Hosted in anticipation of the Alliance Auditions
Workshop: Be Seen & Heard - Your Best Audition, Headshot & CV
(for performing artists)
Led by John "J.J." Johnston, Executive Artistic Director of Classical Theatre Company
4/29/2015, 6:30 P.M.
@ Fresh Arts, 2101 Winter St., #B11
As an actor, dancer, or musician you might only have a few minutes to clearly communicate who you are (and why you are a good fit for a project) to a casting agent or creative director. Your audition can make or break your chance of connecting to the company with which you want work. Fresh Arts invites you to join long time industry insider and Executive Artistic Director of Classical Theatre Company, J.J. Johnston, for an insider's perspective on what makes a strong audition and some common pitfalls to avoid. Attendees will also learn which headshots and CVs get the attention of agents, casting directors, and artistic personnel and how to craft yours accordingly.
**Hosted in anticipation of the Alliance Auditions
EARLY REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
(Lat fees apply: $10/members :: $20/non-members)
ABOUT: John “JJ” Johnston
J.J. is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre Company. For CTC, he has directed Reading Series productions of
Benedictus, Love’s Last Shift, and Prometheus Bound in addition to Mainstage productions of Tartuffe, Shylock, the Jew of Venice, Antigone, One-Man Hamlet, Ghosts, The Tempest, and The Merchant
of Venice. Raised in Texas, he came home to Houston after spending a number of years between Boston, Washington D.C., and New York City. Throughout his professional career he has been active in the theatre community locally, nationally, and internationally as an actor, director, and educator. He has appeared in numerous productions around the Houston area with Stages Repertory Theatre, the Alley Theatre, Unity Theatre, Unhinged Productions, Theatre Under the Stars, the Children’s Theatre Festival, and the Great Caruso as well as the International Festival Institute at Round Top, and the Houston Shakespeare Festival.
Currently a professor of drama at the University of Houston – Downtown, he has taught at all levels of education including Medford High School, Tufts University, Boston College, YES Prep Academy, San Jacinto College, and in Washington D.C. at the Catholic University of America. In addition to training at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, he holds a BA in Theater Arts from Boston College, and an MFA in Drama from the Catholic University of America.
Fresh Arts hosts career-building workshops for artists and arts administrators to support their professional growth. The workshop curriculum covers the nuts and bolts on a variety of topics including arts marketing, finance, fundraising, creative licensing, healthcare, and other business fundamentals.