TOP 3 TIPS FOR A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION:
1. Get your energy right before you come in the room, so you can walk in with confidence and start your work.
2. Dress appropriately for the audition – Carousel requires a different outfit than American Idiot.
3. Have your music ready to go so you can get the pianist set without confusion and get to work..
TOP 3 TIPS FOR A GREAT AUDITION:
1. Be prepared. This doesn't necessarily mean you have to be memorized, but you have to know the show, the character and have a strong grasp on the material.
2. LISTEN WELL to any adjustments you are given. It's hard to process in an audition when nerves are a factor, but being able to take an adjustment in the room gives the team more confidence in you as a performer and as a professional.
3. Have back up options ready that you can knock out of the park if asked. You need to have a comprehensive book with songs in a variety of styles that shows all the different sides of your voice.
ADVICE FOR ACTORS JUST MOVING TO THE CITY:
Read everything. There are tons of theatre and film/tv websites out there that let you know not just about auditions but about whats coming up, who's working with who, etc. The more you know about the industry, the better prepared you'll be.
Take classes at the studios around the city that offer a chance to meet a casting director or agent. Many casting directors use these as a way to find readers for auditions and there is no better masterclass than being an audition reader.
Build a community, both in and out of the theatre. This business is hard. Cultivate friendships and support systems to help you through the hard times.
NY Philharmonic’s all star concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY. Broadway: Man and Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Bye Bye Birdie, Waiting for Godot. National Tour: 12 Angry Men, Sweet Charity. Kate also worked as Casting Associate at Roundabout Theatre/Jim Carnahan Casting. Credits there include: Bway: The Mountaintop, Arcadia, A Behanding in Spokane, Everyday Rapture, The Norman Conquests, Pal Joey, Boeing-Boeing, Curtains, 110 in the Shade, The Woman in White, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fiddler on the Roof. West End: La Bête, Deathtrap. Off-Broadway: Language Archive, Spring Awakening, Pig Farm, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, The Paris Letter, Mr. Marmalade. TV/Film: Glee (Fox), Brotherhood (Showtime), Flicka (20th Century Fox). In 2012, Kate was named one of Tomorrow’s Power Casting Directors by Backstage Magazine.