Theatre, Theatre 101 Series

Theatre 101 Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Audition Prep

The Theatre 101 Series is a set of introductory articles meant to explain theatrical concepts and situations to young actors as well as adult theatrical newcomers. View the whole series here.

When you are new to theatre, preparing for an audition feels like walking blindly into the unknown. While understanding what to expect in your first audition may help, learning how to prepare properly for an audition can require a lot of audition experience. To help newcomers break into auditioning and put their best foot forward, here is a beginner-friendly guide to preparing for auditions!

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Theatre, Theatre 101 Series

Theatre 101 Series: What to Expect in Your First Audition

The Theatre 101 Series is a set of introductory articles meant to explain theatrical concepts and situations to young actors as well as adult theatrical newcomers. View the whole series here.

For new actors, the audition is the scariest part of the entire production process. Even as a seasoned performer, I tend to get more nervous for auditions than I do for actual performances. Auditions can be downright terrifying!

Nevertheless, once you get a few under your belt, auditions get much easier. The first is always the scariest! It would be a shame to never get a chance to perform simply because you’re afraid to audition. Hopefully, I can help! In this article I’m going to explain the general process of auditioning so you know exactly what’s coming.

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Theatre, Theatre 101 Series

Theatre 101 Series: So you Want to try Theatre? 10 Things you Should Know

The Theatre 101 Series is a set of introductory articles meant to explain theatrical concepts and situations to young actors as well as adult theatrical newcomers. View the whole series here.

Getting started in theatre takes a lot of courage.

If you’ve never performed before, you inevitably have a lot of questions about theatre. What does it take to get started? What should I know? What will I learn? The questions can become so daunting that they often prevent would-be performers from ever stepping on stage at all.

In order to help more newcomers make the transition from potential actor to first-time actor, I’m going to explain ten things everyone should know about the art of theatre.

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Welcome to TheatreThoughts Blog!

Hi!

My name is Jordan. I’m a student, educator, actor, singer, writer, and artist.

I never shut the hell up about theatre.

It’s almost a defining feature, at this point. I simply cannot stop talking about the shows I’ve seen and the shows I’ve been in. I’m usually going and seeing shows on weekends. If I’m not in or helping with a show (either backstage or as production staff), I’m usually planning for which one I’ll be in next, or fantasizing about the shows I want to do in the future. Once I get onto a rant about a theatre-related topic, I can’t stop.

I have a lot of thoughts. I figure I may as well dump them all in one place.

On this blog, I’m planning to touch a lot of topics:

  • Tips/tricks regarding acting, singing, auditions, directing, general theatre as a whole
  • Script/show/song analysis
  • Personal anecdotes
  • Education and theatre education
  • College student life/stuff
  • Online branding/internet anecdotes
  • Many other miscellaneous things!

I’m very excited to begin this blog at long last and I have many, many future plans. I can’t wait to see where this endeavor goes.