Auditions Blog Posts

Actors and students of Killian McHugh waiting to audition for a role.
Mar 21, 2019

Killian McHugh’s Guide To Acting Jobs & Commercial Auditions

For commercial casting director and acting coach Killian McHugh, teaching is not only a profession, but a calling. “I remember talking to a casting director about winning the Oscar,” he recalls. “I said something about if I won I’d never… Read More

Elizabeth Olsen shares her love for auditions.
Jan 28, 2019

Elizabeth Olsen on Why She Loves to Audition

For many actors, auditioning is an unpleasant but necessary part of the business; they tolerate the judgemental ambiance and hopefully master the art of auditioning in the quest of landing desirable jobs. And then there’s Elizabeth Olsen who simply loves… Read More

Lisa Kudrow, who found her character Phoebe on 'Friends' in a unique way.
Jul 22, 2018

Lisa Kudrow Describes Her Process of Finding Phoebe in ‘Friends’

While auditioning for a pilot, Lisa Kudrow was given a character whose life was full of tragedy and asked to play her in a comedic way. In this Archive of American Television interview, Kudrow describes how she found Phoebe Buffay,… Read More

Dylan O'Brien, star of Maze Runner.
Feb 10, 2018

‘Maze Runner’ Audition Tapes of the Lead Cast

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was rated number-one at the North American box-office during its opening weekend. In fact, all of the films in the Maze Runner trilogy opened at number-one. The lead actors in the teen dystopian science-fiction action films… Read More

Audition Tips From Casting Director Lucy Bevan
Jun 7, 2017

Casting Director Lucy Bevan’s Audition Room Tips

Acclaimed casting director Lucy Bevan boasts a long and impressive resume which includes casting for Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book, and more recently Beauty and the Beast. Based in London, she selects talent for British independent films, theater, television as well as… Read More

Aug 14, 2016

Tips For Kids To Win Auditions

  You know the expression “kids say the darndest things”? This is where the spontaneous, organic personality of the child can win them the job. Interview questions are almost always asked when a child auditions for a commercial, TV show… Read More

A working actor who understands that availability is everything.
Jul 19, 2016

Availability & The Working Actor

Are you available? Wait. Before you answer, you might want to read the entire blog. Every actor I meet tells me they are 100% available to audition and to work. But then when some of them get the call, they… Read More

An actress auditioning for a role.
Dec 9, 2022

Making Adjustments in the Audition Room

You’ve got an audition and it’s time to prepare. You start by memorizing your lines, getting your look together, researching the commercial or project and showing up on time. It’s important you find a way to connect with the material… Read More