Event Details

*** If you missed the first session, but would like to join us on Wed. 8/15, please register. No need to prepare anything, but bring a monologue to work on, if you have one.***

In preparation for our seasonal theatrical productions, Mystic Seaport Museum is offering an audition workshop on August 8th and 15th. Workshop sessions will be led by the museum’s theatrical co-directors, Emma Palzere-Rae and Denise Kegler.

This 2-part workshop will focus on best practices for a variety of audition situations and alternative performance venues (such as museums) and will provide hands-on skill-building opportunities for participants, including cold reading technique and practical application, audition materials suggestions, and personalized monologue work. Below is an outline for both sessions:

August 8th:

  • Overview of types of auditions and the audition itself

  • Auditioning for alternative performance venues (museum, interactive, site-specific, etc.)

  • Cold reading practice

  • Discussion of monologues (assignment for next week: bring in a monologue to work on)

  • Q&A

August 15th:

  • Discussion on finding a monologue

  • Audition monologue work (on feet - not memorized)

  • Audition tools: pictures and resumes

  • Wrap up and Q&A

This workshop is free but space is limited. Please register only if serious about attending, to help us customize the workshop. All are encouraged to attend both sessions. Actors of all experience levels are invited to register; sessions will be adapted based on the needs of the participants.

We are presenting this workshop to help actors best prepare for any upcoming auditions and also to reach a wider pool of talent to help build the cast for our seasonal shows. Following the workshop, Mystic Seaport Museum invites all participants to audition for our 2018 productions, Nautical Nightmares: Madness on the Mystic River and Lantern Light Tours: Finding Our Place. We are hoping to broaden and diversify our company of actors. (Attending this workshop does not imply employment, nor does it provide priority in our casting and hiring process.)

For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org or contact Denise Kegler, Supervisor of Performances and Gallery Programs, at [email protected]

  • When: Wed Aug. 15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Address: 12 Masonic Street
    New London CT,US 06320

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