2017 SPRING MASTERCLASS #1: WESLEY J. COLFORD
The Artistic Director of the Highland Arts Theatre starts off our Spring Masterclass Series with a 5 hour intensive on professional auditioning for the theatre.
The first hour will consist of a lecture style information session on auditioning etiquette, strategies, and professional practice, followed by a warm up. After that, ten "Core Participants" will have the chance to audition in front of the entire group with their choice of one monologue or musical theatre song (pianist will be provided). Wesley will workshop their audition and provide re-direct. Once all ten core participants have auditioned, there will be an hour of Q&A with core participants and auditors.
Interested parties are highly encouraged to "audit" as there is as much (or more) to be learned from watching this process as taking part directly. Auditors will get to experience auditions "from the other side of the table".
Core Participants who wish to sing should choose a song from a published musical and bring sheet music for a piano accompianist. All participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to move gently.
May 7, 1PM to 6PM
Ages 14 and up
Only ten spots for full participants!
***For discounted rates, book with our 2017 Spring Masterclass Series Package
ABOUT WESLEY J. COLFORD:
Wesley J. Colford is a Dora-Nominated playwright/actor /director/producer from Cape Breton who currently splits his time between Toronto and Sydney, NS where he operates as the inaugural Artistic Director of Highland Arts Theatre (or HAT). After completing the Musical Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College, Wesley studied classical acting at George Brown College in Toronto. Since 2012 he has worked in Torontos independent theatre scene, working as a writer, director, actor, and producer for multiple companies (including his own Toronto-based company: Aim for the Tangent), and box office manager for Tarragon Theatre. His plays have been done in three provinces and he has won awards, been published, and adapted for film. Under his leadership, the HAT has produced 35 major theatrical productions and recently became a professional member of Theatre Nova Scotia.
Recent Directing Credits include:
The Return of the Cape Breton Liberation Army, Holiday on Christmas Island, Annie, A Christmas Carol, Dream, Kitchen Party, The Wakowski Brothers, & Heart of Steel
Highland Arts Theatre (View)
40 Bentinck St
Sydney, NS B1P 1G2
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|