BY JOSHUA FINKEL
After you state what you want to accomplish in positive terms, see yourself from the audition table’s perspective doing your perfect audition from entering the room to leaving it, embodying the checklist you created. If you mess up when visualizing this, rewind your mental tape a bit and go over that part again until you’re clear and seeing EXAC TLY the goal you want to create. Then go inside your body and actually EXPERIENCE AND FEEL what you just saw, using the same “rewind” tool if you mess up in that visualization. This way, you will have done your PERFECT audition TWICE before entering the room. You’ll feel prepared, not unfocused, and can create that result intentionally in the room. It’s also easier to make adjustments imposed by the director if you’re clear about your choices going in.
After the audition, look at your checklist. Did you accomplish what you wanted? Write down any revisions; e.g. “I will be calm, especially before the long high note at the end.” Use THAT as a revised checklist point for next time. Your auditioning will continually get stronger and better by your own conscious design. Don’t chat outside the audition room. Focus and visualize. Chat afterwards. You are there to get the job, not talk with friends. Be cordial, then excuse yourself to prepare and DO via this technique.