Adult Audition Workshop
Class cost: $50
Min students: 8
Max students: 20
Class Dates: Saturday, October 14th
Location: Hendersonville Theatre Main Stage
Must be 18+ to attend. The last day to receive a full refund is September 28, 2023. After September 28, 2023, no refund will be issued.
Advance registration is required. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 11th at 5 pm.
Due to the time of day, feel free to bring some non-disruptive snacks and a water bottle.
Need-based scholarships are available upon application. Click here to apply.
Do you feel like auditions are scary or overwhelming? Have you gone to several, but never gotten cast in a show? SO MUCH goes into the decisions directors make in the casting room. Let us help you get a leg up.
In this workshop, you will learn how to put your best foot forward, be the most prepared one in the room, and make dynamic and interesting choices that will make a lasting impression. This class will be rooted in the fundamental teachings of Michael Shurtleff’s book, Audition. We will take his lessons and apply them to cold readings and monologues* during the workshop. By the end of our time, we hope that you will feel more confident, creative and assured when you walk into your next audition.
*If you have an audition monologue or have one you have been considering, please feel free to bring it, along with a copy for the instructor. We will talk about how to cut a monologue for time without losing the meat of the piece. We will also talk about pairing monologues with songs for auditions.
Beth Norris graduated in 2015 from North Greenville University with a degree in Theatre Performance. Over the last 12 years, she has worked with theatres in Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and Anderson (SC) in almost every area of production. She found her “second home” here at Hendersonville Theatre and recently took the post of Education Director. This season she was seen on stage in Calendar Girls, Trillium and most recently, Rock of Ages. Also earlier this year, she directed The Savannah Sipping Society. Having been both an actor and director, she knows how it feels to be on both sides of the table and wants to share the secrets of auditioning she has picked up over the years, as well as her perspective that will not only allow you to enjoy auditions, but (hopefully!) look forward to them!