New Stage offering virtual audition class

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New Stage Theatre in Jackson is offering a Virtual Audition Workshop for ages 15 and up until November 30.

The Art of the Audition Virtual Workshop with Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds began on November 9 and will continue for four weeks on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a $100 fee for the four week session. 

The Art of the Audition is specifically designed to analyze the technique directors are looking for in the casting process. The class will offer tips for text analysis and teach actors how to clarify the specifics while making authentic acting choices. 

Participants should expect to work with prepared and cold reading material, discuss how to emotionally and intellectually take charge of the audition, and maximize your chances of landing a role. They should also come prepared with a 60-second memorized monologue for the first session. All skill levels are encouraged.

“We have a rare opportunity being offered to us at this time. We typically aren’t able to schedule Francine to teach a class, but due to the many restrictions placed on us due to COVID-19, we were able to schedule an auditions workshop that worked with her schedule,” said Education Director Sharon Miles. “This workshop will give feedback and insight into what directors are looking for and will give actors a one-on-one audience with an artistic director from a professional theatre.”

New Stage Theatre is Mississippi’s professional not-for-profit theatre. It is also the winner of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The education department strives to equip people interested in theatre with the opportunity to develop and strengthen their acting skills, in a professional environment, taught by educated and experienced theatre veterans. The emphasis of these classes is on the progression of theatrical skill, so that participants in the classes continue to enhance their skills and grow as actors.

To register for this new virtual workshop, visit the New Stage Theatre website at www.newstagetheatre.com/tickets or 601-948-3533 ext. 245.


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