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 from a published piece of work. Your monologue may not be something you've written yourself. When you come in for your interview, you'll present your monologue and an instructor will work with you. T his 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, to give our students complete freedom to work, to fail, to discover and to make mistakes... without being observed by others not in the class.
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 email@example.com with PDF attachments of your current headshot and resume. Interviews are scheduled every few weeks and are subject to availability.