FACTORY FORUM: The 5-Second Audition With Chicago Casting Director Sarah Clark. The first 5 seconds make or break many actors in the audition room. This has something Clark has noticed after auditioning thousands of actors not only in Chicago for dozens of commercials, but as a casting associate on Freihofer Casting, working on such films as RUDDERLESS, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER, and several more. Clark will discuss ways to confidentially walk into the room and earn the role before even opening your mouth. From initial greetings to answering informal questions, Clark will give you the do’s and don’ts and discuss the common mistakes made in the initial moments of the room.