ON CAMERA - AUDITION TECHNIQUES

TECHNIQUES TO NAIL THE AUDITION
A complete skillset for working on camera
6 Weeks -- $275 -- WEDNESDAYS - 4 - 6pm -- STARTS JANUARY 16

FOUNDATION MASTERY


A simple, effective and highly successful process for auditioning on camera. 

  • Identify the elements of a memorable on-camera audition. 
  • Learn how to understand and embody the text, justify the non-negotiable moments and develop strong choices. 
  • See how clear, vibrant and nuanced storytelling is achieved through behavior. 
  • Learn how to create a physical illusion and fully live inside that imaginary space – integrating "living truthfully under imaginary circumstances" on camera and incorporating the core elements of Meisner training. 

Actors will emerge with individualized, reliable skillset, increased confidence and success in auditioning for on-camera work.

 

 

BIO:  

 

Professional casting credits include the second season of the award winning show House of Cards, alongside Emmy Award winning casting director, Julie Schubert.  Additional casting credits include feature films, (Good Funk, Black Nativity, Three Backyards), Webseries (Livin' the Dream), and theatre projects, (SF Playhouse NYC Casting 2016-Present). 

 

Students and private coaching clients have appeared on television shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Iron Fist, Happy, Gotham, Switched at Birth, Tyrant, The Deuce, Jack Ryan, Sneaky Pete, Quantico, Infierno Verde, Jessica Jones, Blue Bloods, The Looming Tower, FBI, Dickinson, The Blacklist, The Godfather of Harlem and more.  Plus, many clients appear on New York and regional theatre stages and in feature films.  

 

Devin has been a guest lecturer at NYU Stonestreet School for Film and Television, SOCAPA, SF Playhouse, SF State University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, DBS Berlin Film School, and several private studios in New York City.  Recent teaching appointments include assistant teacher to Olympia Dukakis at NYU Tisch, and on-camera faculty at NYU's summer Commedia dell'Arte program in Florence, Italy, under Jim Calder.  She maintains a private studio in New York.  

 

Devin holds an M.A. in Dramatic Literature & Criticism from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Journalism and Dramatic Literature from New York University. She completed the prestigious two-year Meisner training with Terry Knickerbocker in New York.  She has studied acting with many master teachers, including Larry Moss, Patsy Rodenburg, Aitor Basauri, Johannes Schwaiger, Christopher Bayes, Phillippe Gaulier, Janet Zarish, and Bob Krakower; she has trained extensively with master teachers Olympia Dukakis, Jim Calder & Tessa Lang.
Passionate about actor training, in 2016, Devin founded The New York Drama CenterShe currently serves as Artistic Director.