Whether you're someone who is new to acting or someone who has a significant amount of experience in this field, acting classes can bolster your skills and help you to develop as an actor. While you might be evaluating different classes geared toward the type of acting you enjoy doing or the type in which you need work, you should also give some thought to what you want to get out of your acting. If you want to use your skills as a career, you'll soon be acquainted with the audition process — something that can be challenging for even a seasoned actor. Fortunately, you can enroll in an acting class that primarily focuses on preparing you for your auditions. Here are some things that you'll learn.
Navigating The Audition
Much of the time that you spend in your audition prep acting class will focus on navigating the audition. This process doesn't necessarily involve acting, but is integral for anyone who wants to move his or her acting career forward. Beginners can often struggle during their auditions because they don't know how to proceed with them. How early should you arrive? Should you practice some lines with another person in the waiting room? There are all sorts of things to know about the audition process that will make you feel more comfortable and confident when you walk through the door.
Practicing The Process
Your acting class that is dedicated to preparing you for auditions will devote a lot of time to mimicking auditions. For example, part of the room will likely be set up as an audition space frequently is — a table and chairs with a couple of industry professionals sitting at it, and open space for you to say your lines. This setup can be intimidating for beginners, so practicing as though you're taking part in an audition can make the whole process feel more familiar to you. When it's more familiar, you'll find it to be easier — and this can improve your probability of success.
Building Your Confidence
In audition preparation acting class, your instructors will rely on some of the tricks that audition screeners sometimes use to assess actors. For example, when you're breezing through a monologue, the instructor might interrupt you and ask you to start over. He or she is assessing not only your ability to follow instruction, but also how well you can adapt to this change. Some actors will struggle to get into the monologue again after an interruption. Challenges of this nature can make you feel a lot more confident when you start to attend acting auditions.