Audition Workshops

How To Book The Job with Bob Verlaque

Bob pulls away the curtain of the elusive audition. He crafts clear and simple ways to attack each scene with efficiency and depth.  Not only will you have tools to better understand the script in front of you, but will build through your own authenticity, the work that only you can create. It was a blessing to find a teacher so dedicated and simplified in their approach.  He pushes an actor toward the utmost truth, and will enlighten the inner life that every actor brings to the table.  His experience as an actor within the work force is wisdom and knowledge, priceless to any actor.  Any person looking to understand the craft will walk out of his class much richer in depth.” – Matthew Ballinger, The Deuce, Limitless, Girls.

Fridays, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Dates: February 17 – March 10, 2017
Fee: $250/4 Classes ($195 when taken concurrently with Scene Study)

Get your A-game going to handle the audition season: The Good Wife; Blue Bloods; House of Cards; The Americans, and 15-plus shows–all casting locally.

Robert Verlaque, faculty member and working actor (Jessica Jones, Reign, Indignation, Boardwalk Empire, Suits, Disney’s The Games Maker) shares his own proven technique and insights to make smart, creative and effective choices and experience the confidence that is essential to booking the job.

 He will break down the audition process, help you make smart, creative and effective choices and experience the confidence that is essential to succeed as a working actor. This intensive will help you instantly connect to any material and is designed for you to see immediate results. 

This intensive workshop shows how to work from the text to get all the information and common sense insights for auditioning. Curiosity, intuition and deductive reasoning combine in this step-by-step breakdown of the auditioning process. Get specific. Pin down the first moment. Make on-the-spot adjustments. Eliminate fear and doubt. Nail the audition!

This workshop is not for beginning actors. Interview required. 

Instructor: Robert Verlaque

Robert has been a professional actor, director, teacher and writer for over 30 years and teaches in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York. He stars in the Disney release “The Games Maker” opposite Joseph Fiennes, Ed Asner, David Mazouz; has guest starred on “Boardwalk Empire”, “Saving Hope”, “Warehouse 13″, “Cracked”, “Reign”. Recurring ‘Judge Gus Benjamin’ on “Suits”. He performed in New York in the critically acclaimed world premiere of The Road to Damascus. Robert is also co-starring in the film “Indignation” with Tracy Letts, Logan Lerman, written and directed by James Schamus.

Extensive directing credits in New York, Toronto, and regional theatre. New York directing credits include Labyrinth Theatre Co., Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Acorn Theatre Co., Circle Rep East, The Shooting Gallery, and The Actors Studio, among others.

Robert is a produced playwright and screenwriter, with plays produced in NY, San Diego and Toronto. His full-length play ‘Icarus Sings’ was work shopped in NY last season for a Toronto production. Among the many talents he has been fortunate to work with are Christopher Plummer, Mike Nichols, William H. Macy, William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepard, Mary Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Stanley Tucci, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, among others.

In demand as a teacher and private coach, he teaches in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.


For more information, give us a call, 212-741-0209, or send us an email Please write “Audition Workshop” in the subject line.


“He’s helped me gain confidence and skills in an audition that no other teacher has given me before or since.”


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