College Tele-Seminars

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College Teleseminars

“An Insider’s View”

College Theatre Programs

SAVE THE DATE ON SEPTEMBER 28TH, 8PM EST! JOIN DENISE AND TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY TO DISCUSS AUDITION MATERIALS FOR BOTH MUSICAL THEATRE AND ACTING! WE WILL HAVE THE DEPARTMENT CHAIRS OF MUSICAL THEATRE AND OF ACTING!

Our special Department Chair guests!

Laura Lane has worked extensively in television, film and theater. She starred as C.C. Babcock on the television series, The Nanny for six years. She also starred as Chris Novak on Hunter and as Julie Rayburn on LA Law, among other projects. She received her graduate training at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She has worked at Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theater of Louisville, The Dallas Theater Center and The American Conservatory Theater among others. For five years she was a company member of the critically acclaimed experimental theatre company, The Actors Gang under the artistic direction of Tim Robbins. She has taught undergraduate and graduate studies in acting at The University of Texas, and Texas State University where she is currently heads the BFA acting program.

Kaitlin Hopkins is Head of the Musical Theatre program and brings with her over 35 years of experience working internationally, on and off Broadway, regional theatre, film, television, opera and radio. Kaitlin has a half dozen cast album credits to her name, originating the roles of “Meredith Parker” in the critically acclaimed Bat Boy-the Musical, for which she received Drama Desk and Ovation award nominations, “Claire” in the cult-hit Bare: a pop opera, “Jeannie” in The Great American Trailer Park Musical and “Diane” in Disney’s On The Record (National Tour). Kaitlin has appeared in over 50 television shows including three years onAnother World as Dr. Kelsey Harrison, 11 feature films and recorded over 20 radio plays. She has toured the country, not only as an award-winning actress and director, but also as an educator, teaching master classes at colleges and universities from coast to coast.

Special thanks to our Fall 2014 College Teleseminar series! A special thanks to our panelists and guest speakers:

Charles Richter, Muhlenberg College
James Clark, Syracuse University
Catherine Weidner, Ithaca College
Marshall Jones, Rutgers University
Mark Madama, University of Michigan

Fall 2015 Texas State University Teleseminar

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It is with great pleasure that Denise Simon Acting & Coaching offers two scholarships to the 2015 Halo Awards. Each scholarship will provide:

  • Preparation for the college admission acting monologues
  • Admission coaching to identify colleges with the right fit.

They include five one hour coaching sessions with Denise Simon Acting & Coaching to select and develop the performance of their college audition monologues.
Learn more about Denise: See our bios below!

To apply, complete the very brief entry form here!


denise-simonDenise is a veteran of the industry as an actress, teacher, director, and personal talent manager. Known for coaching young actors without having them look coached, her clients appear on Broadway, TV and film and have included Scarlett Johansson, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Lacey Chabert, and Judy Reyes (NBC’s Scrubs), among many others. She also prepares students to matriculate into the theatre and musical theatre programs of prestigious colleges and conservatories as well as consulting about the business of show business.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]