The Theatre Lab
900 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washing, DC 20001
This course is designed to improve student performance in all the major aspects of auditioning for the theatre: monologues, cold readings, and “in the room” demeanor – whether for in-person auditions or for Zoom or video auditions, which are certainly here to stay. The emphasis is on practical skill-building, making the most of your rehearsal time, and overcoming psychological and emotional barriers to giving your best performance.
Instructor: Mitchell Hébert
Acting: Mary Stuart, Cabaret, and The Humans at Olney Theatre Center, The Book of Will, and Roy Cohn in Angels in America, a co-production with Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center, Hir at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Directing: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre, The Illusion at Forum Theatre, Rabbit Hole at Olney Theatre Center, Judy Moody and Stink at Adventure Theatre, Illyria at Avant/Bard. Teaching: At the University of Maryland where he is on the faculty, he has directed Eurydice, The Amish Project, The Distance from Here, and co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was performed at both UMD and in Beijing. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for both acting (After the Fall, Theatre J) & directing (Glengarry Glen Ross at Round House Theatre) in addition to several nominations as an actor and director.