Auditions can be classified into two broad categories: 1) prepared auditions and 2) cold reads.
People watching is an important part of an actor’s daily life. Observing how different individuals speak, move and interact with others. This will all be useful information to store away and draw from as you are creating your characters.
In fact it makes theatre even more exciting when you can find ways to reduce waste, reuse your resources time and time again, and utilize recyclable materials.
After Cats opened, producers complained about how many times they had to sit through versions of “Memory” at auditions.