As I've often said, smaller TV and film roles are among the hardest to audition for. (I built my resume on these things, so I know firsthand how challenging they can be!) In this class, I'll work with you on sides for these all-too-brief characterizations and show you how to find the hidden clues, figure out your job in the scene, and avoid obsessing over your performance. Let's make these auditions a lot more fun, and less nerve-wracking!

Five Lines and Under




Sunday, November 24th

10 am—2 pm

The Den Theatre

1331 Milwaukee Ave.


fee: $125.

Observe only: $75


Professionals only, please.

Space is limited.

Michael Kostroff is a working TV and stage actor best known for his work on The WireThe Blacklist, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, Luke Cage, The Deuce, and the HBO film Wizard of Lies, with Robert De Niro.

As an instructor, he's presented his popular Audition Psych 101 workshop all over the country, and been a guest instructor for many theatres, universities, and acting schools.

Kostroff is an audition coach, former advice columnist for Back Stage, and the author of Letters from Backstage, Audition Psych 101, and Answers from "The Working Actor."