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Over two intensive sessions, Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Associate Artistic Director and Actor Michelle Alexander will lead participants in a practical exploration of audition technique.

The course will help the actor solidify a contemporary speech of their choice for theatre auditions as well as equip the actor with tools to approach ‘theatre sides’ where pertinent decisions must be made with limited time to prepare.

The class will explore audition technique in terms of
1. Preparation: scene/monologue analysis, character development, emotionality and overall arc
2. Presentation: attitude and focus in the room, adaptability when given notes, as well as how you present yourself from the moment you walk in the room

“It’s important to approach an audition as a performance not a test. The joy one feels on stage needs to be brought into the audition room. To reframe a sense of powerlessness with a deeper understanding of your artistic worth is the essential ingredient to getting the job.” -Kelly Thornton

WHEN: Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 10-5pm
COST: $175 + HST *20% discount for Equity Members
LOCATION: Nightwood/Tapestry Studio, 9 Trinity Street, Studio 315, Distillery Historic District

For more information and to download our class registration form please visit the Nightwood Theatre website: CLICK HERE

All completed registration forms and/or any questions can be emailed to Michelle Alexander at

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