This class is for the serious-minded actor who anticipates pursuing a career as a performer after graduation. Predicated on the idea that auditioning is a learned skill that one gets better at with more experience and practical knowledge, the class will focus at its core on the only unalienable factor: the individuality of the actor him/herself. As much time will be spent on material selection as execution. Actors will be asked to make necessary friendships with the dreaded ‘monologues’, and hopefully come to regard them as necessary filters through which they can express themselves as both people and as artists. Cold reading prep will also be covered. The hope is for the actor to leave class with not only one or two terrific audition pieces, but also a better understanding of the casting process itself and what is in and out of his/her control. This class meets once a week. Advanced.