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Masterclasses at Pittsburgh Unifieds

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Meet your MTCA Team here to help all PUA Families this weekend!

MTCA is led by Directors Leo Ash Evens and Charlie Murphy, both BFA graduates of Carnegie Mellon University (with degrees in Musical Theater and Acting respectively).  Leo and Charlie are passionately active in the arts and believe that training is the foundation for sustaining a successful career as a thriving artist.

MTCA was founded in 2005 by Ellen Lettrich, and Leo and Charlie carry forward our shared vision utilizing over 20 years of collective experience in college audition preparation.

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Fundamentals of Acting Through a Scene

Scott Hudson is the Director of Acting and the Associate Professor of Theatre at Shenandoah University’s Acting Conservatory.  He is a master teacher, specializing in the Meisner Technique and has worked as an associate at the Maggie Flanigan studio in New York City.  

Scott coaches actors in film, TV and stage. He served two years as in-house coach for ABC’s daytime All My Children. His client Elizabeth Rodriguez garnered a Tony nomination for her role in The Mother F**ker With the Hat. 

Prior to his arrival at FSU he served as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Ashland University and University of West Florida. He apprenticed under the tutelage of Maggie Flanigan as a Meisner instructor of acting at her studio in NYC and taught there as an associate for six years. Some of his acclaimed students include, Peter Scanivino, Joelle Carter and Liza Lapira.

He is the recipient of Broadway producer, Daryl Roth’s Creative Spirit Award. Scott is an FSU, BFA Theater alum and a MFA Acting graduate of Rutgers University.

He is a collegiate collaborator with The Farm Theater Company and a long time serving member of LAByrinth Theater Company both based in NYC.

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PUA and MTCA Welcome/Pump Up  Meeting for Families

Saturday in the MTCA Room.  8:30-9:15 and 2:00-2:45

LEO ASH EVENS is a Pittsburgh born and bred actor with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.  Leo will go over expectations and opportunities of the weekend with Students and Parents.

In his 10th year with MTCA (Musical Theatre College Auditions), Leo has evolved from monologue coach to Assistant Director and is now a proud Co-Director and Co-Owner of the team with partners Ellen Lettrich (Founder), and Charlie Murphy. Leo loves guiding his students to trust their own work and their process, finding the right program and positioning themselves for success in the professional world. 


Sponsored by MTCA  8:45-6pm
All Students Start Here.  No Parents Please

This is your first stop on your way to finding your home.  Here you will get out the nervous energy and get ready to have the best audition of your life!   Here coaches from MTCA will Pump You Up and help you get into the Zone!

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PARENTS!  Leo is All Yours!  Parent Q&A

Saturday 12:00-1:45  Bring All Your Questions!

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MTCA Alumni Q&A Parents Welcome

Sunday 11:15 - 12:30

Students talking to Students about their road to college

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Get On Your FEET!

Sunday 9:30-11:00  Room TBD

"Work that Song or Monologue!  Get on your FEET!"  w/ MTCA Directors Leo and Charlie.
*For all students  Juniors will get Priority.  Seniors must not sing anything they will use in Callbacks in fairness.

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Sad to Go but the Show must go on...

Closing Thoughts and Strategy from the Weekend!  Now what??

*For all student and parent participants

Sunday at 2:15-3:00

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