Breaking into Acting For Dummies
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Being prepared for your acting audition can reduce the stress of the experience. These auditioning tips will minimize distractions and help you put together a knockout performance:

  • Prepare and pack plenty of head shots and resumes. Staple your head shot to the back of your resume, so you don’t lose one or the other.

  • Pack a change of clothes in case your outfit gets dirty or torn, or so you can modify your appearance to match the role.

  • Take a copy of sides (the pages of a script that you’ll be reading from) or the script to practice while you wait your turn to audition.

  • Do a final run-through of your monologues to make sure that you have them memorized and are comfortable performing them.

  • Confirm directions to the audition location. Also, plan to leave your residence in plenty of time to get to the audition location early.

  • Clear your personal calendar for the day of the audition, so you can arrive early and stay late with no worries.

  • Make a list of emergency telephone numbers, such as your agent’s number and the audition location number.

  • Get a good night’s sleep.

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Larry Garrison is President of SilverCreek Entertainment. He’s worked as a producer/actor in TV and film in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. His company has produced news stories for ABC and NBC News.

Wallace Wang is a stand-up comedian and the author of more than 10 bestselling For Dummies books. He focuses on screenwriting, movies, and comedy.

Wallace Wang is a bestselling author with more than 2.3 million For Dummies books in print. He wrote Beginning Programming For Dummies and moonlights as a stand-up comic.

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