Auditions don’t have to be stressful. When you really think about it, casting directors WANT you to succeed; it makes their job easier! Directors and actors are on the same team, so there’s absolutely no need to feel intimidated. On the contrary, the best piece of advice I’ve ever received on auditioning is the following: enter the room as if you are presenting a gift.
Upon walking into your audition, give directors the gift that they are looking for: yourself. When you possess that secret – that gift – you will enter the room with confidence and ease, knowing that you are satisfying their every need. This graceful presence will calm the room, creating a comfortable atmosphere in which everyone feels safe.
If you’re acting professionally, you already know that you’ve got talent, so remain honest and relaxed. Your gift to the room is yourself. Enjoy giving it.
Some thoughts on art, life, and theatre. Stay positive.