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Once you’ve finished the first audition, you should have a list of 4-5 actors who could play each role.  How do you choose the best actor? What factors should you consider before making this critical choice?
In this module, you will learn how to conduct the second and third auditions, what to do after the auditions, recognize danger signs in actors, and how to prepare the actors for the next step: the rehearsals.


  • 11:12 video on how to conduct the callbacks, or second audition
  • Companion resource guide


  • How to conduct the second audition
  • How to conduct the third audition
  • What to do after the final audition
  • How to make the final casting choice
  • How to work with the casting director to find the best actor
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame