Successful Auditions

Annie Tyson
Auditions remain a constant requirement in an actor’s life, whether beginner or seasoned professional, and the attendant nerves and pressure to succeed in an intensely competitive industry is something that all actors need to learn to negotiate. This guide is aimed at those wishing to undertake in-depth training to develop the physical, vocal, imaginative and emotional skills necessary for a varied career in stage or screen. Offering practical advice, it takes readers through the audition process to the moment of acceptance at a drama school. The second section looks at first steps into the profession and how to prepare confidently for auditions and meetings, whether live or by self-tape, so that actors can meet the professional environment with confident ownership of their skills. Topics covered include: choosing your school; selecting audition material and preparing it; an analysis of a contemporary and a classical speech; the audition cycle and self-taping for video auditions. It also features practical and honest insights from casting directors, industry professionals and recent graduates, as well as up-to-date guidance for online auditions.
Successful Auditions by Annie Tyson

About the author

Annie Tysonis a RADA teacher, director and actor who has worked in actor-training for over thirty years. Her ex-students include successful actors such as Tom Hardy, Gwendoline Christie and Jodie McNee, amongst others. As former Course Director at Drama Centre London, she set up audition panels for all stages of the process and now, as a core acting tutor at RADA, she is a frequent panel member for final rounds. Annie provides audition advice workshops for the MonoBox and is a mentor for Open Door. 

Press Reviews

Packed with tips for drama school applicants, this book is a staple for the drama department.

- Sarah Lambie, reviewer Drama & Theatre