Many actors, even those with a great deal of experience, struggle with auditions; and those who aspire to act but never have can find auditions too daunting to even try.
This Saturday, Randall Simmons, a local actor, hopes to help both experienced and would-be actors learn to overcome that obstacle.
Simmons, a graduate of Mount Airy High School, is pursuing a BA in drama with a concentration in acting and direction, as well as a minor in musical theater at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
He has used his experience as both an actor and a theater student to design a four-day workshop that will help participants learn and develop techniques that will help leave a lasting impression at auditions.
Topics to be covered in the workshop include the ins and outs of creating character for and connecting to a monologue; acting methodologies (including Meisner, Adler, and Stanislavsky); and tips and tricks for more comfort and greater impact.
The workshop meets Saturday, July 1; Sunday, July 2; Saturday, July 8; and Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy. Each session will last approximately an hour.
The workshop is open to individuals age 16 and older. Registration for all four days is $10 and can be paid in cash at the first workshop. For additional information please contact the Surry Arts Council at (336) 786-7998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.