Whether you are thinking about auditioning for your community theatre's lead role or a supporting character, auditioning can be an exciting yet nerve-racking activity. Don't let this discourage you from trying out! Here are some dos and don'ts to help you release your inner Sharpay Evans and have a "Fabulous" audition.
First, don't be nervous! We at Okeechobee Community Theatre are eager to work with actors and actresses of all skill levels. Whether this is your first play audition or your thirtieth, we are excited that you are here and ready to be on the stage. Our goal is for you to have fun and meet other creatives in our community.
Second, don't memorize anything before! We will have scripts available to read at the auditorium. Our audition style is referred to as a "cold read", meaning that no preparation is involved. Simply come prepared to read a short scene off of the script.
Third, do speak loud and clear! Without microphones, it can be hard for the director and other people in the auditorium to hear you. Therefore, use your projection and enunciate clearly. Don't worry about being too loud; we appreciate your volume!
Lastly, do have fun! No matter whether you are in tech crew, production crew, back-stage crew, or on the stage, you are a vital part of our production. You bring a unique perspective to the table, and we want you to have fun and enjoy the experience!
If you are interested in auditioning for Exit Who?, come to the historic Okeechobee auditorium (Freshman Campus) on August 7th or August 8th at 7pm. We cannot wait to see you there!