Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Collection Day 5: More Auditions Tomorrow

Our makeshift greenroom. The ironies abound!
I really like auditions and I love actors. They are the ones who breathe life into your characters, the ones who literally inhabit this world you have created for them. The best ones will totally commit to these characters, no matter how strange or silly the story might be. They are fearless. If they trust you, they will move in the directions you guide them. If you trust them, you will listen to their insights and feelings about the character. You don't always have to agree with them, but they are the ones living in your character's skin. Pay attention.

I was encouraged by what we saw in round one of our auditions on Saturday (despite the heavy rain). There is another audition tomorrow night and the trilogy ends this coming Saturday. I'm looking forward to seeing more local talent and very excited for callbacks when we get to start pairing people together to see how their chemistry plays out.

Casting is sort of like looking at paintings. You don't know what you'll like, but you recognize it when you see it.
--Steven Bochco

1 comment:

Joe Large said...

What is a warming area. Imagine it for singers, but actors.? Thanks, look forward to seeing the process.

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