There is a 12 interactive student limit for this class for $200 each, however, unlimited students may audit the class (without full participation) for $50 each.
This is a 4-week course taught on the following days:
Sunday, June 21st: 1pm – 3pm – Vocals
Sunday, June 28th: 1pm – 3pm – Monologues
Monday, July 5th: 1pm – 3pm – Industry Talk Session/Q&A
Sunday, July 12th: 1pm – 3pm – Mock Audition
Students who pay $200 are guaranteed an interactive course where they prepare a song and monologue for critique from Justin and will also participate in a full mock audition with Courtney on Sunday, July 12th.
Justin Sargent starred on Broadway as Peter Parker in Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Drew in Rock of Ages, and was in the original Broadway Company of Bonnie and Clyde. TV/FILM credits include: Law and Order: SVU, Mr. Robot, Royal Pains, Delocated, STORMCHASER, Big Exit, and more! Justin was also in Jesus Christ Superstar: LIVE on NBC where he understudied John Legend. In Las Vegas, Justin played Christian on BAZ:STAR CROSSED LOVE at The Palazzo.
Courtney Hammond is a casting director, teacher, and coach based in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. As an Equity actress she worked regionally, toured internationally, sang on cruise ships, co-hosted a live game show on Nickelodeon.
Courtney began her casting career as an apprenticeship with Eisenberg/Beans Casting, where she quickly worked her way up to casting assistant and finally, casting associate. While at E/B Casting, she had the pleasure of working on projects for Folger Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Broadway in Chicago, Bedlam Theatre Company, Ivoryton Playhouse, Norwegian Cruise Line, various SAG indie features. In 2018 Courtney made her Broadway casting debut with Gettin’ The Band Back Together.
Currently a casting director at Wojcik/Seay Casting, she works on the Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Tour, Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, Kinky Boots for Norwegian Cruise Lines, various developmental works and many regional theaters.
Courtney is a passionate coach and teacher. She is regularly invited to teach throughout New York City and around the country at colleges and universities. She believes that actors give their best work when they are prepared and supported and strives to create a warm, engaged and safe space for everyone to do their best work.
MASTER CLASS OVERVIEW:
Over the first three weeks, Justin will take students through the process of perfecting their vocal piece and refining their audition monologue. He will also talk about dos and don’ts of the industry, how to present your “best self” and will leave time for thoughtful Q&A. On the final week, he will be joined by casting director, Courtney Hammond, for an exciting mock audition where students get to perform the vocal piece and monologue they’ve been perfecting with Justin!
Students must come prepared with 16-32 bars of a song and their choice of a monologue. Please be prepared to play your own music accompaniment from a separate device during the class. Justin will provide supplemental materials as the class goes on.