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  • News

    11 Lies They Taught You in Theater School

    You learned a ton of great lessons in theater school, but not every program prepares you for the realities of this industry.

  • Advice

    How to Choose an Outfit for Your Audition

    In order to decide what you should wear to an audition, it is important to understand the terminology casting directors use to describe the designated audition wardrobe.

  • News

    ABC Is Seeking New Talent

    The network is holding its third annual talent search competition. All you have to do is send in an audition tape!

  • News

    9 Great Actors’ Audition Tapes

    Actors audition at all points in their careers, regardless of their skills or levels of fame.

  • Auditions By Location, Type

    We've put together this no-nonsesne list so you can check out all the latest and greatest auditions by location or type. Whether you're a theater actor in Austin, or just a dancer trying to showcase your moves, Backstage has you covered.

  • News

    14 Most Annoying People at an Audition

    Auditioning is fun and exciting, and it’s also one of the most important things an actor does. But some people just can’t help but to try and make it insufferable.

  • Advice

    5 Things To Remember Before Every Audition

    No flakey New-Age voodoo here. Just five powerful truths about you and your craft that most actors choose to forget. So remind yourself on the day of the audition and on every other day.

  • Advice

    5 Easy Ways to Get Discovered

    If only you were plucked from obscurity, pulled up from the gutter, and presented to industry insiders, you would be a star. And it happens—we can all cite an example of it. And it can happen to you, too!

  • Advice

    8 Ways for Kids to Stand Out at a Commercial Audition

    Lana Veenker, CSA, ICDN, founder and president of Cast Iron Studios, shares these eight tips on how kids can standout at commercial auditions.

  • Advice

    10 Tips for a Winning Audition

    What separates professionals from wannabe talent show prodigies isn't inspiration. It's preparation and execution. Take control of your audition with these ten helpful tips to improve your skills.