Audition Technique Workshop and an Audition!

I will be teaching an audition technique workshop with Forest Moon Theater at the Renaissance Center in Wake Forest, NC. This workshop offers children ages 8-15 the opportunity to polish their monologues so they can really shine in future auditions. Participants should come prepared with a memorized one minute dramatic monologue. (Students may bring two monologues to work, if time allows.)

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 8th from 6-8pm. Cost for the workshop is $50 per person. For registration information, please go to Forest Moon Theater’s website at http://www.forestmoontheater.org/audition-technique-workshop-ages-8-15/

Forest Moon Theater is holding auditions for their upcoming production of Helium on July 16th and 17th.  Helium has roles for three younger male actors ages 9-17.  An actor’s job is to be ready when opportunity knocks.  It is my job as an instructor to help you SHINE.

I look forward to working with anyone with a desire to learn and improve their craft.

-Heather Snow Clark
Instructor of Acting/ Dialects

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Students Perform with North Carolina Opera at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

photo 2 (1)We wish to send a BIG congratulations to three of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting’s students:

Gian, Mia, and Chiara Gibboney

The children performed in La Boheme with the North Carolina Opera at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.  Congratulations Gian, Mia, and Chiara on a FANTASTIC job in the show!  Keep up the good work!

At the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting, nothing makes us happier than seeing our students excel while following their dreams and doing what makes them happy.  Our acting classes for youth include the following:

  • Youth On-Camera Scene Study
  • Acting in Commercials
  • Audition Technique
  • Headshot Workshop

We also offer private coaching for young actors on an on-going basis.

For more information on classes or to register, contact Heather at (919) 247-1587 or by email at HeatherSnowClark@live.com

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Audition Announcement: “Curiosity Cat”

Hello Wonderful Supporters of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting!

I will be directing “Curiosity Cat” for the Forest Moon Theatre in Wake Forest, NC.  I am looking to fill roles for all ages, 5- adult.
Audition Dates:  Saturday, January 4th 10am-2pm
Sunday, January 5th  2-5pm
Audition Location: Franklin Academy Middle School Theatre
1127 Chalk Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

For more information on the audition and the play, please see the theatre’s website at http://www.forestmoontheater.org/curiosity-cat-audition-information/
I have included a list of audition tips and sample monologues there as well.

This is going to be a fun show for the whole family.  I am so looking forward to being a part of it.  I hope you will come join me in the magic!
-Heather Snow Clark, Director

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Acting & Modeling Agency Scams: The 411

You’ve spent a lot of time watching television shows and movies, looking at magazines, and you think, “I should do that.”  So,  you get your headshot and resume and start submitting to various agents.  Suddenly, you get a phone call!  You are super excited and start day dreaming about Hollywood and a career in front of the camera.

You go for your interview.  The “agent” has you prepare a sample commercial audition and tells you “you have lots of potential, but I feel you need more training.  For ‘X’ amount of money, we can teach you all you need to know.”

Does this story sound familiar?  If so, then you have been the victim of a scam.  This blog is meant to provide folks like you with valuable information as you pursue your acting or modeling career.

Number One: A legitimate talent agent does not get paid unless they get you work.  Their commission from work you book is 10-20%.  If an agent tries to ask you for money upfront, RUN OUT THE DOOR.

Number Two: Keep your headshots current.  Nothing will turn off a casting director more than having an actor walk in for an audition who does not look like their picture.  Headshots should be updated every 1-2 years (or whenever you make a drastic change to your look).

Number Three:  Remember, it is a business of who you know.  Always be friendly and personable to everyone you meet.  Keep a list of contacts in the industry (casting directors, agents, producers, directors, etc) and drop them a postcard now and then to let them know what you’ve been up to.

Hope you have found some of this advice helpful.  For more information on the business of acting, acting classes, or private coaching, contact me at (919) 247-1587 or by email at HeatherSnowClark@live.com.

Thank you, as always, for your support of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting!

-Heather Snow Clark

 

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Cast Your Vote: Doritos Crash the Superbowl!

Some of the youth on-camera acting students at the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting recently completed a Doritos commercial for the Crash the Superbowl contest as part of their class project.  Please help support their work by taking a few moments out of your day to click on the link below and watch their commercial.  Then, please remember to vote!

https://www.youtube.com/doritos?x=us-en_submissionsphase_9881_

Cast your vote by clicking on the star rating that you feel we deserve.  Thank you so much for your time, consideration, and support of the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting.

For more information on classes, coaching, and audition tapes, contact Heather at (919) 247-1587 or by email at HeatherSnowClark@live.com

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NEW YouTube Channel!

Heather Snow Clark School of Acting would like to acknowledge the talent of the actors that come through our door.  Please view our student demo video for a sample of work created by some of the students at the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting.

Heather Snow Clark School of Acting was created in an effort to provide a place for beginning and experienced actors to have a safe place to develop and hone their craft and technique.  Nothing makes us happier than to see students succeed and excel while doing something they love.

Specializing in acting for the camera, we offer classes in acting, audition technique, commercials, voice-over, dialects, and more.  We offer classes for all ages, K- Adult. Additionally, we provide services for audition tapes and actor demo reels.  Please contact us at (919) 247-1587 or by email at Heather@heathersnowclark.com for more information.

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Premier Acting Coach in Raleigh

Acting, either as a part-time interest or full-time career, has universal appeal.  The vast majority of individuals would rather be in show business than any other business.  Why? Because it’s fun.  It’s exciting.  It’s glamorous.

However, beyond the excitement and glamour, it is also a business.  In order to be successful, you must treat it as a business and be ready when opportunity knocks.  This involves taking classes to hone your technique.

Heather Snow Clark is the premier acting coach in the Raleigh area for on-camera acting. In addition to providing invaluable services for audition tapes and actor reels, she also offers private coaching, dialect instruction, and classes in acting, audition technique, acting in commercials, business of acting, and more.

If acting is what you love to do, then do it… but make sure you are receiving the best training.  Call 919-247-1587 or email Heather@heathersnowclark.com for information on classes and coaching.

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Kids Commercial Workshop

Please enjoy this sample video from the last Kids Commercial Workshop.
http://youtu.be/2uqSes-a8-Q

More on-camera classes and workshops for kids and adults available at www.heathersnowclark.com/schedule

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to Ethan Rosero!

Ethan Rosero recently booked the role of Alex in the Independent film, “Times like These,” produced in Queens, New York.  Ethan will play the son of a woman in an abusive relationship who convinces his mother to leave her husband.  Congratulations, Ethan!

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ACTING LESSONS

“In the language of an actor, to know is synonymous with to feel.” ~ Stanislavski

Being an actor is not simply about memorizing and speaking the words on a page.  An actor must be able to insert themselves into the given circumstances of a script and make it real for themselves.  When they speak, the words they say must come from that place in them that knows.  When you truly know the content of what you are saying, we will see that meaning living in you; it will be in your eyes, in your expression, in the way your hands gesture, in your voice.

“Acting is not about showing, it is about knowing.” ~ Meisner

As actors, we work from specifics.  It is specific information that makes us think and feel.

As an instructor, I provide my students with the tools and technique to be able to break down any script and personalize material in order to find yourself in the role.  Whether you are new to acting and want to learn a new skill, or are looking to brush up on your technique in order to book more work, I can help.

Contact Heather Snow Clark at (919) 247-1587 or Heather@heathersnowclark.com to set up a private lesson or register for a group class or workshop.

I look forward to working with you!

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