Good morning everyone. I hope that you’ve had a productive and relaxing week. I miss seeing all of you wonderful individuals every day. Around this time, we would have been preparing for our First Ever Improv. Olympics. I really wish that things could have been different, but I hope that you are all making the most of this time.
As a side note, I am still missing assignments from some of you. Even if you cannot finish your assignments in the designated time, please do your best to comment/email me as a check-in, so I at least know that you are able to access the material.
This week, we will be focusing on the idea of an audition. What does it look like? How do you prepare yourself for one? What are some of the key factors to success. In order to do this, I want everyone to also think back to their monologue performances, and use that as a reflecting point to connect with the material this week.
Just a reminder, your weekly activity this week will be due on Sunday, May 3rd at 11:59pm. It can be submitted in the comments section below, in the comments section on Microsoft Teams, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Follow the link to Artful Schools: https://www.artfulschools.com/studentresources
2. Watch the video “My Best Audition Advice” by Jeff Whiting. Be sure to pay attention to the advice that he gives.
3. Respond to the reflection questions provided below in a minimum of 1-2 sentences each.
1) Question of the Week: Once the world goes back to normal, what is the first thing you want to do?
2) Now that you have completed the video, what are your immediate thoughts? Are they positive or negative?
3) What is one aspect of the video that you think was valuable to your overall learning? Why?
4) What is one aspect of the video that you found problematic or confusing? Why?
5) Jeff Whiting explains that the energy and presence of the performer are an important aspect of a good audition. What are some the ways you should act when entering an audition?
6) Thinking back to your monologue performance from before Spring Break, do you believe you had some of the qualities that Jeff Whiting talks about in the video? Which qualities?
7) If you were to be performing your monologue at an audition next week, what are some of the things you would change as a result of watching this video?
8) Jeff Whiting describes the audition process as fairly harsh. Do you think that this is fair?
9) If you were to be auditioning for a musical, and could audition with any song of your choosing, which would it be and why?
I hope that everyone feels they learned something from watching this video. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at email@example.com. Have a great week.