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3 Reasons Auditioning Is an Art in Itself

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Film & Television 17th Aug 2015 backstage


Auditioning is often seen as the poor uncreative cousin to acting; a necessary evil, the thing you have to learn so that you can get the job and really act. 

This losing attitude is just plain wrong. 

Auditioning is a dynamic creative process that can shine a light on your soul and test your skills and bravery like few other artistic disciplines can. It is an art form unto itself. 

Here are just a few of the many qualities that make it so:

1. Self-knowledge is its cornerstone. A successful film/TV audition answers the question, “Who are you and what do you have to add to the role?” It’s not about acting choices, but what you personally have to add to the role. It requires a way of working that allows you to go deeply into your own personality and explore your internal landscape. “What are the most interesting and compelling qualities I have to offer this role?” “Which parts of me will bring the words to life in the most unique way?” “What will give the piece the strongest, truest heartbeat?”

Read the full article at backstage

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