Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term sides.

On sides’ official page, we have defined the term as “short selections from a script that actors perform in an audition room.”

But now we want to know what the term sides means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.

— What are your best audition stories?

— If you’re an actor, have you ever gotten crazy sides in the room? What were they?

— If you’re a casting director or director, has an actor’s performance of sides ever blown you away? Made you want to crawl under the table?

If you’d like to make a video of your own about the term sides, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor