Presented in partnership with The United and with generous grants from the Lattner Family Foundation and the Sculco Foundation, this technology-based workshop uses teleconferencing apps and Shakespearean texts to sharpen students’ performing, presenting, and auditioning skills.
Under the direction of Marion Markham (right), a professionally-trained performer with 40 years of experience on stage, twelve to fifteen students will join our five-day Workshop to explore the process of filming audition tapes.
This innovative workshop will be conducted entirely online through group as well as one-on-one instruction sessions. Students will have ample opportunity to learn how framing, lighting, and other elements can be harnessed to create ideal and professional on-camera presentations.
Each Participant will be responsible for rehearsing and recording small portions of Marc Antony’s timeless “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” monologue from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (as if they were auditioning for a role in the play). These filmed audition clips will be professionally edited together in a full video and shared with the community on social media platforms at the conclusion of the Workshop.
With the business community’s increased reliance on teleconferencing in the wake of COVID-19, making strong and professional impressions on screen is more important than ever. Through the lens of preparing a filmed audition, this Workshop will offer Participants opportunities to refine the job skills necessary for success in a 21st-century workplace.