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IAA November Workshop - Improving your Auditions

Beth Lucas School of Dance

5131 W Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46221

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Event Description

The IAA November workshop will focus on Improving Your Auditions.
We will cover:

*The Audition Process

*Live vs Taped Auditions

*the audition request and details

*breaking down sides

*finding strong choices based in the text

*digging for clues in the action description

*working with dialogue and non-verbal communication

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of a strong audition.

Auditioning is the actors job interview. Improving the skills for both taped and live auditions is essential for increasing the chances of booking. There are many reasons why an actor may not book. Don't let a poor audition be one of them. This workshop will give the actor insight to casting director's expectations as well as confidence to make strong educated choices by improving the skill of interpreting the audition sides. Jim's students have booked commercials, feature films, and network television shows.

*Workshop tuition is non-refundable. If a student's scheduling issue arises, credit will be held for a future workshop for a period of 90 days*

Beth Lucas School of Dance is located on Thompson Road and from the street looks like an old house on a hill. Follow the map and look for the flag-lined drive on the south side of the road.


Over the last 35 years, Jim Dougherty has worked on over 60 films in capacities ranging from actor to post production and has also performed in over 300 theatrical productions. 

Jim is the chief instructor at both the Southeast Actors Academy and Indy Actors Academy where he approaches the craft much like the blended martial arts, incorporating a variety of techniques and philosophies creating his own unique approach to the craft and helping the student discover what works most effectively for them to develop their role and serve the story.

Jim studied theatre and film at Indiana University and later went on to pursue the craft in Chicago where he worked for Victory Gardens and Body Politic Theatres.  While living in Chicago, Jim trained as a stuntman under John Hicks Pearce and became the assistant coordinator for The Chicago Stunt Team.

Jim has directed over a dozen short films which have screened on the festival circuit, and has served as the 1st Assistant Director on multiple features with notable Hollywood talent, and has shared the screen with names such as Margo Martindale, Gil Bellows, Clint Howard, Lew Temple, Marc Menchaca and Kevin Spacey.

His most recent screen work includes appearances on DEAD DRAW on Showtime, House of Cards, NBC's Chicago PD, CBS' The Inspectors, the NatGeo film Killing Reagan, Ozark, and an upcoming appearance in a new show on FOX.
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 1:00 pm –  5:00 pm