Auditioning: Preparing for the Room
"It was a great way to get more comfortable performing monologues with lots of feedback."
This course is designed to improve student performance in all the major aspects of auditioning for the theatre: monologues, cold readings, and "in the room" demeanor - whether for the in-person auditions that we'll be doing again soon, or for Zoom or video auditions, which are also certainly here to stay. The emphasis is on practical skill-building, making the most of your rehearsal time, and overcoming psychological and emotional barriers to giving your best performance.
Online Class: Our Winter 2021 classes will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
Financial Aid: In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering more financial aid than ever. If attending our courses at this time at full price would be difficult for you, please apply for assistance. Winter 2021 financial aid applications are due by January 4, 2021.
Acting: Mary Stuart, Cabaret (upcoming), and The Humans (upcoming) at Olney Theatre Center, The Book of Will, and Roy Cohn in Angels in America, a co-production with Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center, Hir at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Directing: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre, The Illusion at Forum Theatre, Rabbit Hole at Olney Theatre Center, Judy Moody and Stink at Adventure Theatre, Illyria at Avant/Bard. Teaching: At the University of Maryland where he is on the faculty, he has directed Eurydice, The Amish Project, The Distance from Here, and co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was performed at both UMD and in Beijing. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for both acting (After the Fall, Theatre J) & directing (Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre) in addition to several nominations as an actor and director.