Southern Theatre, Vol. 57, Issue 2

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VIDEO AUDITIONS Get a Callback, Get a Role

by Mark Paladini

Shortly after earning his MFA in Acting, Justin Henry Glinn – a student of mine at Regent University – booked a professional acting job at The Miracle Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN, from a videotaped audition. At the time, I looked at his booking as an isolated case. However, Justin has auditioned on video for five professional theatres over the past eight years, and he’s booked four of the jobs. Clearly, theatre companies are opening up to the possibility that video can be a part of the auditioning process, and actors need to develop skills for this growing trend.