The Audition Process: A Guide for Actors by Bob Funk
Reviewed by Gabi L.
Bob Funk is an acting professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As an actor and director, he has worked professionally in New York and in regional theatres across the United States. In The Audition Process: A Guide for Actors, Bob Funk covers in detail the importance of headshots, resumes and theatre conferences. He goes beyond what is expected inside the audition room and advises actors on how they should behave from the moment you step into the building till you get the final call way after the in-person audition as ended.
I have been active in theatre for many years and this is by far the best audition book I have come across. Bob Funk provides readers with performing and preparation tips for monologues and songs along with revealing some of the mysteries of actually getting a job in the entertainment industry. The book Bob Funk covers all aspects of the theatre audition realm as he teaches readers the importance of headshots, great resumes, and theatre conferences. He even goes so far as to list the contact info and requirements for each conference! The Audition Process: A Guide for Actors is a wonderful no-nonsense guide that is written very clearly in a way that is easy to understand.