The aim of the Audition Workshops is to build audition skills. Audition skill is what allows you to display your current performance capabilities to their best advantage.
There is a schedule for the day. This will be emailed to you in the week before the workshop. On the schedule you will be allocated 13 minutes in the audition room with the casting director. The actual time you spend there depends on the Casting Director and how they run the day.
The auditions take place in a separate room. The Rehearsal Room nominates a reader for the day. However, you can choose whether use the nominated reader, use another actor from the group or even bring your own reader. BRING A COPY OF YOUR SCENE TO GIVE TO THE READER.
You will be able to observe other actors in their interaction with the casting director on a TV monitor in the main room.
After being seen by the casting director and getting their feedback you then show the recording of your auditions to me and I give you feed back, too. It’s a very successful formula.
Some actors have ultimately been cast as a result of being seen by the casting director. If that happens I consider it a bonus.
The scenes for the auditions are supplied by the casting directors.
The workshops run from 9am to 1pm. There are short briefing sessions in which the casting director talks to group at the beginning and the end of the sessions. This gives the actors opportunity to ask questions.
There is an opportunity to chat with the Casting Director in the 10 minute briefing sessions at the beginning and the end of each session.
Actors can stay for the entire four hour session. However, some choose to come for the start of the session do their audition and then depart while others come for their audition and stay for the final briefing at the end of the session. The choice is an individual one.
It is sensible to see this as an opportunity to meet and network with the Casting Director as well as to demonstrate your skill level. As such being seen to spend time at the workshop; being present for the discussion sessions and participating in a positive way will help build an image of your commitment and professionalism.