eSe Taller/eSe Workshop: Auditioning Workshop with Valerie Curtis-Newton and Andrew Russell
This workshop, open to both actors and directors, will give participants the opportunity to work and develop audition pieces as well as take part in a forum/practical session about getting into other markets (other cities), and smart ways to present yourself and advocate for yourself as an actor or director.
Monday, April 8, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Wednesday, April 10 6:30pm-9:30pm
*Participants must be available both days to register*
ABOUT VALERIE-CURTIS NEWTON
Currently the Head of Performance - Acting and Directing at the University of Washington School of Drama and an Artistic Associate at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), Valerie serves as the Artistic Director for The Hansberry Project, a professional African American theatre lab. She has previously served as Artistic Director of both Seattle's Ethnic Cultural Theatre and Hartford's Performing Ensemble, Inc. and worked with Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, Tacoma Actors' Guild, Southern Repertory Theatre, Capitol Repertory Theatre, and Northwest Asian American Theatre among others.
Valerie was a participant in the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group (TCG/NEA) Career Development Program for Directors in 1997-1999 and in 2001 she received the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's (SDCF) Gielgud Directing Fellowship. Valerie holds a BA from Holy Cross College, an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington and is a member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC).
ABOUT ANDREW RUSSELL
Andrew Russell (Director) is Artistic Director at Seattle's Intiman Theatre where he has directed several productions, workshops and readings. Other credits include directing the acclaimed new musical THE CALLERS for Washington Ensemble Theatre, FOR A LOOK OR A TOUCH for the Seattle Men's Chorus, Jeanine Tesori's AMERICAN SONGBOOK concert for Jazz at Lincoln Center, and overseeing Tony Kushner and Tesori's COURAGE IN CONCERT at The Public Theater. Also in New York, he has directed for Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Subjective Theatre Company, The Gallery Players, Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Cherry Lane Studio Theatre, Columbia University and New York University. While in NYC Andrew also interned with Warner Bros. TV Casting, was an agent with Peter Strain and Associates, and worked in creative development with David Stone. BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Acting.
Washington Hall (View)
153 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|