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For Professional Actors

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THE SHAKESPEARE AUDITION

(a class for professional actors who want to work on a new Shakespeare audition speech)

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Doing a speech from the works of William Shakespeare is really quite a singular type of challenge for any actor. First, you want to choose a speech that will represent you as an actor, that maybe also has to complement a contemporary piece. Maybe you are dusting off a piece from theatre school, or maybe you're working on something new...you have to learn (or re-learn!) it, make strong choices, achieve remarkable clarity of thought and intention, but still go into the audition flexible and ready to make adjustments. It's a tall order, especially if you have been without opportunities to practise.

That's where this class comes in! Work with Shakespeare by the Sea's Resident Artist, 7-season company member, and Studio Director Jade Douris-O'Hara, to find the perfect speech for the actor you are today. You'll work in a group of other professional actors working towards the same goal of having a polished, strong speech, so that you can walk into any audition with confidence. You'll also get two one-on-one private coachings as part of the session.

TOTAL COST: $399 +HST
Tuition will be billed electronically via the Square app. Payment can be scheduled as needed. Four Pay-What-You-Can spots in the class are reserved for students who self-identify as being a member of an equity-seeking group.

Week One:

Sunday, October 15th - 10:00AM-2:30PM (includes 30 minutes of breaks)

Group Class: Scansion, Punctuation, Intention & Action, Rhetorical Devices
 

Week Two:
Scheduled one-on-one coaching in one of the following time slots:
Thursday, October 19th - 10:00AM-3:30PM
Sunday, October 22nd - 10:00AM-3:30PM
Thursday, October 26th - 2:30PM-9:00PM

Week Three:
Sunday, October 29th - 10:00AM-2:30PM (includes 30 minutes of breaks)
Group Class: 30-minute sessions with each speech, observed by full class

Week Four:

Sunday, November 5th - 10:00AM-2:30PM (includes 30 minutes of breaks)
Group Class: 30-minute sessions with each speech, observed by full class

 

Week Five:
Scheduled one-on-one coaching
in one of the following time slots:

Thursday, November 9th - 2:30PM-9:00PM

Friday, November 10th - 10:00AM-3:30PM

Sunday, November 12th - 10:00AM-3:30PM

Week Six:
Sunday, November 19th - 10:00AM-3
:30PM

Group Class: a run through of all speeches with instructor notes, panel presentation, feedback

COACHING

PRIVATE COACHING

Drew Douris-O'Hara

Associate Artistic Director

Faculty Bio

Drew has been an instructor and text coach for over a decade, and a member of Shakespeare by the Sea's acting company for 16 seasons. He is trained in consent-forward theatrical practise.

Rates:
$110 + HST per 90-minute session

To book a coaching with Drew: 

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Jade Douris-O'Hara

Studio Director

Faculty Bio

Jade has been an instructor and text coach for over a decade, and a member of Shakespeare by the Sea's acting company for seven seasons. She is trained in consent-forward theatrical practise.

Rates:
$60.00 + HST per hour
 for professional actors
$45.00 + HST per hour for theatre school auditions

To book a coaching with Jade: 

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