How to Audition with John McDonald

$150, $110 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will meet in the second floor Helmerich Theater, 533 Eaton Street

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Actors auditioning in front of three reviewers.


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Class Description

Every actor worth their salt has their own way of creating a role. However, many have no technique for auditioning. This class will guide you through the do’s and don’ts. Class will consist of practical knowledge and straightforward information. Local theater directors will come in to critique the auditions. After 50 years of being on both sides of the footlights, John can offer practical experience: the do’s and don’ts of auditioning.

Meet Your Instructor

John McDonald attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a scholarship from the American Broadcasting Company. His Broadway acting credits include New York Shakespeare Festival (“Macbeth” with James Earl Jones). On television, he had roles on “Love of Life,” “Guiding Light “and “Search for Tomorrow.” In 1964 he was awarded Best Actor for his portrayal of Shylock, a role he recently portrayed in the Waterfront Playhouse’s “Something Rotten!”

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