Get the skill set to succeed in auditions for stage, film, and TV using scripts from those different media. The course begins with a lecture to redefine terms we hear all the time, followed by class participation in exploring the text. Introduction to technique of opening up the script to get the maximum amount of information, even if all you’re given is a two pages of sides. It will progress with you bringing a short 2-3 page audition scene with a copy for a reader: dialogue, not monologues. This can be a current piece you are auditioning for, or something from a play or film you would like to do. Do not memorize, do not work on it. We’ll work the scene in class: exploring the text, fine-tuning moments, making on-the-spot adjustments; getting specific about relationships to people, places, things, and events; pinning down the first moment; making character choices based on the clues in the text. Then comes the"cold audition”, you will be given a short audition scene at the beginning of a class with some background information. You’ll have time to work on it, based on what we discussed. Then we’ll do it as an audition and discuss what you found by applying what we’ve worked on, …and what you missed. Finally, you can perform what you have learnt, with a couple of takes with adjustments, so you can see how important it is to be specific.