Finding an audition is easy; a simple Google search will turn up thousands. What's harder is finding one that's a good fit for YOU. It can be a daunting and never-ending task. It takes digging, and patience, and discernment, too (plenty of scams out there!). While it's not often a fast find, what it doesn't have to be is a mysterious process.
What are You looking for?
All too often enthusiasm gets spent too soon in the audition room, and the first impression is wasted before the actor knows how to effectively communicate their strengths and their goals.
Do you know which type of stories you are passionate about? Do you know where and how you'd best fit into them? Each project you are a part of is a part of your acting career, so it's worth it to find the ones that matter to you.
Don't let the industry define you or shape you or bully you into what (you think) they think you should be. Be honest with yourself and embrace who God has and is making you to be. BE you. KNOW you. Write out as many varied descriptions of roles you know you could believably portray (in stories you'd have peace/joy about being in and representing), then condense them into different "types"; those are the character descriptions to look for in the breakdown.
Top 10 Tips for Aspiring Actors
Here is a message I got recently:
So you want to act in Christian films? I heartily welcome you to the growing ranks!
If you haven't done so yet, I'd suggest listening to the two interviews whose links are at the top of this page.
They provide a good overview of how I got into acting, with some advice interwoven throughout for aspiring actors/actresses.
My Top 10 Tips would boil down to:
Comment below if you have any questions, or have any tips you'd like to share!
Also, don't forget that I offer individual actor coaching/mentoring, which you can apply for at any time.
Stay tuned for my next post, about FINDING AUDITIONS. :)