erica has been teaching audition technique since 2005.
each of her classes has a unique syllabus and theme, but all classes include specific, constructive feedback on performance and tech, general tips and plenty of time for clarifying questions.
the co-star class!
erica and cara’s super popular co-star class is back, in a smaller, strike-aware way! the class is run asynchronously, which is perfect for busy actors. and as always, it’s chock full of feedback.
the script analysis class!
co-taught by cara + erica, this class is an expansive script analysis journey. six total exercises, two self-tapes, gobs of feedback and instructional videos to help actors find their way. script analysis is a deeply underused but wildly important audition technique tool. hone your skills with this in-depth class!
the virtual audition class!
the virtual audition process is unlike self-taping, in-person auditions or any other style of acting… and it’s more prevalent now than ever. practice your technique in a safe space so you can be ready when the real thing comes along!
ace your self-tape: episodics!
episodics move fast, leaving little time for feedback. this class takes actors through some common episodic audition experiences, discussing things like tone, props, stage direction and more along the way. and as always, feedback galore!
ace your self-tape: audition unknowns!
there are so many questions when it comes to self-taping, but two major ones include: tone and how to manage fake sides. this class allows actors to practice these difficult concepts while being lovingly guided by erica with tips, feedback and resources.
the oh sh*t class!
you know those auditions… the ones that you look at and immediately think, “oh, shit.” this class takes actors through three of those intimidating scenes, including intimacy, action and non-human characters. gain confidence so you can turn “oh, sh*t” into “oh, i got this.”
“Thank you for a superb class! The notes and feedback you gave were bang-on and very individualized to each actor. The online format of the class was surprisingly awesome. In a lot of ways, I think it’s a better format for an on-camera class because we’re watching in the same medium which casting is viewing out tapes, so you’re able to observe fine details that you’d likely miss if it were an in-person group class. And I like how intimate the class it was – it made it feel personal and it was beautiful and educational to watch everyone play and grow each week.”
“I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am for this class. Obviously, I wasn’t surprised by the incredible amount of information and gems received because it’s just innately who you are as an “actor’s casting director”. We see it every day on social media, that you truly and genuinely have a heart for us and you want us to WIN and I know I can speak for all of us when I say t h a n k y o u. I know we hear all the time that casting is on our side, and while I’ve learned this to be true, you are just simply in a league of your own when it comes to casting. There’s just a way that you are able to give us all constructive criticism while always being positive, motivating and highlighting our strong points. My goodness, it’s needed in this industry, and you. just . get . it.”