created in recent years.
4. Do not be afraid to move:
A time many players will stop phone line quality. I've seen players go through a complete test in one place, while the emotion poured out of his mouth, face, arms and hands. Every ounce of your mind and body is put on paper, with the exception of his feet. It's really hard to believe how excited or scared or sad you feel when you do not move your feet. It is a difficult selling and most casting directors will not buy it. It's not like they want you to dance, just a few steps in the right time can add to their performance. Obviously, the next most important thing the actors do a question and you might be wondering, "I can sit in a chair for my monologue?" Um, no! A good way to judge their performance is seen to register a phone to act before his hearing. See for yourself or upload to a site in the media as the talent to win valuable criticism basement cast mates.
5. What are your face:
Now, I'm not an expert in quality for standard one, and maybe that's the problem here. However, for the life of me I can not imagine why anyone ever does not show his face to the casting director for an audition. I do not mean that they are hiding their faces completely, but some seem to think away from the casting director to show only the side of his face is the most affective to capture the attention of the audience.
6. NO distance himself
You go on stage and see the casting director. He or she is ready for you. No turning back. You have studied his monologue. You know exactly what we do. Just step into the spotlight and talk. I said come to light! As explained to me, there is a background and proscenium. Proscenium is closer to the audience, therefore, closer to the casting director. Why? Why, why, why, ever overshadow perform his monologue? You want to be seen, that want to be heard and wants to be experienced by the public (Also known as the casting director), right? Well, for this you need to approach him or her as humanly possible. Show them your excitement and passion all the things you've worked so hard at day after day. Do not let your monologue is lost in the squinting and straining ears.
7. NO Auditioner turn on your partner:
I was told that while performing a monologue, it is much easier to do when he can direct his speech to an individual. This makes sense to me, however, may not be the best thing to do. Think of it this way. One who wants to be the focus of attention. You just cut that focus in the middle. Two, the hearing person who is now focusing on their lines instead of yours. Three, show your true skill if you have the ability to put on paper without actually being there. However, if the casting director insists that you use as a partner, that's another story.
8. NO overact his role:
Nothing worse than an actor into an open casting call and act like a teenage drama queen in your hearing. shaking hands, raised his voice and exaggerated body movements are not characteristics of a qualified and experienced actor. Instead, it shows a level of insecurity and the ability of fans for not casting director is respectable time. Now But this does not mean that those who are guilty of these killings are bad actors. I am told that when the actors were told to stop and bring the energy up to an intensity respectable, the performances were quite good. That said, I found what my friends said after being funny. They said not to tell someone to your energy level than up. A deaf actor without hearing life is the worst imaginable and most of the time just send them on their way without any help or consideration.
9. They stay in character:
After your audition monologue, it is important to remember why they are there and what they are doing. You can not let nerves emotion or something in your room or your personal life interfere with the short time they have off the auditioners. Stay in character, no matter what. As an actor, must know the character inside and out, their lines, and that is exactly what the casting director must see. The nerves have nothing to do with the character and your performance. Everyone is nervous, the type of operation of the lights is nervous to some degree. You have to act. There is nothing more to say. If you can not put aside their feelings and act as you in the wrong line of work. I do not mean to sound harsh, but that's how it works. An actor is a master of emotion. The first emotion you need to master is yours. Just remember, however you feel nervous, thinking like your character. Her character is not nervous (unless the scene required to do so), because your character is experiencing something else. That is the emotion I should feel. You are not a matter of a hearing, so How can your character is nervous about hearing.
10. DO NOT stop:
For those of you who read my other article, this might seem a bit contradictory. In fact, completely contradicts what I said before, but I have been informed that there is a difference between monologue and audition for an open casting call where you can read directly from the script. Before, I never said they make up the lines if you do not know. Or to memorize or read the script. Well, it seems that not a rule written in stone. For his audition monologue, the golden rule is not to stop, pause or break his monologue once it is made. If you forget the lines, basically them up. If you're on stage during a Broadway play and forget your lines, do not stop. You must remain at source and say what they think the character would say lines and hopefully get back to you. This is exactly what you should do for your audition monologue. It is unlikely that you will not know exactly auditioners lines anyway. Just do what you do, do not stop taking his monologue. It is considered very unprofessional. Forgetting lines is something that all players pass. If you can cover and recover of this fear of all fears, you will receive this regard much more than the casting director. Perhaps almost as much respect as if he remembered their lines.
11. KEEP dignity:
When the audition monologue is over, finished. Leave with some dignity. Do not start dumping their reasons, excuses, personal problems, tribulations of life or anything else that you think might justify what he did or did not do during his audition. Just thank the casting director for his or her time and date the level of professionalism they expect. Think of all the people who have to pass. How difficult and uncomfortable it might be if you had to mourn over each little thing went wrong before or during your hearing. Nobody wants to hear that. They call you if interested. It may seem cruel, but it can not hurt their performance otherwise good with their insecurities.
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