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18 Problems Every Theater Actor Faces When Auditioning

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, an actors life for me.

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1. When you literally spend entire paychecks on headshots.

You spend even more money printing out 50+ headshots for the auditions.

2. When you spend hours desperately flipping through plays trying to find a monologue before the audition date.

And you can never pick a favorite monologue so you memorize five for the hell of it.


8. When you're turned away from an audition because you're not an equity actor.

How am I supposed to get experience to become an equity actor if no one casts me in anything?


10. When you can't figure out how to dress for an audition so you just wear your favorite black clothes instead.

When in doubt, always wear black.

11. When you show up early to prepare for the part and there's already a massive line outside the office.

So much for being the first one.

12. And when you can't find the exact room for the audition because the building is like a maze.

Where are all the other actors? I've got a bad feeling about this...


13. When you have the biggest audition of your career and the weather turns out to be your worst enemy.

I better get the part after literally walking through this nonsense.

15. When you show up and discover you look almost identical to the other people you're auditioning with.

You start to panic as you try to figure out a way to set yourself apart from everyone.

16. When you're auditioning in the smallest room of your life and trying your hardest not to look at the directors during your monologe.

It's reaaaaally difficult trying not to accidentally make eye contact with these people.


17. When the casting director surprises you with a cold reading from a scene that's at least 10 pages.

*Faints within the first minute*

18. When you forget your own name because you're so used to being called by a number.

You're literally one out of hundreds of people auditioning for the same role.

But no matter how daunting the audition process may be, it’s totally worth it in the end when you finally land that perfect role.