Auditions: Top Tips for Young Actors

Auditions: Top Tips for Young Actors

Whether it’s for a professional show or your school play, auditions are a difficult and panic-inducing process. Throughout my 14 years of experience within the world of theatre I have had countless auditions for everything from professional touring musicals to Am-Dram (the British term for community theatre) plays and pantomimes, encompassing acting, singing, dancing and even juggling once! No matter what the audition is for, I always find I have that shaky, butterflies feeling leading up to it, though I must admit I have much more control over my nerves than I did as a child.

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How Do You Feel When You Screw Up on Stage?

How Do You Feel When You Screw Up on Stage?

We have ALL been there. There are many times that we’ve been on stage and suddenly forgotten our lines, cracked while belting out a song, tripped and fell, forgotten a prop, missed your cue, I could go on and on. I will tell you that ALL of these things have happened to me.

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Lessons Learned While Teaching Youth Theatre

Lessons Learned While Teaching Youth Theatre

For many summers I worked as a Teaching Assistant for New Britain Youth Theater in their summer school enrichment program. I would say these werepositive experiences for me, and as a college student studying Theatre (along with Writing and Film), I couldn’t ask for a better summer job for someone like me. But more importantly, I’ve seen that these programs tend to be positive experiences for the kids I’ve worked with.

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