Beginner Critique with Hugh Klitzke

Voiceover Lab

New York

Beginner Critique with Hugh Klitzke

Thursday, May 25, 2017

6:30 PM
Check-in begins at: 6:15 PM

(The class full?  Don't be discouraged -sign up on the waitlist!  There are always last-minute cancellations and chances to get in!)

CHECK IN at 6:15pm SHARP.

If you have attended this workshop in the past (also called "Commercial Voiceover") you will be REMOVED from the RSVP list.  This ensures all of our community to gain equal exposure to this workshop.


In the words of some Voiceover professionals, the job of an actor is auditioning, not booking. While this statement seems counter-intuitive, a booking is only secured from a great audition.  Auditioning is a skill that requires delivering a great performance in sometimes not-so-great circumstances at all times. And a performer must also be aware of the expectations and etiquette required.

In this workshop, you will experience a Voiceover audition simulation. Our instructor Hugh Klitzke will observe and offer feedback on each attendee's audition; critiquing their reads and interactions with the director/engineer as well as their comportment and demeanor.


Please choose a piece of contemporary Commercial Voiceover copy that you feel you could be cast for and bring TWO (2)copies of the piece (one for yourself and one for the instructor). It MUST include directions and specifications somewhere on the page (examples of this are casting and performance instructions that specify the age range, type of read, length of copy, etc.). Do NOT create your own specifications / direction.

This workshop will end at 8:30 p.m.

Hugh P. Klitzke is Studio Manager and voice casting director for a leading bi-coastal talent agency. He is the only full time voice casting director attached to any talent agency in New York City and has spent the better part of decade directing auditions for commercials, narration, animation, books on tape, politicals, video games, promos, affiliates, trailers and industrials.

He has directed over 95,000 auditions and counting.

Hugh blogs at least twice a week and teaches classes on voice over at There are over a hundred blog postings on the site.

He is also an award winning composer for film and new media, and is currently collaborating with Ingrid Breyer on the original musical The Precautionary Principle.

Hugh has been the head of sound for Penn and Teller, anEquity Stage Manager, a lecturer at SUNY Purchase, is a certified K-12 music teacher, and is a two time marathon finisher.

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