Auditioning is terrifying. Why? Because auditioning, by the very nature of it, is abnormal. It’s all variables. There are so many things you cannot control when you step into a room. So why not strengthen the things you CAN control? Alex, a self-proclaimed “audition obsessive,” can help actors of all comfort levels. Using the “32-bar audition class” aesthetic, Alex will help you focus on what’s truly important in the audition room. Here’s a hint…it’s almost never about booking the job. Being an actor is a full-time job that you rarely get paid for, so why not sharpen your skills and give yourself the best shot at making fans of everyone in the room? Using a combination of audition technique, confidence building, debunking classic audition myths, and a strong focus on lyric interpretation, Alex can help you be a smarter actor in those rooms that often feel so daunting. It’s not about being a better actor…it’s about being a smarter auditioner.
This class will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 4PM to 6:30PM (ET) via ZOOM. The event will start off with an introduction by AMCP, followed by the workshop where students will present a 32 bar cut from a song of their choice. Be prepared to take feedback and adjustments as Alex will coach and critique your work, tweak your material and share invaluable information. The event will finish with a small, informative, virtual Q&A on the business where we will be taking questions from both participating students and audits.
**Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.**
Please keep in mind that all programs at AMCP are for educational and professional development purposes. Participating in any class or event is not a promise of employment.
Alex Brightman is a two-time Tony nominee, known for his star turns in Beetlejuice and School of Rock. He has been seen on Broadway for the last twelve years in productions of Wicked, Big Fish, Glory Days, and Matilda. He teaches all over New York City with a strict focus on audition confidence training, demystifying the abnormal art of “the audition.” As a writer, he is currently working on a musical adaptation of It’s Kind of a Funny Story and an animated musical feature of the award-winning children’s novel The Whipping Boy (both with his writing partner Drew Gasparini). His plays, Everything is Fine and We Left It Here are currently being developed. He is a big believer in the art of pretending.