To my surprise, I received a callback for Barefoot in the Park at Button Theatre. If you read the previous post you will remember that I discussed not having a beard during auditions. So I did something stupid for the callback… I shaved.
My thought was that if I shaved, I would appear younger, and the director would read me for the younger role. Had I spent just a few seconds and thought, I would have realized that I was being called back for the part I read for, which was the older male role.
Now I have cut myself out of a role because I did not look the part. I knew this and was just being stupid.
In discussing this with my friend Mark Gray, who acts in Atlanta, you should even where the same cloths you work for the initial audition.
Of course if I had just did a little research before the audition I would have know the age range of the character that I wanted.
I am still going to shave before auditions.