How To Start
How To Start
OK. You’re interested, and are wondering where and how to start.
Your first step is to call JRP New England at its downtown Boston location (617-946-0508) to schedule your first audition, or fill out the inquiry from below. You’ll find the audition process very informative as you’ll learn basics about the modeling, acting and the entertainment business.
The audition is a time for us to learn about you, your personality, your expectations, and career desires. The audition gives our staff the opportunity to meet you, evaluate your potential and educate you about the business. Auditions can and should be fun!
What to Expect
Be prepared to spend approximately one to two hours at John Robert Powers in Boston for your complimentary, no obligation first audition. We begin with a small group seminar to educate you on various aspects of modeling, acting and show business. Next, you’ll meet with a Talent Director from our Open Call Productions for a one-on-one interview, followed by an on-camera screen test. Relax, have fun, and show all your personality.
Note: If you’re under 18, a parent or legal guardian is required to attend with you. We encourage both parents to attend so they, too, can learn about us and the realities of the acting, modeling and entertainment business. Cooperation, assistance and emotional support of the family are critical to the success of those training at John Robert Powers.
What to Wear
An audition is just like a job interview; dress in your most fashionable outfit, age appropriate. Girls should wear nothing revealing. No short-short skirts/shorts or low-cut tops. Children under 12 should not wear make-up. Girls 13 and over should wear “natural make-up.” Boys should not wear jeans; a collared shirt, sweater or pullover is acceptable.
What to Bring
There are two items we request. Bring a recent snapshot of yourself that we can keep. No photos will be returned. This photo does not need to be professional, just something that we can keep on file to reference during and after the interview.
Also, we ask that you prepare a resume outlining any experiences or marketable skills that you have relating to the entertainment business. This should include any acting, modeling, singing or dancing experience, sports or other activities that you are or have been involved in, as well as any specific interests you may have.
The Selection Process
Whether or not you will be selected for training is based on several criteria such as type cast (age, height, hair color, eye color and ethnicity), your personality, knowledge of the industry and on-camera performance.
Our staff is going to be honest with you regarding your potential (or lack thereof) for the field you are pursuing. Please remember that this feedback is not meant to hurt your feelings but to give you direction (Example: “You are too short to be considered for runway modeling, but your on-camera screen test indicates you’d be good acting in TV commercials”).
If you are accepted for training at John Robert Powers, from time to time you’ll be scouted and interviewed by industry professionals. Often, agents from New York come to Boston looking for fresh new faces, the stars of tomorrow.
Marketing is a key ingredient to the success of JRP and its Open Call Model & Talent clientele. Working in this industry is not based on submission of photos. It requires training, auditioning and exposure to those who make the decisions. We focus on getting our most promising clients auditions with agents, managers and casting directors from New York, Hollywood and here in New England, where there has been a dramatic increase in motion picture, TV and stage productions.
But, the first step is up to you. Call 617-946-0508 or use the online inquiry form below to schedule your audition. It could be a call that shapes the rest of your life!
There is no cost or obligation and we’ll follow-up promptly to arrange a personal one-on-one meeting with one of our experienced Entertainment Career Counselors.