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The Audacious Audition Workshop

March 14th, 2015 | 1pm to 4pm
Sahali Centre Mall | #50 945 Columbia Street West, Kamloops


Nervous about auditions? Want to increase your chances of getting cast in a play? Need practice auditioning? Come learn from Kamloops professionals about the dos and don'ts when it comes to auditioning for theatre.


This workshop will be led by three of Kamloops' top theatre professionals. The Co-Artistic Producers of Project X Theatre, Heather Cant and Melissa Thomas, and renowned film and theatre actor Holly Lewis will be joining together to teach about auditioning in today's theatre world. You'll enjoy insightful perspective from both sides of the casting table as well as careful instruction that will enable you to properly prepare for you next big audition. The workshop will conclude with a mock audition for each actor and the instructors will provide individual feedback for each participant.


Those registered will be asked to bring in two contrasting one to two minute contemporary monologues to be reviewed and critiqued by the instructors. Whether or not both monologues are requested is subject to time constraints due to the number of registered participants.


The workshop will take place over three hours with an intermission. Some of the topics that are expected to be covered are: actor etiquette, what to wear to auditions, the theatre industry in British Columbia, selecting you audition pieces, how to warm up for an audition, how to make a good impression, and more!



Cost: $30

To register and find out about our payment options, email

The workshop is open to anyone over the age of twelve.


Space is limited so REGISTER NOW!


About Heather Cant


Heather Cant began her career as an actor working in film, television and theatre. Now 18 years later she is an accomplished theatre practitioner who also works as a director, creator, and producer. She participated in the inaugural years of both the Arts Club Actors’ Intensive and the Masterclass of Canada’s National Voice Intensive and has trained in various specialties, including: Voice, Shakespeare, Pochenko Clown, Mask, and Commedia del Arte. Currently, Heather is spending her energies developing a new interactive, site-specific work, as well as being the Associate Artistic Director for Western Canada Theatre, and the Co-Artistic Producer of Project X Theatre.



About Holly Lewis

Holly Lewis is a professional actor, writer and teacher with 20 years experience performing in film, television and theatres across Canada as well as internationally. Most recently seen onstage this season as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher at WCT and as Rita in Educating Rita at the Arts Club in Vancouver, she was nominated for an acting award this year for her performance in Tribes in Toronto.  She has worked as a private acting coach for theatre and film, as well as a text coach for theatre companies, leading workshops for actors at theatre programs across the country.  


About Melissa Thomas


Melissa Thomas holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Calgary and a BA in Theatre from Thompson Rivers University. Melissa has been a part of the Kamloops arts scene for the past fifteen years. She has hade the pleasure of working with Western Canada Theatre, Project X Theatre, BC Living Arts, Saucy Fops, and looks forward to working with Chimera on their workshop series.


Melissa is the Co-Artistic Producer of Project X Theatre and has directed many productions: Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach. She has also appearing in several X-fests over the past eleven years: Munsch Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, As You Like It, and The Tempest. She has assistant directed several shows at Western Canada Theatre: Silent Chap, Fiddler on the Roof, and Trying. Last fall Melissa also had the pleasure of directing The Patron Saint of Stanley Park at Theatre North West.  


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