Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cold Reading Audition Workshop

A Fundraiser for Tropicbird Entertainment
  • Sunday, Jun 12th 
  • 2:00-5:30 p.m. in Wailua Homesteads $60.
  • Facilitated by Laurel Petterson McGraw & Nadya Wynd
  • To register or for more information, please call:  808-821-9740
An experiential workshop designed to help both beginning and experienced actors improve their audition skills and develop the self-confidence necessary to make a positive impression in both stage and screen auditions.

The workshop will be limited to 10 people.

Actors will have opportunities to do cold readings, receive direction, read again and receive feedback and suggestions for ways to improve both their performance and the impression they make in auditions.

Subjects covered in the workshop will include:
  • How to make a lasting first impression: how to enter the room, how to dress, how to tell people about yourself, how to deal with nervousness and stay centered, how to leave the room
  • Techniques for quick analysis of scene & character
  • Techniques for reading, connecting and listening
  • What directors are looking for in auditions
  • How to prepare a headshot & resume
  • The difference between stage and screen auditions
  • How to deal with the disappointment of not being cast
Workshop Facilitators:

Laurel Petterson McGraw
     Laurel has worked in various capacities in film and theater for over 40 years. She has worked as an actress, both on stage and in film, in Boston, London, South Africa and Kaua‘i. She has directed local theater productions for Kaua‘i Community Players, Women in Theater and the YWCA. She has also directed and worked in various production positions for a number of local film projects.
     In addition, Laurel has taught scene study and playwriting for the Department of Education and has been a private acting coach for a number of children and adults on Kaua‘i.

Nadya Wynd
Nadya studied acting for many years in Austin and Los Angeles and film production in the Graduate Program at the University of Texas. She worked as an actress and in various production positions in film, television and theater in Los Angeles.

     Nadya wrote, produced and directed original musical theater when she formed the Evergreen Theater Company in Santa Cruz, California. During her time in Santa Cruz, she taught creative dramatics at a private, arts-oriented elementary school, where she also wrote and directed school plays.     
     Nadya also wrote, produced and directed The Beautiful Illusion, a short film that was an official selection of the New York and Los Angeles Independent Film Festivals and aired on PBS television.
     On Kaua‘i, Nadya appeared as Pheni in WIT's production of Sisters Rosensweig, directed the dinner theater production of Beyond Therapy for WIT and wrote and directed the dinner theater production of Ghost of the Sinclair Plantation for Tropicbird Entertainment.