Theatre auditions differ from movie auditions, but how and why?
One of the best ways to break into the acting field or entertainment industry is to start early and attend theatre auditions where you can find acting roles in high school plays or community theatre.
Theatre auditions are free and open to the public. To find out about theatre auditions in your area, make sure to search the web for listings or contact your local community theatre group.
Theatre auditions differ from movie auditions because most plays involve acting, singing and dancing. When you go on theatre auditions you will be asked to read a memorized monologue, sing a short song and perform a 2-3 minute dance.
Often times during theatre auditions you will be performing with a group instead of solo. If this is the case, you want to impress the producers and directors without overacting or being too dramatic.
Here are a couple of tips for successful theatre auditions: 1) Be on time. 2) Bring a complete portfolio of you work. 3) Be confident but not cocky. 4) Be prepared to sing, dance and act. 5) Don’t be discouraged by constructive criticism.
Successful theatre auditions lead to landing roles in plays. After you have established yourself as a good theatre actor, you may want to broaden your horizons and audition for movies or television shows.
Theatre acting is live so there will be mistakes. It is not like a television show or movie where you can shoot the scene several times until it is done right. Don’t worry if you miss a line during a play. If you can improvise, the audience will probably not even notice your mistake.
Theatre auditions don’t require the actor to have a talent agent or agency represent them but it is a good idea if you are auditioning for movies or television shows.