VIRTUAL CLASSES & EVENTS

Wickline Acting Studio now hosts special events and classes via Zoom so you can engage and learn from the comfort of your own home. Stay tuned for more events!

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

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For Talent Age 12 through Adult!

INSTRUCTOR: Karen Scioli

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $99

DATE: Thursday, October 15 and 22

TIME: 3pm - approx.4:30/5pm via Zoom

AGE: 12 through Adult!

MAX ENROLLMENT: 10 Students

About This Class

This is a great course for talent just starting out in the industry or for theater talent transitioning to on-camera! 

 

The focus of this class will be on on-camera auditioning skills and acting for commercials and short film (including corporate).  Philadelphia is primarily a market for commercials, corporate and independent films.   

 

Each week, students will work on-camera performing real scripts. Talent will be taught auditioning skills, and how to tap into your own personality to bring each script their own feel.  This course is a lot of fun, and boasts a very supportive setting in a small class environment (capped at 10).

 

Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course.

Scripts will be distributed in advance of each class. Classes will contain short breaks.

About Karen Scioli

Karen Scioli has been a celebrated TV, radio, film and theatre actor for over 30 years, in front and behind the cameras. An Emmy award winning actor for her popular role as channel 3’s late night horror host, Stella from Saturday Night Dead (1984-1990), Karen is also known for her comedy character of Rere DiNucci, the South Philly hairdresser who starred on WOGL’s The Breakfast Club for 7 years and was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame. Karen was Production Coordinator for the TV show COPS for 2 years (41 shows), and ten years for Curt Crane Productions, a commercial film and video company that produced national commercials. She teaches The Actor’s Journey - Adult Acting Classes currently in Haddon Heights and is the Artistic Director of Encore Senior Theatre Company.

Testimonials

"A.J. enjoyed the virtual class for commercials with Karen Scioli. She was kind, warm and inviting, everyone could feel comfortable in her virtual class. The verbal exercises were a good tip on what to do before an audition and reminders to smile and relax!"     Jen R.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

STAND UP COMEDY SEMINAR

For Gigs and Presentations

INSTRUCTOR: Vince Valentine

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $69

DATE: Wednesday, November 4th

TIME: 7pm - approx. 8:30pm via Zoom

AGE: 18 +

About This Class

They say you should be on stage doing Stand Up Comedy...

But how? Where? Open Mics? Take A Class?

Tell Jokes to Yourself in your bathroom mirror?

You Want Answers?! We Got Answers!

Vince Valentine, Stand Up Comedian, Producer, Booker, Ongoing Stand Up Comedy Instructor in Delaware Valley and Star of Broadway’s longest running One Person Show, “Defending The Caveman”, guides you through all the in’s and out’s on your journey to Stand Up Comedy.

 

What will this Seminar cover?

• How to Write a Joke

• Seeing The World Through a Comics Eye

• Why a Joke DOESN’T work

• Comedy for All Ages

• Connecting with an audience

• Dealing with Stage Fright

• Getting booked on a show

• Difference between Bookers, and Producers

• Open Mics .. Helpful or Harmful

• Starting out - Tools Needed

• Industry Terms

• Avoiding Pitfalls

• Q& A

About Vince Valentine

A Philadelphia native, Vince Valentine has been performing and touring nationally in the one man, Broadway hit “Defending the Caveman” since 2003. It is the longest running One Person show in Broadway history, has been translated into over 50 languages and produced all over the world. He has worked with Philadelphia Stand Up legends such as Joe Conklin, Big Daddy Graham, along with National Touring Comedians Mike Vecchione, Joe DeRosa and Julia Scotti.

Vince has starred as Christopher and toured throughout the United States in “The Soapranos”, an interactive parody of the HBO TV series. He has also starred in “Joey and Maria’s Italian Wedding”.

He co created and stars in the Red Hat production of ‘The GodFather and Friends’, and ‘Sleeping with The Seven Fishes’, both live interactive comedy/ variety shows.

After being selected from 1,500 actors, then as one of five finalists for NBC10′s “Best Summer Gig Ever, Traffic Contest”. He made a guest appearance on “NBC 10! Live” as a panel guest. 

Vince has appeared in the independent film that he co-wrote and starred in, “Shut Up And Eat.”, was a finalist in Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR’s “Philly’s Last Comic Standing” and appeared in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival as a member of the Sketch Comedy Troupe “Skitzoids”.

Vince uses his writing, performing and production abilities for custom and personalized stand up, improv and sketch shows for clients such as The Philadelphia Union League, ABCO HVAC, and various Rotary, FOP, PBA organizations.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

SELF-TAPE SEMINAR

with Expert Casting Director, Mel Mack

INSTRUCTOR: Mel Mack, of NY's House Casting

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $59

DATE: Wednesday, October 28th

TIME: 6:30pm - approx. 8pm 

AGE: 18 +

About This Class

Do you feel like self-tapes are any of the following:

  1. Difficult

  2. Annoying

  3. Time-Consuming

  4. Not representative of your best work

 

This seminar has been created with you in mind. Join Mel Mack, working Casting Director and founder of Mel Mack Acting Studio in New York to learn the necessary foundations of creating a great Self-Tape so your submissions can showcase your unique skills. 

 

Mel has been a Casting Director in New York and LA for more than 20 years, and sees over 20,000 auditions each year. She has developed a signature system for helping Actors really up-level their self-tape audition submissions to reflect their true professionalism and highlight their craft.

 

Over our 90 minutes together, Mel will discuss:

  • The top 3 items that are a “must have” for creating a Killer Self-Tape

  • Why a professional set-up is *required* now for creating Self-Tapes

  • How to bring energy to your audition

  • What are professional set-up options (for varying budgets)?

  • How to upload your Self-Tape

  • Open Q&A

About Mel Mack

Mel Mack is a Casting Director with over 20 years of experience in L.A. and New York. Currently at House Casting, Mel also is the Founder and Lead Instructor at the Mel Mack Acting Studio, the only acting studio run by a working Casting Director in New York.


As a former Actor, Mel knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the table, and how important it is to be now teaching all the cutting-edge techniques for rocking auditions. When she was acting full-time, she either felt like her auditions sucked (but she booked it) or they rocked (and she didn’t). 


It wasn’t until she sat on the other side of the table she figured out what was wrong. Now, over 500,000 auditions later, she can pinpoint those problems, unique to every Actor, and uses the Studio as her platform to teach what she wished she knew then. 


Mel’s goal is to help Actors feel more confident throughout the audition process, teaching techniques that are simple- yet fast and effective-  for making unique and memorable choices in the audition room. 

The Mel Mack Acting Studio focuses on comedy and comedy’s influence on drama to help Actors create dynamic choices with the script. On a deeper level, she teaches how to do this in “T.V. Time,” which helps Actors feel comfortable making adjustments on-the-fly that are specific to the Actor’s unique take on the Character.


Mel is the author of “101 Audition Tips”-quick hip pocket tips for the actor,” has been a featured expert writer/contributor for Backstage, a guest teacher at NYU Stone Street, Binghamton University, Kathy Wickline Casting, and Actors Connection, as well as a CSA panelist. She has also been a featured interview on podcasts such as Nothing Shines Like Dirt, The Boss Life Balance, and Lady Geek.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

Kathy Wickline Casting

1080 North Delaware Avenue Suite 501 

Philadelphia, PA 19125

(215) 739-9952

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