As you begin to dig into your sides for class, below are some thoughts to keep in mind:
Ask yourself why did casting pick these particular scenes to use to audition actors for this project?
They have a reason for why they have chosen the particular scene(s). Try to get to the root. My guess is that it’s a test of their story, the key moments for the characters and their personalities. These moments mirror the arc of the full script.
Try to ask yourself:
* What is the STORY of the scene? What is the ARC, of both the full script AND the audition sides?
* What is the style or genre?
* Where does each scene take place in the overall story?
* What is EACH SCENE about in relation to, AND independent of, each other? How do they contribute to the overall story?
Once you have a firm grasp on what story is being told in your selected sides, you will have a better understanding of how to prepare to deliver that story.