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All or nothing at all? Honesty at the audition

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At an audition, we’re often asked what role(s) we’re interested in, and sometimes, if we’re willing to take another role if offered.  What to do?  Many actors say they’ll only accept a particular role, but when there are many parts to fill, a director may offer a different part anyway.  At times, a director will feel that an actor is better for a role he didn’t request at the beginning of the audition.

Geeks advice: be flexible, consider other roles.  BUT, if you really don’t want a role, be honest about it.  And if you DO take an alternate role, even if it’s a minor one, do the best job possible and focus on making the play, and your part in it, the best it can be.  The Geeks explore all this and more.

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