A guest post by Thomas Gerlick.
When going for an audition your job is not to get a role, but to showcase your abilities as best you can. There are so many things that go into the casting process that are beyond the actor’s control that it’s best not to worry about it. One you have auditioned and put your talent out there as best you can your job is over. It’s best not to dwell on, or overthink your audition
Whether you get a part or not has nothing to do with you as a person. It also doesn’t necessarily mean that you didn’t do a good job or that the director doesn’t like you or your performance. There will be times that you put forth a fantastic audition and you won’t end up with a role. You may also find yourself feeling that you put out a lousy audition and you get just the part you want.
I think that the most important thing to remember about auditions is persistence. Gaining experience is a numbers game. The more you are able to put yourself out there the more likely you are to be cast. Also, because you are out there an auditioning more and more you are going to get more confident in your audition and it’s going to get better and better. I know firsthand that auditions can be tough and rejection disheartening, but just remember that it’s nothing personal and don’t let rejection keep you from try, try, trying again.