Posted by Jon Snow
Taylor C. Baker Taylor C. Baker

Hello Stage 32 Community!

Last year, we launched a blog series called "Casting: An Actor's Perspective" by actor and long-time Stage 32 member Jon Snow. In his first blog, his videos discuss how to "Tell, Don't Ask" and the importance of genuine discovery during auditions. Click here to check out Jon's first blog.

Jon has worked with some of the biggest casting offices in Los Angeles as an audition reader for over three years. He has been in well over 10,000 auditions and has had an unprecedented ringside seat to auditions performed by newcomers all the way to name stars. As an actor himself, you can see Jon on GOOD GIRLS on NBC, ALL RISE on CBS, and THE ROOKIE on ABC to name a few. We are so excited that Jon is sharing his insider tips with the Stage 32 community!

Jon's second blog "Tell the Truth" dives into the importance of authenticity during auditions. Click here to watch.

Jon's third blog "Switching Roles" talks about how you can become a better listener. Click here to watch.

Jon's fourth blog "All About Relationship" explains how your audition is about more than just your talent. Click Here to Watch.

Jon's five blog "Props and Costumes" talks about how to handle props and costumes in your auditions. Click Here to Watch

Jon and I also did an Instagram Live on @stage32 - click here to check it out and get even more great acting/audition tips from Jon! (and be sure to give us a follow on Instagram for more great videos!)

This week, Jon is bringing you even more helpful and inspirational insights on how to grow as an actor and nail your next audition. Take it away Jon!

After three and a half years of being a reader in multiple casting offices in Los Angeles, and participating in more than 10,000 auditions, I'm sharing with you the knowledge and insight I've gained by being a fly-on-the-wall in the room with casting director's, directors, producers, and showrunners. So take the journey with me, and discover some insider secrets that will help you manage your fears and expectations, as well as give you an edge as soon as you walk in the audition room.

Episode 15: Take a Chance

In this episode, I give you one story about a young actor who was prepared and took his shot when the opportunity presented itself, Will you be ready for your opportunity?
 
 
 

Episode 16: Reader Etiquette

In this episode, I'll tell you some of the strange and wacky things that have been done to me as a reader, and how you can navigate getting the reader to give you what you need so you can give your best audition.
 
 

Episode 17: Over Preparing

In this episode, I'll tell you why there's a fine line between being prepared, and rehearsing your audition to death. I'll help you circumvent this pitfall without succumbing to it's dangerous pull.
 
 
 

About Jon Snow

Navigating Rejection How to Use Past Trauma as a Tool for Acting

Jon Snow is, first and foremost, an escapee of a cult, and a thriving survivor of sexual abuse. Born the son of a Fundamentalist Baptist preacher, Jon grew up primarily in St. Louis, Missouri before his great escape from the church and it’s mental, emotional, and physical abuses. Now, Jon is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA as an actor and writer living in Los Angeles with his partner, Auriell and their two dogs, Molly and Justin.

He’s been seen on All Rise on CBS, The Rookie on ABC, Good Girls on NBC, as well as other tv shows and films. Jon is a speaker and a solo performance artist who focuses his work and artistry into continually honing his voice so that he can tell his story of escape and healing in an effort to help others who have felt oppressed, demeaned, and unheard, find the strength and power of their own voices.

Keep up with Jon on his website, IMDb, Instagram, and YouTube.

Watch Jon's Comedy Reel & Drama Reel!

 

Previous Stage 32 Blogs from Jon Snow:

Navigating Rejection: How to Use Past Trauma as a Tool for Acting

Casting: An Actor's Perspective Part 1: Tell, Don't Ask

Casting: An Actor's Perspective Part 2: Tell the Truth

Casting: An Actor's Perspective Part 3: Switching Roles

 

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