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Looking for artists 14 years old and up, with no age limit
Taught by Seattle Actor/Director and Broadway Actor Eric Ankrim
An 8-class semester (Auditioning/Scene Work/Career and/or College Prep)
Plus a professional showcase attended by major Seattle Area Casting
Directors (5th Avenue Theatre, ACT Theatre, Village Theatre, Seatte Rep
and more!)
March 7 April 18 in downtown Seattle at the 5th Avenue Theatre
Registration includes 2 free tickets to How To Succeed at the 5th Avenue!

Im Eric Ankrim, a Seattle based Actor/Director/Father. I have worked at every
major theatre in the Seattle area over the past 12 years, in multiple capacities.

Im currently starring in the 5th Avenue Theatres production of How To Succeed in
Business Without Really Trying. Recently, I starred in Come From Away at the Seattle
Repertory Theatre, Bloomsday at ACT Theatre, and Jaques Brel at ACT Theatre/5th

I also recently directed American Idiot at ArtsWest, Grease and ELF at the 5th Avenue
Theatre, and In The Heights and Trails at the Village Theatre.

This Spring, Im going to mentor and coach 32 young artists, split into 4 small
groups of 8. We will meet 8 times, for 2 hours each class, and at the end of our
semester, we will present a showcase, where each of my students will showcase
their best selves to professional casting directors from many major Seattle area
theatres. The minimum age for this class is 14, with NO MAXIMUM AGE!

Over the course of the 8 classes, we will work on:
Audition Technique and Audition Material Selection/Prep
Monologue and Song Selection/Prep
Song Interpretation
Dialogue Scene Work
Voice Coaching
Professional Theatre Career Advice

This class will provide an immediate opportunity to put these brand new techniques
to use, in front of some of the highest level theatre professionals in the Seattle Area,
with invaluable feedback as you move forward in your career.

Already confirmed to attend the April showcase are:
Kelsey Thorgalsen Casting Associate: 5th Avenue Theatre
Margaret Layne Casting Director: ACT Theatre
Jessica Spencer Scholz Casting Director: Village Theatre
Kaytlin McIntyre Casting Director: Seattle Repertory Theatre

If you or ANYONE you know might be interested in this class, please email for more information.

Happy 2016!
Eric Ankrim