I am so excited to let you all know about a class that will be running for three weeks and begins September 29th. There are still spots available for this class so if you would like to participate - LET ME KNOW ASAP! Get a 10% discount when you reply to this email. Alison Franck will be joined by NYLE CAISELY (Make-up artist), Scott Wasserman (Hairstylist) and DEX (Stylist). All of these amazing talents are stylists to the stars.
A letter from ALISON FRANCK (CASTING DIRECTOR) about her upcoming class:
You know those makeover shows like "What Not to Wear?", "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style", and "How do I Look?"
I know many actors are often confused about how to dress for auditions, and have been told so many conflicting things over the years.
I opened the pages of one of the very best audition books out there...AUDITION by Michael Shurtleff. The question is "what do i wear to my audition?" His answer is an all too brief, "wear what is appropriate"...and while he is correct, the assumption that actors actually understand what that means lies the problem.
Years behind the table have proven one thing to me, many people do not understand what is appropriate, and better yet...what will make an actor look marketable, appealing and somewhat fashion forward.
The thing is, everyone can use a little makeover from time to time. What worked for you a few years ago, may not be working now. A fresh new look will not only lift your spirits and make you feel GREAT when you walk into the room, it will also make people stand up and take notice.
In this 3 week seminar, my goal is to work with a stylist, a hair stylist and a make-up artist, to help create the best version of you.
NO, I will not be making people cut off all of their hair, or go out and buy a new wardrobe(unless you are up for it)....I will be working with people based on type, age ranges, personality, and vocal types....
This is about making everyone comfortable in their own skin and helping separate you from everyone else. To stand out from the crowd in the most workable, honest, and delightful way.
My goal is to open up the career possibilities you may have been missing due to how you are presenting yourself in auditions. Not only by what you sing and how you approach your material, but also, by how you dress and put yourself together.
Week one....establishing the overall essence, package and how you want to present yourself. This is when the performers will sing audition material and/or do monologues. We will individually break down what it is you are presenting to the world in type and how we can best market what it is you essentially "ARE"...
Week two Based on what we discussed the first week.. this is the makeover day...meeting with the stylist, the make-up artist and the hairdresser to discuss the best options for you. ON this day we will asking everyone to bring several wardrobe pieces that we think will work for them from their own closest.... as well as some pieces they wouldn't think to bring....
Week three..the final reveals and additional discussions....
Due to the number of people involved and how many points of view you will getting, this is not a cheap class.
Alison Franck BIO:
Alison Franck has been the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for nearly a decade. She has cast over 40 productions for Paper Mill including the Broadway transfer of I'm Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Recent Paper Mill productions include 1776, Master Class, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate. Other regional productions include Pirates! (Goodspeed/Paper Mill), Hairspray and Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre), and 2007's mini-tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Patti Colombo (TUTS / Paper Mill / North Shore / TOTS). She recently completed the casting of the upcoming National Tour of Ain't Misbehavin' starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis and the premiere National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Independent film: Broke Even (Best Drama, 2000 NY Independent Film Festival). TV series: Al Franken's "Lateline," "Soul Man," "Talk to Me." Pilot casting: "Madigan Men" and "Freaks & Geeks" (2000 Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series).