WINTER 2020 CLINICS

Our Winter Quarter clinics are designed to really level up your audition experience and preparedness. Open to all levels of experience in music, theater, and dance. Slots for master class coaching will be available first-come-first-serve where applicable.

JEFF CALDWELL - YOUR AUDITION BOOK AND THE MAKE OR BREAK PIANIST RELATIONSHIP

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Music Building, Brechemin Auditiorium
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Jeff's extensive career in musical direction and teaching is based on his national reputation at the piano. Long-time audition pianist coach in NY, he has insight into the audition process and preparation that is crucial for success. In this session, Jeff will talk about the fine points of an effective audition book and knowledge about how to collaborate with audition piainsts that speak volumes about your castability. The clinic will also have time for a few participants to audition and be coached. 

NIKKI LONG - THE DANCE AUDITION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meany Hall, Studio 267
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Nikki is a nationally renowned and beloved performer and choreographer originating roles and serving as dance captain on Broadway and here in Seattle at the 5th Ave Theater, among many. She will teach from her original material and coach with an eye to dance auditions

VILLAGE THEATRE'S BRANDON IVIE AND JESSICA SPENCER -  MOCK AUDITIONS IN MUSICAL THEATRE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Hutchinson Building, Room 208
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Mock Auditions specifically focused on musical theatre and audition songs! Presentation slots will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and performers will receive critical feedback regarding presentation, interpretation, technical skills and guidance on type. Brandon and Jess will  also discuss strategies to help you feel successful and confidence during entire audition process, brand presentation, transparent communication and open the convo up for questions from you regarding any and all audition/getting the job curiosities.

To sign up for an audition slot, please contact jrodgrs@uw.edu. You will need two audition cuts of contrasting songs from the musical theatre cannon from your book that you feel are audition ready! (Please no audition cuts that are new to you for this clinic)

TINKA DAILEY - THEATRE DANCE: A VARIETY OF STYLES AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE BROADWAY STAGE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meany Hall, Studio 267
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Tinka Gutrick Dailey has had a huge dance career on both the east and west coasts, working with luminaries that include Agnes DeMille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, Gwen Verdon, and Christopher Walken. After having toured the world, Ms. Dailey is in her 26th year on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts. Her clinic will teach theatre dance styles from vaudeville through today. 
 

For questions or more information, please contact Jennifer Rodgers (Program Coordinator) at jrodgrs@uw.edu.

 

PAST CLINICS FROM FALL QUARTER 2019

MARK MENDONCA: 'THINKING ON YOUR FEET' DANCE INTENSIVE*

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Meany Hall, Studio 267
 
Becoming the Music: Using the power of rhythm in dance. Students will learn how a dancer approaches becoming part of the music, and the importance of understanding musical structures and phrasing to create dynamics in their choreography and improvisation. All dance styles are encouraged to attend, some tap focus may be included, but content will be valuable for all!
 
This is a higher-level dance clinic that requires a moderate level of previous dance experience. A limited number of observers are also welcome.

DIANA TROTTER: MONOLOGUE AUDITION PART ONE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Music Building, Room 213
 
How to find, cut, and craft a stand-out monologue to power your auditions. Diana Trotter is a seasoned, award-winning director, actress, and education. In this first session, she will take participants through a process to custom-cut monologues that highlight each individual actor and, more importantly, help you learn to love monologue auditions! She will also address how to approach songs as monologues, cut and craft them using the same process, and deliver them with a strong sense of character and intention. Four to six volunteers from this workshop will coach their crafted songs/monologues with Diana at the November 6th clinic.

MIMI KATANO & KATE SWENSON: THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Hutchinson Hall, Room 201 (formerly Room 208)
 
A clinic on theater education, workshopping, and strategies for young actors. 
Mimi Katano and Kate Swenson, Co-Executive Directors of Youth Theatre NW have over 40 years of combined experience in educational theatre.  There are endless opportunities for professional work in the world of youth theatre. How do your skills translate? What does it take to work with young people? From the classroom, to the stage, to new works, they’ve seen it all and are ready to share their knowledge. Come with questions, curiosity, and be ready to play. 

DIANA TROTTER: MONOLOGUE AUDITION PART TWO

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Music Building, Brechemin Auditorium
 
Four to six volunteers from this workshop will coach their crafted songs/monologues using the process learned in the October 16th clinic. This master class is well worth observing with a host of take-aways for your own auditions and time to Q&A with Diana.

ARNE ZASLOVE: PHYSICAL THEATER*

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Hutchinson Hall, Room 202
 
Improvisation with a master of Commedia dell’arte using emotion masks. Arne Zaslove is a renowned physical actor. As former head of the English Acting Section of National Theatre School, former director and consultant to Cirque du Soleil, Arne has trained hundreds of artists. He was the first North American student to study with Jacques Lecoq and he did an extended apprenticeship with Carlo Mazzone-Clementi. Come and learn the art of comic improvisation from a master teacher in the field using his Wonder Wheel of emotion masks. 
 

This workshop is suitable for performers with experience, however it is not necessary to have physical comedy experience.