I auditioned on May 8 in Boston, but my experience was a little different.
I was in the 11:30 a.m. audition with about 20 or so people. After we filled out an application, they moved us into a conference room. We take our seats and the talent coordinators start to give us some details about the game and show.
About 5 minutes into it, the power at the hotel went out. The power was out in the entire neighborhood. So they moved us to the hallway where there was emergency lights. They gave us a sheet of paper with 50 lines on it. One of the talent coordinators read out the 50 questions. Since we couldn’t play the mock game without power, they asked if we could reschedule or come back to a later audition at 3 p.m. Since my flight left at 7:30 (I flew in from South Carolina) I came back at 3.
There was about 10 of us who came back. They took the 3:00 p.m. group into the conference room so they could give them the test. The rest of us from the earlier session hung out in the hallway with one of the talent coordinators, which was very interesting. We the other group was finished with the tests, we were led into the room to play the mock game.
They brought as up first, three at a time, so we could leave after we were done. They don’t keep score during the mock game and all three got anequal chance to answer a few questions. They then ask about one of the stories we wrote down and asked what we will do with the money we won. That was about it.
They told us about 400 people get on the show for the year and they will start calling people in June. They also said you don’t have to wait by the phone, they will keep calling. And this is the best time of the year to get an audition since the new season hasn’t started yet and all the spots are open.
(I hope this makes sense. I just finished an 11-hour shift and my brain is fried)