Acting schools in New York
Getting into Acting School can be a tough business. There is a high demand for places so you need to be as prepared as possible.
I sit on the audition panel for my acting school and I have seen all sorts of auditions, from the brilliant to the proverbial car crash.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that drama schools don’t mind if you mess up, because they are looking for the best and it’s a competitive environment, as is the industry.
So, here are five tips to help you secure that elusive place at acting schoolUsually you are asked to perform a monologue. This is a short speech from a play or film. Make
sure you pick something that you can shine in and that will suit you. Don’t
make life difficult for the panel by picking something you would never be cast in. You can stretch your range during your training – but to start with, do something
appropriate and do it well.Read the whole play and know every detail about the character, including their full name. A panel may test your knowledge of the character or play
to see how well you have
prepared. Sometimes I ask for the full name of the character they are playing. You would be surprised how many people can’t answer that question.When you perform, don’t look
the audition panel in the eye. Look to the side or above them unless you are reading with them or directed to look at them. When you look them
in the eye, you involve them in the acting process and they may be uncomfortable with that.