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Auditioning (A to Z): A Workshop @Gesa Power House Theatre

  • 17 Feb 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • pin Hide Map Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N 6th Ave, Walla Walla, WA

Gesa Power House Theatre will host "Auditioning (from A to Z)" a workshop by Tyson Kaup and ReNae Davis on Saturday, February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This workshop is intended to demystify the audition process and prepare actors for the upcoming March 9 auditions for the Walla Walla Summer Stage productions ("Annie" and "9 to 5") and beyond. It will focus on the basics of auditioning for traditional and musical theater and cover everything from how to format a headshot and resume; the business of acting and agents; managing nerves and what to expect if you are called back. Participants are asked to prepare one audition piece - a song or monologue that is under 1 minute in length.

Tickets ($25) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. This workshop is for ages 8 and up. Questions? Email .

Participating actors will also have the opportunity to sign up for headshots taken by a professional photographer during the lunch break for an additional fee of $25 (cash only).

10:00-11:00 a.m.: Headshots and the business of acting
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Round 1 - auditions, notes, and coaching
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Lunch / headshots
2:00-2:30 p.m.: Personal rehearsal time / headshots
1:303:30 p.m.: Bring backs - Round 2 - auditions and coaching
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Callbacks and cold reading
4:30-5:00 p.m.: Wrap and questions

Tyson Kaup is a Seattle-based actor, director, and producer as well as Artistic Director of the Gesa Power House Theatre Summer Stage. His recent directing credits include "The Rocky Horror Show," "The Last Five Years," and "Cabaret." Tyson’s producing credits include the NYC world premiere of "Turtleback High" by Kevin Dedes, the feature films "March!," "Solitary Child," and "My Last Day with You", as well as many music videos and commercial productions. As an actor, Tyson has performed on film, television, Off-Broadway, and many regional theaters around the country. He holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied with the Atlantic Theater Company.

ReNae Davis is a singer, pianist, lyricist and composer with more than 30 years of teaching and performing experience. Favorite Los Angeles stage credits include: Lola in "Damn Yankees," Cassie in "A Chorus Line," Sonia in "They're Playing our Song" and Margarita in "Evita." She has also performed with many famed musical actors and musicians, including The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Raitt, Julie Andrews, Dixie Carter, Kevin Bacon, and Sean Penn. ReNae holds a BFA in Music and Drama from BYU.

Aaron Grubb is a Walla Walla area photographer, writer, and musician. He has experience photographing weddings, portraits (corporate and high school seniors), real estate, landscape, and events as well as videography.

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