12 Guideposts of Auditions - Administration

12 Guideposts of Auditions - Administration

12 GUIDEPOSTS OF AUDITIONS Michael Shurtleff Side # 1 A: Hey mom. What is going on? B: Oh I was just wondering why this garage was still a mess. A. I meant to clean it before practice but I did

not have time. B: Well I guess you will have time when I pull you off of the team. A. Really momover the garage you would ruin the whole season. B. Over the garage I would ruin your whole life if I have to. Guidepost 1 Relationship Where is the love? Who is the other person in the scene in relation to me. Side # 1 Read it again and ask yourselfwhere is the love?

A: Hey mom. What is going on? B: Oh I was just wondering why this garage was still a mess. A. I meant to clean it before practice but I did not have time. B: Well I guess you will have time when I pull you off of the team. A. Really momover the garage you would ruin the whole season.

B. Over the garage I would ruin your whole life if I have to. Side # 2 A: Do you know what happened to me last night? B: No idea A. Really? B. Really? A. That is not what Jill said. B. I have NO idea what you are talking about.

Guidepost #2 Conflict What am I fighting for ? What is my dream and how can I make it come true in this scene? Side # 2 Read it again and consider what am I fighting for?

A: Do you know what happened to me last night? B: No idea A. Really? B. Really? A. That is not what Jill said. B. I have NO idea what you are talking about. Side # 3

A: I cannot believe you just did that? B: I am hungrystarving A: I have been looking forward to that sandwich since 8 am when I got to work. B: It is not like you cant afford another one. A: That is not the point. That is my sandwich that you just ate. B: Sorry. Guidepost #3 The moment before What just happened? How do you feel about what just

happened? Try to physicalize it and start strong. Side # 3 Read it again and raise the stakes and physicalize the moment before. A: I cannot believe you just did that? B: I am hungrystarving A: I have been looking forward to that sandwich since 8 am when I got to work.

B: It is not like you cant afford another one. A: That is not the point. That is my sandwich that you just ate. B: Sorry. Side #4 A: I hate youI have decided that I hate you. B: You hate me. Hate is a strong word. A: But on youit is deserved. B: Just because he is taking me to prom

and not you is not a reason to hate me, is it. I mean we have been friend for years and now you hate me? Because of a prom date? A: Yep, I think I do. Guidepost 4 Humor Humor can exist in almost any situation Find the humor that exists in the scene. Try turning the scene on its ear by finding the humor. Connect with the partner via humor.

Dont try to be funnyjust find the humorthere is a difference. Side #4 Now read it and find the humor. A: I hate youI have decided that I hate you. B: You hate me. Hate is a strong word. A: But on youit is deserved. B: Just because he is taking me to prom and not you is not a reason to hate me. I

mean we have been friend for years and now you hate me? Because of a prom date? A: Yep, I think I do. Side # 5 A: Listen, Jill..I really think it is time we called this whole thing off. B: Jack the wedding is tomorrow. My whole family

is waiting to see us walk down that aisle. A: I just think this is a HUGE mistake. B: Think all you want but you are getting married to me tomorrow. Like it or not. A: I cant. I am losing my mind here. I cannot marry you. We are not right for each other. B: Right or not, we are getting married tomorrow. I dont care if we get divorced Monday morning, but you are NOT going to humiliate me in front of everyone I know. Guidepost #5 Opposites Play the opposite of what you think should be happening. Play against the text.

What ever is happening in the scene, the opposite is happening as well. Side # 5 Now read it and play the opposite A: Listen, Jill..I really think it is time we called this whole thing off. B: Jack the wedding is tomorrow. My whole family is waiting to see us walk down that aisle.

A: I just think this is a HUGE mistake. B: Think all you want but you are getting married to me tomorrow. Like it or not. A: I cant. I am losing my mind here. I cannot marry you. We are not right for each other. B: Right or not, we are getting married tomorrow. I dont care if we get divorced Monday morning, but you are NOT going to humiliate me in front of everyone I know. Side 6

A: What is your problem? B: What are you talking about? A: I think you knowwhy all the attitude? B: Im sorryI am justtired. A: Tired? B: Yes A: Thats all? B: Yesno thatsI dont want to have this conversation right now. Guidepost #6 Discoveries What is new? Discover moment to moment actions If you miss events, nothing will happen and your scene will die.

Side 6 Read it again and find the discoveries A: What is your problem? B: What are you talking about? A: I think you knowwhy all the attitude? B: Im sorryI am justtired. A: Tired? B: Yes A: Thats all?

B: Yesno thatsI dont want to have this conversation right now. Side 7 A. I have a confession. B. Hmmmthat sounds intriguing. A. I just wanted to tell you that I have really enjoyed hanging out with you lately B. Okwhere is this going?

A. Nowhereits just I really think I want to be more than friends. B: Oh. Wow A: Wow B: I dont know what to say. This is NOT what I am thinking about when I am with you. I thought we were just hanging out. Guidepost 7 Competition and Communication Give and take Give and receive Discover your wins and losses in the communication. Side 7

Now look at the wins and losses in the competition A. I have a confession. B. Hmmmthat sounds intriguing. A. I just wanted to tell you that I have really enjoyed hanging out with you lately B. Okwhere is this going? A. Nowhereits just I really think I want to be more than friends.

