Top 7 Emotions All Actors Have During Audition Season

Written by Meaghan McKiernan

July 20 ,2017

From being super confident to wishing you had never stepped in the room, the audition process is never a straight line of emotions.

The Preparation:

When you rehearse and everything sounds amazing! So amazing you can’t decide what to sing because it all sounds so good. You are obviously destined for the part.

The Waiting Room:

And then you finally reach the audition date and you just want to get it over with.

The Moment Before:

Your name is called and you suddenly regret everything. Me!? I sing!? No…….

The Presentation:

Somehow you manage to show all the work you put into your piece and reveal your inner DIVA!

The Inner Oh God, Was That Good???:

But you walk out of the audition suddenly blanking on everything that happened from the moment you stepped on stage.

The Frantic Text to Your Friends:

“Oh my god. I don’t know if I was good or bad. I saw them writing a lot. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN???”

Meaghan McKiernan is currently pursuing a BA in musical theatre at DeSales University. It wasn’t until high school that she discovered her passion for theatre while participating in show coir, dance team, liturgical music, improv club, the spring musical, chorus, and the spring drama. Some of the roles she has had the honor of playing include Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins, Anita in West Side Story, and Eponine in Les Miserables. Meaghan discovered a further love for sharing her talent with others while teaching dance at Premiere Dance Studio for four years and choreographing/ assistant directing for The Springer Studio for the past two years. She hopes in the future to enhance her skills and talents, on and backstage, and further combine them to teach children at schools and community theatres.
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