General Instructions for Callbacks:
- Download your “sides” AKA callback scenes from the plays.
- Become familiar with the sides. You don’t need to memorize! It’s better to create some strong characteristics for each part you’re reading. Read the play (or, be honest, a synopsis) for context and other info. It’s OK to ask questions!
- Be on time for your callback session. You are being judged on how you work as well as how you perform. Focus, discipline, and generosity to scene partners are all on display. Directors want the best actor for each part, and that includes being a reliable collaborator.
- At callbacks, ask lots of questions. Listen carefully to directors’ requests. They are measuring how well you take direction. If they ask you to “struggle as you deliver the news” (for example) make strong choices in that direction. Don’t worry about going over the top.
- Use a big voice, enunciate, make big choices, play the character (don't just read the lines).
- YOU MAY GET A PART WITHOUT BEING CALLED BACK!