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There is a great article on Backstage.com that I want to share with you by Craig Wallace. Craig has developed a distinct technique for auditioning that is all it's own. With a specific focus on television and film, his process brings the actor fully in to presence with the material, and allows the audition and all the moments before and after to be a conversation between the actor and the "powers that be" in the room. In his videos and expert column on Backstage.com Craig describes the process and I find them really ... well comforting in a way.
As actors we pressure ourselves to bring all that we can into the room for auditions. The truth of the matter is that we are in a room with people, who are not characters in the movie or TV show. They are readers and camera people, casting directors and associates. If we are in a call back we may be meeting the director and producers, possibly even the writers. So what is it that they all really want to see? The fact that you have a grasp on the entire story arch of this character is not actually as important as being present and bringing your unique voice to the text on the page. Self knowledge, Wallace says is the best tool you can possibly employ. He goes on to say two more important things. We have all heard and learned that auditioning is it's own art form and it's not news here either, but Wallace frames it in a really lovely way by acknowledging that when it comes time to act, you are completely engulfed in the role while in the audition, you are completely connected to how the text is resonating in you, and how present you are for the conversation in the room. Additionally, and I LOVE him for this, he honors the tremendous courage that actors have, facing new people, and rejection on a daily basis.
This is a tender article about a vital part of our success. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And join me this winter for our great classes that will help you reach your career dreams in 2015! Early bird discounts end December 31st.
READ THE ARTICLE HERE 3 Reasons Auditioning Is An Art Unto Itself. Click here to learn more about Craig Wallace
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