Thursday, August 19, 2004

TheatrePEI’s “God, I Hope I Get It” Audition Workshop

This two-day intensive workshop will focus on the worst part of the actor’s experience - auditioning for the job.

This fun, on-your-feet, interactive performance course will examine the practical aspects of auditioning for theatre and camera acting jobs including:

Who are these people? - the audition panel
What do I wear? - dressing for the experience
Who’s in my headshot? - resume and photo considerations
Does Hamlet lisp? - choosing appropriate monologues
How do you pronounce that? - cold read survival
Can I sing Happy Birthday? - Musical auditions for singers and non-singers
How do you do? - Audition conduct and etiquette
Where do I stand? Where do I look? - technique for camera auditions
Can you repeat that? - reacting to advice and direction


Divided into two segments, the “God I Hope I Get It” audition workshop will feature a 3 hour session on Friday and a 4 hour session Saturday.  Participants will be assigned a SHORT monologue during the Friday session which they will be expected to have MEMORIZED for the Saturday session (modern language - no Shakespeare!)

Participants comfortable with singing may bring a selection from their musical theatre repertoire to share.  ALL participants will be expected to - at least - attempt to sing, though the musical audition segment is a minor part of the over-all experience. Participants must understand that this workshop is designed as an opportunity for mistake-making and face-reddening.  The objective is to overcome obstacles now in order to facilitate success in future auditions.  There will be some movement involved.  Comfortable clothes and practical shoes are strongly urged.

Instructor:  Wade Lynch

Dates:  Friday, October 22nd 6 to 9 PM & Saturday, October 23th 10 AM to 2 PM

Location:  Beaconsfield Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Streets, Charlottetown

Workshop Fee:  $65.00

Class size is limited; preregistration is recommended.  Contact TheatrePEI for more information or to register at 894-3558 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Instructor Wade Lynch is a twenty-five year theatrical veteran. He has performed and directed in theatres across the country and earned his degree in Theatre Education from the College of performing Arts at Western Washington university. Wade is well known to Island audiences for his work in the Charlottetown Festival’s productions of A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, THE LEGEND OF THE DUMBELLS, EIGHT TO THE BAR, 18 WHEELS, PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ and ARIANNA. He recently completed production on the short film, THE BOX BENEATH THE STAIRS, which he wrote and produced.

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