Audition Tips

with Pilar Uribe

Auditions are a voice actor’s work day in and day out. Anne & Pilar understand how important auditions are and how much time goes into crafting one that will catch the attention of casting directors. They discuss spending time with your copy, researching the product, adding smile to your slate, respecting the concept, and more…to get you auditioning like a total #VOBOSS.


In this episode, Anne & Pilar share their best audition tips, from following directions to adding personality to your slates...

"I look at auditioning as an adventure…" - Pilar

About Pilar Uribe

Pilar Uribe is a bilingual voice actor, telenovela star, and radio personality. Born and raised in New York City, she broke into show business with roles in Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty), Pobre Pablo, and El Cartel, filmed in Colombia and Miami. She recorded and produced for WLRN Miami-South Florida and now lives in Los Angeles, where she records voice over for television, radio, and films.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. The most important part of an audition is following directions. #VOBOSS

  2. Have the mindset of a casting director. What makes you like or dislike a read?

  3. Set up an accountability group with peers. Practice auditioning + casting for each other. #VOBOSS

  4. Impress casting directors by being your best self, not by trying to please them. #VOBOSS

  5. When there is a reference in audition descriptions, don’t impersonate. Study the person’s essence and blend that into your performance. #VOBOSS

  6. You want to stand out, but be sure you are not ignoring directions on the audition. #VOBOSS

  7. Diversify your reads when an audition calls for more than one. You don’t want your A & B takes to sound the same. #VOBOSS

  8. Put yourself in the copywriters’ shoes. They wrote with a voice in mind, and sometimes are the ones doing the final casting!

  9. Spend time analyzing + digesting the script so you don’t fall into traps or deliver a one-dimensional audition.

  10. Respect the copy. Every word is there for a reason. #VOBOSS


"Always approach an audition with a strategy." - Anne

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