A Chat with Audition Workshop - Acting Class with CD Alison McBryde
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The audition process will be covered from start to finish with a Q&A to address actors’ specific challenges and concerns. Actors are given individualized notes and adjustments in mock auditions; time will be spent focusing on career development in addition to work on the creative process.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Sides will be provided for actors to prepare for mock auditions. Actors may bring their own sides - no more than two pages. Bring pictures and resumes for evaluation, as well as a notebook and pen. Most workshops will be on a weeknight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in May, June, and July.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I want to see actors do their best at each audition. During casting sessions I see talented actors who, because of weak choices, nervous habits, lack of focus, etc., do not get a callback or the role. There is rarely time in auditions to work thoroughly with actors, so I began teaching and coaching.
What do you love most about your job?
I love my work when, during a Casting Session, an actor creates a character that is so true and compelling that I forget, even briefly, that I am in an office. I can take them to the director because they will transport an audience into the world of the script when they are on stage or screen.