How Not to Land a Part

There are lots of ways to get a part. There are lots of ways to not get a part. You have to learn both of those if you actually want to get a part in time. For one thing, you have to check as many listings as possible in order to get a part, or you’re going to miss out on a lot of great opportunities to get an audition. You have to make sure that you’re going to be able to give yourself as many chances to succeed as possible, and that is really going to be difficult for a lot of people. If you can do that, though, you’ve already helped to give yourself a huge step forward.

You don’t want to pester the casting director or anyone else like that, for one thing. I’ve been tempted to do that, but unless you’re already connected to the casting director, that really isn’t going to work for you. You need to have a lot of connections in order to get ahead in acting and theater easily, and if you don’t, you’re just going to have to work a lot harder. That’s what I have to do and that’s what everyone has to do at that point. You gain the connections later. You can’t force them.

You also have to make sure that you land a part in the right place at the right time. There are lots of phony places for an audition today. You have to check up on all of the places for an audition to make sure that the audition is actually real. If you’re anything like me, you hate to consider the possibility that someone is laying and there’s part of you that wishes everything were as straightforward as it is in other areas of life. You can’t trust that calling for an audition is going to be a straightforward exercise, though, because that’s not going to be true in many cases.