A two-session intensive focused on demystifying the Shakespeare audition
Wednesdays: December 4 & 11, 6:45 PM – 9:45 PM
$60 for AC Members; $75 for non members
This workshop is appropriate for members at all levels, but participants should have some basic Shakespeare training or equivalent experience.
Artists will arrive with one memorized Shakespeare piece. The first session will include a brief lecture and exercises focusing on technique. Actors will receive homework connected to their piece. The second session will fully explore and evaluate your work. Actors will also receive emailed feedback on all their materials after class (including reviewing your headshot & resume).
Please arrive vocally and physically warmed up for each intensive. Please wear clothing that allows for movement and feel free to wear or bring the shoes you'd wear to a classical audition. Bring a pencil, notebook, water and a snack if you desire. Please bring 2 printed copies of your monologue.
Ian Armstrong has performed at Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Studio Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Taffety Punk Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, SCENA and was a member of Source Theatre's Resident Acting Company. He has been a faculty member of The Duke Ellington School for the Arts, The Kennedy Center Theater for Young People, and was Performing Arts Chair at McLean H.S. He has also worked outside the Washington Area directing productions for La MaMa in NYC, CollaborAction in Chicago, and was Artistic Director for Laughing Dog Productions in Los Angeles where he was a member of Theater LA, an Ovation Voter, directed the Media Access Awards, served as Literary Associate for The Mark Taper Forum and worked with Ethel Winant and John Frankenheimer for TNT Films on shows winning 9 Emmy Awards during his tenure. Ian is a proud DC native and holds degrees from The Corcoran School of Art (BFA), The American University (BS) and The Catholic University of America (MFA)
From AC Members:
Ian's classes are an absolute steal, and the biggest bargain in town!
Ian is a remarkable teacher!
He is down to earth, and not preachy or full of ego. He enjoys sharing his love of the craft.
He came fully prepared, ready and happy to work hard with us. His suggestions/coachings were clear and short, so easier to understand and try to incorporate.