James Bowden is the founder of The Dorset School of Acting – nationally recognised and Dorset’s first and only full time independent drama school.
After graduating from Rose Bruford in 1994 James has been fortunate enough to have worked regularly as an actor in theatre and TV.
Don’t let your drama school auditions get you down
Drama School auditions are many and various and your experience can differ a great deal from your peers.
The key thing to remember is to take each one as it comes and once you have finished it forget about it!
There’s no use watching your inbox or the post for your hopeful recall as it wastes time and it only makes you feel more anxious as the days go by.
Another thing not to worry about is the difference between your audition and your friends. Just because they were asked to perform both their speeches and were re-directed and you were given a perfunctory Thank you after your first speech, doesn’t mean that they are not interested in you.
Remember (and this is particularly true of afternoon auditions) there are a great deal of auditionees and as they often run over in the morning, the panel are trying to get through everybody before the end of the day.
Just think of each audition as a performance – something you should love – you have paid for the opportunity so ENJOY IT!!!
Most importantly… don’t allow your unsuccessful auditions effect your upcoming auditions. You need to get your head right and just keep going! Good Luck!
The Dorset School of Acting’s 1 year Foundation Course in Acting & Musical Theatre prepares it’s students for all the aspects of auditioning for accredited Drama Schools. Check out the course at www.dorsetschoolofacting.co.uk
The Dorset School of Acting is nationally recognised and Dorset’s first and only full time independent drama school.
The DSA offers a vocational course preparing students for further training at drama school or a professional career in acting depending on ability.
With advisors from the most prestigious drama schools in the country, the school provides a systematical approach to the art and craft of the actor whether in classic and contemporary acting or musical theatre.
Similar Posts from Actor Hub
It is very easy to forget what a drama school audition is all about, and what the purpose of your monologue should be – this can lead to you choosing an inappropriate speech. Here are our guidelines on what not to choose.
The actor devisor wants to learn and train in theatre but wishes to use the skills to create their own original theatre work or maybe produce performances which are staged ‘outside of the theatre’. In addition to learning the fundamental skills of acting they will also learn about collaboration, improvisation and the whole technical side of putting on a production. So here is what they may be looking for at your devising theatre course audition.
Getting a place at a good drama school is a tough process but where will you live when you get a place? Not all drama schools have a campus or halls of residence. Here is the low down on getting a roof over your head once you have got a place at drama school.
A selection of monologues for men for drama school auditions and theatre castings. Along with links to the full play on Amazon, it is vital you read and study the script.
If you want a career acting on stage or on screen then there are so many drama schools to choose from. But places are hard to get. And what are the auditioning panel looking for? Here are our top tips on preparing for that audition for drama school.
These are books which will help you to understand and appreciate the history of theatre and performance. A good actor should understand different genres and approaches.
The drama school interviewing panel have a difficult job to do. They have to find the best students for their course. Students that have a hunger and passion for acting. So what are they actually looking for at a drama school audition? Here is a list of the essential and desirable qualities they will be looking for.
Working in musical theatre demands a versatile performer of a high musical and vocal standard, with strong dramatic and verbal ability, together with dance and movement skills. If you are thinking about applying for a place at a musical theatre school, here is an insight to what the audition panel may be looking for.
Guest Post from Actor and DSA Founder James Bowden – Most of the recognised Drama Schools offer either separate Acting courses or Musical Theatre courses or some are known for just one aspect of performance.
It’s very important that actors and drama students learn to eat well and follow a healthy balanced diet, especially if studying long hours in the daytime and rehearsing in the evenings. Drama students need to become fit, healthy and look good. Here are some healthy tips and advice on staying healthy during your years at drama school and beyond.