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Two-Day Audition Workshop

Monologue Coaching and Mock Audition

Two-Day Audition Workshop: Monologue Coaching and Mock Audition

Are you an actor who feels intimidated by the professional audition experience? Are you ready to step up to the next level of your audition preparation?

If this sounds like you, apply now for The Old Globe’s Two-Day Audition Workshop. This Globe Learning opportunity is for local actors with some experience who are interested in expanding their audition toolkit, gaining usable advice from accomplished professionals in the field, and building confidence and professionalism in their auditions.

Participants will receive personalized monologue coaching and the opportunity to use what they learn in a mock audition with members of The Old Globe’s casting team. Participants must be available for both days and should come prepared with two memorized contrasting monologues totaling no more than five minutes.

Friday, June 7, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Monologue Coaching Session

With guest instructors:

  • Patricia McGregor, director, writer, and deviser of new work
  • Jesse Perez, Director of Professional Training for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program

During this working session, participants will split into two groups to work audition monologues with coaches, and then share the monologues with the group in advance of the Saturday mock audition.

Saturday, June 8, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Mock Audition Session

With members of The Old Globe’s Artistic Department:

  • Justin Waldman, Associate Artistic Director for The Old Globe
  • Travis LeMont Ballenger, Associate Artistic Director for The Old Globe

Participants will take part in a mock audition session with their prepared monologues. The session will culminate in a Q-and-A panel discussion with The Old Globe’s casting team covering general audition expectations, preparation, and advice.

Applications Closed

Patricia McGregor is an acclaimed director and writer from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Her directing credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Measure for Measure (The Old Globe’s Globe for All Tour), Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (also book) and Skeleton Crew (Geffen Playhouse), Place (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Good Grief (Center Theatre Group), The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Hamlet (The Public Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, and Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater), and Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company). For several years Ms. McGregor directed The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. Additionally she was consultant for J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only tour. She is a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. She is also the co-founder of Angela’s Purse and with her artist/activist sister Paloma McGregor, and she was Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret.

Jesse Perez is Director of Professional Training for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He has acted Off Broadway in Party People (The Public Theater), The Father and A Doll’s House (Theatre for a New Audience), Informed Consent (Primary Stages), Triple Happiness (Second Stage Theater), Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival), Recent Tragic Events (Playwrights Horizons), In the Penal Colony(Classic Stage Company), and Up Against the Wind (New York Theatre Workshop). He also appeared in Lucia di Lammermoor (The Metropolitan Opera). His regional credits include Shakespeare Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Repertory Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre Center, Goodman Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. His international acting credits include The Venice Biennale and Salzburg Festival. Perez’s television and film credits include “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Job,” “Life on Mars,” American Splendor, and Adopt a Highway. As a choreographer he has done The Comedy of Errors directed by Taibi Magar (Shakespeare & Company), Much Ado About Nothingdirected by Joanna Settle (Shakespeare on the Sound), and Steel Magnolias directed by Brian Mertes (Trinity Repertory Company). He also served as company choreographer starting in 2003 for Lake Lucille Chekhov Project, where he has choreographed all of Anton Chekhov’s major plays under the direction of Mertes and Melissa Kievman. He also choreographed for Salzburg Festival and Jedermann directed by Mertes, and he was movement coach on The Great Leap directed by Magar (Atlantic Theater Company). Perez has also been a guest artist and faculty member at The Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where he has choreographed, directed, and taught for the last 12 years.