Talent Development

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"So You Want To Be An Actor" Audio CD

**Classes are for instructional purposes only. Participation in any Kathy Wickline Casting class, workshop or event does not guarantee employment or casting opportunities.

One-on-One with Kathy Wickline

 

A private consultation developed for YOU!

 

The acting industry can be a hit or miss experience for an actor not knowing the ropes. It doesn't matter if you are delving into the acting world for long term or just testing it out as a fun, side job - you still need correct guidance!

 

Kathy will personally guide you in learning how to market yourself more effectively and define your career goals for your type. It is a great step for parents who are trying to get their child started safely and effectively in the business.

 

 

What Happens at a Private Consultation?

• How to get started safely and effectively
• What tools you will need to get started (headshot/resume, etc)
• What type of work is available and where do you look for it
• How you can be among the first choices in the audition call
• Marketing ideas to stand out from others
• Pinpointing the right markets for you. Realistic goal setting
• Skills you need to strengthen
• Where and how to get work on your own; great websites to know
• Kathy will supply and go over a list of local agents best suited for you
• What to expect from an Open Call and how to prepare
• Learn what clients look for; real people casting
• Your best attributes on camera/knowing your type
• On-Camera Attire
• How to select the right photographer for this industry
• What to beware of in this industry
• Read copy that we provide and receive insight, direction and feedback

What happens in an Audition Screen Test?


During this ½ hour, you will be given a few short scripts to read and will be directed, coached and recorded by Casting Director, Kathy Wickline. TALENT MUST PROVIDE SD CARD. The card is yours to take home with you.

 

An opportunity like this is rarely offered by casting professionals

 

One Hour Private Consultation 

$100 cash only (sorry personal checks no longer accepted)
$145 credit card
 

Option 2:  This option is offered periodically throughout the year so inquire when calling.

1 ½ hr Consultation and a recorded performance of your audition with camera tutorial.

$175 cash only discounted or $220 credit card (sorry personal checks no longer accepted)

 
Call our office at (215) 739.9952 to Register & take your career to the next level! 

 

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Teen Acting Class 

Learn the Skills You Need to Develop Characters and be a Cut Above the Rest

This class focuses on the basics of acting. Here, you’ll be introduced to cold reads and short scenes. You’ll learn how to audition for commercials as well as Film & TV. You’ll learn industry terms, how to express yourself verbally and non-verbally, you’ll work in front of the camera and review your performance with instructor feedback. In this class you will be taught how to define your 'type' and develop your personal style. 


This 4-week class is for serious minded teens ready to expand their skills through challenging exercises developed to teach you how to prepare for film and TV.  Improvisation and pushing past your 'comfort zone' makes this class a truly exciting quest.  You will work with and without scripts to get your character where it needs to be. Learn tips on what you can do to make your audition different than other actor's.  
Videotaping and playback makes this class a true gem!   

Meet the Instructor: 

Joey Perillo is a veteran character actor and Teen and Adult acting instructor who has worked and taught in Philadelphia, Princeton, New York and LA for more than 30 years. Joey has appeared as a principal (speaking) actor in virtually every theatrical medium including 14 major motion pictures such as "Philadelphia," "12 Monkeys," Rachel Getting Married, " "The Negotiator," "The Manchurian Candidate,"....and the original (and best) "Hairspray."
Joey has appeared as a principal on several TV shows: "ER," "Hack," "Homicide," "The Wire," and an obscure HBO series, "The Sopranos."  Joey is a long time member of the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Actors Equity Association.

 

Testimonials for Joey:

 "I have to say, we were blown away by his ability to engage young kids and make them open up and reveal their potentials. Joey is an amazing instructor." - Inessa Skorodinsky 
 

ENROLLMENT STATEMENT:

This class is designed for a maximum enrollment of up to 8 students.

This allows students to receive necessary on-camera experience each week.

 

PLEASE NOTE DATES HAVE CHANGED

 

Instructor: Joey Perillo 
Dates: Sundays, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 (4 week class)
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Age Range: 13 and up
Fee: $178 (+$20 admin. fee)

 

REGISTER HERE

The Acting Industry: It's Never Too Late! 

This class is geared towards actors aged approx. 35 to seniors who would love to delve into the acting industry for fun and profit. This seminar will help you understand the casting process as well as the realities of work for middle aged to older performers.


The focus of this class will be learning the type of work that is available locally, how to search for work and how to be seen by casting directors and agents. We'll also discuss headshots and resumes. Some of the topics to be covered will be typical situations mature actors will encounter and how to best understand the casting process.  We will go over how to get started and how to best maximize and market your non union/union work opportunities. Specific workshops are available catering to your needs.

