Whether you’re auditioning for dozens of theatre programs through the URTAs, or targeting one of the top graduate acting schools in the country, this course will prepare you to be competitive as you apply and audition to pursue your MFA. Work closely with Juilliard graduate Tracie Lane Thomason to select and rehearse your audition material before participating in a mock audition designed to replicate the graduate school audition experience. You’ll also have your questions answered by a panel of recent MFA graduates and current students before you share your work with the graduate acting programs of your choice.
Topics include: school selection, applications, personal statements, audition material, audition techniques, headshots and resumes, interviews, and more.
November 14, 2021
Tracie Lane Thomason is an actor and educator based in New York. She currently serves as the Education Director at Alleyway Theatre and is on faculty at Niagara County Community College. Tracie has trained with some of the most respected acting teachers in the United States and abroad including Evan Yionoulis, Richard Feldman, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Kahn, Andrew Wade, Liz Smith, Moni Yakim, Ellen Lauren, Jack Young, and Bob Krakower (on-camera). She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance and an MFA from the Drama Division at the Juilliard School, Group 48. Tracie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and has been seen on stages in New York City as well as in regional theaters and at Shakespeare festivals across the country.
Classes meet at the Alleyway Theatre and will be held in one of our classrooms or rehearsal halls. Your instructor will let you know where to meet on the first day and what to bring.
November 14 - December 19, 2021
6 Sundays, 10am - 12pm
The online course I took completely changed the way I will prepare for my next audition and role. I feel more confident because I have new tools that will bring a richer authenticity to my acting. The online format did not disappoint. It felt intimate, but at the same time, it seemed easier to jump into partnering right away with fellow actors whom I did not know. I’m a previously skeptical convert to online classes!