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Monday, September 26, 2016

Audition at Holmdel Theatre Company

Audition Like a Pro! 
with Jessica Sherman
October 1 10am-1pm
October 8 10am-1pm

$30 a class or both for $50

Do you have an audition coming up and have no idea how to prepare or are you looking to improve your audition skills?  

Most auditions and callbacks ask you to either read from the script or present a prepared monologue. But where to begin? In this two-part master class, Jessica Damrow Sherman will help you sharpen your audition technique.

The first class will focus on how to hone your cold reading skills – identifying a clear character objective for the scene, making bold character choices, listening to your scene partner and taking direction in an audition situation.

In the second class, Jessica will discuss how to select appropriate, vibrant material and prepare an audition monologue. Students will be asked to bring in an audition monologue and Jessica will provide each student with personalized feedback and direction.

Jessica Damrow Sherman (MFA, MA) holds twenty years of experience as an actor, director and educator. Professional acting credits include Dogeaters (La Jolla Playhouse), Hedda Gabler (Century Center for the Performing Arts) and Beautiful Thing (Society Hill Playhouse). Ms. Damrow Sherman has worked with acclaimed artists including Christopher Durang, Michael Greif and Mac Wellman. She has also designed and instructed undergraduate courses in performance at several colleges and conservatories, including Purchase College, Pace University, Muhlenberg College and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Ms. Damrow Sherman serves as Managing Director at Circle Players in Piscataway, NJ. At Circle, she has directed As You Like It, Prelude to a Kiss, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Hamlet. She is currently directing her adaptation of Richard III, which will open Circle’s season this fall.

October 2nd, 7pm

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Annie Baker

Directed by Laurie DEvino
Featuring: Elena Chalcraft, Brian Craig, Jeff Cox,
Carole Darche, Tom Frascatore, Dave Murray,
Casse Westcott, Rebecca Zaccagnino

This intimate, immersive new adaptation of Chekhov's classic from critically-acclaimed playwright Annie Baker, author of Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation, and The Flick, brings colloquial language to this internationaly beloved story of human relationships and yearning. Written with the “goal of creating a version that sounds to our contemporary American ears the way the play sounded to Russian ears during the play’s first productions in the provinces in 1898”, Ms. Baker's Uncle Vanya introduces 21st century audiences to Chekhov's enduring wit, insight, and emotionl depth.

Performed with permission from Samuel French
Coffee is served. $5 Suggested Donation

36 Crawfords Corner Rd

Holmdel, NJ 07733

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