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The Workshop

This full-day workshop will begin with Stuart discussing the audition process based on his decades of experience as a casting director – how to break down the script, analyze a scene, approach the character and make clear choices. He’ll also talk about common mistakes actors make in the audition room and how to avoid them, as well as offering valuable information on the casting process from the casting director’s perspective; what they are looking for and how they make their decisions. The insight and perspective gained from this discussion will then be applied practically, with each actor working one-on-one with Stuart on a pre-assigned scene, culminating in an on camera audition with Stuart offering feedback and notes. The day will wrap up with a Q&A session. All participants will receive private links to the video of their auditions.

100% of the proceeds from this workshop go to Reality Curve Theatre’s next production, and all participants will receive 1 complimentary ticket to the show.

Date & Time

Sunday September 3rd 2017
10am – 5pm

Location

Carousel Theatre
1411 Cartwright Street
Granville Island
Vancouver B.C. V6H 3R7

Cost

$150

Stuart Aikins

During his career Stuart was widely regarded as one of Canada’s top Casting Directors, having worked with such motion picture directors as Clint Eastwood, Ed Zwick, Francis Ford Coppola and Jon Favreau. He was the recipient of an Emmy Nomination and a Casting Society of America Award for his work on the mini-series Traffic. Stuart has cast hundreds of film and television productions including Twilight, Unforgiven, Seven Years in Tibet, Cool Runnings, Stargate and Continuum.

Since 2013 Stuart has taught at Capilano University and directed theatre productions in Vancouver and Victoria.

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