We’re very excited to be offering this event with our friends at 1st Stage in Virginia!
Actors' Center members (and guests, for a small fee) are cordially invited to a special evening with Jane Margulies Kalbfeld, who will discuss her casting process at 1st Stage Tysons and answer your questions about working with casting directors in general, auditioning and headshots and resumes.
The evening's agenda consists of:
That Vision Thing
A general presentation of what Casting Directors are looking for in a professional audition. Descriptions of the conversations directors, artistic directors and casting directors have before the very first actor comes into the room.
What is due diligence for an actor?
What we expect from the actors. What we hope they are doing to prepare for their auditions. Discussion of training, choosing monologues, prepping sides.
Do you look like your headshot? And did you really sing at Carnegie Hall?
A discussion on headshots and resumes. What are we looking for in a photo? What works? What doesn't? What are the elements that comprise a theatrical headshot and make it as useful as possible?
How can you improve your resume? Does your resume contain the information we need to see, and is it presented in an easy-to-read format? Do you know what we do not need to see or what actually is a detriment?
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
Members at all acting levels are welcome; Free for AC members; $10 for non-members
Register here (members and non members use this link, not the AC page)
*Don't forget to bring your updated headshot and resume for Jane to keep on file*
Jane Margulies Kalbfeld is the Casting Director, a Founding Artist, and one of the three original incorporation Signatories at 1st Stage. She assistant directed The Suicide, Violet Hour, The Game of Love and Chance, The Prisoner of Zenda, By the Bog of Cats, Mauritius, and co-directed Red Herring for their first season, with Founding Artistic Director Mark Krikstan. Jane has directed fund-raising galas, coached accents, dialects, and vocalists, taught an actor how to appear to be a singing teacher, taught two other actors to sing very badly, and has provided background singing for numerous 1st Stage productions over the past 11 years.
Jane has performed in New York, London and in the DC/VA/MD region. Her most recent appearance was in a reading of Ripe/Rotten by Jennie Berman Eng with First Draft at The Rose Theatre. One of her favorite stage experiences was playing the comically, stroke-befuddled Gertie in Fuddy Mears, at 1st Stage.
Jane teaches singing (she specializes in Classic Golden Age and Contemporary Musical Theatre style), acting, and audition preparation in her private studio, and music directs, coaches acting, singing, voice, and dialects for professional theatres and local schools. She was a student of the legendary Stella Adler, was apprenticed to Helena Shenel and Richard Alda in London in Classical Vocal Pedagogy and Bel Canto, has her BFA/Drama from NYU, and is certified in Somatic Voicework, The LoVetri Method© from the Shenandoah University Graduate Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute, specializing in Musical Theatre Singing.
Directions to 1st Stage