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Acting Auditions:
This is the reality

A Long Shot

Rob Decina on Acting Auditions: Once I took a workshop with a noted soap casting director in NY named Rob Decina. Rob was at the time the cating director for one of the soap operas shot in NY calle dThe Guiding Light and as far as I know, he still is. He was telling us about the acting audition process. He told us that for contract roles, which to my understanding are the regular main characters that you see each and every day, he sees 350 actors in NY and then flys to LA to see 350 more. Only a few are chosen to audition again and from them, just two or three are chosen to do a screen test with one of the real actors and after all that, only one actor is chosen! His point was to go audition and then move on with your career and your life. If they want you, they will call you. If not, they won’t. The chances are very slim, especially for roles such as those.

He also told us something that I alluded to earlier, which is that the reason an actor doesn’t get the job might not have anything to do with his/her performance on that day during the audition. It could be because she’s just a couple of inches too short or because of the hair color or a certain look. For a male actor it could be because he is too short and maybe his girlfriend on the program would be too much taller than him. There are so many reasons why an actor may or may not be chosen and they will never tell you. So, again his point was just audition and then walk away. Don’t worry. Don’t call to see if you got the part. Just go on with your life and know that you were as prepared as you could possibly have been and that you did that best that you could have done.

Here's a little bit about what you can expect when you go on acting auditions.

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