Classes + Workshops

For Actors

The Business of the Business ($100)

  • 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

Mock Auditions with Industry Professionals ($100)

  • Each actor performs their complete audition for industry professionals including directors, producers, professors, and casting directors.
  • After the “audition” is complete, they receive specific feedback about their presentation.
  • The evening closes with the actors repeating their audition, incorporating the feedback they received.  

Speak the Speech: A Crash Course in Classical Text ($100)

  • 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

Cold Reading ($100)

  • 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

What’s the Deal: A Workshop for High School Sophomores + Juniors (contact us for pricing)

  • An overview of the types of programs and training available
  • Schedules of when to do what and lists of important deadlines
  • What kind of work to do to get more experience and improve your resume (internships, summer programs, etc.)
  • What kind of preparation is necessary (monologues, songs, etc.)

Backstage: A Workshop for Parents (contact us for pricing)

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