Michael Wiles – How To Impress Casting Directors

Michael Wiles is a casting director for a theatre company who regular presides over auditions. Many actors struggle to find that certain something that attracts the attention of casting directors, so try to keep the following in mind if you want to make a great impression.

Michael Wiles

Understand The Part

Make sure that you have done your reading, understand the work that the director has been involved in before and, most importantly, figure out what is required to play the character you are auditioning for. If you turn up unprepared it is likely that the director will tune out right at the start of your audition.

Don’t Be Desperate

Acting can often wear on people, especially if they have struggled to get parts in the past. This can lead to some showing signs of desperation, which can bleed over into their performances. Remember that casting directors are just people, so you don’t need to allow anxiety and desperation take over your performances.

Expect The Unexpected

Actors should come into their auditions prepared to take on the unexpected. You may be asked to improvise or doing something you were not prepared for, so let your inhibitions go and give it your all.

Michael Wiles is an experienced casting director.


About Michael Wiles

Michael Wiles lives in Sacramento, California and works in the theatre production industry. He has worked for many years as both an actor and a musical director until he was recently able to take the position he desires most: casting director. As a casting director, he has the opportunity to bring in talent and choose the direction of a production like never before.
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