Thursday, March 31, 2011

Upcoming HOLAfábrica Workshops


with Broadway performer Julio Agustín

Broadway performer-turned-audition coach and career consultant, Julio Agustín,
shares vital and proven transition strategies to take you
from struggling artist to working professional.

agustinWednesday, April 27, 2011
Teatro LATEA

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, Room 202
(bet. Rivington and Delancey streets), NYC

F to Delancey / J M Z to Essex /
M9, M14A buses

$30 for HOLA members
$50 for non-HOLA members
(Become a member of HOLA and the price difference will be allocated toward your membership registration fee!!)
Call (212) 253-1015 to register

Workshop includes: The Top Ten Transition Strategies • Making an Impact: Getting Noticed & Being Remembered • Creating a Compelling Character in Five Easy Steps

What You’ll Need: Workshop students should come prepared with audition materials as there will be a piano accompanist for the final hour. In addition, please also bring your headshots and resume and come prepared as if you were going to an actual audition.

What People Say About the Workshop:
“This workshop should be renamed the Transformation Workshop, because that is exactly what Julio does, transform each individual into the radiant self that they should be! He has a natural talent for seeking out the best in you and aiding you to bring it out. I booked my first musical lead right after taking his Transition Workshop!”

~Hjordy's Matos
Current Lead in Off-Broadway show
Plátanos & Collard Greens
Actress-Singer-Dancer (

“Julio taught his Transition Workshop to 40 of my students; they all raved about how much information they got from the class. Pages upon pages of notes were taken, and many of my students have already experienced successful professional auditions, having implemented much of Julio’s advice for actors. I would recommend this workshop for any group of performers, from college to professional.”

~Jonathan Flom
Author, Get the Callback!
Professor of Acting, Directing and Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory (

ABOUT JULIO: “I strive to provide students and clients with strategies, skills, and tools for transitioning from struggling artist to working professional.” Broadway performer, director and audition coach, Julio Agustín has coached clients working on and off-Broadway, in regional theatre and touring companies. Julio has over 15 years as a professional actor and Broadway performer including work in the disciplines of stage, screen, commercials and print. In addition to acting, he is also a writer and director with advanced degrees in Music Performance (FSU) and Theatre Directing (PSU). His greatest joy comes from helping people to discover their unique talents and create a plan of action that maximizes each of those talents.

ABOUT THE TRANSITION WORKSHOP: The Transition Workshop (TTW) takes students beyond mere talent to the very truth of how the industry works and helps them to discover their place within it. TTW does this by providing practical "take action" guideposts, guaranteeing the transition from struggling artist to working professional. Although the strategies are specifically formulated for performing artists, they are universal and can be used anytime one wants to move from “here” to “there.”

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Accent Reduction Seminar with GLENN ZURAW

Thursday, May 5, 2011
$25 (Non-HOLA members $35)

New and Returning Students

CSV Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
(F to Delancey / J M Z to Essex / M14A or M9 bus)

Hey HOLA Actors!

Wanna attend a really cool and fun workshop that is geared to helping you sound more “American?” Ya know, the way Americans “sing” when they speak has a reason and you’ll learn the “why.” If English is your SECOND LANGUAGE or even if you grew up here, in NYC, by attending the workshop, you’ll get some insight on how to sound more “Standard American” and less, well, whatever you sound like now! Sure, that Latin American accent sounds so sexy to us “Americans” and why not learn how to soften it for a role that requires less of it!

Do you know how many different ways you can say the phrase “He likes the color purple?” There are at least six (6) different ways to say that simple phrase and each one is TOTALLY DIFFERENT. Come to the workshop and find out how!

We at HOLA look forward to seeing you on the 5th!
Wine and cheese will be served (so that you are more relaxed…).

Glenn Zuraw
Certified ESL Teacher/Accent Reduction Coach

(212) 253-1015
$25 (non-HOLA members: $35)

Thoughts by some of his previous students...
"He [Zuraw] was great, knowledgeable, friendly and engaging."
"He gave us many tips and insights. Very amenable and clear."
"Very fun and informative. [He] dominated the topic."

"Great teacher. Thorough. Many more people can benefit from it."
"The instructor was patient and knowledgeable. Nice, friendly and respectful."
"Very informative, fun and friendly. Helpful."

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with Manuel Herrera

Six sessions
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
May 10 through May 26, 2011

from 6:30pm Sharp - 8:30pm!

HOLA Office
CSV Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, Room 302, NYC
(F to Delancey / J M Z to Essex / M9, M14A buses)

Manuel Herrera, HOLA Special Projects Director, actor, director, voiceover artist and Rights Acquisitions/Director of AudioLibros for Recorded Books, LLC will direct an advanced voice-over technique workshop for the experienced actor who wishes to fine-tune his/her technique. The workshop covers: diction and voicing in Spanish; interpretation and rhythm; character voices, and narration; professional audition and quick study techniques. Previous HOLA voiceover workshop students invited. Applicants should supply blank CD to record work progress. Optional production of demo tape available at additional cost. Actual voice-over copy will be used for this series. Small classes.

Workshop held at HOLA using the "WhisperRoom."

Register early as there is limited enrollment.
Registration confirmed upon payment. VISA, MC & AMEX accepted.
Small intimate classes (we promise)

HOLA members: $200 (HOLA Membership required)

Spanish voiceover jobs provide the greatest income potential for the Spanish speaking actor. Register early as there is limited enrollment.Registration confirmed upon payment. Call (212) 253-1015 to register.

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