College & MFA Audition Coaching
After observing auditions for the BFA programs at my alma mater, Pace School of Performing Arts, and working the Columbia University MFA Acting program auditions for two years, I've learned from the decision makers (who happen to be my own audition coaches and teachers) what culminates in a successful college/grad school audition - and what does not.
Sometimes, it's completely out of your control - like when they've already called back five three-headed monsters from the previous week's auditions and although you're a great three-headed monster, they already have five to choose from. Sometimes, it's completely within your control - like when you came in with a bad attitude because your iced caramel mocha chai tea latte was too cold.
During these auditions and my own grad school callbacks at Yale, Juilliard, NYU, USD/Old Globe, USC and Columbia, I've learned that there are really only three major secrets to success: pick the right pieces, be your best self and have fun! Easier said than done right?
During our one-hour coaching sessions we will:
Find the right contemporary and classical audition pieces for you, that you love working on
Make those pieces work for the unique person that you are (for example, we might work on making sure the story is being told, relating the piece to you and pursuing an action)
Replace habits that don't serve you with ones that do
Rehearse entering the room and interviewing
Help you feel comfortable on-camera to nail those self-tape pre-screens
Learn how to accept nerves, trouble-shoot in the moment and stay connected
Practice taking all sorts of direction, no matter how far it may be from your original choices
Instill a mindset of curiosity and get you thinking like an actor who makes interesting choices
For those who sign up for multiple sessions, you can expect:
Support on your audition days through text, FaceTime, etc.
Help with resumes, clothing, travel advice and any other questions you have as you complete your applications and get ready to audition
More of what you have here on Thanks For Coming In including insider info that I won't post online :)
Contact me to find out how I can help you feel confident, comfortable and kick-ass in your college Acting and Musical Theatre auditions!
In-Person Rates in DC-Metro area^:
^In-person sessions can take place right now either in your home with a quiet space, or in my home in Potomac Falls starting mid-October 2020.
*Sliding scale for underserved communities. No one should be prevented from pursuing their dreams
because their family cannot afford it. We will figure something out.