Debunking the Audition Process

with Lau Lapides

Auditions can be as nerve wracking as a performance, but the best way to come out on top is to be prepared. Anne & Lau are audition experts. When you break it down, an audition is a sample of your performance, and bosses, we know you know how to perform! The best way to start an audition is with copy you feel confident reading and that showcases your acting chops. Making genuine connections with the other actors in the space and casting directors is what keeps you on their mind long after the read ends. Confidence goes a long way in audition settings. Do not shy away from live auditions, and having your 10 favorite scripts on hand will make the impromptu auditions feel more manageable. Want to learn more? Tune in for the full scoop…


In this episode, Anne & Lau teach you how to put your best foot forward and stay memorable throughout the audition process...

"Leave your emotional trash at the door." - Lau

About Lau

Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.



Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. When your agent asks you to audition, it is a sign they believe in you. They wouldn’t have asked you to if they didn’t believe in you. #VOBOSS

  2. Trust your agent, yourself & the process.

  3. When in doubt, think “what’s the worst that could happen?”

  4. No audition is a one hit wonder. #VOBOSS

  5. All auditions are an introduction to a potential client.

  6. Learn how to make yourself memorable in an audition. #VOBOSS

  7. Understand the conditions of the audition - is it a cold read? live audition? Group audition?

  8. Enter auditions as a clean slate, emotionally & creatively. #VOBOSS

  9. Have strong copy on hand and ready to go for impromptu auditions.

  10. Play the role of a professional in auditions & sessions. #VOBOSS


"Don’t hide behind the mic! Show casting directors who you are." - Anne

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