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. 

VOICE & SPEECH

INSTRUCTOR: Susanne Sulby

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $36

DATE: Thursday, July 16th

TIME: 4pm - approx. 5:30pm via Zoom

AGE: 18 +

SOLD OUT! 

Please email info@wicklinecasting.com to be put on the waitlist. 

About This Class

This is a fast paced practical introduction to discovering your voice, becoming aware of habits that might keep you from being cast and building your overall awareness and confidence in the audition room, on set, stage, or in the boardroom. You will leave with new awareness and practical exercises to build your skills and overcome roadblocks.


We will teach fundamentals of voice and speech and will even have a chance to work individually with some actors to see the practical application.
 
Class exercises will include articulation and vowel pronunciation, rhythm and inflection, and learning about how tension affects performance and speech.
 
You are a working actor, but are you tending to your voice? Taking it for granted? Are you giving your voice the training it deserves? Expose your tendencies and identify regionalism (many have this!) in this highly supportive class environment.

 

Susanne is available for private coaching for acting and voice/speech.

About Susanne Sulby

    Susanne Sulby has been teaching and acting for over 30 years. She is currently dialect coaching an HBO series in the Philadelphia area. Other recent projects include 21 Bridges with Chadwick Bosman, JK Simmons and Sienna Miller.
    Her Teaching and Acting career began at the University of the Arts in 1986 and over the years has included numerous performing arts companies and institutions of higher learning. Ms. Sulby has performed in dozens of plays, on camera and in voice over throughout the years.
    Additionally, Ms. Sulby has maintained a private practice of coaching acting, dialect, accent reduction and corporate training for the past 30 years. Utilizing skills from the theatrical world along with training from internationally known corporate coaches like Anthony Robbins and Landmark Worldwide. Ms. Sulby helps her clients gain skills in public speaking, leadership, and creativity as they would apply to the work environment.     She served as Dialect coach for Jacki Weaver (Academy Nominee) in Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell. Other dialect coaching credits include 1776 at the Ford’s Theatre directed by Peter Flynn, dialect coach for Razaaq Adoti (Amastad, Blackhawk Down) on ‘Cover’ directed by Bill Duke (Predator, X  Men), among others.
Her teaching philosophy for both Acting and Voice is to create a safe and exploratory environment and give her students the tools to ask more of themselves. 

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. 

THE ACTING INDUSTRY: An Introductory Seminar

INSTRUCTOR: Kathy Wickline, Casting Director

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $49

DATE: Check back for the next session!

TIME: TBD

AGE: 18 + (can be a parent of a minor)

About This Class

This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from Casting Director Kathy Wickline!

Join Kathy in her Zoom Seminar and learn solid and safe ways to begin your journey into the acting industry. This is a rarely offered opportunity to learn direct from a Casting Director. 
 

What will this Seminar cover?

 

  • Type of Acting Projects in Philly area market

  • How a Production Works in relationship to Acting

  • Difference between Casting Directors, Agents and Managers 

  • Mature Actors

  • Freelancing

  • Where to Get Leads for Acting Work

  • Starting out - Tools Needed

  • Preparation for Voice Over Work 

  • Preparation for an On-Camera Audition

  • Avoiding Pitfalls 

  • Understanding Non-Union Acting Contracts; Usage & Terms Made Simple

  • Q& A 

After Registering: You will receive a link to the Zoom Class a day or two before. Check your email!

 

An alternative to this Zoom class... Check out Kathy’s one-on-one Private Consultation for a more in depth mentoring on your journey.

About Kathy Wickline, CSA

When it comes to the world of casting, Kathy Wickline is nothing short of a Philadelphia institution. With over 25 years of professional experience in the biz, Kathy has truly seen it all. Her passion for helping aspiring talent break into the industry has allowed Kathy to foster the careers of countless young actors. Her resume truly speaks for itself, ranging from hit network programming, feature films, to commercials. She holds over 10,000 credits. 


In addition to working as a casting director, Kathy also spent five years as a top agent in Philly for both actors and models. Today, she uses her vast knowledge and wide network to help young actors find their way in the business. By training actors and models in how to achieve their goals, Kathy hopes to add them to her own talent pool and cast them in future projects. 

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. 

BRANDING 101: Acting, Spokesperson and Hosting Work

INSTRUCTOR: Rich Henkels

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $36

DATE: Check back for the next session!

TIME: 4pm - approx. 5pm via Zoom

AGE: 18 +

MAX ENROLLMENT: 20 Students

About This Class

How important is your “Brand” and how do you find it?

 

“Branding” isn’t just important, it’s essential to success as an Actor/Spokesperson or Host.

 

After signing up, we’ll send you some prep work to do prior to the class so that we can get the most out of an information packed 60 minute (approximate length) class!

 

In a fun and utterly engaging Zoom call hosted by Rich Henkels, we will drill into all of the following:

  • The importance of brand and authenticity, 

    • beginners and experienced performers alike need to find, establish and work on their brand

    • How do you see yourself? How do others see you? What do you want others to see?

  • How do you make your brand memorable when you first meet an industry professional, Casting Director, Agent or Manager?

    • it's about how you look, how you are and how you come across

    • Your brand is genuine and authentic

  • How to make your brand apparent when you are auditioning

    • Choices you make

    • Understanding a script and how it impacts presentation of your brand

  • What tools do you need at your disposal to make a professional and lasting impression

    • More than just a "head shot"

 

In this class you'll "perform" right out of the gate. We'll build from that, using immediate feedback on your "authentic" look, demeanor and personality, to strengthen your conviction or help you change course if needed. We will use all the tools provided by Zoom technology to open your eyes and ears to who you are and what your brand may be!

Interactive and fast-paced, this class will help you learn through and with others. And, you’ll help others get their arms around their brand, all of which leads to greater confidence in your own perspective and the making of stronger choices while auditioning!

About Rich Henkels

An Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Rich Henkels knows well the trail to success in the media, TV, modeling and business world. In a career that spans 35 years, he’s hosted, anchored, produced or contributed to countless TV news, sports, and special programming directly for NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN and CNN and/or their affiliates. For years, Rich was an effective and energetic presence as a host of the MDA and Children’s Miracle Network telethons.

In addition, Rich enjoys a lucrative business career, perfecting his presentation and spokesperson skills selling technology to CEO and VP level executives at F-500 and other companies. 

Testimonials

"I would recommend Branding 101 with Rich Henkels to anyone. Not only is Rich a personable and welcoming host, but he has Branding down to a science!  Each class member's individual feedback on your Brand is invaluable. There's nothing more instructive than seeing yourself and your classmates on-camera for the entirety of the exercise."     Jacque Temple

"Rich Henkels' level of knowledge was on point. He's a veteran of the business who is also in our shoes as an actor. I loved everything about Rich’s level of energy, performance and management." Jared Swain

"I enjoyed how Rich created an interactive and relaxed learning space for us." Unissa Cruse

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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