Auditioning with Mark Bellamy

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Auditioning with Mark Bellamy

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Opportunity + Preparation = Success

With each new year comes another audition season and actors begin the daunting task of putting themselves out there. You may work diligently to prepare, but could you be missing out on opportunities that happen inside the audition room? Are you making strategic choices when deciding what material to bring into a general audition? Have you ever wished you could read the director’s mind to know what they are looking for?

Well, this could be your chance!

Invest in yourself and your craft and spend a day honing your skills with a career professional who has a keen understanding of the auditioning process from both sides of the table.

This workshop will seek to explore:

  • Choosing the right piece.
  • Entering your audition prepared.
  • Making the most of a general audition.
  • How to work with redirection and feedback from a director.
  • What to expect in a callback situation.

Some participants may wish to come with prepared auditions monologues in order to take part in a mock audition process but this is not a requirement for enrollment. Those who have prepared monologues will have the opportunity to work directly on their pieces as part of the class.

Registrants will be contacted to discuss their level of participation in greater detail.

Date: January 25, 2020, 12:30 – 6:00pm
Cost: $60 (registration online, by phone or email)
Location: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (Lower Level, 3512 5th Ave. NW)

Refreshments will be served from 12:00 to 12:30pm so feel to come early and settle in.

This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts as part of the Workshops by Request: Hometown Series.

Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance through our box office by calling 403.246.2999 or email Iam Coulter at

For more information or to register online, visit

Instructor Bio

Mark Bellamy has been a part of Calgary’s theatre community for over 25 years. From 2104 to 2017 he was Artistic Producer of Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre. Prior to that, he was Artistic Director of Vertigo Theatre from 2004 to 2012. He has also worked extensively in western Canada as a freelance director and choreographer on over 50 productions.

Mark has been honoured with numerous Betty Mitchell Awards for his work as an actor, a director and a choreographer, as well as the International Mystery Festival’s Angie Award for Best Director in 2008 and a Calgary Critics Award for his direction of Sweeney Todd in 2012. He is the recipient of the 2006 Greg Bond Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre as well as the 2007 Betty Mitchell Award and the 2012 Harry and Martha Cohen Award; both for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre in Calgary. In 2013 was awarded Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of his service to Calgary’s Arts Community. He lives in Calgary with his awesome golden retriever, Jackson.

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