Actors struggle hard enough when it comes to making it in the world of acting, so the Atlanta Unified Auditions can serve as an ideal opportunity to be seen by multiple professional theatres in a single audition.
This means it’s imperative that your total “Actor Presentation” is the best that it can be. Remember that Unifieds is more than just your audition. It also includes your monologue selection, headshots, resume formatting, and even your physical appearance.
After studying industry standards and holding a Q&A with local Atlanta casting and theatre professionals, C4 Atlanta has complied a “Best Practices Guide” to help to make sure you nail every aspect of the 2016 Atlanta Unified Auditions.
Your headshot is a key factor in the audition process. You don’t get to go home with the casting directors, but your headshot does.
Things to remember:
- It should be a high quality image. This doesn’t mean you have to pay a lot of money for it, but it should have nice lighting and not cause unnecessary shadows on your face.
- Avoid busy backgrounds and heavily patterned clothing.
- MAKE SURE IT LOOKS LIKE YOU!
- B&W isn’t cool any more. Use color photos.
- FYI…headshots aren’t glamour shots.
- Make sure your name is on the image somewhere. This is to assure that you can be identified if you headshot and resume are separated.
- All headshots should be no larger or smaller than 8×10
The formatting of your resume’ is a key factor in how professional you look. Make sure it speaks to your skills and previous work history in the best way possible.
Key things to remember:
- Don’t forget your audition number and the year in the upper right hand corner (Unified Specific)
- This is a theatre audition. Theatre credits should come before film and TV.
- Make sure everything is in clear, aligned columns
- Don’t list items on your special skills which you can’t do on the spot
- Make sure you list if you’re Equity, Non-Equity or AMC
- No crazy weird, or cursive fonts. It should be easy to read.
- More is not always better!
C4 Atlanta was pleased to host an open Q&A Panel discussion with local actors and casting professionals on February 22, 2016.
This panel was formed to discuss the ins and outs of cattle call auditioning and to highlight best practices associated with Atlanta’s theatre market.
For those of you who missed this wonderful discussion we have a full blog post which recaps the questions and informative answers given by this stellar panel.
Never been to the Marcus Jewish Community Center before? No worries! C4 Atlanta wants to make sure you feel totally prepared.
For any actor that was accepted into the 2016 Atlanta Unified Auditions, there will be a Space and Accompanist Orientation on March 7, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This is the ideal chance to get a hands-on view of the space while also getting to work your song with the schedule accompanist for the 2016 Unified Auditions.
For anyone unable to make the Space and Accompanist Orientation, C4 Atlanta has provided you with a helpful walk-through video which shows the MJCCA from the front door all the way to the stage.
No actor will feel unprepared on our watch!