Stage to Screen Calibration (Adults)

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Date & Time
08/23/2020 | 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm

1st Team Actors Studio
156 Main St
Westlake, OH 44145

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About this Event

How many times have you been told to “do less” when you go in for an on-camera audition and left completely confused about what that means and how to truly execute that correction? The tools we use to bring characters to life on stage are similar but not exactly the same ones we use for the camera. Students will prepare the same scene (or monologue) for both stage and screen auditions, learning to calibrate their performance for each medium while deepening their work by finding their character’s actions, objectives, and relationship to the arc of the scene.

The Instructor

Sara Sevigny is a Chicago bred actor, singer, improviser, and playwright who is best known for her work as board member Edna Bunnin on Empire (Fox). Sara also starred as Grace in the film Rogers Park (Critic’s Pick New York Times, 100% Rotten Tomatoes) as well as the hit web series Other People’s Children. Other credits include The Gabriels (Pilot-Series Regular), PopTv’s Hot Date, Comedy Central’s South Side and the film, Cold War.

A proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity Association, Sara has worked onstage with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera Chicago, Paramount, Broadway Playhouse, Chicago Children’s Theatre, About Face, TimeLine, and The Hypocrites. She is also a proud Joseph Jefferson Award winner for her work as Sara Jane Moore in Porchlight Music Theatre’s production of Assassins.

When she’s not acting, you can find Sara at Actor’s Training Center, audition-coaching and teaching on-camera classes, or at the dog park with her pups and her hubs. She also likes unsweetened green tea lemonade, in case you wanted to get her one. It tastes like sunshine.


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