At the audition you will probably be brought into the theatre as an entire group. The director will have “sides” (small snippets of the play) the he or she wishes to hear. You will be grouped with others and asked to read a certain side. You may be asked to read multiple times from different sides. This is to allow the director to find the best possible fit for you and to also look at combinations of actors to see how well they work together.
If you wish to read for a certain role, and the director has not asked you to do so, please speak up. We are all human and make mistakes. With the number of people auditioning, it is easy to overlook something. Don’t resign yourself to not reading for that role. Let the director know that you want to read for that role and haven’t been asked to yet. Not saying anything will be taken as a sign that you were OK with not reading for a particular role. Don’t let others’ oversight cost you a role. SPEAK UP!!