Kathy Wickline says:
“The Philadelphia market needs mature individuals who are interested in reinventing themselves as (part time) actors and commercial print models (i.e. real people modeling). This is not the LA market where we need the younger generation. Approximately 40% of my casting work requires mature actors. Tom Roy is a genuine and fun individual with a ton of practical experience. He is a wonderful character actor and his personality is a blend between John Wayne and Betty White.  This is a rarely offered seminar.  Come see how to reinvent your life, book work and make a little money while having fun. Let me assure you do not need to invest in a portfolio and tons of photos so check out this straightforward seminar, you have nothing to lose!”
 

About the Instructor: 

Thomas Roy is a member in good standing of SAG-AFTRA for more than 20 years. His credited film and TV work includes 2 appearances on Saturday Night Live, 12 Monkeys as the Street Preacher, The Answer Man as Lou Pucci's alcoholic dad, and much more. He also worked for more than 50 years on stage, including at  The Walnut Street Theatre. At age 67 he wrapped the lead role in the independent film My Father The Old Horse.


Instructor: Thomas Roy 
Date: Saturday, April 25th 
Time: 11:00am-1:30pm 
Fee: $35 (+$10 admin. fee)
Age Range: 35+ 
Experience Level: All! 

 

REGISTER HERE

Beginners Acting Class for Adults 

This class focuses on beginners in the illustrious art of Acting. Here you will learn interactive exercises to build and increase your self-confidence and your inherent skills, which are also used in everyday in the real World, and apply them effectively in your acting craft.

 

During this class, the instructor will utilize script exercises, scene study, and improvisational techniques. You will learn the basics of how to create a foundation for yourself as an actor as well as learning from the other actors around you. This class with help you to recognize and rediscover the creative artist within yourself. 

 

Meet the Instructor: 

 

Joey Perillo is a veteran character actor and Teen and Adult acting instructor who has worked and taught in Philadelphia, Princeton, New York and LA for more than 30 years. Joey has appeared as a principal (speaking) actor in virtually every theatrical medium including 14 major motion pictures such as "Philadelphia," "12 Monkeys," Rachel Getting Married, " "The Negotiator," "The Manchurian Candidate,"....and the original (and best) "Hairspray."
Joey has appeared as a principal on several TV shows: "ER," "Hack," "Homicide," "The Wire," and an obscure HBO series, "The Sopranos."  Joey is a long time member of the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA and the Actors Equity Association.
 

Testimonials for Joey:

  "Joey is an amazing instructor." - Inessa Skorodinsky 

 

ENROLLMENT STATEMENT:

This class is designed for a maximum enrollment of up to 8 students.

This allows students to receive necessary on-camera experience each week.

 

PLEASE NOTE DATES HAVE CHANGED

 

Instructor: Joey Perillo 

Dates: April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Fee: $278 (+$20 admin. fee) 

REGISTER HERE

Commercial Acting Class 

This is a great course for talent just starting out in the industry or theater talent transitioning to on-camera.  The focus of this class will be on on-camera auditioning skills, acting for commercials, and working on-camera with commercial copy and/or scenes, learning industry terms and much more.


Topics that may be covered include:

 

-Working on-camera with commercial copy and/or scenes

 

-Learning industry terms; verbally and on scripts

 

-Cold readings

 

-Instructor feedback

 

About the Instructor:

 

Gene is a former director of the School of Theatre Arts at UArts and a president of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has taught on-camera technique for narrative production, industrial, and commercial work both here and in Chicago. Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor here to offer such a widely sought course.


PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE 

Instructor: Gene Terruso
Dates: Saturdays, May 2, 9,16, 30, June 6, 13
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Fee: $278 (plus a $20 admin fee)
Ages: 18 & Up

 

ENROLLMENT STATEMENT:

This class is designed for a maximum enrollment of up to 8 students.

This allows students to receive necessary on-camera experience each week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER HERE

Scene Study Class 

How does an actor gauge the arc of a scene for stage or screen?

What are her/his objectives?

What does the character want and what are the obstacles to obtaining it?

How does text help determine action?

What place do the scene and the character play in the overall story and theme of the play?

 

This course is designed to provide students with a linear, coherent rehearsal process that emerges from an understanding of how to analyze and break down a script.. The primary goal of the class is to explore how an actor gives shape, color, and clarity to truthful behavior and emotional involvement.

 

Meet the Instructor: 

 

Gene Terruso worked alongside Sanford Meisner over two years in Hollywood and has now been teaching the process for over 25 years. Gene is a former Director of the School of Theatre Arts at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and President of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York and Hollywood). He brings to his classes his own experience as both a film actor and director and has taught on-camera technique for narrative production, industrial, and commercial work both locally and in Chicago since 1989. Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor here to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course.

 

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE 

Instructor: Gene Terruso
Dates: Saturdays, May 2, 9,16, 30, June 6, 13
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Fee: $278 (plus a $20 admin fee)
Ages: 18 & Up

*Class Limited to 8 Students 

ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT!

 

ENROLLMENT STATEMENT:

This class is designed for a maximum enrollment of up to 8 students.

This allows students to receive necessary on-camera experience each week.

 

REGISTER HERE