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Winning The Role, with Jason Weinberg

For Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced | Working Professionals

As Actors why we are all here? To get into the audition room, KNOCK IT OUT THE PARK, beat everyone else, and get the job. Everything else is just noise. That is the laser focus you need to have. Is that tough to do all the time? Yes, it is. At Milne Studios, our Audition classes are designed to help you raise your batting average, and then keep raising it some more, to the point where you rarely miss.

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BIO - Basically, I was doing Stand-up and Sketch comedy for about 4 years, and realized that I really wanted to be Actor. So I auditioned for and got into the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard, also known as A.R.T. I got a Master’s degree, which is great but it’s funny when you leave when you feel like you’re just starting to learn. Then it was on to New York for 10 years to learn more. Got an agent, and did a bunch of great plays, TV, and Film with all kinds of Directors, and parts of all sizes. All the while I tried to keep growing by taking classes from the best  On Camera teachers I could find. 

Then back to Toronto after NYC. And now, after more than 100 T.V.,Film and Theatre gigs with parts of all different sizes, the best part is still the learning, and then applying the learning effectively to book a job. That’s endlessly thrilling.   More than anything on the TV side, I learned a tonne when I was a lead on a T.V. Series. I was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, now clearly I’m proud of that because I brought it up, but I’m more proud of the fact that I had to audition 6 times to get the job. For the good recurring roles I’ve gotten, I’ve had to audition multiple times as well. I currently have a recurring role on the Netflix Series “Grand Army”, and I had to audition 4 times for that! I really want to share what I’ve learned and what mistakes I’ve made in the audition room with you. I don’t want you to make the mistakes I’ve made.

I am really proud to be part of Milne Studio. Brad has created a really special atmosphere of learning, growth and respect. I’ve seen it first hand, it’s a special place.

Our focus, most importantly, is on what you CAN control in the audition room to win the role. We do this with an awareness that there are sometimes things you CAN’T control in the audition room, which we’ll discuss.

So, what can you control to win the role in your audition? Well an actor must be as prepared as possible, there is no substitute for this. What are the things we need to do to prepare? First, having top-notch script/side analysis skills. We will spend time each class analyzing and discussing scripts so that you can do it on your own with supreme confidence.

Stemming from solid script analysis, you’ll be able to select what critical action you are going to play in your audition in order to be prepared. When discussing action we will always keep stressing the idea of how your most important job as an actor is paying strict attention to THAT OTHER PERSON IN THE ROOM: Your scene partner; and how to handle that in an audition.

Once we’re done with analysis, we’re going to get up and do it as they say, just like you would at home, in order to be prepared. Then, using Zoom, we’ll create as vivid an audition experience as possible for each student. Then, after the audition simulation will be the analysis and coaching of what worked, and more importantly for our students’ growth, what didn’t.

We know how much actors put into auditions emotionally. We know how good it feels to nail it, and how difficult it can feel to blow it. That is why we offer a post-audition chat option, where right after our students’ auditions they can reach out to us immediately if they choose so we can discuss their audition. We want all our students to know that they are not alone in this process; we want to be here for each step whether triumphant or not. Remember, we have seen the evidence and there is only one conclusion: if you do your work, you will win in the audition room.

Beginner & Intermediate - Level I

Wednesdays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

For the beginning Actor who has started to audition or is ready to start.  To enroll in this class you must have completed Brad Milne's Level I class.

-script/side analysis of small to mid-sized roles, and commercials.

-how to prepare with varying amounts of preparation time

-audition simulation and feedback

-specific next steps for each actor

Intermediate & Advanced - Level II

Fridays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
EST

For the Actor who has been auditioning for at least one year. To enroll in this class you must have completed a minimum of Jason's Level I class or Brad Milne's Level II class.

-script/side analysis of longer, more difficult scripts and roles. How to prepare with varying amounts of preparation time.

-audition simulation and feedback

-specific next steps for each actor

Class Packs & Costs
Enroll anytime, classes are ongoing year round

Classes are offered packs of 4, 8, 12, and 16. Class packs are meant to be used in consecutive weeks.

4-class pack: $184.00 + 23.92 HST = $207.92
8-class pack: $350.00 + 45.50 HST = $395.50 - 5% savings off 4-pack
12-class pack: $497.00 + 64.61 HST = $561.61 - 10% savings off 4-pack
16-CLASS PACK: $626.00 + 81.38 HST = $707.38 - 15% off 4-pack
 

Two easy steps to enroll:

1) Choose your Class Pack from the Audition Classes drop down, then click Add to Cart button to pay with your credit card or with Interac eTransfer to pay@milnestudio.ca.

2) Click the REGISTER HERE button and complete our registration form.

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