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Saturday, September 30, 2017
 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM




Testing out a new piece? Have an old favorite that could use a fresh perspective? This class is perfect for audition prep or simply as a reinvigoration of your classical chops! Get the inspiration you need to take your work to the next level in those high-pressure situations and equip yourself with the tools to show yourself in the best possible light at your next classical audition. The morning session includes audition prep technique with actor and instructor BEN MEHL and vocal coach ANDREW WADE. The afternoon includes a "mock audition" and a great opportunity to meet and work with Public Theater casting director HEIDI GRIFFITHS.


HEIDI GRIFFITHS has worked for more than twenty-five years at The Public Theater in NYC, where she has cast over 250 productions Off-Broadway and at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, including Shakespeare, new plays and musicals. She has also cast both plays and musicals on Broadway.


BEN MEHL Red Bull Theater - The Government Inspector, School for Scandal.  Off-Broadway: Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Public Theater), Comedy of Errors (Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park), At the Table (Fault Line Theatre). Regional: The Crucible, Yentl (Cleveland Playhouse) Troublemaker (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Henry V (Two River Theater), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chautauqua Theater Company). TV: "The Good Wife", "Supernatural Investigator". Film: Viral Beauty, The Fly Room. Mehl is a member of the Actor's Center and proud volunteer at the 52nd Street Project. Adjunct Faculty & MFA: NYU Graduate Acting program


ANDREW WADE joined Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987, as Voice Assistant to Cicely Berry and from 1990 to 2003 was Head of Voice. Since leaving RSC, Andrew has worked extensively in a freelance capacity leading workshops, master-classes and coaching productions. He is now Director of Voice & Speech, Public Theater, Adjunct Faculty at Juilliard and Director of Voice, Matilda USA tour. With Cicely Berry they recorded WORKING SHAKESPEARE, a series of workshops with leading American and British actors exploring practical approaches to Shakespeare's language. Andrew trained at Rose Bruford College and is a Fellow.


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