1-DAY CLASSICAL ACTING WORKSHOP

FALL AUDITION SEASON:

THE CLASSICAL MONOLOGUE

Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: MTC
Instructors: ANDREW WADE and STEPHANIE KLAPPER

 

Testing out a new piece? Have an old favorite that could use a fresh perspective? This class is perfect for audition prep for the Fall Season or simply as a reinvigoration of your classical chops! Top vocal coach and Shakespeare expert ANDREW WADE will work on freeing and warming up your voice and equipping you with the vocal tools you need to show yourself in the best possible light at your next classical audition. Then class progresses to a mock audition and a valuable opportunity to meet and work with prominent NY casting director STEPHANIE KLAPPER.

Essential Question:

How do you prepare monologues in a way that shows yourself in the best light to a casting director? What aspects of an actor’s preparation are most essential when preparing for an audition? How do you engage honestly with a monologue in a high-stress environment?

 

Course Objectives:
  • Develop a technique for preparing for auditions

  • Explore how Shakespeare’s verse, text and rhetoric provide clues to how to deliver a monologue

  • Learn how to create the true life of your character and their surroundings in an audition setting

  • Learn how to warm up your voice and body before delivering an audition

 

Enduring Understandings:

How do you prepare monologues in a way that shows yourself in the best light to a casting director? What aspects of an actor’s preparation are most essential when preparing for an audition? How do you engage honestly with a monologue in a high-stress environment? Explore these questions and more with these top working professionals in a safe, supportive workshop environment.

Instructors:
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STEPHANIE KLAPPER, (Casting)’s work is often seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television and film. Theatre companies include Mint Theater Company, Primary Stages, New York Classical Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company, american vicarious, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Masterworks, and Resonance Ensemble. Recent projects include: On That Day in Amsterdam; Once on This Island; Alias Grace; (A)loft Modulation; The Importance of Being Earnest; Maverick; Actually We’re F…ed; You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (new version); Hamlet; Daniel’s Husband; Final Follies; Days to Come; A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur; The Saintliness of Margery Kemp; Romeo and Juliet; A Letter to Harvey Milk; Red Roses, Green Gold; Pride and Prejudice (Kate Hamill); Hindle Wakes; The Mecca Tales; with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Candide; West Side Story and Bernstein’s Mass; Epiphany V (film), amongst others. She has many exciting projects running and upcoming in NYC and beyond. Ms. Klapper teaches for NYU’s New Studio on Broadway, is a preliminary judge for the Jimmy Awards, and a frequent guest lecturer at many colleges and universities across the country.  She is a Member of the Casting Society of America.

ANDREW WADE joined Royal Shakespeare Company in1987, 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, HARRY POTTER and 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.

Schedule:

Saturday

12:00 - 2:00: Voice Work with Andrew Wade

2:00 - 3:00: Meal Break

3:00 - 6:00: Audition work with Stephanie Klapper


Preparation:

You should have a classical monologue prepared and fully memorized.

 

Materials:

A journal is recommended to record notes and observations. Comfortable clothing that you can move and breathe freely in and a water bottle is strongly encouraged.

 
Concerns? Questions?

Contact Nathan Winkelstein.

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