Auditions can be a daunting process, especially when you’re waiting for dozens of other actors who are going in before you… It’s nothing short of nerve-racking.
What an actor really needs is confidence. The more confidence you have as an actor, the more you’re likely to get picked for the part. The truth is, no matter what we do in life, we have some level of confidence in what we do, or we wouldn’t be doing it… right?
So, confidence isn’t really something you can get, but it is something you can build. How do we do that?
I think you must start with honesty and a willingness to learn. Acting is a continual exercise in uncovering what lies within you–the good and the bad, and to be fearless about the discovery of who you are. You can’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone–to step out of the way!
Another thing that can help to build confidence is knowing your lines. Being able to recite wherever you are, at any given moment your part. Having a keen understanding of the story, of who you’ll be playing and developing a relationship with your character.
Confidence comes from being competent. It’s knowing that when it’s time to audition or perform, you’ll be able to deliver because you practiced when no one was watching.
So, if rehearsing is important, and a part of developing your craft, it seems that reading lines out loud would be a great thing to do on a regular basis. One should never settle for mediocrity, but push yourself to the limit. There are many ways an actor can go about doing this.
First of all, DON’T worry about what anyone thinks. This is about your journey…you’re career…your ability to develop your voice in a way that is utterly believable.
You need to put the effort and time into rehearsing and reading lines out loud in order to build confidence in yourself and in the characters you’re portraying.
We at ReadThrough.com believe in the importance of actors performing live read-through rehearsals. The more you can practice a wide variety of lines, the more you will feel confidence when you audition and perform.
ReadThrough.com encourages you build the confidence you need by consistently working–rehearsing to perfect your talent.
It’s that simple…
ReadThrough.com was designed especially for actors just like YOU! No matter where you’re at in your career, this revolutionary program allows you to create an acting profile (that’s right… give us your BEST head shot), and you can practice line after line, and record your voice in read-through performances. You can also download the scene or script as an mp3 and rehearse it anywhere! Imagine, being able to rehearse your lines while driving in traffic! It’s revolutionary!