Date & Time
05/31/2020 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1st Team Actors Studio 156 Main St Westlake, OH 44145
About this Event
This workshop will offer on-camera time for each actor. We learn through experience and observation. Participants will work with a process for audition preparation that our instructor has found successful in order to feel more confident on camera, and have a specific, focused audition, with the goal of booking more jobs.
Janet will guide actors into observing the power of stillness and specificity of focus on camera. See how your active listening can change what a director sees in you. Make sure you’re telling the story.
There are very few things actors control in this business, so learn to let go of what you cannot control and focus on the only thing you have control over…YOU.
Know that you can give a solid audition for whatever role someone hands you.
Session two will dive deeper into Janet’s audition techniques with each actor preparing more challenging material and auditioning on camera for individual feedback and adjustments.
Janet Ulrich Brooks is a Chicago based actor and teaching artist. On Chicago stages, Janet has worked with The Goodman, Steppenwolf, TimeLine Theatre (Company Member), Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane, Theatre at the Center, and others, garnering 10 Joseph Jefferson nominations, and was awarded the Jeff for her principal role as Maria Callas in TimeLine’s production of Master Class. From Theatre Washington in DC, she received a Helen Hayes nomination for her with Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Janet’s television and film appearances include, T.V.: Fargo (FX), Sense8 (Netflix), Proven Innocent (FoxTV), Boss (STARZ) and NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice and Playboy Club. Film credits include features Divergent, Conviction; indie films One Small Hitch, Fools, Polish Bar, The Middle Distance, Market Value, Eyes Upon Waking, M.O.M., The Grasshopper, A Light Beneath Her Feet; and short films For a Good Time, Bath Salt, Educating Cooper and others. Janet’s commercial roles include the Mother in the 2013 “Finding Jeremy” ad campaign for T-Mobile. As a Teaching Artist, Janet has worked with TimeLine Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance, Victory Gardens, Child’s Play Touring Theatre, Writers’ Theatre and Vagabond School of the Arts. Before moving to Chicago, her early years were spent entertaining in Branson, MO and acting in the Kansas City, MO area. Janet was the first recipient of the Ed See Outstanding Theatre Alumnus Award from the University of Central Missouri and holds an MFA from Western Illinois University. She is a proud union member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA and is represented by Gray Talent Group.