* This post was originally published in April 2020. It has been rewritten and updates to reflect current industry trends. For the moment, self-tape / self-submitted auditions are the new normal. While they may seem new, they have actually been around for years, hence the term ‘tape’…. I mean when
** Originally posted April 2020. Updated May 2021 As actors, we are always going to need practice scenes and monologues for auditions and workshops. Right now however with so many virtual open calls, generals and self tape challenges going on, actor are scrambling for scenes more than ever. To help
UPDATE MAY 2021: This article was originally published early 2020 as “11 FREE Casting Sites Every New Actor Need to Know About” …. things have changed. In some cases the sites simply aren’t free anymore, and others just weren’t up front about fees to submit. I’ve gone through these sites
For some actors, memorization is naturally easy. For others, it is a point of panic every single time. No matter where you fall on that scale, memorizing lines is, and will always be, an essential component of single audition you do and every project you work on throughout your career, so you might just as well get good at it.