Glasgow-based writer and theatre-maker Drew Taylor offers his views on auditions and who you should be checking out!
Drew has worked with YMT several times over the last few years, including last year's zombie-musical The Coorie Cave... or... How to survive a zombie apocalypse and come out singing as well as a workshop week in Alicante! He has LOADS of exciting stuff planned for 2016, so make sure you check out his website.
The Coorie Cave... Or... How to survive a zombie apocalypse and come out singing, 2015. Photo: James Taylor-Wilson
How to prepare for an audition:
Read through everything that has been sent to you! Twice! Wear suitable clothing so that you can move around if necessary! Get some good sleep the night before and allow more than enough time to travel to the location!
Top Tips for auditionees:
We want to find the best possible people for the YMT Company, which means people that can deliver the goods, who can adapt their performance to what we're asking for and... fundamentally... that you are a team player. Be friendly, but not over eager; know when chattiness goes into idle waffle and be prepared for anything...
What/who should young people research in the arts?
My mum's Spaghetti Bolognese.... and Haribo...
When HOT: nothing, sat by a pool. When COOL: sightseeing and exploring a new culture. Also, San Francisco is my spiritual home.
THE most important question: Scone (as in stone) or Scone (as in gone)?
Make sure you check out Drew's website for all his incredible upcoming projects.