Audition Workshop with Allyson Pratt
February 8 at 11am
in the Backstage Theatre
Whether you are brand new to auditions, or looking to brush up your skills – this workshop with Edmonton’s own Allyson Pratt will leave you with practical and personalized tools to add to your actor’s work belt. Focusing on audition technique, choosing material that speaks to you, as well as boundaries and personal safety, this workshop invites you to bring joy and play into the audition room, and take back your personal power. Working in groups as well as one-on-one coaching, this workshop features a mock audition process to help the actor find comfort and confidence in the audition setting. We will also focus on how to connect body and breath to the text, even when nerves and butterflies abound.
Allyson Pratt hails from Edmonton, AB, and lives in Toronto, ON. A member of the Alexander Cree Nation, her mother is Plains Cree, and her father is of British and Scottish origins. Allyson studied at the Randolph Academy in Toronto, and received the Triple Threat Award in her graduating year. Allyson has performed in theatre roles across the country for companies such as The Citadel, The Charlottetown Festival, YPT (Young People’s Theatre), RedSky Performance, Akpik Theatre, and more. Allyson can be seen in the CSA nominated series Mohawk Girls in her recurring role as Iostha, and the award-winning Web-series Teenagers. Allyson also starred in and co-created the short film Stephanie’s Room, which screened at the 2016 Cannes Festival. Allyson has facilitated workshops for children, teens and young adults across the country, specializing in acting technique, voice, and the audition process.