Audition Tips From Director Ashley Krieger
"25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
By: Ashley Krieger
Production has some adult content. Suitable for 13y+
COME PREPARED AND FAMILIAR
Make sure you have done research on the play you are auditioning for, not just the character. Get to know the show and characters, because you might be asked to audition for someone unexpected!
If you are sick, we probably already know. No need to apologize for it! We understand and adjust our perception accordingly. We are happy you are here. Wear a mask.
Not only do we want to see that you can act, we want to know if you can take direction. Be open to suggestions. Direction does not mean you are wrong, just that we want to see something else. It’s a buildable skill! Start working on it!
SHOW YOUR STRENGTHS
Do not come in singing a soprano role when you are a baritone. You will suffer, and it’s your fault. Show us what you CAN do.
WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED
We sit behind the audition table rooting you on, despite our unenthused faces. I promise. We try really hard to remain neutral. We are your friend and look for your assets!
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL
You can control how prepared you are and your presentation. Don’t worry about the things you can’t control, such as: being cut off in the middle of the audition, your pants ripping, and the vision of the show.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE EVERYTHING
Smiles and “thank you” go a long way. We want to work with someone that is pleasant! Show us your very best self! Attitudes are a no.
IT’S OKAY TO BE NERVOUS
Being nervous means that you care. Just take a moment to yourself to breathe or do an activity that relaxes you. Build up your confidence and know you are going to give it your all!
Please list conflicts. Having conflicts does not mean you will not get the role, but not listing them and bringing them to the first rehearsal does.