In my last post, I outlined how to identify the sources of nerves at each stage of the audition process. Once you’ve pinpointed what is making you nervous you can then take action to combat it.
Waiting for the Phone to Ring …
Waiting for auditions can be the most passive and frustrating part of being an actor. Instead of seeing this as dead time, you should use it productively to get yourself ready for castings.
Find a class or coach to sharpen up your skills, including faster line-learning.Try The Actors Centre, find a coach from The Actor’s Yearbook, ask your drama school to set up a graduate class or do something with mates.
Get access to a camera and practise self-taping. Check out Nancy Bishop’s ’Secrets From the Casting Couch' for tips.
Find the right survival job. It needs to be flexible, pay enough and not leave you feeling drained. In fact, I wrote on this previously, here.