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total preparation I: art meets craft

March 15, 2019 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM


Total Preparation I offers actors personal, in-depth co-instruction and practical, professional advice on the entire audition process from master teachers Richard Warner and Erica Arvold. The class specifically address film & television auditions and is for intermediate adult actors (college-level and above). Completion of this class, which introduces the first five steps of the Arvold/Warner 10-step preparation checklist, is a prerequisite for Total Preparation II: Character Exercises.

Features of the class include:

  • script analysis
  • character creation
  • audition techniques
  • on-camera practice
  • individual coaching

Actors learn preparation techniques to create exciting, original and personal work. The first half of class is discussion and exercise based, and the second half is intensive coaching – please come prepared to work!

Enrolling as an observer (instead of a participant) allows students to witness and absorb the concepts presented in Total Preparation I at a different pace without pressure to engage or perform. Observing the class is a unique way to be present for the essential information (with the ability to take notes and do the written work) and also witness the integration of the first five preparation steps by watching participant’s explorations and scene work. Observers can be new students or previous students looking to review the steps in the Arvold/Warner preparation process. Observers will be able to ask questions with Richard Warner during the mid-class break and join the Q & A session at the end this intensive course.

All participant spots are currently filled. To enroll as an observer, please email [email protected]



Erica Arvold is a member of Casting Society of America, and the following disclaimer is aligned with both the rules and regulations of CSA as well as the core beliefs of arvold.education. This class is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. As such, when this class is over, Erica will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any of your other promotional materials.



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