Acing the Audition

Cost: $15


Oct 02 2023


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Doug Barnes Cabin
Tamarack Way, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 1A2, Canada


Swamp Rat Experience

Led by Jamie Dunsdon, a director, designer, and playwright with years of experience, Acing the Audition offers a comprehensive overview of how to prepare and deliver your audition.

Do auditions make you nervous? Are you unsure about how to prepare the right materials? In this workshop, you will learn about a number of different strategies you can use to make sure you are truly bringing your best self to any audition you attend. Students will also have the opportunity to bring their own material and receive feedback from Jamie.

Learn how to select, prepare, and deliver a monologue that showcases your unique talents! Discover the secrets to captivating auditions with confidence. Hone your ability to quickly analyze and deliver a powerful performance from a previously unseen script, and gain the skills to make strong character choices in a limited amount of time.

Get invaluable tips to help you showcase your unique talents!

For the final hour of the workshop, those who wish to bring an audition piece are welcome to do so. Those who do will receive personalized and constructive feedback on their audition. Please note that the individual feedback will happen as time allows, and not everyone who brings a monologue might be able to perform it due to time restraints.


Who Can Participate?

Whether you’re a high school student preparing for your first audition or a seasoned performer looking to refresh your skills, this workshop is tailored to meet your needs. Limited spots are available, so early registration is recommended.

  • When: Monday, October 2, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Where: Doug Barnes Cabin (162 Tamarack Way)
  • Cost: $15


Pay It Forward

No one will be turned away for lack of funds! We are providing a Pay It Forward option. This option gives you the opportunity to pay for an additional registration which will then be made available to anyone wishing to participate in the workshop, but is lacking the funds to do so. All proceeds from the registration sales goes toward covering the workshop costs.

If you are able to, and wanting to Pay It Forward, simply choose the Pay It Forward option at checkout! If you would like to use a Pay It Forward registration, please email – no questions asked.


About Jamie Dunsdon

Jamie is the Artistic Producer of CYPT, as well as a frequent director, designer, playwright, and props builder. Jamie is also the former Artistic Director of Calgary’s Verb Theatre, where she has directed such productions as Blackbird, Lungs, The Shape of a Girl, NOISE, Marg Szkaluba, Jim Forgetting, and more! In Calgary, Jamie has directed for numerous theatre companies, including Admissions at Theatre Calgary, Deathtrap at Vertigo Theatre, and The Tempest at The Shakespeare Company. Jamie spent 2013/14 in London as the Artistic Associate at The Grand Theatre, where she directed The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

Jamie loves the song Some Nights by Fun.

She also loves antique teacups and her kittens Marcel and Rupert and putting Marcel and Rupert inside antique teacups.