Classes + Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: Cold Reading Auditions (October 26) and Directing (November 16 & 17) for Artists Repertory Theatre.

Classes below are scheduled throughout the year an announced here and via our newsletter.
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The Business of the Business

  • Headshots: what works, what are you communicating through your image, looking like yourself, recommendations on different styles and how to get noticed
  • Resumes: formats that function, what to list, how directors read a resume
  • Social media and websites
  • Building and maintaining industry relationships

General Audition Workshop with Industry Professionals

  • This workshop is designed to mimic the conditions of a real general audition so you get the experience you need before the Big Day.
  • Each actor performs their complete audition for industry professionals (past auditors have included directors, producers, professors, and casting directors).
  • After the “audition” is complete, each actor receives specific feedback about their presentation.
  • The class closes with the actors repeating their audition, incorporating the feedback they received, or showing new pieces for additional feedback.

Cold Reading

  • Provides tips for cold readings and unexpected exercises (which may happen even when applying to training programs!)
  • Each actor receives a number of cold reading opportunities including scenes and monologues
  • Tools and tips necessary to make quick and strong choices about the text in the moment, having the confidence to take brave and responsible risks

Speak the Speech: Auditioning with Classical Text

  • Different methods for unlocking the language
  • Scansion (what is a trochee?  a spondee?  and why does it matter?)
  • The question of line endings
  • Definitions and when using a lexicon or dictionary is the right move
  • Understanding that the answers are (almost always!) in the text
  • Speaking to the end of the thought
  • Physicalizing the language

What’s Next: A Workshop for High School Students

  • Options for professional training post-graduation
  • Questions to consider when choosing between BFA, BA, or other training programs
  • Auditioning for BFA programs
  • Resumes and Headshots; Websites/Social Media
  • Summer programs and internships
  • Auditioning professionally and getting work
  • Self Care
  • Local and national resources
  • Insight from a professional director & producer
    …and time for your questions!

Backstage: A Workshop for Parents

  • What is this all about?
  • Understanding the process, terms, programs, etc.
  • How to be supportive and realistic
  • Managing expectations

The Business of the Business: A Workshop for College Students

  • Options for post-grad years
  • Auditioning for MFA programs
  • Resumes and Headshots; Websites/Social Media; Agents
  • Building relationships
  • Different models of making work
  • Interning, working for free, paying dues
  • When to say “yes” and how to say “no”
  • Self Care
  • Insight from a professional director & producer
    …and time for questions!