Auditioning can be stressful—but there’s a way around it. Actors must come to terms with the prospect of performing in front of a table of people who have seen (and will see) dozens more performers doing the exact same material. There are plenty of classes dedicated solely to auditioning, but even a regular acting class cab be beneficial. Backstage Expert and acting coach Anthony Meindl points out that just performing in front of an audience on a regular basis can make a big difference, among other benefits.

*Breakdown*
0:09 – Auditioning is not different than acting
0:25 – Your challenges get magnified in an audition
0:40 – Does your acting class help you understand performing?
0:50 – Why some agents don’t say the word “audition”

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*More Acting Tips*
Preparation just means understanding the material and where your character fits within the story. So what does prep look like once you actually step onto set? http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/what-does-real-prep-really-look/

There’s something that can sabotage your audition before you even open your mouth to read the lines… Here’s the one thought that can ruin your audition: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/1-thought-can-ruin-your-audition/

Have an audition coming up? Or, maybe you’ve just been cast and now you’ve got to learn those lines. Memorization is an exciting process of acting, too! Here’s how to do it quickly and efficiently: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/how-memorize-faster-less-effort/

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