Cold Readings: Techniques To Get Noticed


Age Range: 12-17
Class Time:
Class Days: Sunday
Date Class Begins: Mar 10, 2019
Number of Weeks Class Will Meet: 6 Weeks
Class Length: 60 Minutes

  1. Techniques to make your audition(s) better! Especially when you asked to read sides. Theatrical and Commercials.

Six Weeks: Each class will cover both stage auditions and television commercial auditions.


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Week #1: Theatre Sides—Memorization techniques including; a) How much should you memorize, b) how to hold copy.

Week #2: Commercial Auditions—Includes a) How to handle commercial copy; b) What the casting director is looking for in your audition; c) where to look if it’s being recorded/and if it’s not recorded.

Week #3: Reading Techniques: This covers a) How to read without sounding “like you are reading”; b) auditioning with a scene partner (who is not giving you any energy/expression) and/or c) Phone call scenes in auditions

Week #4: Finding Your Emotion: How to let casting see your talent. And students doing cold readings.

Week #5: Improv Auditions: How to create spur of the moment improvs. Includes basic improv rules.

Week #6: Basic Business: Auditions for theatre, television commercials, and tv and film under five roles.

Week #3 to #6 will include participation by students. This class will be offered to ages 12-17, and for Adults 18 plus see the other class.


Angela Theresa Collins

Angela Theresa Collins has been doing theatre since early childhood. She won several drama awards growing up. Angela also was noted for her writing skills.

As a child, she wrote original episodes [for tv shows]—for herself to star in; then threw a blanket over the swing set (to be a stage). Angela had her friends play other roles, and invite the parents to watch the performance!

Angela [once an adult], was accepted at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY, and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association. She has been in plays and musicals across ten states, two tours; total number of different plays and musicals — estimated to be fifty or more. Angela has been in and taught children’s theatre.

Three of her original plays were produced and premiered in New York. She has also appeared in a few commercials and worked on tv shows and films in Arizona, California and New York.

Angela has trained with noted teachers, such as Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead), and studied at H.B. Studios. She has trained in theatre, Commercial acting, film acting, voiceover and photography.

Angela is also an accomplished playwright, screenwriter and published author. She is a Spiritual Coach/Teacher, Law of Attraction Master Manifesting Teacher.

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