Please read this carefully to understand how you can avoid preparing your audition when the production is already in the process of finalizing the casting for your role (which is something which can happen before the stated deadline).
A. VERIFY THE ROLE’S CASTING STATUS
The page listing the various roles has a column indicating the status of the casting for each role. We use a set of colored discs like a traffic light to indicate the various possibilities:
- This role is currently open; the production is actively looking for submissions.
- This role is currently paused; the production feels that they have either received enough submissions for this particular role, or else that they may have already found someone. You are still welcome to audition, but there is no guarantee that your audition will be viewed. The fact that this status can change at a moment’s notice, can result in an unfortunate surprise if it happens while you’re preparing your audition. Please read the “Facebook & Twitter” paragraph below for ways to avoid this.
- This role is currently closed but not yet cast; you will not be able to upload an audition.
- This role is not currently open for public auditions; it is listed simply to let you know who the other characters are appearing in your sides so you have more context to prepare your audition. Use this information when it is provided; it should prove very useful in giving you a better understanding of the scene and present a better audition.
- This role has been cast.
B. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CASTING’S UPDATES
The casting process is fast and furious and things can change at a moment’s notice: a role may get close to being cast before the stated deadline, the sides may get changed, etc. The only way we can inform you of these changes is if you subscribe to the casting’s updates.
You can subscribe to a casting’s updates by clicking the “Keep me posted” button on the breakdown page (the page listing all the roles).