Checklist For A Strong Audition


  • You have the type and length of material needed

  • You have material that you think is well-written and that you enjoy



  • You have a confident, positive entrance & introduction and seem happy to be there

  • You have a clean transition from your introduction to beginning the piece


Directing Choices

  • You have identified a clear beginning, middle, climax, and end

  • You have clear staging that tells your story

  • You consistently perform your monologue at a comfortable distance from your auditors

  • Your monologue is physically specific and fun to perform

  • There is variety - the monologue doesn't stay on the same mood/tone Acting Choices

  • You know exactly what your character wants from those he is speaking to

  • You have a simple, clear acting objective that you believe in and care about


  • You know your monologue and staging so well that you are free to play

  • Your voice is supported and expressive throughout

  • Every word is clearly articulated and easy to understand

  • You are easily seen throughout the monologue

  • You know your lines and staging cold - you can do them no matter what

  • It is clear what you want from the person/people you are talking to

  • You are pursuing your acting objective fully throughout the monologue

  • Your whole body is engaged in your performance

  • You have a strong, clear ending to your monologue

  • You have a clean transition to your ”thank you‘



  • You have a confident, positive exit from your audition, OR You are prepared to stay and chat if your auditors ask you to.