BEYOND THE TABLE-Audition Class & 1on1 Meeting
The 2014 audition season is in full force and Benton is actively seeking new talent for a multitude of projects Duncan Stewart and Company is casting. Back in the classroom on the evening of July 28th, followed up by a private/personal one-on-one meeting with Benton in the DStewartCo Casting Office for specific career advice and general brain picking. Make sure you are auditioning with your best foot forward!
Broadway Casting Director Benton Whitley has a pulse on new and emerging talent in NYC and is teaching a two night intensive (Class One: classroom setting/Class Two: one on one private meeting) concentrating on the fundamentals of auditioning for the Musical Theatre, and how it pertains specifically to you, the actor, and the current landscape of theatre here in New York. Expect to learn useful, honest, constructive, and candid insight on everything from: acting a song, head shots and resumes, audition attire, song choice, Actor's Equity, finding representation, EPAs, ECCs, how to get seen, physical types, audition books, working with accompanists, and even how an actor can use social networking to their professional advantage!
Each actor will sing two of their own songs and receive immediate feedback from Benton in a safe classroom setting at Pearl Studios in Midtown Manhattan. In this session expect to dust off your "go-to audition songs", learn from watching your peers, and replace bad audition habits with skills that will actually help you book the job.
Class One Date:
Monday, July 28th @ 7pm
Each actor will be given a 30-45 minute personal appointment with Benton at his casting office, Duncan Stewart and Company, in Midtown Manhattan. In this one-one meeting each actor will have the rare opportunity to discuss the candid realities of their audition experiences and receive some insight on what is happening behind the table. Some of those "I thought my audition went very well, so why didn't I get a callback?" questions might just be clarified.
Class Two Dates:
Each student will schedule a personal meeting with Benton within two weeks following the initial class.
Both sessions combined cost a total of $200
Class size is extremely limited. To apply for a spot, please email your head shot and resume to beyondthetableNYC@gmail.com.
Benton Whitley is an owner/partner at Duncan Stewart and Company and is currently responsible for casting the Tony Award® winning musical Chicago (Broadway and National Tour), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the North American tours of We Will Rock You, Flashdance, and Anything Goes. Upcoming: On The Town (Broadway) and PopNation (Off-Broadway). Other projects include Pippin (Broadway/National Tour), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Off-Bway), UK's Menier Chocolate Factory (U.S. casting); The People Sing, Carnegie Hall; Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever & Chicago (Royal Caribbean Productions); La Cage aux Folles (2010 B’way revival/tour); Thriller Live (West End) as well as numerous regional theaters. Mr. Whitley was recently named by ARTINFO.com as one of the "Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players". He is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department, and a member of the Casting Society of America (CSA). Dstewartco.com