Actor and Director Ben Hodge has been the acting teacher at Central York High School for the past 10 years where he has developed an innovative and fresh curriculum for young actors aged 13-24. This curriculum and workshop format is now available to the greater York area with hopes of training and leading new actors to the realisation that acting is a more than just a hobby or pastime: it is an honourable profession and a way of life. His connections with New York City, LA and local talent agencies are now being offered to anyone who joins the Studio classes and have opened the doors for many already joined. He currently runs classes and offers private acting coaching via Skype. Connect with Ben on Twitter or via email
If you’ve spent any time in the audition room, chances are you know that there are plenty of intangibles that can help you nail or falter in that room. The truth is that if you are serious about your acting, whether you live in a big market or small market, everyone has talent. Talent can only take you so far. A booking can often come down to a smile, a thank you, or even someone asking for a chair instead of simply grabbing it. It can often come down to cleaning up some sloppy behaviors that actors may not be aware of.
I wanted to pull together a few audition DON’Ts that I’ve seen over the years and share them with you. Thanks for reading. Here is part 1. Enjoy.
Guest Post from Actor and Director Ben Hodge – A few audition DON’Ts that I’ve seen over the years – Part II
Ben Hodge has been acting and directing for 20 years in a variety of formats. He has directed several productions in York, PA and had his play REACH performed in NYC at an Off-Broadway venue in 2009. Ben studied English and Acting at Messiah College and received his Masters in Education from Penn State University. After the success of REACH, the hit play about the hidden issues of 21st Century teens, Ben started acting classes in the York, PA area and created Ben Hodge Studios in October 2009. His main goal is to bring a high-level, professional acting workshop to York, PA that is modelled after professional workshops with influences by Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner and David Mamet.
Similar Posts from Actor Hub
Playing drunk on stage is very difficult, you might have to appear completely legless one minute and then the very next scene you are stone cold sober. It takes skill and technique. Here are some acting tips:
Actors can be frightened by Shakespeare. We can approach it with caution and our caution leads us to deliver it in an unnatural way. A way which we think adds to its gravitas. Here are some tips on making it sound modern.
From Guest Author – Marci Liroff – Do you ever flub a line or get lost when you’re auditioning for a role? It’s a horrifying feeling when that happens and I’m going to tell you how to win over the room when this happens.
It is not only theatre which uses monologues – very often you will find a truly powerful moment in the movies is created through a solo speech. Here are some great ones for women:
If you have been asked to attend your first pantomime audition, here are Actor Hub’s top tips to help you get that part!