interesting questions Ryan
1) How do you feel about open auditions? (the cattle call) Do you like auditioning/reading in front of other actors? Although they make me pretty nervous, I prefer open auditions. As a director, I like them too. I need to see how they perform in front of an audience. If they can't handle singing/dancing/acting in front of 20+ auditioners, how will do in front of 100s of people in a show.
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2) How do you feel about monologues? Do you think they are helpful as a director? Do you feel they can help you as an auditioner? I like monologues for auditions so I can listen to their voice, look at the face, their body language, are they putting themself into the monologue or just reading a piece of paper. If its something that keeps my attention for more than half of it, then they would be a consideration (depending on the rest of the audition. As for do they help me as an auditioner, since I talk to fast, I don't do monologue auditions. LOL
3) How do you feel about casting announcements? In your opinion, how should casting announcements be conducted - phone calls? announced at callbacks? posting a cast list? I don't like announcing at Callbacks or simply posting a list. I'll call my people to let them know yay or nay.
4) Which days of the week are best for auditions? Either Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon/evening, Monday evening or Tuesday evening. Just depends on the venue schedule and my staff schedule
5) Would you prefer 1 day auditions with a scheduled day for callbacks? I always do a 2 day audition process then if I need callbacks I'll schedule a day that week for them.
Jeremy M Cales
Route 66, Actors Theatre of Indiana