Masterclass on Auditioning
*Arts for All pricing is available through the Box Office at 503-445-3700.
It’s springtime and you know what that means … auditions! Monologues play a crucial role in the audition process and yet can be overwhelming to create … but you don’t have to do it alone! In this masterclass, we’ll focus on reconnecting with your audition monologues by authentically examining the text in order to broaden your interpretation and build an electric audition.
Participants will be randomly selected to perform their monologue for the class and not only receive personal feedback but will also be coached on how to craft their monologue from beginning to end right there on the spot. Whether it’s comedic or dramatic, Shakespeare or contemporary, participants should be prepared with either their current audition materials or something new they’ve always wanted to work on.
This masterclass will meet your monologues wherever they are and invigorate them into pieces that will take audition season by storm!
You must be 18 years or older to attend this class. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
A proud local Portlander, Tyler was last seen at Portland Center Stage earlier this season as Michael in tick, tick ... BOOM! and understudying both Hedwig and Yitzhak in Hedwig & the Angry Inch. He has also had the opportunity to work on stage at Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Playhouse, and in New York City at Feinstein's/54 Below, The Cell Theater, New World Stages, and many more. Next up, Tyler will be starring as Helena and Peter Quince in PCS's season closer A Midsummer's Night Dream, reuniting him with his tick, tick director, Marissa Wolf. Off stage, Tyler is also a director and teaching artist, presenting workshops and residencies for PCS in schools, various classes at Northwest Children's Theater & School, and as a freelance monologue/audition prep coach. Additionally, as a playwright, some of his most notable works include The Marks You Leave which, produced in part with Ronnie Lacroute, premiered at the 20th Annual International New York Fringe Festival, and Even Faster Than a Blink, which receive its first public reading at PCS's JAW New Play Festival. Tyler attended Marymount Manhattan College and Third Rail Repertory Theatre’s Mentorship Program. He is a proud member of AEA and The Dramatist Guild of America. @t.andrew.jones
“Working with Tyler is one of the best decisions I have ever made for my professional acting career. Tyler is clear, concise, and helps in a way that makes me feel heard as an artist. Since working with Tyler, I have gotten callbacks for almost all of the auditions that we’ve worked on. Tyler is truly the best! It is a pleasure working with him.”
"I was lucky enough to coach with Tyler twice for auditions! With Tyler’s advisement, I found myself making discoveries which felt organic to my characters. Tyler has a real sense of getting to the heart of the moment and making sure that his mentee feels motivation for every choice. His style lends itself to seasoned actors and beginners alike. Tyler is my go-to coach!"
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