Audition Technique Workshop - effective characterisation and mastering the unspoken nuance.

Acting Gymnasium are hosting a 1 day intensive audition technique workshop led by Gavin McAlinden on Sunday 15th November 2015. 


This highly praised workshop (see feedback below) uses a variety of characterisation and rehearsal techniques to unlock, refresh and energise an audition piece - while exploring effective general audition practice. 


If you are auditioning for drama school, looking for an agent, have an important casting coming up or just want to hone and develop your skills - then this workshop is definately for you!!

Gavin McAlinden is artistic director of Acting Gymnasium, Gavin has directed in the West-End, Major No.1 Tours and at most of London's leading off-West End theatres to critical acclaim. He has taught, directed and led workshops at many of the country's leading drama schools including RADA, DSL and Arts Ed. See review quotes from previous work at 


Gavin is currently developing "Misconceptions" a new film project with legendry multi-award winning comedy writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (BAFTA, Evening Standard Award, EMMY, SAG, Critics' Circle Award, Writers Guild Award).

The workshop includes:

* A thorough breakdown and direction of an audition piece. (pieces must be sent at least 7 days prior to the workshop).

* Detailed group and private feedback for all performers.

* A sight-reading and auditioning for TV and Film session.

* Improvisation audition workshop.

* A comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the processes behind audition ie CV and Photo, writing letters, presentation, career development, strategies for approaching industry people, networking ("to do, and what not to do") choosing the correct audition material.

* Voice sessions and an introduction to the Alexander Technique.

The hours are 11am - 7pm. EARLY BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Contact: to reserve a place.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Some feedback from past participants:

''Having the chance to work on pieces with so much care and attention was truly amazing; I learnt so much and am really excited to be given such great help and advice on what improvements I can make. It was wonderful to watch everyone too and feel such a part of their work - very inspiring!''

''you guys were committed and generous - it was inspiring and motivating, Gavin struck the right balance between directing and listening to actor's ideas''

''It's not very often that actors get to be directed by somebody with such clear focus. Gavin gave us all a clear framework and encouraged us to quickly make character choices, TRUST ourselves and he guided us in being brave. 
What I loved most was that the actor was never 'at sea', he wouldn't let us be vague and wishy washy. I loved the attention to detail''

''Just a quick email to thank you for the course on Saturday, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and have learnt about theatre techniques I had not heard of before''

''I thought the workshop was fantastic - I feel a lot more confident''

''I learnt an awful lot from Gavin and the other participants of the course. Gavin's advice and direction was exceptionally useful and I have been putting it to good use this week.''

''Saturday was brilliant, I found it really useful and enjoyable. It was a change to be able to work in such a supportive, professional environment.'

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