B: Oh. Wow A: Wow B: I dont know what to say. This is NOT what I am thinking about when I am with you. I thought we were just hanging out. Side 8 A. I want that cupcake B. It is the last one. Mom did not even get one yet A. I need that cupcake

B. I think you are being a bit dramatic. A. Look I will make some more for mom later, but if I dont get that cupcakeyou dont understand something really bad is going to happen. B: I dont want that. Take it. Just PROMISE me you will make more. A: Okfinefine. Just hand it ove. Guidepost #8 Raise the stakes Why is it important Make it more important. It has to be important or the scene falls flat. Side 8

Raise the stakes. Make it Important. A. I want that cupcake B. It is the last one. Mom did not even get one yet A. I need that cupcake B. I think you are being a bit dramatic. A. Look I will make some more for mom later, but if I dont get that cupcakeyou dont understand something really bad is going to happen. B: I dont want that. Take it. Just PROMISE me you will make more.

A: Okfinefine. Just hand it over. Side 9 A: Oh my god. Jimmy is here. B: Where? A: Over there in the food court, talking to Phoebe B: Where I dont see him A: By the Chic-Fil-A B: Oh there.what the hell is she wearing?

A: She does look skanky B: Is heoh my godthey are kissing! A: Oh no. B: I am going to kill that boy. Where is my phone? I need a photo of this. Guidepost 9 Find the events Events equal changes, especially in the relationship You have to create the events, otherwise, nothing will happen--the scene will be dead Side 9 Now find the events, the changes

A: Oh my god. Jimmy is here. B: Where? A: Over there in the food court, talking to Phoebe B: Where I dont see him A: By the Chic-Fil-A B: Oh there.what the hell is she wearing? A: She does look skanky B: Is heoh my godthey are kissing! A: Oh no.

B: I am going to kill that boy. Where is my phone? I need a photo of this. Side 10 A. I dont know about this B. Cmon this will be hilarious A: You are always getting me into stupid stuff. I dont know why I go for it.

B: Know one is going to know it was us. Would you just relax. A: If we get caught I will be suspended and you will be expelled. B: This is under control ok. Would you take off your diaper and grow up? A: You grow up. This is lame. I am out. Guidepost 19: Location Where are you? What tension or emotion does your location create? Side 10 Read the side again with an awareness of location.

A. I dont know about this B. Cmon this will be hilarious A: You are always getting me into stupid stuff. I dont know why I go for it. B: Know one is going to know it was us. Would you just relax. A: If we get caught I will be suspended and you will be expelled.

B: This is under control ok. Would you take off your diaper and grow up? A: You grow up. This is lame. I am out. Side 11 A: I know what your thinking. B: You do? A: I do

B: Really. What am I thinking A: That I am the most beautiful person you have ever seen and that you are lucky to have a girl (boy) friend like me. B: Oh I assure you that is not what I am thinking. A: Shut up. B: I was thinking that we should go to BK for dinner. I really want a bacon double cheeseburger. A: Oh that is romantic. Guidepost 11 Game Playing and Role Playing It 's not insincere-its very true to life and real.

Game Playing and Role Playing is a way dealing with reality, not escaping it. For example, a teachers role with students in college classroom setting is different than later if they meet later at a cocktail party. Side 11 Now read it again and embrace the game.

A: I know what your thinking. B: You do? A: I do B: Really. What am I thinking A: That I am the most beautiful person you have ever seen and that you are lucky to have a girl (boy) friend like me. B: Oh I assure you that is not what I am thinking. A: Shut up. B: I was thinking that we should go to BK for dinner. I really want a bacon double cheeseburger. A: Oh that is romantic. Side # 12 (aka side 2)

A: Do you know what happened to me last night? B: No idea A. Really? B. Really? A. That is not what Jill said. B. I have NO idea what you are talking about what happened? A: I just had a really bad night. B: Bad how? A: I dont really want to talk about it. B: You brought it up.

A: Forget I said anything. Lets just forget the whole thing. Guidepost 12 Mystery & Secret Wonder about your partner and your situation Have a secret - keep it a secret, but let it add drive and intensity to your scene. Side # 12 (aka side 2) Do it again and embrace the secrets.

A: Do you know what happened to me last night? B: No idea A. Really? B. Really? A. That is not what Jill said. B. I have NO idea what you are talking about what happened? A: I just had a really bad night. B: Bad how? A: I dont really want to talk about it.

B: You brought it up. A: Forget I said anything. Lets just forget the whole thing. The 12 Guideposts 1. Relationship 2. Conflict

3. The moment before 4. Humor 5. Opposites 6. Discoveries 7. Communication and Competition 8. Importance 9. Find the events 10. Place 11. Game playing and Role Playing 12. Mystery and secret WHY should I learn these? So your cold reads are not BORING! So you have tools to help you make a choice.

So that you grab the auditors attention

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