From Audition to Performance: The LA Experience

Four day workshop

LA pilot season is a fantastic opportunity for actors looking to make a name for themselves in American television. But it can be a daunting prospect. Make sure you’re prepared for this career-changing event with this four day course.


Course Description

Throughout this course you will work on finding the heart of the story, connecting and making strong choices that support your talent and authenticity as an artist. The first day is a very practical approach to auditioning for TV and film using scripts from current shows. You’ll get the sides beforehand so that you have time to prepare. The second and third days are exercises and scene study, including an eye opening on-camera exercise. And the last day is about administrating your career, including visa information, understanding your casting, dealing with agents and casting directors, creating a career concept, what to do and where to go.

Even if you’re not ready to go to LA right now, it’ll be great research & preparation. 

Tutor: Lisa Pescia

Lisa is a 30 year veteran Los Angeles based actress, producer, director and teacher. Her training has been primarily with the late Broadway & film director, Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.  For the last several years,  Lisa has taught international actors in Los Angeles, but then moved on to bringing her acting intensive to Europe:  Barcelona, London, Berlin, Paris, Rome and Antwerp.  Besides acting in and directing numerous LA theater productions, Lisa co-founded the Beverly Hills Playhouse Production Company where she developed and produced over 100 original scripts with an emphasis on one person shows and one act festivals. She currently is an independent producer and an acting coach while continuing to remain active in her Stage,TV and Film career.

Television guest stars include: The Mentalist, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parenthood, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Cold Case and a recurring role on Seinfeld.  Recent films include: 2:13; The M Word; Stealing Roses and Last Ride on the Midwest Pacific. Lisa also wrote, directed, produced and acted in her first short festival film, the award winning comedy Wedding Jimmy.  In May 2017 Lisa starred in the Equity production of the award winning play Citizen: An America Lyric at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles and another run in April 2018 in Grand Park downtown LA.

Course Details

Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 May, 11am – 5pm


£180 Non-member

£160 Evolve Programme Member

£120 Alumni Programme Member

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