To Mime Or Not To Mime

When you get an audition scene that requires your character to eat, drink, walk through a door…how do you handle it?

Do you mime?  Do you not mime?

That is the question.

Check out today’s video for answers!

Remember, an audition is an unnatural situation to begin with.  You don’t have a set, props, wardrobe, lighting or a scene partner.  When the viewer sees you mime that coffee cup, it immediately reminds us that what we’re watching isn’t real.

Even if you do an incredible job of suggesting an invisible prop, the viewer starts to think, “Wow, she’s really great at miming.”

When you focus on suggesting the emotional reality of the scene, the viewer will focus on the power of your work, not your miming skills!

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