Antaeus Academy

Dynamic Auditions in the Digital Age

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Moderated by: Emily Chase
June 24, 2020 – August 12, 2020
Summer 2020
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 10:00pm PDT
Class Fee: $350
Class Size: 12 – 14

Even before the pandemic, more and more auditions were going online. Now it’s essential that actors create excellent self-tapes — for theater as well as for TV and film. In this online class, students will prepare and perform a wide range of audition material in the digital medium. Actors will learn to: select and perform content expressly for theater auditions; make arresting, authentic choices in TV and film scenes; create the best self-tapes possible using the equipment they already have. We will do live acting work solo and in pairs, and analyze self-tapes that students create outside of class. If there is interest, we will work on performing and filming original content as well. By the end of the 8-week session, actors will have two self-taped monologues (classical and contemporary) ready to send out to theaters!

Early Bird: $300, due by May 26, 2020
Regular Tuition: $350 due by June 12, 2020
Installment Plan: $375 (First payment due June 12, 2020; second payment due by July 10, 2020).
If we have not received your total or partial tuition payment by June 12, 2020, you forfeit your spot in the class.

Emily Chase

Emily Chase recently directed Eight Nights at Antaeus (LA Times Critics Choice, Ovation Recommended). Her other directing credits include Dakin Matthews’s Divorce Court Hell (Antaeus); productions at Sierra Madre Playhouse, The Road Theatre, Theater 40, and numerous developmental workshops at Antaeus, The Road Theatre, Playwrights Union, Moving Arts, Met Theater, and Classical Theater Lab. Her past classes at the Antaeus Academy include: It’s Alive! The Nuts and Bolts of Acting in New Plays; Modern Classics; and Ringing the Rafters: Voice for the Classical Actor. She has taught acting and directed productions at UCLA, the University of Southern California, U.C. Riverside, AMDA, and A Noise Within. She is the Director of the Antaeus Playwrights Lab. As an actress, she has performed at Antaeus in As You Like It, Tonight at 8:30, Cousin Bette, Peace In Our Time, Patience, Trial By Jury, The Liar. Additional acting credits include South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, The Matrix Theatre, The El Portal Theatre, Getty Center, Ford Theater, and in TV, film, and web series. She recently starred in the film Ready, which was selected by the Cannes Short Film Corner. Emily earned her M.F.A. from UCLA.

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