The Garage

Audit Night

Summer Workshop

Tuesday, May 22,


Come and find out for yourself the acting world’s best kept secret. Find out how to prepare, rehearse, memorize and develop characters more quickly and more believably than you ever thought possible.

RSVP to:

Audition Technique 
​with the Mechanics of Believability

Coaches:  Jim Blanchette &
Lisa K Wyatt

Tuesdays 7:30-10:30 pm
July 10 — August 28, 2018

It doesn’t matter how talented you are if the people who are in a position to hire you don’t see it in the room.

There is nothing tougher than giving a believable performance when you have pages of script in your hand. This 8-week intensive on-camera workout focuses on time-tested and dependable audition techniques. You will learn to prepare for theatrical and commercial auditions quickly, consistently and confidently and learn cold reading techniques that will make the pages in your hand virtually disappear.
Step by step, we’ll guide you through:

♦ Cold-Reading Technique
♦ Memorization
♦ Making Interesting Choices
♦ Character Development
♦ Taking Direction
♦ Hooking Blocking to Memory
♦ Preparing Emotionally Engaging Material

Customized material will be chosen for each member of the Garage. Since the Garage is a place for working actors, members are free to bring in audition sides or material they need to work on.

Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16

Workshops are held in
Van Nuys, CA


Welcome, all.

A place for actors to workout with and master
The Mechanics of Believability. 

We train in The Mechanics of Believability, the techniques developed by Lieux Dressler to address the needs of the industry. At its core, The Mechanics of Believability is a physically-based script preparation system. We show you how to explore text thoroughly and efficiently as an actor to find interesting choices, rather than immediately narrowing options as a director or using the popular but ultimately defeatist filter of “what THEY want.” Do it. Do it now. Do it Again. These are the director’s primary demands from the table read to the final take. For a creative and successful relationship, an actor must be able to fearlessly face a director and be flexible in his work. We don’t teach you how to act, we show you how to get there quickly and reliably with no drama. ​