So Ya Wanna Be… With Renee Lawless!

June 1, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Self-Recording Your Best Audition

With television star Renee Lawless from The Have and The Have Nots 
A So Ya Wanna Be… intensive master class!

DATE: June 1stFriday 5-8pm.  (2.5 hour class with Q and A at the end). 
LOCATION: Salem Lutheran Church 
ADDRESS3160 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
COST:  Only $75 to participate in the 3 hour class 

We will accept the first 10 students who register.  

After May 27th we will no longer accept registrations. 

AGES: 8 to Adult  (We are finding that all ages can take these classes together and learn. Parents may stay to learn too.)



About The Session :

Actors are being asked to submit self-recorded auditions more and more today, providing many more opportunities. But actors, do yourself a favor and make sure you do it well!  Make sure to show yourself at your best: lighting, sound, good quality video and a talented reader will help make your audition as impeccable as it should be.

Renée Lawless, known best for her portrayal of the matriarchal powerhouse Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, is an accomplished theatrical actress and singer. 

She self-tapes on a regular basis in LA and while shooting in Atlanta.

About Renee:

Renee was in the Broadway National tour of Wicked, in which she played the roles of the Midwife and Madame Morrible. She was also seen on Broadway and the National tour in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She has performed in regional theaters around the country in the title role of Always… Patsy Cline, Menopause… The Musical , My Fair Lady, Nine, and Brigadoon to name a few. Her other TV and film credits include Heavens to Betsy (with Dolly Parton), The Lucky Ones and Bad Frank. 

An avid crafter and Christmas decorator, Renée is a frequent guest with her DIY projects on Hallmark Home and Family. 

Renee has been singing in Church all her life. She recorded her first Gospel CD, Renee Lawless: A Live Sampler, in 2001. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Stetson University and her Master’s Studies in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

Official site:
Twitter: @MsReneeLawless
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat: Renee Lawless 

Just a few of the things we will cover in the class:


  • The Right Room
  • The Right Background
  • The Right “Reader”
  • The Right Angles
  • The Right way to Slate


Ideas on equipment (tripod, phone, lighting, outfits, the good the bad and the ugly examples).


Working together with Renee on a side to record on your phone. 

And Q&A with this busy actor!

Please write us at: after you have clicked below to register. 


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