Auditions 101: In Real Life and Online
This performance has taken place in the past
An informal online workshop on auditioning for theatre.
This session will help early/mid-career actors sharpen their audition skills and boost their confidence in both physical and virtual audition rooms. Hal will give his thoughts on auditioning and will cover:
Reading casting calls
Contacting directors / casting directors
Prep – character work, text work, mining the text
‘Researching the room’ – understanding who you are auditioning for
‘The Audition Chat’ Keeping your conservation engaging
Bold Offers – approaching the audition itself
Taking direction in an audition
Signing off / saying goodbye
He will also cover the challenges of auditioning during a pandemic, looking at tips for self-tapes and auditioning on zoom. The intimate session will feel upbeat and open-minded, with an emphasis on interaction and collaboration.
Please note tickets are being sold through both the Tron and The Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.
Hal is a theatre director, writer and education facilitator based in London. He trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the National Theatre Studio. He is Artistic Director of puppetry company, Tucked In and Associate Director of Rabble Theatre, Reading.
Recent directing credits include: 13 (Oxford School of Drama), The Ballad of Maria Marten (Eastern Angles, Stephen Jospeh Theatre Scarborough), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart and Ragnarok (Eastern Angles); Hansel & Gretel, A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, Henry II, Matilda the Empress, Henry the First of England, Much Ado about Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (Rabble Theatre, Reading), Helver’s Night (York Theatre Royal), The Bear (Pins & Needles / Polka Theatre / International Tour), Leaper (Tucked In / Lyric Hammersmith), Henry V (Barn Theatre Cirencester), Julius Caesar (RADA).
He has directed in a number of leading UK Drama Schools, including RADA, Oxford School of Drama, Birmingham School of Acting, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, LAMDA, ALRA and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He regularly leads projects for Shakespeare’s Globe Education.
He has spent the last 12 months working as Assistant Director with the RSC.