OCTA offers workshop days during the year for anyone to attend. The location varies depending on community theatres across the state that offer to host and use their facility. Registration includes the entire day of workshops plus lunch. Subjects depend on what our members have requested help with or expressed interest.
Broken Arrow Community Playhouse hosted in 2010 with workshops on Grant Writing, Costuming for Pennies, Managing Volunteers and Diversifying Your Community Theatre.
Town and Gown Theatre (Stillwater) hosted in 2011 with workshops on Digital Marketing (website), Auditioning, and Internet Ticketing.
Poteet Theatre (Oklahoma City) hosted in 2012 with workshops on Producing a Shorts Festival as a Fundraiser, Using Auditions to Build Your Volunteer Pool and Stage Management 101.
Heller Theatre (Tulsa) hosted in 2013 with workshops on Making the Impossible - Possible: Directing Ethnic Dance & Music Shows, Performance Improv, Building Diversity in Your Theatre, and Theatre Etiquette in the Digital Age.
WORKSHOP PRESENTED AT OCTAFEST 2012 'To L.E.D. or Not to L.E.D.'
Professional Acting Workshop OCTOBER 26 & 27
Meet Clayton B. Hodges. Tulsa born, NYU-trained (at Tisch School of the Arts), now an accomplished and working actor, director and writer of the stage and screen. He’s also the director behind our visionary re-imagining of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Clayton is also an experienced teacher, and has worked as a coach through the University of San Francisco Performing Arts and Social Justice Program, SCO of Brooklyn and with private students in Los Angeles.
This October, Clayton will bring his years of training and experience to help Tulsa actors like you grow in skill and confidence with three workshops. If you’re a Tulsa actor, this unique opportunity is not to be missed.
- Audition Techniques– Is there anything more heartbreaking than a blown audition? Because you know, you know, you were absolutely perfect for the part. But during the moment of truth, you got nervous, you broke character, whatever it was…you didn’t get it. Clayton’s been there too. So in this class, he identifies the all-too-common mistakes actors make that sabotage their chances for getting the job. Clayton will also share tools of the trade learned from years as a working pro that separate a good audition performance from a “You’d be crazy not to hire me!” one. Audition Techniques will be held Saturday, October 26, 10am-12pm. Students must have 1-2 contemporary monologues prepared, 2 minutes or less.
- Acting Master Class (ages 18 and up) – Even for the most trained, disciplined actor, going back to the basics (think Stanislavski) can yield surprising, even amazing results. This is Clayton’s motto, one he brings to work for you in this intensive scene/monologue class. Clayton will work with you, beat-by-beat, to enhance your attention-to-detail and decision-making process – both for specific character choices and in the overall demands of the text. No matter how good you are, Clayton can make you better. Acting Master Class will be held Sunday, October 27, 2pm-4pm. Students must either have a two person, 5-minute scene prepared or a 2-3 minute contemporary monologue.
Each class is only $25. Class sizes are limited, so don’t dawdle. Each class lasts two hours, and will be held at Christ Church Episcopal, 10901 S Yale Ave.
Clayton’s a Tulsa actor done good. He’s “been there, done that” in the world of film and theatre. And this is your opportunity to learn from him in a one-on-one, collaborative setting. No egos. No putdowns. Just you and your fellow actors growing in your craft.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR OCTA MEMBERS: Miss the cut-off for registration? No problem. For a $25 workshop fee you can still "Watch-And-Learn" Clayton's class from the gallery. While you won't be officially enrolled, you'll still get the chance to catch Clayton's lessons.
"Watch-And-Learn" registrations will be taken the day of the workshops, no preregistration required.