“We are looking for every actor that walks in the room to be the answer for us,” casting director Kate Boka says of the audition process. “I think people often see casting directors as the big scary judge behind the table. But I want to have someone walk in the room and do something great and think, ‘Oh my gosh, this is it!’… We are constantly rooting for actors to do their best work.” Boka is the casting associate for the Broadway, national tour, and Chicago companies of “The Book of Mormon.” Here are some of her tips to help actors do their best work in the audition room.

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