3 Things Theater Directors Need From Your Next Audition

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In a stressful and often nerve-racking situation like auditioning, sometimes the best way to get your head in the right place for the performance is by breaking it down by the numbers. That’s just the thing stage director, teacher, casting director, and Backstage Expert JV Mercanti has for you in this week’s Set the Scene!

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JV Mercanti
JV Mercanti most recently directed the critically acclaimed premiere of Songbird at 59E59 Theaters. He is currently the head of acting for the musical theater program at Pace School of Performing Arts. He served as the casting and associate director on the recent Broadway revival of “Romeo and Juliet” with Orlando Bloom. He also cast the Kevin Kline-starring revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” with Jennifer Garner.