2018-07-03 (by James Ackley)
This “article” came about after many people asking about auditions, whether it was a student of mine or someone in a masterclass. After a handful of times, I thought I would solidify my thoughts on paper. These thoughts, however, are definitely not my own — they have been handed down to me, shared with me, read, and, in some cases, come from personal experience. I could obviously expound upon each point, but decided to keep my comments as succinct as possible — this way the person reading this could add their own experiences and teaching to the list or simply structure it in a way that affects them in a positive way. Auditioning can be daunting, but if you know what to expect, then mystery of it all doesn’t affect you as much. Unfortunately, auditions are a part of our profession and we need to learn how to do it to the best of our ability. I hope these tips help at least one person that is beginning or has been on the audition trail.