Sat 8 August
9 am – 1 pm
Lou Mitchell – Maura FayRichard Sarell
MAKE A PROACTIVE CHOICE DURING LOCKDOWN
Try out your SELF TEST skills and shooting set-up. THEN get feedback from Casting Director LOU MITCHELL (Maura Fay Casting – Dr Blake Mysteries) and TV Director RICHARD SARELL (View his CV HERE). It will be like doing a CALLBACK Audition.
LEARN TO BE CREATIVELY CONFIDENT IN AN AUDITION
DOUBLE THE VALUE
Maura Fay Casting
GET PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FROM CASTING DIRECTOR LOU MITCHELL ABOUT ..
Director – Acting Coach
DISCOVER KEY INGREDIENTS OF THE REHEARSAL ROOM APPROACH …
The Rehearsal Room techniques were used by Stefanie Caccamo to help a an actor friend record a self test. She explained that … “he immediately felt a shift in his performance – he was no longer thinking about “acting” and what he looked like, but rather what he wanted to achieve in the scene. He sent the best take off to his agent and got an immediate response. His agent said, “THAT’S THE BEST TAPE I’VE SEEN YOU DO!.”
AN AUDITION WORKSHOP WITH A DIFFERENCE
Acquire an understanding of the obvious traps
During the briefing session at the end of the workshop you will get practical hands-on advice from Casting Director Lou Mitchell.
You will be able to ask questions in the briefing session about the personal areas of confusion or concerns you have.
In your one-on-one time with television director Richard Sarell you will get direct honest feedback about your acting technique and your audition technique. Sometimes your acting techniques are great but your audition technique doesn’t display your strengths. Richard will assist you with clear and practical advice.
Nerves can have a big impact on the outcome of an audition. Doing an audition should be an ordinary experience rather than an exceptional one. That is a skill that needs to be acquired and practiced.
Scenes are supplied by the Casting Director LOU MITCHELL. for these workshops. The choice of which one you wish to work on is yours. YOU WILL HAVE THREE DAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR SELF TEST. An experienced reader will be available on Saturday morning 8 August to work with you on the live component of this workshop. That’s when you get to re-work the scene under LOU MITCHELL’S direction.
Coaching Sessions with Richard are $60 for 1 hour (Covid-19 price) but are only $45 (Covid-19 price) for actors who have trained for a term at The Rehearsal Room. Ring 0407 226 620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. It is best that you record your self test independently and then come for coaching to prepare for responding to Lou’s direction.
I’ve really rediscovered my passion for screen acting. I used to leave screen classes feeling deflated and unsure of myself but when I leave The Rehearsal Room, I feel inspired to keep working harder. Truly, thank you.
For an actor a scene must do more than further the plot – it must explore the relationship between characters. Richard has a gift for making this process clear and simple. His direction gives me confidence to trust my own intuition, thus allowing the character room to breathe…
Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that many actors he auditioned didn’t actually listen in auditions. And he realised this was sometimes due to lack of understanding and sometimes to do with nerves. That was why he devised a workshop that would help actor’s acquire skills to defeat the audition stresses.THE AIM of these sessions was to enable actors TO BE CREATIVELY FREE in an audition not restricted by fear.
REVEALING THE MYTHSHaving a practical understanding of what the actor’s job is when auditioning is a massive help in enabling an actor to audition well. These workshops aim to quickly build an actor’s understanding of the audition process – which usually takes actors years of professional experience to acquire. There are many myths about auditions and many confusions about what Casting Directors and directors are looking for.
LEADING THE WAYRichard was one of the first acting teachers to begin running workshops that allowed actors to interact with Casting Directors. The aim was to give actors experience of the audition room so that they can approach an audition in a relaxed, focused and professional way.
These are the only workshops where actors also receive analysis and feedback from a director as well as a casting director. This combined input from two different entertainment professionals makes these workshops unique and incredibly valuable.
Learn skills you will use throughout your career.
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