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Live Auditions

with Lau Lapides

Get in the hot seat! Anne & Lau put on their casting director hats as they host live auditions with members of the BOSS community. There is something magical about a live audition…especially when the casting directors switch up the script at the last minute. These auditionees were on their toes, reading cold & nailing it. Anne & Lau share their favorite tips for before the audition & reflect on all that went right (and wrong). Stay tuned to hear who got a callback + will be featured in next week’s episode.

Anne & Lau host live auditions! Tune in to hear the auditions, hear feedback & auditions tips + find out who gets a callback.

"Cold auditions should be in your wheelhouse as a Pro voice talent." - 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.

Before the Audition...

Quick-share tips from your hosts:

  1. Don’t read the specs immediately. Record your first few takes & then read the specs. See how aligned you are with those specs.

  2. Be mindful of punctuality because time is of the essence.

  3. Enjoy your live auditions & have fun.

  4. Breathe!

  5. Warm up before the live audition.

  6. Make specific, clear acting choices.

  7. Be ready to switch up your delivery.

  8. Get into your booth early & test out your tech.

  9. Give yourself time to troubleshoot any issues.

  10. Don’t let your stress show.

Anne & Lau's Pointers

Top takeaways from the auditions:

  1. Know the device & program you have to be auditioning on.

  2. Find a buddy or group to test tech out with you before the audition.

  3. Make your client feel like everything is ok.

  4. Once you get the script, start reading it to help your muscle memory.

  5. Casting directors need to hear your emotion & POV, even if it is a cold read.

"Try not to let the tech throw your performance." - Anne

Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

Recorded on ipDTL - get it here >>
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