Sunday, February 14, 2010

Seminar: Helen Merino ("Mary Stuart") on Auditioning, February 27 at the Blue Theatre

Announcement from the program for Austin Shakespeare's Mary Stuart:

Join us for a workshop on Auditioning in Austin and in New York City

Helen Merino on Auditioning
Saturday, February 27, 1:30 - 4 P.M.
at the Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale Road

Austin Shakespeare guest artist for Mary Stuart, Helen Merino, will lead a workshop in audition monologue and cold reading. Helen Merino has studied in New York with Atlantic Theatre School's Karen Kohlhaas, author of The Monologue Audition and How to Choose A Monologue for Any Audition.

Workshop topics include: choosing material; the monologue list; headshots; slating; "EPAs"; Actors' Equity; casting agents, directors and audition etiquette.

Austin Shakespeare Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella will join Merino in Q&A and feedback. You can perform your audition monologue, and col reading sides will be provided.
$25/$15 alums. To register email:

[photo by Kimberley Mead]

Helen Merino, a member of Actors' Equity Association, is currently playing the title role in Mary Stuart for Austin Shakespeare at the Long Center. OFF-BROADWAY in New York: Eye of God (Kirk Theatre), Taboos (Soho Playhouse). She also played the title role in Hamlet for Austin Shakespeare. ZACH THEATRE: Present Laughter, Bad Dates, Omnium Gatherum, Pride's Crossing, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Vagina Monologues, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. STATE THEATRE: Anton in Show Business. FILM: Fast Food Nation, Cassidy Kids, Gretchen, The Interview.

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