Fun House Theatre and Film

The Online Home of "The House"

Providing professional level acting training to youth and groundbreaking entertainment to audiences

Where To Find Us

Current Productions

Coming Soon...

Current Classes and Workshops

What makes a professional actor a professional? The answer is simple. They get paid for what they do. On September 30th, at The Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison, Fun House Theatre and Film and The Basement will present WORKING WORKSHOPS, a duo of workshops designed for young actors (ages 10-18) about how to start working now as a professional actor on stage and in film.  A foundational step that is often skipped, both of the workshops are designed to provide real, applicable information that can help put other training and work in the field into context, arming young actors with the knowledge it takes about the industry to successfully pursue booking work.

 

ACTING ON PROFESSIONAL STAGES

10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Presented by The Basement

FREE TO ATTEND  

Taught by young, working stage actors, designed for young actors, this workshop will share knowledge peer to peer including tips, techniques and real talk from successful young actors frequently cast and currently working on professional DFW stages. This one of a workshop will cover everything it takes to land a role in a professional stage production including:

  • How to find out about auditions
  • The different types of auditions
  • Picking audition material
  • Working with sides
  • Cold readings
  • What to do in the audition room
  • Call backs
  • The casting process
  • What to expect once you have been cast

Team taught by Tex Patrello, Kennedy Waterman and Doak Rapp. Between the three of them, these young actors ( 6-18 years old) are currently cast or have worked at Shakespeare Dallas, Kitchen Dog Theater, Uptown Players, Second Thought Theatre, Watertower Theatre, Stage West, The Festival of Independent Theatres and The Dallas Solo Fest. They are frequently cast in professional productions and are sharing how they do it from their unique perspective in this fun, approachable and accessible workshop presented by the theatre company they founded, The Basement.

 

SURVEY OF PROFESSIONAL FILM ACTING

1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Taught by Joey Folsom

Presented by Fun House Theatre and Film

$115 to Attend

A young actor wanting to work professionally must learn the in's and out's of on camera work, what's available to them, how to successfully audition and what's expected of them when cast. In a workshop designed for young actors seeking representation or those who have it and want to learn how to make bookable choices when auditioning, Joey Folsom will lead a fast paced, informative comparative overview of on camera work and what you need to know to understand it before you land it. Topics will include:

  • Overview of the various types of commercial acting
  • The requirements of each type and how that relates to auditioning
  • TV and Film auditioning
  • Working with sides
  • Appearing natural on camera
  • Successfully taping submissions

Confidently representing yourself in the audition room and more, from a full time professional actor who depends on his ability to book work and knows what it takes.

Joey Folsom is an awarded stage and film actor named by D Magazine as Best Actor in Dallas and The DFW Critics Forum as Best Emerging Artist for his stage work. He has recently won numerous Best Actor awards at film festivals, both domestic and international, for his leading role in the SCI- FI thriller Cronus and can currently be seen in the award winning film, Camera Store, on Netflix and other streaming services. He has appeared in films, series television, numerous commercials and industrials and provides a unique other side of the table perspective as well through his work as a film writer, producer, director and technical advisor.

WORKING WORKSHOPS-SEPTEMBER 30

FOR YOUNG ACTORS AGES 10-18

ACTING ON PROFESSIONAL STAGES 10:00A.M. -12:00P.M.-Free

SURVEY OF PROFESSIONAL FILM ACTING 1:00P.M.-3:00P.M. -$115

WORKSHOPS CAN BE TAKEN SEPARATELY

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND ( NO WALK UPS)

REGISTRATION AT: http://workingworkshops.brownpapertickets.com

*students taking both workshops are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and drink and stay during the break to talk to their peers, under adult supervision, about their experiences as young actors

BOTH WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE AT THE STONE COTTAGE THEATRE

ADDISON CONFERENCE AND THEATRE CENTRE

15650 Addison Road

Addison, Tx 75001

 

Current Special Events
Coming Soon...
Auditions
Coming Soon...

About Us

Fun House Theatre and Film is dedicated to providing professional level acting training to youth interested in working in the stage and film industries today, as well as to laying a firm foundation for higher education and future work in the performing arts. In the past five years, the company has produced numerous critically acclaimed and awarded original stage works as well as innovative productions of plays from the modern American canon and Shakespeare, not thought of as typical youth fare. Due to their intensive classroom training, unique production experiences and work with local industry professionals the company partners with, Fun House students can be found working at some of the area’s top theaters and for top talent agencies when not entertaining the ever increasing audiences of the company’s work who have become fans of Fun House's truly unique content, quality and groundbreaking entertainment.

-- Learn More --

-- Press Coverage --

Awards

For Fun House Theatre and Film

2015- Special Citation from John Garcia’s The Column Awards- For innovative work in children’s theatre

2013- Best Theatre Company- The Dallas Observer

2011-Best Children’s Theatre-The Dallas Observer

For Jeff Swearingen

2014-Best Director- The Dallas Observer

2015- Best Playwright- The Dallas Observer

2016-Best Theater Teacher-The Dallas Observer

For Our Productions

2011-Laughter in the Stars

Steve Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright-Jeff Swearingen

 

2013-Daffodil Girls

Best New Play- D-FW Critics Forum

Best Director-Jeff Swearingen- D-FW Critics Forum

Best Actress- Kennedy Waterman

Steve Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright-Jeff Swearingen and Bren Rapp-The Column Awards

 

2014-Stiff

Best New Play-D-FW Critics Forum

Best Actor: Jaxon Beeson

 

2015- A School Bus Named Desire

Best Director of a Play ( Non-Equity)-Jeff Swearingen-The Column Awards

 

2016-Old McDonald’s Farm: A Children’s Fable About The Obama Presidency

Best Original Script-Jeff Swearingen- Broadwayworld.com

For Our Actors

2013-DFW Critics Forum Best Actress-Kennedy Waterman
2014-DFW Critics Forum Best Actor-Jaxon Beeson
2015- Ben Brettell Youth Column Award- Doak Rapp

2016- Ben Brettrell Youth Column Award- Chris Rodenbaugh

2016- Caleb Midkiff Youth Column Award- Zoe Smithey

Read All About Us

Fun House Theatre and Film proudly launches a new company in 2017.

The Basement is a theatrical production company started by a group of young adult artists with the shared goal of not only continuing but taking charge of their own artistic development while honoring their previous training.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.