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FREE Workshop: Audition Preparation with Scott Hurst (1 of 2*)

Free Workshop: Audition Preparation with Scott Hurst

Auditioning for Four Play and Non-Musicals

Instructor: Scott Hurst

10 Participants Maximum

In Person - Ages 18+

Auditioning for Four Play and Non-Musicals

Auditors are welcome to attend upon request

Dates & Times:

1 evening - Monday, March 25 (7:00 - 9:30pm)


The Town Hall [On Stage], 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown (Home of The South Simcoe Theatre)

What goes on in an Audition Preparation Workshop? 

In order to leave the best possible impression at your audition you need to do some preparation, as well as take stock of who you are and how you might be cast in a play or public reading. This workshop is being offered to help actors understand the ins and outs of cold reads, monologue preparation, script preparation and how to conduct themselves in the audition room. It will be led by actor/director Scott Hurst, and we may be asking some of the other directors in our membership to take part in a Question period at the end of the evening. Handouts will be available.

In this workshop participants will explore:

  • how to “be present” in the audition room

  • how to prepare a scene from the play

  • how to prepare for a “cold read”

  • how to prepare a suitable monologue

  • how to deal with nervousness

  • how important it is to listen

  • what to wear and how to present yourself

  • what you can expect in an interview

  • how to stack the odds in your favour

  • how to prepare for a callback

  • how to deal with rejection


This workshop is FREE to anyone 18 and older but registration is necessary.

To Register:

For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Scott Hurst at or text him at 705-229-7862.

This workshop is supported in part by the Innisfil Community Foundation.

*Audition Preparation Workshop 2 of 2 (How to Audition for Musicals) will be offered in August.

The Herald Readers' Choice 2023 Diamond Winner

Best Theatre Instructor – Scott Hurst


Scott Hurst

Meet Scott Hurst

A survivor of 48 years in professional and community theatre, Scott has earned a living as an actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer, and his resume includes seasons at the Stratford Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Blyth Festival, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and National Arts Centre. Locally he is known for his extensive work with The South Simcoe Theatre, Kempenfelt Community Players, Talk is Free Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Huronia Players, and the Orillia Sunshine Festival. He's very happy to be able to offer affordable group classes and individual coaching again in Simcoe County.


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