Casting Advice

Auditioning

  • Hold On...Being Put On Hold Is A Good Thing!

    Written By Claire Simon published in acting tips, auditioning

    Often times after a long day of auditions, I get to grab a quick second to check Facebook, and undoubtedly I'll see a few postings by actors who'd commented on their audition that day. There are always comments about how well it went or conversely maybe they are contemplating poking their eye out after a really crumby one. Side note, I keep looking for the one that says "I just couldn't concentrate because the casting director was too stunningl…

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  • Welcome to My Casting World

    Written By Claire Simon published in acting tips, auditioning

    About a hundred and forty two years ago I graduated from college with all the enthusiasm and none of the preparation necessary to become a highly successful working actress. I had non realistic expectations, and all the passion in the world. I expected pursuing this career to be a smooth transition from the nirvana of college. After all, I was Cecily in the Importance of Being Earnest for God's sake. Who wouldn't want me? Most everyone, it tu…

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  • Four Words That Will Change Your Audition

    Written By Claire Simon published in acting tips, auditioning

    When I was fresh out of college and swimming in the audition world without a paddle, I'd made an audition appointment at a large theatre and was required to bring a classical piece. The college I'd just graduated from was a liberal arts college which translated for me was "we will teach you a little about a lot of things and will prepare you for nothing ..". Thus I left college with a whole lot of confidence and no clue how to navigate the prof…

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