First Time Performers (those who have not yet been coached by Tom). Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue from our list of recommended pieces OR work on your audition skills with a "cold read audition." Monologues are rehearsed ahead of time. Cold read audition sides are sent out the day before the intensive.
Returning Performers (those who have previously been coached by Tom). You are welcome to work on a 3-4 minute scene, a 1-2 minute monologue or a cold read audition. Scenes or monologues must come from our list of recommended pieces. We will do our best to find you a scene parter, but please understand this will depend on who else is enrolled and available for scene work. You are also welcome to sign up with a friend. Once your scene partner is assigned, please take the time to choose a scene together that you both love.
If for any reason, you are not finding a piece from the recommended list that works for you - please reach out to the TT team and ask for assistance.
Whether you choose to work on a monologue or a scene, please email a copy of your chosen text for approval BEFORE you start rehearsing.
For scenes, please choose your material within seven days of receiving your scene partner matchup email.
If you need guidance - ask! We are happy to help.
Please note: The point of this work is to learn to act, not to get through your scene or monologue. So please know that if Tom stops you before you've reached the end of your performance it's because he's more interested in ensuring you know how to work specifically, truthfully and with relaxation from moment to moment.