Casting is never easy… everyone puts their all in and there are always only so many lead roles to be filled, so it figures that someone is going to be disappointed. It’s easy to understand why too! For some of our members it is the first time that they have been put under the microscope in this way and it is REALLY nerve-wracking! Ask any actor – it is a lifetime of anxiety!
What makes it worth it however, is knowing that you have challenged yourself to do something that is scary – even if it doesn’t come off the way you hoped. We try to cast members in the role, not only that they deserve, but also one that will challenge them in some way. Our idea of what they deserve and what they think they deserve is sometimes not the same, but we do try! We spend a lot of time thinking about what our members have put into, not only the audition, but also the sessions – if you’ve turned up late a lot, or messed about in the sessions and not focused but done an amazing audition, we are not likely to take the risk on you, not because we don’t think you are any good, but because we need members who are totally committed to the show. While we have a lot of fun and learn new skills, what we also do at Dreamarts is provide life lessons for members – and this is a BIG one!
You get out, what you put in.
Any this is another –
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
What?!!!! What does she mean?
Well, I guess what I’m saying is, even if you have one line, if you make the most of it and put the work in, people will remember you! These guys were already on that, as soon as they had been cast…
“ I’d like to do more work on a US accent”
“I’d like to work on my characters physicality”
“I need more physical character stuff”
“I’d like some help with projection
“I need help with how my character moves”
“I need help with basic stage craft”
This is how you get a better role!