Acting and auditioning isn’t a solitary pursuit. It’s an interactive art that is dependent on a either two, or a group of actors working well together in a casting room, or on a movie set.
All too often, when actors deliver a performance in a casting room, they recite their lines, without being emotionally effected by the way the lines are read by another actor, or by the casting director. They enter the casting room so prepared, with lines memorized, that they don’t alter their performance based on the nuances of the way the lines are read by the reader.
It’s important to remember that when delivering your lines, you shouldn’t recite. YOUR MUST REACT. You must immerse yourself in the scene so that your performance, coupled with the casting director’s performance, becomes a holistic performance; a work of art come to life during your 5-minute casting room audition.
Additionally, if either of you have a “big moment” be sure to listen to the reading partner, and be generous so that you can provide enough time and space for the drama to play out correctly, and breathe.