Conquering Cold Readings

With Katie Hudson

Venue: StageCoach Theatre Company office, 44121 Harry Byrd Highway (Rt.7) Suite 240, Ashburn, VA 20147 (upstairs from Coney Island Diner)

Cost: $25 per person

Does the thought of doing cold readings at auditions send chills up your spine?  Fear not, our Conquering Cold Readings workshop will give you a strategy for acing that cold reading at your next audition!  Learn how to make the most of your cold reading from the moment you get it in your hands – we’ll teach you how to prep and perform a cold reading, we’ll go through a sample audition, and give you valuable feedback, which will put you at the front of the pack at auditions.  Give yourself the edge at your next audition by attending this workshop – you’ll be better prepared and confident that you’ll conquer that cold reading! 

What to expect:

–          Strategies to make the most of your cold reading the moment you get it in your hands

–          Tips on how to get the best performance from your cold reading

–          How to practice for your next audition that will include cold readings

–          A chance to utilize what you learn – we will do a mock audition and give valuable feedback

–          A handout of Actor Resources

Call or email now to reserve your seat at the workshop.

(571) 477-9444 or [email protected]


Katie Hudson’s passion for theatre started at a young age performing with local theatres such as Growing Stage, Pickwick Players, and Sterling Playmakers. During her young adult career, she studied Musical Theatre at an advanced level and, by her senior year in high school, taught her first class as a Teacher’s Aid for a freshman Basic Acting class. During her collegiate years, she performed in main stage shows such as Medea, Romeo and Juliet, Ice Wolf, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Speed of Darkness. She also followed the path of teaching by directing studio shows such as Bringing All Back Home, Sight Unseen, and Reckless. Katie graduated from Radford University with her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a focus in both Performance and Directing. Katie has worked as a Stage Manager, Director of a Theatre Department and as a Director of an After-School Program. With a firm belief that everyone is a singer and everyone is an actor, Katie strives to find pieces that both fit the need of the individual student’s learning process and challenge them to take their skills to the next level yet give them the confidence they need to push them farther.

Lori Muhlstein is an award-winning performer and director and has been in the Northern Virginia theatre scene for more than 20 years. She is a StageCoach Theatre company member and recently performed in Exit Stage Death and Puss in Boots  and directed Stand Up for Santa. She is an experienced trainer who thinks on her feet on a daily basis!