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How do I prepare for an acting callback?

Acting Tips for Aspiring Actors

Congratulations on getting a callback! At callbacks, you should generally replicate what you did at the initial audition since that's what caught the attention of the casting team and why they called you back. Some coaches recommend wearing the same outfit at callbacks to maintain consistency.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for an acting callback:

1. Review the sides: Make sure you review the sides (the portions of the script you'll be performing) thoroughly. Take note of any changes or adjustments that may have been made since the initial audition.

2. Rehearse with a partner: If possible, rehearse with a partner to help you work through any scene partner interactions and get feedback.

3. Consider the feedback from your initial audition: If you received feedback from the initial audition, keep that in mind as you prepare for the callback. Consider what adjustments you can make to improve your performance.

4. Research the production: Do some research on the production and the creative team behind it. This can help you get a better understanding of the vision for the show and what they might be looking for in the characters.

5. Stay focused on the character: Keep the character you're auditioning for in mind and make sure you're staying true to the character's motivations and objectives. Remember, the callback is a chance to show how you can bring the character to life.

6. Take care of yourself: Make sure you're taking care of yourself leading up to the callback. Get enough rest, eat well, and take time to relax and de-stress.

7. Be flexible and open to direction: Be open to any adjustments or direction the creative team may give you during the callback. They may want to see how well you can take direction and make adjustments on the spot.

Remember, the callback is an opportunity to show the creative team what you can bring to the role and the production. Stay focused, stay positive, and give it your all!

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