Thursday, June 14, 2018

Holding Sides in an Audition

Some 1 in the morning thoughts about whether or not to hold your sides during a self-taped audition, or really any audition.

Worth remembering an audition is not a memorization test, and yes, it is good to be off book so the character can flow and develop. Holding sides in some people’s opinions reminds everyone that it is not a final fixed performance, and can be changed. These opinions often hold that with no sides you will be un-re-directable, and you may also be compared to a final polished performance in a finished product. Holding the sides gently instantly reminds the viewer it is an audition, even if you never look down at them.

Whatever you do, have fun: the part is yours during your audition no matter what happens later.

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