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Kori Lotito

  Kori Lotito is a theatre kid turned theatre adult who has spent time working as part of the industry in a myriad of different facets including casting, producing and production management. She is author of her on-going blog, Controlled Chaos, where she shares life anecdotes, theater reviews and personal opinions that nobody asked for. She can be found online on Twitter and Instagram: @KLO143 



How To Dress For Auditions
September 18, 2019

Everyone knows that feeling of waking up on the first day of school and wanting to wear their very best outfit to showcase the brand-new human they've become over the summer. Great outfits bring great confidence. There's no better feeling than knowing you are rocking what you're wearing, whether it's the first day of a new school year or you're an adult meeting new people. First impressions matter.

How Do Non-Equity Performers Get Seen At Equity Auditions?
August 29, 2019

The age old struggle for a non-equity actor a?' how to get seen at an EPA (Equity Principal Audition) or ECC (Equity Chorus Call). These auditions are the stepping stones for a?oebreaking intoa?? the industry, without them casting offices would never have any new individuals to introduce to directors and producers. EPAs and ECCs may be time consuming and feel thankless, but a good EPA/ECC audition could change someone's entire career trajectory. Anyone who is serious about performing in commercial theater in the city knows the importance of getting up at some godforsaken hour, trekking to Pearl Studios, and putting their name on a list that may or may not ever end up in the casting director's hands. Ask any actor/dancer you meet, they'll all tell you the same thing a?' one of the hardest parts of their job is getting into the audition room, the actual act of auditioning is normally the easiest part of their day. That said, here are four major tips to maximize your chances of getting seen when you're non-equity and just trying to be #booked and #blessed. 

Audition Songs For Children and Teenagers
June 27, 2019

Calling all tweens and teens! Performers come in all shapes, sizes, AND ages, so I think it's time we take a minute to put together a list of twenty great audition songs for those actors going to a musical theatre audition who are looking for songs for kids or those in high school. Here's a list of age-appropriate songs to get your wheels turning if you are feeling stuck on what to sing.

20 Audition Mistakes To Avoid
May 30, 2019

Auditioning can be stressful and exhausting, and it is easy to get a little downtrodden the more you go in for things without booking them. That said, no matter what kind of day you are having or mood you are in there are certain things you should avoid doing once you enter the audition space. Sure, doing these things will make you stand out, but not in a positive way. So whether you are auditioning for things professionally or at a community theater level take a look at the list below to make sure you aren't making any mistakes that could potentially cost you the job.

Choosing An Audition Song: 20 Selections for Sopranos
May 8, 2019

To help get you started here are a few ideas for sopranos: 'I Never Has Seen Snow' from House of Flowers, 'My Friend, the Dictionary' from 25th Annual Putnam Counting Spelling Bee, 'Fly Into the Future' from Vanities, 'Happy Working Song' from Enchanted, 'There is A Child' from Giant, and more.

Choosing An Audition Song: 20 Selections for Altos
May 1, 2019

To help get you started here are a few ideas for altos of songs and shows which should be familiar to your casting director but that they won't have heard twenty times already that day - be it your local community musical theatre, high school, college, or that big Broadway audition.

Everything You Need To Know About Open Call Auditions
April 10, 2019

When going into an open call audition - be it for a play, musical, dance show, or just a local community theatre production - being prepared and knowing what to expect can put you on top. In this guide, we outline 20 tips to help you get ahead at your next audition.