Ahhh COLD READING. It terrifies just about every actor, even some stars. Why you may ask? Well, because they haven’t auditioned in a very long time!
So, what is Cold Reading? Lets break it down.
COLD: without preparation or rehearsal. Unfamiliar. Going into the test cold.
READING: written or printed matter that can be interpreted.
The two together. Unprepared and unfamiliar written material, that must be interpreted.
*NO ONE IS COLD READING ANYMORE!*
All Los Angeles and New York casting directors give actors at least a 24 hour notification for theatrical auditions.
COLD READING IS A THING OF THE PAST.
Taking Cold Reading classes is a waste.