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Tips to Help Actors Create a Character Instantly at an Casting Audition

A Guide to Creating a Stable and Interesting Character Instantly

While you are at an audition, there are absolutely some obstacles that one will find themselves in. Possibly, not even while you are at an audition, but while you are acting in any form. However, more commonly you will experience this particular type of anxiety in the audition room when you are asked to perform a cold reading from the script. It is in these few precious moments that one must zone all of his or her attention to the script and begin to think several critical questions in order to establish a character instantly.

For the beginning actor, even the more advanced actor, establishing a deep and intriguing character instantly is one of great trouble. However, it does not have to be this way. It only takes a few moments, and a basic understanding of human emotions. And after grasping this notion, you can establish a character instantly that has depth and meaning.

As working as a Casting Director for several years, it is very common for me to sit in my casting chair, and watch countless actors and actresses walk in and out of my room with literally the same performance. It used to baffle me when watching, and thinking to myself, "I have seen this person before." And in all actuality I have never met them in my entire life. This feeling was brought on by their performance. It is because each of these actors gave a very flat and, dare I say, boring performance.

If one was to gaze at acting in the sense of a terrain - strange I know. However, visualize a gorgeous mountain range, one full of deep valleys, and extreme highs. There are literally millions of nooks and crannies that one could easily get lost in, and trying to explore the entire terrain would be close to impossible - and yet, one still wants to do so. And now visualize a plane - one from the Midwest, to where you can see for miles and miles. There are no hills, there are no mountains; the only thing that is prevalent within eyesight is flatness. Upon first gaze, one is immediately bored. There is absolutely nothing that catches the eye. Nothing is interesting, and soon one begins to turn its back and walk away.

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Auditions for play Resistance!

RESISTANCE!a drama by Richard C. Goodmandirected by Brian Gibson Auditions will be held at The Brad Powell TheatreSaturday, May 10 from 3pm-5pm and Sunday, May 11 from 3pm-5pm No prepared material is…Continue

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Started by Robert John Delim Apr 6.

Extras Needed for Untitled UHM ACM Student Film

OLD MAN – 50’s, preferably AsianCHURCH LADY – 40’s or older, preferably PolynesianYOUNG MOTHER – Portrayable age of 15-25, preferably local Asian or Polynesian Shoot dates: April 17, 18, 19, 2014…Continue

Started by Valerie Narte Apr 1.

Science Fiction Short Film 1 Reply

Hello Everyone, My name is Markus Lim and I am currently Producing and casting for a Science Fiction short film. If you are interested in more details about the characters please email me with head…Continue

Started by Markus Lim. Last reply by Damaris Michelle Moulterie Mar 20.

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Comment by Jerald M. S. Pang on February 26, 2014 at 4:29pm

Hi Y'all:

Just got a E-Mail from, that confirm this an Open Casting Call for Jurassic World, for Background Extras (Actors):

It has the same location, date and time as Lew's post from Ebb Tide Casting,  and it also said that KHON, announced it on TV, last night.  So, everybody knows about by now, not just us.



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Comment by Kiana Imperial on February 26, 2014 at 12:41pm
Also, bring your recent head shots, resumes, acting ( agents info, filming info, experiences, and sizing info-such as shoe, shirt, pants, waist, hip, chest, inseam, etc, etc) People tend to think they can just pop up to a casting call with just their shirt on their back and what info they have in their head, but trust me, Questions on casting cards are precise and along with a casting card? They usually want a résumé and recent photo! Those that do not? Will be passed by! Directors and casting crew want professionalism! So the things I listed are important to have along with your drink, snack, a book and an activity to do while waiting! VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!

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Comment by Lew Lappert on February 26, 2014 at 10:24am

This is the photo where the casting call will be held.  Bring chairs, umbrella, hat, sunscreen, water and snacks.  It could be a very long day.  Be prepared.

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on February 25, 2014 at 9:28am

Comment by Scott M. Schewe on February 24, 2014 at 10:45am

I wish I could have been at the lecture, but I had a previous engagement that I could not get out of.......

That was a busy night at UH, lots of traffic.

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Comment by Lew Lappert on February 22, 2014 at 12:12pm

Thank you Elyssa Joy, Wes Haviland, Lara Palafox, Dennis Keating, Chia Maisonet, Tony Young, Judy Anstess, Nepthali Maisonet, Analei Tsong, Joji Yoshida, Brenda Hillebrenner and George Russell for attending last evening's John Sayles lecture.  I encourage all actors to not miss opportunities to learn from these events.

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Comment by Lew Lappert on February 21, 2014 at 3:55pm

Thank you Wes Haviland for posting the link to the John Sayles event tonight.

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Comment by Wes HAVILAND on February 21, 2014 at 11:51am

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Comment by Lew Lappert on February 21, 2014 at 9:44am

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