Chapter 5Auditions and Casting

You’ve selected the script. You’ve researched the script. You’ve analyzed the script. So now it’s time to begin the production process with auditions and casting your show. Depending on the show and the company for which you are working, directors don’t always have the opportunity to cast their shows. Larger companies (and some smaller) will often employ a casting director, or the artistic director or producer may handle casting. However, many times you will have the opportunity to run the auditions and cast your show. In those instances, it takes a great deal of thought and consideration on your part to complete the kind of “human Jenga” that casting a show requires. If you do have the opportunity to set up and ...

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