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COURSE – How To Audition Successfully

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AUDITION TECHNIQUES

If you want to act, you’re going to need a great audition and a great monologue.  In fact, you will need to have a repertoire of good monologues at your command from the time you begin your career until that happy day when you are signed exclusively with a powerful agent and your work is well known to the hundreds of casting directors in the business.

In cooperation with Playlovers, In2Action has developed a course of 10 classes to assist the aspiring actor.

Over 5 weeks, with special insight into the three main areas of training (Acting, Voice and Movement), In2Action will:

  • Help you choose a monologue and prepare for an audition.
  • Help you to find the “process into performance” that best suits you and your acting style.
  • Outline systematic processes for rehearsing a monologue for an audition, acting class, or public performance by looking at the works of theatre practitioners across the ages.
  • Suggest ways of coping with anxiety and self-doubt in any performing situation.
  • Suggest ways you can prepare yourself psychologically, so that every performance can be, if not a “peak” experience, at least a satisfying one.

Classes are designed to also cater for students undertaking their WACE exams in 2011, focusing auditioning preparations into short concise sessions that allows students to direct their out of class attentions on WACE exam study.

VOICE

Students will learn to refine their skills in voice and develop techniques for control of vocal delivery in performance.  Most people are vocally better equipped that they know.  Most people want to be able to use their voice better than they do.  Usually some unconscious physical habit gets in the way.  Drawing from the exercises of Frederick Matthias Alexander and Moshé Feldenkrais, this course will show you simply and practically how to identify what is going wrong – and how to put it right.  It will help you discover how to use your voice freely, powerfully, and with pleasure.
Classes relate the practicality of voice production to the challenges of text.

MOVEMENT

In2Action is dedicated to developing a heightened sense of awareness in its students.  Through the exploration of the fundamental principles of movement students will free the ‘performer within’.   Students will work through the physical preparation exercises of the likes of Rudolph Laban, Michael Chekhov and Vsevelod Myerhold in order to achieve a connection between mind and body to create unique characterizations.
An emphasis is placed on building confidence in the physical body.

ACTING

Mastering the skills necessary to present a monologue effectively, classes look at how to release your energy and excitement for an audience by getting inside the words we use to achieve a fascinating form of human expression.
Classes are committed to taking your acting to a new level.



TUTOR

Amanda Crewes graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, with a Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) and a Certificate in Musical Theatre in 1998.  She has since gone on to perform with Perth Theatre Company (Baby Boomer Blues), Kompany M (Luv Struk, Fair Dinkum), Handzon Theatre (Lip Stick Dreams, Wedding Games), Barking Gecko (Alice @ Wonderland, Rodeo Kid), Melbourne’s Playbox Theatre (Dead Silence) and several professional independent theatre groups in show such as Italian American Reconciliation, Wolfe Lullaby and Conundrum, for which she received a Guild Nomination for best supporting actress.

GUEST TUTOR

Martin Crewes’ international stage musical roles include Lt. Joe Cable in South Pacific, Marius in Les Misérables, Claud in Hair, Chino in West Side Story, Rik in Oh! What a Night, and Jim Ryan in the Australian production of The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular.  Other musicals include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz and Aspects of Love.  Crewes originated the leading role of Walter Hartright in the West End production of The Woman in White and more recently Pasha/Strelnikov in the recent Australian premiere of Doctor Zhivago.  Crewes’ television and movie roles include Luis Amor Rodriguez in Dream Team, Chad Kaplan in the 2002 film Resident Evil.  Martin was nominated for a Helpmann Award for his roles in Doctor Zhivago and Oh! What a Night, as well as being nominated for a Green Room Award for his role in The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular and winning a Green Room award for Hair.


 

Course Dates:

Time

Monday 3rd October 7pm -9pm
Wednesday 5th October 7pm -9pm
Monday 10th October 7pm -9pm
Wednesday 12th October 7pm -9pm
Monday 17th October 7pm -9pm
Wednesday 19th October 7pm -9pm
Monday 24th October 7pm -9pm
Wednesday 26th October 7pm -9pm
Monday 31st October 7pm -9pm
Sunday  6th November 7pm PERFORMANCE

 

Total cost for the course is $300

Classes will be held in the theatre at:
St Stephen’s School,
100 Doveridge Drive,
Duncraig

The performance night will be at Hackett Hall, Floreat,  followed by a sundowner. Invite your friends!

To sign up for the course please provide your details here.

After submitting your application, an email detailing payment methods will be sent to the address you provided.

For more information:
Email: info@playlovers.org.au or phone: 0415 777 173