Auditions are meant to be fun! And community theatre is meant to be fun also.
The last thing we want is for people to be stressed over what’s to come. In most cases, you’ll find that our auditions are open and easy, the directors are available for questions and your friends can be there to support you.
Above and beyond anything, all you need is confidence and a ‘Give it a Go’ mindset. Will you always get the part? No, but you will always learn and will most likely have a great time as well!
Where ever possible, it’s always a good idea to have read the play beforehand, and we usually hold a play-reading the week before. This is the best time to get ‘the feel for it’, to find out if it’s something you’d like to audition for and take part in.
Once you get started, commitment is key. For this reason, directors will let you know up front what the rehearsal schedule will be and when you will need to be available. Bring your diary!
Finally, we rarely ask for pre-prepared monologues so there’s no need to spend weeks learning Shakespeare before an audition (unless that’s the strange thing you’re into!). The most important things our directors look for is the willingness to give it a go, the willingness to follow directions and the willingness to BE ON TIME. Experience can be developed with time… everyone has to start somewhere.
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