Approaching Cold Reading
with April Sellers | HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH ADULT

The chances are good that if you’ve ever auditioned, you’ve shown up, checked in and had someone hand you a script. They give you maybe five minutes to take a look at the material and then ask you to read it aloud. That’s cold reading. And it’s challenging. You don’t have a chance to familiarize yourself with the content or understand the context. Forget the character exploration or the deep script analysis. Despite the challenges, there are still ways to pull off a successful cold reading — and April Sellers is here to help you. In this 45-minute workshop, April will help you take words and lift them off the page and bring them to life. All you need is some words to practice with. Search online for a script, pull a book off your shelf or just pick up a piece of mail that’s been sitting on your counter for a few too many days now.

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SCHEDULE

The Full Schedule

Beginning Ballet
April 7 | MEAGHAN GILROY

Middle school through adult

Approaching Cold Reading
April 9 | April Sellers

high school through adult

Character Exploration
APRIL 14 | ANASTASIA SPALDING

Elementary school

Auditioning Basics
April 16 | Nicole tompkins
high school through adult

Shadow Puppetry
April 21 | JOSH NAPIERKOWSKI
elementary through middle school

Movement Meditation
April 23 | Meaghan Gilroy
ADULT

Creative Storytelling
April 28 | Grace lazarz and Joe B russo
ELEMENTARY

Breathing Techniques 
April 30 | Aaron fram
MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH ADULT

Intro to Commedia dell'Arte
May 5 | ANASTASIA SPALDING
MIDDLE SCHOOL

To Be or Not to Be... Warmed Up?
May 7 | Marybeth saunders
Middle school through adult

Voice Lessons
May 12 | Terrilyn douglas

Middle school through adult

Egg Carton Characters
May 14 | Amelia Claeys
Preschool through elementary