Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Top 3 Learning Experiences from This Week's Auditions

This past weekend, Encore! Tulsa received submissions from 150 actors from Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas for consideration for one of 40 roles in our production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

We want to see ALL of you succeed. After watching last weekend's auditions, here are three bits of advice that we think would be helpful as you prepare for you next audition with Encore! or elsewhere:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016: A great year to get involved with Encore!

We're off to a great start of 2016! This year, Encore! will offer more opportunities than ever before. It's a great time to get involved with us!

We are currently casting our next mainstage production, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Auditions are open to ALL adults and children, regardless of prior acting experience. In addition to actors, we're looking for dancers, gymnasts, and tumblers for the Oompa Loompas. This is a popular show and audition time slots are filling quickly, so visit the Auditions page for details and registration. 

There will be at least 10 more audition opportunities this year, including theatre productions, improv troupe, advanced education, a short film, and more!

Performing in a theatre production is fun and educational, but acting classes are where actors are challenged to learn new techniques, identify bad habits, and hone their skills. Since classes are taught by Joshua and Mindy Barker, it gives actors a chance to learn from and work closely with the directors of our stage productions. Encore! offers classes for adults and youth in theatre, film, improv, and musical theatre. We're currently enrolling for our Winter 2016 acting classes that start in February. Visit the Classes & Camps page for details and enrollment.

Check our next e-blast for information about our Spring Break Camp and spring acting classes. This year, we will also offer several summer camps, workshops, and more acting classes in the fall.

This is a new program at Encore! and one-of-a-kind in Tulsa, offering youth actors advanced training, opportunities, and services to support them in pursuing an acting career. We also assist students in preparing for college, scholarships, conservatory schools, etc. Admission requires an application and audition. Click here for details.

Eleven improv shows. Eight theatre productions. Contests and other special events. All this and more in 2016! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory runs March 4-6, and tickets go on sale in February.

What do YOU want to see from Encore? Certain acting classses? A specific play? More Lost Pages? A 24-Hour Play Festival? A playwright contest? Share your ideas with us!