My one piece of advice, do everything in your power to let your scene partner have a good audition. If you walk out of the audition blaming your group or your partner for a sloppy scene, it’s your fault. As auditioners, we see what’s happening in a scene, we see where it goes wrong, and we see when someone is judging. There are no mistakes, only gifts. No matter what is thrown at you, you can make it work. You must develop that part of your ego. You must take pride in making others look good. If you do that, you will excel. One of my favorite things to say to people before a big show, or audition is “Don’t Fuck It Up”. This is not to get in their head, or to intimidate, it’s a reminder that in the grand scheme of things,[Life,Love,Happiness] what you are about to do is not that important. It puts things into perspective and, hopefully, puts them at ease. I do my best work when the pressure is removed. I think more clearly, and say what I want to say. Instead of what I think they want me to say.
ugggggh ucb you are busting my balls. I get you want to steer away from people making a bunch of reservations a month in advance and then no showing but. it’s super frustrating to be someone who checks the schedule regularly and attends 98% of the things I make reservations for and then not get one for mays broad city when I clicked refresh at 10 am on the dot and it instantly said sold out.
edit: I also clicked refresh for the better par of an hour bc I thought maybe it was technical probz bc it still says “reservations will be available…” sigh.
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