Christopher Pazdernik, Jeff-award winner for Best Director, empowers students to audition for any musical theatre opportunity with confidence by strengthening techniques in acting & singing. Topics will include how to create a strong audition book, knowing your “type”, acting through the song, how to approach a cold reading, audition room tips & etiquette, & how to understand & take direction.
Ryan Kitley, a working actor for almost 20 years – most recently seen at Goodman Theatre & Chicago Shakespeare – lends his expertise to the challenge of mastering the monologue audition. In this 1-day workshop, actors will bring a monologue of their choosing & learn how to effectively execute specific choices using given circumstances & intent for a polished, dynamic audition piece.
No studio? No problem! This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to make high-quality, effective self-taped auditions. Learn how to utilize lighting, choose the right background, as well as how to choose your best clips & edit them for the most concise, professional tape. Well-crafted tapes can make or break an audition – do not miss out on this unique workshop!
The answers are in the text. Learn how to mine a scene or play for information on your character. Under the instruction of Victory Garden’s Casting Director, Laura Alcalá Baker, students will deepen their work by finding their character’s actions, objectives, & relationship to the arc of the scene.
Prerequisite: headshot/resume or studio approval. Contact the ATC office for details: 847.251.8710
LOCATION: Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
It takes skill to let go of your inhibitions & find the right balance of energy to perform the over-the-top comedy required of Disney & Nickelodeon actors. Mike Theisen, agent at Gray Talent Group, teaches this fun & challenging on camera workshop that will help you find the life inside these characters.
We are thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award Winning New York Casting Director Julie Schubert (House of Cards, The Devil Wears Prada, Marvel’s Luke Cage & Jessica Jones, Boardwalk Empire) to ATC. Julie will help you make bold yet subtle choices in a supportive and professional environment. Gain invaluable insight into the audition process from one of the most respected casting directors in the industry.
Two sections available, choose which 4-hour section works best for you.
Prerequisite: headshot/resume submission or agent referral only. Contact the ATC office for details: 847.251.8710