LORI WYMAN TEACHES IN MIAMI, SAT MARCH 16, 2019-2 SEATS LEFT!
This is an ON-CAMERA class to examine how to break down ONE line. “ONE line,” you say? That doesn’t sound hard. OH YEA??? Let me tell you about 1 line. Even though you probably won’t have a difficult time memorizing just 1 line, (or will you when you factor in nerves?) you still have to learn how to turn just one little line into an entire audition.
“Who wants to audition for just one line,” you ask? YOU DO!!!
“WHY,” you wonder? I’ll tell you why!
I was casting a big feature film and I brought these girls in to be the Bimbette secretary of the sleazy lawyer. Their ONE LINE was, “He will see you now.”
Can’t be THAT hard, can it? Oh yes it can.
I had 6 actresses audition for this. Clearly one actress was the best. After she did her audition and booked the role, the director determined that the Bimbette Secretary should be EVERYWHERE her sleazy boss should be. Her Boss? Bill Murry. The Movie? WILD
THINGS! She worked? 4 weeks! All from a ONE LINE audition!
One time when I taught this class an older actress signed up. She had been around the business for years and told me she only took the class so she could be in front of me. I don’t want actors to take my classes for that reason. I want them to take the classes so they will learn something. Anyway, she called me the following week and said she had a 1 line audition for a National Television Series. She went into the audition and knew exactly what to do because she had just taken the class and was so confident and, of course, she booked it!! I love hearing stories like that. A director can tell a good actor by just one line. I have brought actors in to audition for 1 line and then the director asks that actor to look at a bigger role and audition for that.
ONE LINE can tell many things about an actor. Make sure it tells them that you are good!