Auditioning for a role as an actor is definitely stressful, but you can improve your chances by considering these tips.
Do Your Research
First of all, you need to do your research before you audition for anything. If you’re auditioning for a TV show, watch a few episodes to get an idea of what it’s about and how you should approach your role. If you’re auditioning for a commercial, watch other commercials for that brand and its competition. If you’re auditioning for a movie or a TV pilot, find out who the director is and check out their other work.
Read Your Audition Material Completely
You will likely receive a script before you audition for any role. Be sure to read it completely, so you aren’t taken by surprise when you show up for your audition. You obviously need to know your lines, but you also need to be conscious of the setting and other characters in your scene.
They say that you need to dress for the job that you want, and an acting role is no exception. When you show up for your audition, try to dress for your role. If your character is the type to wear a nice suit, come dressed in a suit. If you’re playing a character, who dresses more casually, wear jeans and a t-shirt. You should get a better idea of how your character would dress when you read your script or research your part.
If you can, try practicing your audition in front of a live audience. Yes, you can practice speaking in front of a mirror, but that isn’t the same thing as speaking in front of other people. Your audition is going to be in front of others, so your rehearsals should be the same way.
Don’t Take It Too Seriously
Finally, don’t be too hard on yourself when you audition. Even the best actors lose out on more parts than they win through no fault of their own. Show up for your audition and do your best, but don’t sweat it if you don’t get the part. There will always be other opportunities.