Audition Technique for Actors


In this course, you will learn to quickly analyze a script to present your strongest choices, submit industry standard self-taped auditions, get tips for live audition technique, and receive personalized feedback from your instructor on submissions and assignments.  Take the guesswork out of working in the acting industry and begin to ace your auditions.

What Will I Learn?

  • Learn how to take the guesswork out of preparing for an audition
  • Find joy and ease in auditioning
  • Look like a professional every time you submit
  • Take pride in your submissions

Topics for this course

3 Lessons10h

Preparation – SCRIPT ANALYSIS?

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare for an audition and analyze a character thoroughly.
Assignment: 6 QUESTIONS


Auditioning often does not occur "on set" and you have very little control over the size and shape of the room you're auditioning in, so it's necessary to create an imagined place for yourself that you can re-create when you're in the audition.

Audition Execution & Self Tape Fundamentals?

Now that you have prepared your character, it's time to execute and ace that audition! This lesson will take you through tips to do this successfully.

About the instructors

Sarah Kinsey is a New York-based actor, singer, writer, and producer. She has appeared on stage in NYC with New York Shakespeare Exchange, Amios, Mastodon, and Partly Cloudy People (with whom she also co-produces). She has also worked in TV, film and voiceover, has been a part of several award winning short films, both as an actor and first assistant director, including Candlestick Justice, which she also wrote. She has performed regionally in the United States at several theatres including the renowned Cleveland Play House and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She holds an MFA in Acting from Case Western/Cleveland Play House. Sarah teaches at the New York Film Academy both in New York and Florence, Italy. You can occasionally find her singing classic country tunes with the bands Bourbon Express and Patsy Hank Lovechild. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
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2 Courses

3 students


Material Includes

  • Mock Audition Sides
  • Worksheets
  • Course Videos
  • Course Notes


  • Some previous acting experience is beneficial, but not required.

Target Audience

  • New actors curious about breaking into the business of acting
  • Experienced actors looking for a brush up on their audition technique.