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Meet Mara

Your Audition Friend

I'm an actor just like you. So I get it -- the daily ins and outs of the business. I hold a BFA in drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and received classical training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.

Additionally, I've seen it from the other side too. I've been a reader for several top LA Casting Directors working on such projects as Jane the Virgin, 21 Jump Street, and New Girl, among countless others.

I've seen firsthand what actors do that makes them stand out in the audition room, or makes a self tape pop! And the simple mistakes that catch them up. I aim to demystify and destress the process -- this is ultimately what I want to pass on to you. So you audition with confidence, not obsessing about minutiae that doesn't matter, but focused and ready with the preparation that does.

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Why work with ME

Look, I'm not here to tell you the answers or "teach you" how to act ... I'm assuming you're already on your way and doing the work. In fact, many of the actors I work with are well established in the industry. They BOOK often, they're trained, they go to class, have a method that serves them, even a home taping set up. But that's not always enough. So they use Your Audition Friend because all those breakthroughs they find still need to be put into their bones through practice. Whether it's for an ongoing job or audition, your lines should be the last thing you have to think about ... so we run them ... and sometimes you just need a good reader opposite you to make your audition better! Oh and press record ;) 


I'm truly here to support you, so you can feel free to be uniquely you in your audition. Because that's what's going to make you stand out. That doesn't mean I'm an acting coach. I'm happy to give feedback if that's what will help you shine, but if you just want someone there to play off of, happy to do that too. I understand that every person's process and even every audition is different. Look, acting is never finished. I don't just want you to book the job ... I want you to book the job, go to set, know your lines, feel confident, comfortable and that someone has your back through it all. 

Want More?

Spotlight Interview with Your Audition Friend's Mara KleinMs. In The Biz

Read for tips on getting ready for an audition, self-taping, and how Mara’s using her acting skills in her entrepreneurial endeavors!

Podcast: SELF TAPE 101 with Your Audition Friend - The Young Actor's Guide Podcast

Listen to this episode to hear all about what makes a good self tape, the do's and don'ts! Advice specifically geared toward young actors.

The Edit: Mara Klein on Launching Your Audition Friend - Girl Gang

Read to find out where the inspiration for Your Audition Friend originated and all the nerves around launching a business.

Meet Mara Klein of Your Audition Friend - Voyage LA

Read for more of Mara's story of how she got to where she is today.

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