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    Whoa, I thought we were all friends here!

    Anyway, to bring it back to the subject, I have been on both sides of the casting table for stage productions. I agree with the sentiment that there's no point wasting everyone's time on someone who is clearly not right for a role. However, there are times when someone just gets off on the wrong foot and needs to start over.

    As a director, you have two choices. You can say, "That's tough. You had your chance." Or you can say, "I want to see you at your best." In highly competitive auditions where you are likely to have lots of actors who can perform the role well, you can afford to take the former approach. In other situations, you're shooting yourself in the foot if you don't make sure to give each actor an opportunity to show what he can do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iain.bason View Post
    Whoa, I thought we were all friends here!

    In other situations, you're shooting yourself in the foot if you don't make sure to give each actor an opportunity to show what he can do.
    I think that is a great point iain. It is one of the points I was trying to make. You never know if someone might come in who is even better than who you thought was perfect.

    I once ran a casting for an industrial and all the characters were men but one agent sent a woman and the director did not want to read her but I asked that we at least give the actress the courtesy and he ended up changing the part to a woman and giving her the part. That is a prime example of why your statement is so true!
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    Alright, I've cleaned up this thread, because there's actually useful information in it.

    No more personal attacks please. In the future, if you have a problem with another user contact a mod. Don't let a thread devolve into something ugly. Just PM us and we'll help keep things on track.

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    Once again, thanks for all the advice, especially from the actors out there. It was very helpful and I'm looking forward to our next set of auditions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac_Brody View Post
    Just PM us and we'll help keep things on track.

    Thanks.

    This newbie thanks you for the advise.
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