A “button” is a tool actors can use in their auditions to help close the scene in a unique way. It’s an ending line or action (created by YOU) that helps set your audition apart from others, showcasing your own personal essence as an actor. “Buttons” help make your audition distinctive, and give you a personal signature that showcases you in a creative way. The next time you have an audition and you’re wondering, “what can I do to make sure my audition stands out?”; think of a signature “button” that highlights you and then end the scene on your own terms.
A button is your closure, that’s why it’s called a button. Buttons close things.
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