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“My aunt’s always on the phone with her insurance company complaining about getting the runaround when they don’t cover something.”– Tino
“It’s like fo’, five hospitals in Newark.”– Bernadette
“I ‘on’t know. It just is. I mean, she just the lunch lady.”-Deja
“I only have to see something once, and it’s like a picture in my head that I can file away for if I need it later.”– Tino
“No, with her fingernails. Her arm was itching. Real bad, apparently, ‘cause she just kept scratching and scratching. Until she broke skin. And then she started bleeding. She was bleeding all over her desk and dripping blood on the floor and the teacher didn’t even notice. Nobody noticed but me.”– Tino
DEJA: So what’s wrong wit’ her?
TINO: They’re still ruling things out, but they’re pretty sure it’s multiple sclerosis.
Getting Ready to Audition
Whether you’re auditioning for college theatre programs, professional theatres, high school, or community theatre productions, good audition skills are a must, and practice with good guidance is the only way to get there. This four-session intensive will improve your ability to select and present monologues and songs that will show you off at your best. The final class will consist of a simulated audition and subsequent critique session.
This class will begin in October 2016 but each class will be individually scheduled with Jim Ligon, the instructor. If you’re interested in taking the class, please fill out the form below and Jim will reach out to you to set up a mutually convenient date and time.
Improvisation (Grades 7-12)
Improvisation is a skill valuable to both writers and actors, and is an art form in itself. This class will focus on improvisation in comedy, as well as its use as a tool for performers to improve their spontaneity and for writers to create more realistic and vibrant characters. Final workshops will include improvisational exercises, comic improvisations, and acting improvisations on situations in both new and classic plays.
This class will meet on Saturdays from 10 AM – 12 PM.