Audition Techniques (Grades 6-9)
This 10-week workshop focuses on empowering young actors to feel free, confident, and prepared for important auditions. Mr. Adam, HITS Producing Artistic Director, will guide students on how to search for monologue and song material that supports clear casting choices for type, age, personality, and voice.
Discussions include "red flag" songs, appropriate audition cuts, and how to prepare one's mind before, during, and after the audition. Students will be guided through a “dance call” with a professional choreographer, and how to handle “cold readings” from a script. Participants will be taken through mock auditions and will receive feedback from a panel of experts, which families may observe at the final class. This course will require out-of-class research time (listening to music, reading plays, and memorizing material).
Who should take this class?
Students wanting to audition for local theater productions, students with ambitions of getting accepted at HSPVA or other performing arts programs, and students wanting to improve their audition skills.
PREREQUISITE: There is no prerequisite. All registrations are subject to approval by the Producing Artistic Director. Students will benefit from working with a private voice or acting coach between classes.
ATTENDANCE POLICY:Please notify HITS Theatre of any known conflicts with the schedule prior to the first day of class. HITS understands life brings surprises and new conflicts may arise. We encourage families to notify HITS as soon as possible so our instructors can properly plan for class: firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-861-7408.
ADAM WAGNER-HITS THEATRE'S PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOROriginally from Chesterton, Indiana, is a graduate of the musical theater department at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. Formerly a non profit consultant with expertise in film and performing arts organizations, Adam brings his experience as an arts administrator, director, choreographer, and songwriter to inspire young artists in the classroom. As an actor, he can be seen as Phil in the cult horror film, "Teeth," and is a proud member of Actors' Equity. In 2018, Adam relocated to Houston with his dog, Chancho, and is now in his 5th year with HITS Theatre.
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