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General Auditions Dress Rehearsal 2019
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General Auditions Dress Rehearsal 2019

Dress rehearsals for 2019 General Auditions: Monday, Jan 28 & Tuesday, Jan 29 at 6-8:15pm and 7:45-10pm (two different sessions each evening). Work with some phenomenal acting and singing coaches to prepare for your audition! Get into the Marines Memorial Theatre before your audition to practice in the space, and rehearse with the accompanist for the General Auditions!

1/28/2019 to 1/29/2019
When: 01/28/2019 and 01/29/2019
6-10pm
Where: Marines Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco 94102
United States
Contact: Bryan Munar
415-430-1140 X *16


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Mon, Jan 28 @ 6 - 8:15 PM Contemporary and Classical Monologues with coach Meryl Shaw 

Meryl Shaw served as Casting Director at American Conservatory Theater for 17 years and has taught audition technique and led audition workshops for over 25 years. She has taught or guest lectured at several universities, including A.C.T., Rutgers, Carnegie-Mellon, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, St. Mary’s College, and S.F. Academy of Art, as well as numerous theater companies

In addition to casting productions for A.C.T., Meryl has cast for the Magic Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Elektra at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles. She has also cast for several commercial San Francisco productions, including White Christmas, Jitney, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

Meryl received Positive Psychology life coaching certification from SFSU and offers life coaching as well as audition and acting coaching. She works one-on-one with actors and offers individual coaching and classes that integrate life and acting coaching.

Mon, Jan. 28 @ 7:45 - 10 PM: Contemporary and Classical Monologues with coach Mia Tagano 

Mia Tagano received her B.A. in Drama from the Ohio State University and her M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, she has been working as a professional actor since 1997 and is also a voice and acting coach.

Mia was recently seen as Gertrude in Ubuntu Theater’s production of Hamlet. She has worked with most of the theaters in the Bay Area. One particular thrill was getting to perform with Frances McDormand in Berkeley Rep’s production of Macbeth. She has also had the honor of performing at ACT, TheatreWorks, CalShakes, Magic, SF Shakes, Aurora, Crowded Fire as well as Pacific Rep in Carmel. 

 

After grad school, she moved to NYC where her first professional job was at the Lincoln Center doing a play called, Far East, where she performed in 201 shows!  She has worked at Shakespeare Theatre in DC where she got to play Zenocrate opposite Avery Brooks who played Tamburlaine in Tamburlaine directed by then artistic director, Michael Kahn.  She has worked at Cherry Lane Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Capital Rep, Hartford Stage, Portland Center Stage and with Virginia Stage.

 

The biggest highlight of her career was working at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company on the production of Tantalus, a 10-hour play written by RSC co-founder John Barton; after a 9 month rehearsal process, it opened in Denver and toured the UK ending at the Barbican Theatre in London. After the closing, she stayed in London for another 6 months where John directed her in the one-woman show, Cincinnati, which she performed at the Camden People's Theatre. She was recently honored to be the only invited American to participate in a celebration of his life at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon. 

 

For information on Mia as a free-lance public speaking and acting coach, go to -www.taganocoaching.com.

Tues, Jan 29 @ 6 - 8:15 PM OR 7:45 - 10 PMSongs and Monologues with coach Francie Devlin and Steve Sanders

Francie Devlin

In 1988, Ms. Devlin performed the lead role of Sheila in Michael Butler's twenty-year revival of Hair. Since then she has toured nationally and performed regionally at the Alex Theater (LA), Houston Grand Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre (NY), Starlight Theater (KS), Spreckles Theater (SD), A.C.T., 42nd Street Moon, Woodminster and San Jose Stage Company. Ms. Devlin toured nationally with Philip Wm. McKinley’s production of Sayonara as Eileen. Additional roles include: Kate in Kiss Me Kate. Eva in Evita, Audrey in Lost Highway, Linda in Play It Again Sam, Marion in Music Man, Oolie in City of Angels, Connie in Good News, Pascuala in Fuente Ovejuna, Electra in The Libation Bearers, Darlene in Hurlyburly, and as Julie in Some Enchanted Evening at the American Conservatory Theater.

Frances has performed as lead vocalist in NYC with the Michael Carney Big Band Orchestra at the Plaza, Waldorf Astoria and for President Clinton in Washington D.C. In San Francisco, she has had extended runs as jazz vocalist for the Ritz Carlton, Mandarin and Plush Room working with renowned jazz pianists/arrangers Ken French and Paul Scheffert.

In 1988, Frances Epsen Devlin graduated from Northwestern University from the School of Communication with a Bachelor of Science in Theater. In addition, she studied classical voice and music with Elizabeth Fisher at Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music.

In 1993, Ms. Devlin received her M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater.

In 1997-1999, Ms. Devlin served as Master Acting Instructor for the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, where she taught Audition Prep, Scene Study and Musical Theater.

For the past 22 years, Frances has served on the faculty of Studio A.C.T., Summer Training Congress, Young Conservatory and the MFA Program at the American Conservatory Theater, where she has taught singing, musical theater audition master classes, musical theater scene study and voice and speech. Frances directs A.C.T.’s Cabarets and Musicals for Studio A.C.T. every spring session.

Ms. Devlin runs a private voice studio in San Francisco training artists from the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and beyond.

Steve Sanders (Audition Accompanist) performs and music directs in the Bay Area. Conductor: Wicked, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, tours of West Side Story, The Lion King, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands. Keyboardist: Hamilton, An American in Paris, The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, If/Then, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Porgy & Bess, 1776, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, SF Symphony, Berkeley Symphony.