On-Camera Audition Intensive
Sundays November 10th- Dec 1st
Kids (ages 8-12) 10am-12pm
Instructor: Ashley Skomurski
If your child is looking to take their on-camera auditioning skills to the next level, this is the class for them! Having run hundreds of auditions for kids, Casting Director Ashley Skomurski knows exactly what clients are looking for out of potential talent and also knows how to direct young actors to succeed in their on-camera auditions! This class will cover everything from improv auditions to cold reading to scripted material. Students will practice their skills on-camera in the actual audition room to really provide them with the best training to succeed in future auditions. Using age-appropriate audition scripts from commercials, voice-overs, television shows and movies- young actors will really have the opportunity to dive in and develop those audition scripts. Weekly "actor homework" will be given where kids learn to develop and understand their character, break down their scripts and come back with their best audition piece prepared. Ashley will also teach kids the skills necessary for accepting re-direction and making adjustments on the fly. Parents will receive a weekly link to the audition clips to showcase their child's progress. There will be a Q&A on the last class for parents to learn more about auditioning in the New England Market.
On-Camera Auditioning for Kids
(One Day Workshop)
Kids (Ages 8-12) 10am-12pm
Instructor: Ashley Skomurski
Whether your child is just starting to peak an interest in acting or they have been at it for years, the art of the audition is a vital component to being a great actor! Casting Director Ashley Skomurski has run hundreds of auditions and has years of experience teaching children the art of auditioning to get them closer to booking the job! This one-day workshop will focus on all aspects of auditioning for the camera. Starting with the basics of audition room etiquette, the class will move through slating, delivering a read, taking direction and making adjustments. Kids will practice with commercial, television and film copy that is age appropriate and inline with what they might actually audition. After the class, parents will receive a link with the videos of what each young actor worked on that day. At the end of the workshop, the students will provide a brief presentation of their favorite audition piece, as well as a Q & A for parents with Ashley.
Before the Slate: Everything you need to know about becoming an actor in Boston- before your first audition
For Parents of Kids interested in learning more about the New England Market
Wednesday September 18th from 6-9pm
Instructor: Julie Arvedon Knowlton
Interested in learning how to become an actor in Boston? Whether it’s on your bucket list, or you have a child who is really interested in performing, or it’s a passion you want to pursue in your spare time, ‘Before the Slate’ will provide you with the inside scoop on everything you need to know to get started and be prepared for your first audition. From essential tools of the trade (resumes, headshots, classes, industry lingo, and more!), to finding auditions, to discovering what makes you stand out in the industry- we will help you navigate the Boston on-camera and theater scene and help give you the confidence to pursue what you love! At the end of class, you will leave with The Slate List- a must have resource that will prepare you for that moment when you hear, “Slate, please!”. Open to all ages and to parents/guardians who are looking for guidance for their children.