Craig Wallace will lead special event.
A lecture and question and answer session by seasoned acting coach Craig Wallace, from The Wallace Audition Technique, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at College of the Canyons.
Wallace will discuss the creative and technical aspects of a winning audition, how actors can access and apply their strongest qualities to their acting, as well as what it takes to survive and thrive as a professional TV and film actor.
“Actors can be very talented but never book a job because either they don't have auditioning skills or they let the audition intimidate them,” said Susan Hinshaw, chair of the theatre department at the college. “No one becomes an actor because they love to audition.”
Hinshaw considers Wallace one of her personal mentors who changed her perception about the auditioning process.
“Instead of seeing it as a necessary evil, I now see it as a chance to act and move people--even the ‘people in suits,’” said Hinshaw. “Craig gives students the tools to relax, to be in control and to have fun in the audition. I am very happy that our students will have the opportunity to work with him.”
The author of the highly acclaimed book, "The Best Of You--Winning Auditions Your Way,” Wallace has been in show business for more than 20 years as a development executive, producer, head of talent development, and a talent agent.
As a development executive at United Artists and Universal Studios, Craig read and analyzed thousands of motion picture and television scripts. From this experience came his ability to teach actors how to break down scripts and sides quickly and creatively.
During his tenure as a casting executive and producer, he auditioned hundreds of actors and saw first-hand why certain actors consistently booked the jobs and why others did not.
While working at one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles, he realized the importance for actors to have a strong and reliable technique that would guide them through the entire audition process. Wallace worked with other casting directors, agents and producers to develop The Wallace Audition Technique which has helped hundreds of actors move on to successful careers in movies, television and commercials.
Wallace has given numerous lectures at universities, bookstores, and many acting organizations. He has also coached people from a wide variety of professions on how to improve their public speaking and presentation skills.
Space is limited. To RSVP, call Susan Hinshaw at 661-362-3991.