Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:00-5:00 p.m. Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College (on the second floor near the elevators)
This is a workshop in two parts.
Learn the about the fundamentals of
auditioning from professional industry experts.
Topics will include how to prepare for an audition, what material is
best suited for auditioning, and how to approach the actual audition.
Observe or participate in a series of
Mock Auditions, where participants will have the opportunity to audition in
front of professional industry experts, and receive feedback and constructive
criticism. Space is limited to be a
participant in the Mock Auditions so sign-up early to avoid
disappointment. Everyone who attends the
workshop is welcome to observe the Mock Auditions.
Professional industry experts will
include Justin Bott, Scott Christian, Darcy Evans, and Denise Oucharek.
Justin Bott – Justin
recently made his debut at the Winnipeg Studio Theatre with their production of
Ordinary Days alongside Angelwalk
Theatre. Previously, with Angelwalk
Theatre, Justin had the pleasure of appearing in [title of show] (Dora Mavor
Moore nomination), Songs For A New
World and from Justin
to Kelly (a concert he co-created with the amazing Kelly Holiff). Justin had the honour of being a participant
of the 2012 Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program and the Citadel Theatre's
production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Favourite
credits include: Freddy in Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels (Moonpath); The Wedding
Singer and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Stage West); Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth (Classical Theatre Project); Man In The Mirror (Acting Up Stage); Blue Skies (Victoria Symphony). www.justinbott.com
Scott Christian - Most recently,
Scott worked as an intern Musical Director at the Shaw Festival, where he
worked on Ragtime as the
alternate pianist for both keyboard parts and had the opportunity to conduct a
sold out performance. Music Directing
credits include Altar Boyz (Angelwalk
Theatre - Dora Mavor Moore nomination for Outstanding Production) and Cabaret (Hart House Theatre). As a composer, Scott wrote the music for Hero and Leander and most
recently had the premiere of his new musical, Through the Gates, in the
Summerworks Musical Works series. An in-demand
musical theatre coach, Scott is also part of Theatre20's Composium. Upcoming: Me and My Town: Thom Allison in Concert (SondheimFest
2013, Winnipeg), I Love You, You're
Perfect, Now Change (Angelwalk Theatre).
Darcy Evans – Recent
Directing Credits include I Love You Because
(Angelwalk Theatre – Dora Mavor Moore nomination for Outstanding
Production), Hair (RAPA), Lord of the Flies (LOT), Village of Idiots, Lord of the Flies (Metro
Studio, Victoria, BC), The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Sudbury Theatre Centre and Magnus
Theatre) and The Most Happy Fella
(Theatre Sheridan). Darcy directed Lucy
Peacock as Cleopatra in his contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra in the Studio
Theatre at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival as part of the Michael Langham
Workshop for Classical Direction. He was
Associate Director for Little Women
on Broadway (starring Sutton Foster) and remounted the Broadway staging for the
first U.S. national tour (starring Maureen McGovern). During 8 Seasons as an actor and associate
director with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, his credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird (associate
director), Dangerous Liaisons
(assistant director), Hello, Dolly! (associate
director), The King and I (assistant
director), Fuente Ovejuna, The Winter’s Tale, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Patience, The Three Musketeers,
The Music Man. Stratford Festival Casting Credits
include Cabaret, Love’s Labours Lost,
The Music Man and The King and
Denise Oucharek – Selected
credits: Frau Zeller in The Sound of
Music (Webber/Mirvish); Anna in Toad
- The Anna Russell Story (Theatre Aquarius); Rita/Singer in Flying On Her Own (Neptune Theatre),
Woman 2 in Songs for a New World (Angelwalk
Theatre); workshops of Canadian musicals: Queen
for a Day (Marquis Ent.); The
Decameron (Victor Theatre Prod); Pilgrim’s Progress (Lighthouse
Festival Theatre) & Evangeline
(Mirvish); Annie Golden in Leader Of The
Pack, Georgie in The Full Monty
(Stage West); Sister Amnesia in Nunsense
II (King’s Wharf); Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore (Kingston Symphony); Lily in The Secret Garden (YWP); The Narrator in Joseph, The Witch in Into The
Woods (Grand Theatre);
ensemble/Rosie U.S in Mamma Mia!
(Mirvish). Denise has been a member of
the Voice faculty at Sheridan College and U of T Mississauga, taught vocal
improv at Second City, teaches/coaches privately and serves as Artistic
Director for the Mississauga Youth Theatre.
Vanier College Productions will be holding auditions for its annual One Act Festival on Saturday, January 19th. Anyone interested in auditioning is advised to attend this workshop. For more information, click here.
The final workshop, “Being an Artist, Being an Entrepreneur”, takes place on Monday, March 18, 2013. Complete information to follow.
Mock Audition Requirements
Please prepare ONE or BOTH of the following:
SONG: Preferably from the musical theatre canon, or if not, something that would translate well to being performed on stage in a musical theatre setting. Please prepare the whole song, but be prepared to perform a 16-32 bar selection if time is limited. Please bring sheet music, hole-punched, and in a binder for the accompanist.
MONOLOGUE: Any style is welcome, but please limit your monologue to a maximum of 2 minutes. Please think about what genre/style of show you are auditioning for (your choice) when choosing your monologue and be prepared to state this before performing your monologue.