The Wellington Children’s Theatre will host a monologue audition workshop Saturday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at its location in the original Wellington Mall. The workshop will be taught by Beverly Blanchette, the recently retired dean of theatre of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
The workshop will focus on the tools needed to succeed in any kind of audition, whether it be for a performing arts school, college or conservatory; professional or community theater; or film, television and videos.
Topics will include how to get an agent, how to dress for an audition, how to prepare and acquire proper headshots and resumes, how to perform a winning monologue, and booking the part.
Suggested ages are 10 to 18. Every participant should be prepared to perform a one-minute memorized monologue from a play (although not required) and be dressed to move. Activities will include group activities/improvisations, receiving direction on the performance of the monologue, as well as cold-reading and interview skills.