How to Succeed in Cold-Read Auditions

Dates and Times

2 September: 11am - 5pm

Venue: Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Road, Birkdale

COST: $ 80 Members/ $ 100
Non Members includes Membership 

How to Succeed in Cold-Read Auditions

This day-long workshop teaches practical tools and techniques for actors to succeed in cold-reading auditions.

Explore status, given circumstances and relationships through cold-reading and improvisation.

Through improvisational exercises and scripted scene work, students will learn how to embody their character's status and make strong choices based on the given circumstances of contemporary material. Explore committing to the moment and staying in relationship to a scene partner.

The class culminates in a mock audition with feedback to help students identify their strengths and areas for improvement. By the end of the day, students will have developed their skills to approach cold reads with confidence, and to create dynamic and compelling audition performances.

About the Faciliator – Anne Pensilfini

Anne has a diverse range of performing experience in stage, film, and commercial work. Extensive training in voice, movement, Shakespeare and improv, and degrees in Theatre and Education inform Anne’s teaching practice. Anne has led Shakespeare, Applied Theatre and improv courses for major universities including Griffith Uni and UQ and currently teaches regular courses for QUT and Queensland Theatre’s youth programs.