Archive for the ‘Audition Tips’ Category


How To Hit An Audition Curveball Out Of The Park

Watch out.  It’s coming.  And if you’re not careful, it will knock you out.

Audition curveballs can hit you hard.  And they’re not only painful, they can KILL your audition.


What Is An Audition Curveball?

Audition Curveball:  When a Casting Director (or Producer or Director) says or does something at your audition that you weren’t expecting and hadn’t planned for that could possibly throw you for a loop and tank your audition. Read more >>

4 Words That Cause Spontaneous Verbal Diarrhea in Auditions…And The Cure

After thousands of auditions over the years, I’ve seen it hundreds and hundreds of times.

Diarrhea in auditions.

Eeew. Really?

Oh, not that kind. This common audition illness does not require Immodium AD or Pepto Bismol or anything like that. The diarrhea I speak of is a VERBAL diarrhea.

You know, the kind where you enter the audition room Read more >>

Why The Jason Momoa Audition for Game of Thrones Stopped Me Dead In My Tracks

The Jason Momoa Audition for Game of Thrones seems to have gone viral and there’s some good reason for it. There are definitely some great lessons to be learned from it for every actor and I will share 5 of them with you now.


Although, I’ll admit, the moment I saw the Jason Momoa audition for Game of Thrones circulating virally on Facebook for the first time, I stopped in my tracks.  Here’s why… Read more >>

Your Self-Taped Audition: The Upload Click & The Waiting Game

Self-Taped Audition. Do those words make you cringe or smile?  Love ‘em or hate ‘em self-taped auditions a part of your acting career…and it looks like they’re here to stay. But what happens after you’ve done it….after you click UPLOAD?

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How To Turn Your Emotional Acting Auditions From Blah to Brilliant

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You're taking a big risk…(and not in a good way).

With what?

Emotional acting auditions.

You either love ‘em or you struggle with ‘em.

But here’s the thing…Even if you LOVE emotional acting auditions, you are at RISK of ruining your next emotional acting audition if you don’t read on… Read more >>

Audition Tip | To Memorize or Not To Memorize?…What Casting Directors Really Want

As far as audition tips go, this question comes up over and over again:

Should I memorize the sides for my audition?

Based on my experience as a Casting Director, here is my answer:


Acting Audition Psych Out – Uh-Oh…I’m Not Right For This Acting Audition!

Acting Audition Psych Out…It happens to every actor at one time or another.

You get the call from your agent about the acting audition.  You look at the breakdown description for your character.  Your heart skips a beat.  Just to make sure you're not crazy, you flip through the sides and the script to see if there was a typo.  But it's the same.

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And you realize you got called in for a character that sounds like your polar opposite.   Panic sets in.  How on earth can you play this?  Read more >>

Casting Director Mind Hacks – Choosing Great Audition Material

Casting Director Mind Hacks…What are they?

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First let’s talk about “hacking”. What is it ? Well, the modern version, according to our good friend “Google”, defines hacking as:

“use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system.”

So, then, what is a Casting Director Mind Hack? Read more >>

Audition Tips & One Sure Way To Turn a Casting Director’s Head in the Audition Room

Audition tips that give you insight into what to do better in the audition room, particularly when they come from Casting Directors, can really help you book more acting jobs.

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Today you will learn what the best source for your audition tips is and then, of course, you’ll get an awesome audition tip. Sound good? Read more >>

You’ve Been Dealing With Audition Nerves Wrong This Whole Time…

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They're following you…


It's not a who actually; it's a “what”.

What's following you?

Audition nerves.

They stalk you like the paparazzi on Kim Kardashian!

Relentless, irritating. Audition nerves can ruin everything IF… Read more >>

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