Auditions are funny. Or upsetting. Or amazing. I’ve had my share of auditions that ended in tears. Some seemed so awful and then produced a callback. Some that seemed great and were given the guillotine. Some that were more awkward than Elaine Marie Benes trying to dance at a party. So many things I wish I had known going into them (Oh, we’re going to do an improvisational solo from a jazz piece in who-knows-what meter? Have you seen an armadillo run the Boston Marathon?), and so many things I saw later, working auditions, that I wish I could have intervened on.
Here’s a project–I’m going to call it The Audition Project. I’m hoping to gather stories and advice to post here, for prospective auditioning individuals and more. Have an audition story? Acting, music, you name it. Working the audition, the one auditioning, etc. Are you someone who manages auditions, and you have something important to say to those wanting to audition? Funny stories, gratifying stories-I’d like to hear yours!
Update March 20, 2013
We’re getting some stories here! Thank you so much to Max from Citywide Blackout for submitting his story. Keep the ball rolling, everyone! You can post your story here in the comments section or email me at Farahjoan at LaParadiddle.com!