In the midst of business as unusual, HOME have launched a series of workshops aimed at providing a generation with practical skills for pursuing a career in the arts. In a time where heading into an industry which is famously unstable, unpredictable and unrelenting seems like a bad idea, we need organisations like HOME showing people that it is still possible to flourish with the right knowledge, tool kit and some solid online audition skills.
If you are interested in applying to drama school or becoming a professional actor, but aren’t sure how to prepare for an online audition, this workshop is for you. Kate Colgrave Pope, a theatre director and acting teacher and Steph Hulme, a casting director and industry liaison for drama schools, will guide you through the entire process from selecting a text to submitting a self tape.
You’ll also get the chance to ask questions about what to expect from actor training, how courses and the industry have changed during lockdown and what skills and qualities you need to succeed.
Whether you’ve been spending the past year perfecting the lighting set up for self tapes or find the idea of acting to a camera ‘super cringe’, there will be vital tips and advice that will help you refine your online audition skills. More importantly, the workshop will give teenagers a taste of what pursuing a career in the arts might be like, setting realistic expectations and allowing them to make an informed decision about their future.
Creative Careers workshops are for 15-18 year olds (Year 10 – Year 13), are free to attend and no previous experience is required.
The workshop will take place via Zoom.