Happy audition season! Drama auditions have been happening lately, and it’s surprising but fun seeing so many new faces in the building. I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the craziness of traveling and auditioning and catching up on missed schoolwork this year, but I did enjoy the excitement of performing in a new place for my soon-to-be teachers! With so many fellow auditioners vying for the same spot as you, it’s all too easy to stress about about what repertoire, monologues, or choreography you should decide on. What if somebody has a flashier piece than you? What if they pick something more “advanced” than what you have?
The most important thing to remember is that at the level you’re at now, what you choose to perform is not necessarily going to be “more advanced” or “better” than what someone else does. Instead, choose something that resonates with you--something that you feel shows off your abilities as well as your potential; something that challenges you and keeps you interested but you enjoy performing; something that represents your talents and your enthusiasm! Audition committees are wanting to see and hear performances that are full of personality and genuine passion.
Personally, I enjoy finding repertoire that I feel represents me the most. It’s a wonderful way to share a piece of yourself with the audience, and it really challenges me to create an image of myself that I’m proud of through a performance. Best of luck with auditions, and have fun!