Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley regularly conduct seminars for universities, colleges and various acting studios in both the United States and Canada. Should you require more information about their programs and workshops, or if you want to engage them to speak to your group or business, please email info@DStewartCo.com
GOING BEYOND THE TABLE WITH A BROADWAY CASTING DIRECTOR
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.
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 a 30-45 minute, one-on-one meeting with Benton at his casting office, 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.
New sessions are taught on a regular basis. Class size is extremely limited. Both sessions combined cost a total of $200. To apply for a spot, please email your head shot and resume to beyondthetableNYC@gmail.com.
Duncan conducts numerous classes and workshops in the New York area, and has been booked by Actors Connection, One on One Studios, TVI New York, Actors Alliance, The Network, Weiss-Barron Studios, Wright Way Master Classes, Dean Armstrong School of Acting, the Canadian College of the Performing Arts, and various colleges/universities around the country.
In the past, he has lead various workshops and classes including:
• New Play Showcase
• Scene Study
• Cold Read Scenes
• I Want An Agent
• Monday Night Acting Lab
• Musical Theater: Sides & Scenes
• Advanced Audition: TV/Film & Theatre
• Acting for Models/Dancers