How to make sure you get an audition

Want to learn how to get into acting? No experience? No problem. I mean, we all had to start somewhere, right?

Make sure you have everything you will need for the audition. Check the application carefully, following every requirement. Some auditions have strict dress codes. If there is no dress code, keep it simple. Pick an outfit you feel good in.

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the audition begins, maybe even earlier. You will appreciate having the extra time to check out your surroundings if you are not familiar with the location.

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Make sure you know what you're auditioning for. Is it a commercial spot or a stage production? Have some background information about the topic of your audition and the part you're auditioning for. Make sure the people you are auditioning for are legitimate.

Be aware of play types. We all know there are dramas and there are comedies, but within those, there are many others. Classics - Shakespeare, Chekov, and the Greek playwrights, sometimes use a very complex language structure, characterized by very long passages of text. Don't be discouraged or frightened by that aspect; it will eventually get easier, once the director gets involved and you've had time to go over the play.

Find an agent. On occasion you can find agencies in major towns and they will have larger connections than you might. But remember, agents take 10%, so if you get a paying job, you will probably take a pay cut if an agent found it for you.

NEVER pay to audition, no matter what they tell you. Paying to audition is almost always a scam. Usually "pay to audition" production companies (made famous in movies like Bowfinger) are actually nonexistent companies which have no intention of putting on an actual production or completing a film.