AUDITION TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

The Actors Door Studio runs casting workshops several times in the academic year. The purpose is to improve audition technique and strengthen skills in what is arguably the most stressful aspect of pursuing a professional career in acting: auditioning, of course.

Aside from it being stressful, auditioning can also be very demoralising. The sheer number of people applying for a small amount of available jobs in the industry is enough to dishearten new and upcoming performance professionals. This impacts on the ability to audition well immensely.

And yet success in auditioning remains the most important factor in progression and career development.

It is therefore vital to know how to audition well.

To help you overcome feeling overwhelmed, it is helpful is to think of acting auditions as job interviews. Like job interviews, the interviewer (casting director, sometimes director or the producer) wants to check that you are right for the job (acting role).

The key to audition success is in treating it like a job interview. This implies that one must prepare for auditions in much the same way that you would any job interview.

Due to the fact that so much can rest on the outcome of a single audition or casting, many things can go wrong. Most of the time it is external factors like stress, anxiety and lack of preparedness that get in your way of a powerful casting. It is important to learn how to control these during the casting so all that remains is your acting ability.

Casting workshops can really provide you with the set of skills to control external factors while serving to elevate your ‘castability’.

We developed our workshops for exactly this purpose; train actors to take control of external factors that impinge on their performance.

Our workshops teach students a set of skills and techniques that they can use to give memorable and powerful presentations every time.

Importantly, actors get to experience what it is like to audition through the casting simulation that forms part of the workshops we run.

Learning these skills is just like learning any other set of techniques and involves practice and application. So our workshops are very hands on. And they get you in front of the camera!

In the casting workshops actors will receive instruction on:

  1. Effective script analysis
  2. Preparing for auditions the right way
  3. Audition technique
  4. Self-tapes
  5. Cold reading & on camera practice
  6. Making lasting impressions
  7. Casting, branding and the industry

The workshops are open to everyone and there are no requirements to join.

See below for upcoming audition workshop.