When preparing your audition have you ever wondered, “Should I sit or stand?”
We run our acting workshops like a casting session, with actors coming in one at a time. This question comes up a lot.
It’s the inspiration for today’s video.
Should I sit or stand is a good question. But it doesn’t go far enough.
The audition chair is your friend. In fact, if you know how to work that chair to your advantage, it can become a thing of magic.
See what we mean in today’s video.
The Magic Chair
An audition is an unnatural circumstance. You don’t have the benefit of a real location, wardrobe, or other actors. Your job is to use all resources available to you to create the illusion of a fully lived out reality.
The chair is your friend in this endeavor. It can be a desk, a bar stool, a car, your couch…
Using the chair to create an imaginary location will add another layer of depth and reality to your audition.
It really is a tool of magic!
Leave a comment. Did this help you think about the audition room in a different way?