Fire Up Your Authentic Audition Power

How can we grab hold of those few minutes in an audition, find presence, connect to the material and the reader, and dazzle with our work?

You’ve studied and trained. Now let the brilliant veteran actor, director, and teacher James Eckhouse show you how to use what you already know so that all your training and all your talent shine through in the audition room.

With a wealth of experience on both sides of the camera and his in-the-trenches perspective, James knows how imperative it is to bring your own unique voice to the work. James creates a revitalizing and safe space for working actors to turn their time in the audition room into a successful and even joyous experience. Here you will re-forge your connection to your authentic self so that you can audition with a vibrant spontaneity and a deep sense of truth. Under James’ guidance you will soup-up your acting engine in order to work at your deepest level and be powerfully present.


The Audition Lab

A workshop of impassioned discovery and collaboration.

In this 8-week laboratory, you’ll work intimately with James and your fellow artists, deconstructing the audition. You’ll figure out what’s really important, what isn’t, and how to bring your most authentic self into the room with specific, bold choices, while also allowing yourself to meet the moments, staying loose, fresh, and present. Together you will tap into your distinct and highly personal point of view, hone your process, and fire up your confidence so you can walk into any room, on any set or stage, take command of your audition, and achieve the success you deserve.

The Details

DATES:Saturdays, September 29th to November 17th. Grab your spot now!
Duration:8 weeks. 1pm – 4pm.

The BGB Studio

10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Requirements:By application or invitation only. For actors who are auditioning consistently. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class. (Cancellation Policy)

2 installments of $320.

$640 for the entire 8-week program.

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The Work

The Audition Lab addresses your work before, during, and after your audition, including preparation, waiting room maintenance, managing nerves, working on-camera, connecting with any reader, taking adjustments, etc. It explores ways in which to do your boldest, most personal and specific work in the room. The class includes several on-camera sessions, a variety of scene work, Meisner exercises, and highly focused ‘prompts’ that get you grounded and present.

With over 35 years of experience as an actor, director, and teacher, James Eckhouse maintains a passion for the craft and a deep respect for each individual’s unique process. His commitment to a deep exploration of the work is what distinguishes him as a successful teacher and wonderful collaborator. He creates a safe and highly creative space in which to recharge your powerful and unique voice, both in the audition experience and beyond.

This is a class for working actors who are auditioning regularly. 

This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.

Your Teacher(s)
  • -James Eckhouse-
    -James Eckhouse-Teacher

    James’ distinguished career as an actor and director in film, television, and theater has spanned more than thirty years. He has acted in well over a hundred films and TV shows and has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country. Most recently he starred on Broadway opposite Bryan Cranston in the Tony Award-winning drama ALL THE WAY and in the PBS film MURDER OF A PRESIDENT. He is best known to TV audiences playing Jim Walsh on the original BEVERLY HILLS 90210. His directing career has included several hours of episodic television including the award-winning ABC drama ONCE AND AGAIN and the documentary PROTECTING THE POSSIBILITIES which won a CINE Golden Eagle award. In Los Angeles theater, he has directed plays at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Matrix, Inside The Ford, Boston Court, and The Falcon. James’ overarching mission as a teacher is to help actors connect to their deep and utterly unique point of view, creating a space to activate their authentic voice.

    More on James here.


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