This three session workshop is focused on Callback Auditions. But, of course, before you do a callback you have to take the first step. That's why there are two sessions with Casting Director JANE NORRIS in this workshop. She will give each actor notes about what she believes they need to do to take the next step for the callback. Before you do your callback audition you will have one preparation session to work on the changes with Richard Sarell. This will be a small group with a lot of personal attention.
Jane may give notes about what an actor should do to improve outcomes for the scene they have worked on initially. Or if she thinks a bigger challenge is required she may provide a new scene or suggest you find one that will give you the opportunity to play a higher level of emotion or difficulty for your callback. So, YOU may have to find the scene you will use in the 'Callback Audition'.
JANE NORRIS is a highly experienced Casting Director with an impressive list of credits from her days at Mullinars Casting Consultants. She is now running her own business and she is very interested in what can be learnt from this workshop.
There is a schedule for each audition session with specific allocated times. You will work one-on-one with the Casting Director - the reader will be the only other person in the audition room. You also have a private evaluation session with Richard.
- Learn skills from a Casting Director that will improve your ability to audition
- Understand more about how callback auditions work
- Get feedback from a television director on the strengths of your audition process and your acting skill
- Your session with the Casting Director will be recorded on a DVD
- Very clear and productive comments from Richard that could make a significant difference to your skill level
- A well organised session that has an organised schedule
- Bring an SD card for the camera and you can record your audition takes. And bring a hard copy of your scene for the reader.
For trained actors who wish to test their skill level with and learn from a professional casting director.
This session will be divided into two halves. There will be 8 actors in the morning session and 8 actors in the afternoon session.
Vendor since 2017
The Rehearsal Room is run by TV Director Richard Sarell who directed television drama for more than 25 years. During that time, he evolved an approach to acting that trains actors in techniques that enable them to compete and survive in the modern world of screen performance.
The techniques are based on simple principles that quickly produce professional results. They enable the actor to create complex real characters that are perfect for the screen but are also relevant for the stage. These classes enable actors to make choices that drive the character's interactions in a way that generates a compelling dramatic performance. The actors skill is to engage an audience because they feel they are watching a real life interaction. These classes provide the tools to deliver those outcomes.
Richard has been conducting workshops for professional actors in Australia and New Zealand for two decades, working with institutions such as the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Australian Screen Directors Association (ASDA), National Theatre Drama School, Federation University and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
Once a payment has been made no refunds are available. However, your payment may be able to be transferred to another or future class if a suitable one is available.
The Rehearsal Room provides a supportive environment to enable you to learn quickly and make clear progress. If you have to miss a class it might be possible for you to come an hour earlier for the next week's session to catch you up on the theory that you have missed. Two free one hour catch up sessions are included in your term fee. After that you may have to pay for a private catch up lesson at $70 per hour. Early notification if you can't attend a class is always helpful. That way we can plan ahead.