WHO: Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts
WHAT: FREE audition workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 16, 9-11 a.m.
WHERE: Patel Conservatory
DETAILS: Students in grades five to eight are invited to a FREE audition workshop facilitated by director and educator Sean Ryan Paris. This will be especially helpful for those considering auditioning for the Patel Conservatory’s upcoming A Year with Frog and Toad.
Students will learn how to build and execute a professional theatrical audition from the ground up. Participants will work through the audition process, from what to pack in an audition bag to exiting the audition room with head held high. Students who come with a prepared monologue or song may be given the opportunity to audition their piece and receive a critique.
Paris has worked as an actor, director, acting coach and casting director in New York and in national tours throughout the United States and Canada. A graduate of The University of Florida, he holds degrees in theater performance and English, and a minor in secondary education.
Also, Soho Images will be on hand to take headshots. Sittings will be free, and headshots can be purchased following the event directly through Soho Images.
Reservations for the workshop are required by calling 813.222.1073. More information is available at www.patelconservatory.org.