Real Talk: Should You Audition With an Accent?

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Accents for auditions?
“Hey! I’m auditioning for ‘King Lear.’ Do you think an English accent is required?” —ClassAct

If you could change one thing about the audition process, what would it be?
We all know how nerve-wracking the audition process can be! If you could change any one thing about it, what would it be?” —TheaterNerd

Is it OK to charge your phone in audition waiting room?
“This question may sound so silly for some but as far as etiquette goes, is it a faux pas to plug in my phone charger while waiting for an audition?” —ActorMama

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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