Casting calls as it applies to performing arts is a great opportunity, to show your talents, and as an aspiring performer, you should try to attend as many as you possibly can.
Do you have a talent that you want the world to know about? Then the casting call, can be your shot at fame and stardom. There are different types of calls, Some are open calls, where any one who thinks that he or she can fill the desired roles is allowed to attend and others are closed to the public and attendance is by invitation only.
Although specified physical characteristics such as weight and height, may be desired for certain roles, it should not be allowed to deter you from pursuing any role that interests you, The directors and casting people are often wiling to make concessions and adjust the role to anyone who is suitable. The variety of jobs available or posted for casting calls is far and wide, and not only experienced actors are required, but there are often calls for people with absolutely no acting experience.
You should not have to look too far and long to find a casting call. There may be opportunities to attend a casting audition that suits your fancy and is easily within your reach. Actors and all types of performers are needed continually. The need is so great that many casting calls are being completed on line. The game has changed with available technology, that in many instances, you upload a video or demo of your self along with other information to be personally invited to a casting call.
You can begin your search by region or by type or the type of talent you wish to display. Categories can be as diverse as commercials, to film, theater or modelling and in different media such as Reality TV or comedy. After making your selection, you will then be allowed access to more information about the corresponding role including the location and dates of the audition and what information may be required in the next step of the process.
Casting calls are often used for discovery and the classic casting audition, as is usually perceived may not have changed much. Performances may still be judged with cold readings or sometimes the reciting of a monologue, poem or acapella singing. Casting directors are often experienced enough to evaluate talent within seconds. With the right type and amount of practice before an audition, any aspiring performer can increase the chances of winning in an audition by approaching the situation with confidence.