The Audition Grind

Wow! That’s what I have to say after the roller-coaster of a ride I just had this week! I had not one, not two, but FOUR auditions this week! That’s a lot for me, considering a month ago I wasn’t having any and four auditions in one week is more than I’ve had an entire month. Needless, to say, I was excited about each and every one of them and as always, I’m grateful for the opportunity.

Not only were these auditions fun and exciting, but I was also happy with how they came about. My first audition was from an agency that I hadn’t heard from in a long while, so it was nice to get that email. It was for an internet video for a production company and project that I worked on a earlier this month as an extra. Moving closer to the front of the camera would be great so the opportunity was awesome. I worked the night before, but I still managed to learn my lines which were very comical. After I was done, the woman running the audition told me that I was “cute and adorable”, especially while I was pretending to talk to my invisible girlfriend about our upcoming wedding on a lawn. I’ll definitely remember that script for awhile!

My second audition was a casting for a print agency here. I’ve done a lot of print jobs before so I was pretty familiar with how this worked. There was a photographer there and he simply took some pictures of me. He said I was a natural, had a good smile, and could tell that I’ve done this before. It would be cool to get in with these guys because they get big print jobs for places like Walgreens and Mcdonalds. I’d love to be apart of that so I’m glad the casting went well.

The third audition was set up by the same agency that sent me on my first audition a few days before. The agent actually called me while I was on my way to the first audition and she asked me if I was available to go. Of course my answer was, “Yes!”. This audition was for one of the biggest casting directors around town that I have yet to have the opportunity to audition for so it was cool to get the chance to go. The audition was a little different because the commercial that it was for centered around people making ugly faces over a milkshake. So, there weren’t any lines to memorize or a role I had to play other than making an ugly face while crying. It was different, but still cool.

My last audition for the week was on Saturday in Downer Grove, IL. The role was for an anchorman for a weekly mock news program. The cool thing about this project is that it would be an on-going job and they’d be taping news segments every week or so. On-going jobs are the best and it sounds like a fun job.

It was a busy week for me, but I’m not complaining at all. I was pleased with my performance with all of them and I’m glad that I had the opportunities, especially with these agencies that haven’t been calling me all that often. The more auditions I go on the better I get at them and eventually I know that I’ll book one of the gigs soon enough. My main focus with all of them is just to give a good performance and do a good job so that the casting directors invite me back for other projects.

Looking back, this month has been pretty busy for me. I just hope that the momentum keeps going and there are more auditions and opportunities coming my way!

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