What is the "interview" about?
This isn't an "audition", per se. You'll prepare a monologue and must be off book as you present it, but that's where the similarities end. The reason we call it an interview is because it's a collaborative process, meant for you as much as it's meant for us. We invite everyone new to Railtown to come in for an interview and this is the first step for anyone interested in studying with us.
Why do you interview?
The half hour set aside for your interview is meant to give you the opportunity to check out the studio for yourself, meet some of our staff and discuss your goals in training with one of our instructors. You'll have already chosen and fully prepared a brief, one to two-minute monologue of your choice. When you come in for your interview, you'll present your monologue and an instructor will work with you. This will give you a clear sense of our overall philosophy and approach to The Work. This is dedicated time to give you a sample of what class is like and it also ensures that we can recommend the best class for you.
Can I audit a class?
Our interview process is for anyone who would like to take part in a class as a student, but our classes are not open to outside auditors. We put a lot of respect into the space for our students to work, to fail, to discover and to make mistakes. The instructor interviewing you might invite you to audit one of their classes but this depends of a variety of factors and is solely up to their discretion. An invitation to audit should not be expected and is not guaranteed.
The best way to audit the work at Railtown Actors Studio is to attend the Presentations put on by some classes at the end of each semester. More information is available on our Events page.
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If you wish to come in for an interview, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with PDFs of your current headshot and resume. Interviews are scheduled every few weeks and are subject to availability.
We look forward to hearing from you!