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Building your acting chops! What to do & what not to do. - With Joyce Mayhew

  • ViSTA Theater 1296 North Wishon Avenue Fresno, CA, 93728 United States (map)


SATURDAY JUNE 18th - 1:00 to 4:00 PM


BRING A FRIEND AND YOU'LL BOTH SAVE $10.00  (discount given at the time of the workshop)

Advanced acting students high school and college age are invited to attend an acting skills , improv and audition techniques intensive class. Actors will work on selecting and perfecting monologues for auditions for conservatory , college and professional programs. Ensemble work and Improvisation skills will be explored. Scene work, character building, and the breaking of bad acting habits will also be studied. Students  will leave with two contrasting monologues classical and contemporary professionaly coached that they could use for future  auditions. 


Joyce Mayhew has studied at Carnegie Mellon University and has a BA in Theater Arts from  Westmont college. In Santa Barbara,  Mrs. Mayhew has worked  professionally as an actor with Ensemble Theatre and toured the  Central Coast with Storybook Theatre. Favorite roles include the White Witch in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Lobero Theatre.Voiceover credits include Firehouse Tales and the voice of Priscilla the Proton that is  part of the "Origins" exhibit the Smithsonian Institute. Mrs. Mayhew has worked as an Acting Coach ,Artist in Residence ,  Director and Drama teacher  in Santa Barbara County for over 20 years, where she has directed over 50 productions. In 2009 she started Lompoc Youth Theater, where she serves as Artistic Director. For LYT, Mrs. Mayhew has directed High School Musical, Annie,  The Music Man ,Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof. She has seen many of her students achieve professional careers in the performing arts.She is excited to have a new adventure in the Central Valley. Most recently, she directed the first ever show of the new ViSTA Theater in Fresno CA. 

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