Is Everything Related to Your Professional Career as an Actor Working for You? Headshot? Résumé? Auditions?
Get on your feet with a prepared audition and get professional coaching from professional acting coach Ken Kay.
Kenneth Kay (AEA/SAG-AFTRA/MFA) is a producer, director, actor & teacher with forty years of professional theatre experience and 300+ stage productions to his credit. When not acting or directing, Mr. Kay is a teaching professional with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Professional Training Program and an Adjunct Professor with the Drama Department of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Of late, he has served as an Artist-in-Residence at BAK School of the Arts where he directed Spoon River Anthology. Other recent credits include directing a chilling new adaptation of The Scarlet Letter for PBA and playing featured roles in Frost/Nixon at the Maltz and in the pilot episode of HBO’s hit TV series, Ballers.
Dates and Times Offered:
Saturday, May 19: Part of All-Day, Tailor-Made Group and One-on-One Coaching Workshops from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Monday, May 21: 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. AND 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Workshop Description: Your audition, headshot, and résumé are an actor's most important tools. This workshop will examine methods of choice for the actor in certain audition situations, for example, auditioning for companies that know your work, those that don't know your work, and a combination of those that know and don't know your work, cold readings, scene studies, improvisational auditions, etc.
This workshop will enhance your skills on self-evaluation, your casting potential, and the resources needed to sell yourself as an actor. Some goals of this workshop will be to teach actors to identify their strong characteristics, as well as, how to select the correct audition materials.
We’ll discuss résumé formats, photograph options, audition dress and demeanor, cold readings, and the best way to follow up with directors and producers. You'll also be given simple "how-to" and "do-not" pointers that can make a difference between a catastrophe and a career.
Requirements: have a one-minute monologue memorized that is not the audition you'll do at FPTA 2018, and wear comfortable clothes. Please bring pencil and paper to take notes.
Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA) Post Office Box 2922 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-2922 info@FPTA.net