. . . If you don't try to make it painful. Sure, there's a small chance that someone else might be short with you while having a bad day, but we have all been there and can understand feeling frustrated with things out of our control.
1.) Come into the audition room looking happy to be there. Know the difference between confident, cocky, and on the other end of the spectrum, desperation.
2.) As terrible as it is to not follow through on your commitment, it's worse to no show. If you cannot make the audition, let your agent know. The client is handed an audition sheet with each actor's name and time on it. Taking back to the office the sheet with a big NS (for No Show) next to your name . . . well, what do you think you would do with that name in the future?
3.) Get solid training! Know how to act! Seeing an actor struggling through their small bag of tricks with all the quick fixes they've been told will get them through safely (but doesn't) is painful.
4.) Your audition begins when you walk in our building. A passing comment from the guy behind the desk in the lobby carries more weight that you imagine. Some industry say your audition begins five blocks from the casting studio. Learn to zip the lip. Eyes and ears are everywhere. And these days, could also be recording you.
5.) If you have to wait to audition, don't get huffy. If the client wants to take an unexpected break, we take a break. It's also a business ploy, to deliberately make someone wait, just to see how they handle it. Stay cool at all times and always look pleasant.