Drama School Audition Bootcamp With Morgan Maguire


It's nearing that time of the year where the drama schools around the country will be holding auditions for actors wanting to establish a strong foundation as a professional actor. If you've thought about auditioning for one of the major four schools but you're unsure how to prepare, then we've got an exciting new course here at Cobbstar Studios. 

This four week drama school bootcamp will cover strategic monologue selection, work-shopping and direction of your monologues and skills to keep those nerves at bay while moving through the stages of the drama school auditions. 

Morgan has devised this new course to assist actors wanting to gain a professional training foundation.


Drama School: ‪Audition Bootcamp | Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 - 9:30pm | 25th October - 15th November

Start: Wednesday 25th October

It's that time of year again with auditions for NIDA, WAAPA, QUT and VCA coming up just around the corner. It's a great idea to prepare in advance to ensure you have the best chance possible and are not worrying about lines on the day of the audition!

Morgan's four week Drama School Audition Bootcamp will cover strategic monologue selection, work-shopping and direction of monologues, strategies to relieve anxiety and some insider tips on the drama school audition process. 

  • Week 1:   Will offer an introduction to the audition process, strategic monologue selection, what to expect on the day and acting theory. 
  • Week 2:  Will explore the contemporary monologues through a series of intellectual, sensory, physical, vocal and emotional entry point exercises.
  • Week 3:  Will examine the Shakespeare monologues through a series of intellectual, sensory, physical, vocal and emotional entry point exercises.
  • Week 4:  Will be a mock audition within a masterclass context involving each class member getting up on the floor and performing their monologues with direction and feedback from Morgan
  • Cost

We require a month commitment.

$240 plus GST ($60 per class)

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About Morgan Maguire

Morgan Maguire is a Sydney based professional actress and voice over artist. Since graduating from the NIDA acting course in 2010, Morgan has been active within the Australian film and theatre industries, appearing on stage with John Cleese for the Sydney Opera House Comedy Gala, acting in PJ Hogan’s feature film Mental and playing a variety of comic roles in the Melbourne Theatre Company/ NEON Green Room award winning production of The Sovereign Wife. Morgan has also appeared in MKA's production of Lord Willing And The Creek Don't Rise for Melbourne Theatre Company Neon Festival, Little Ones Dracula t Theatreworks and most recently in Hidden Sydney as part of Vivid Festival 2017 and Australian feature film The Pitch. Morgan was a 2013 ARTSTART Australia Council recipient and won the Ian Potter Cultural Trust fellowship in 2014 which took her to RADA for a Summer Shakespeare Intensive. 

Morgan has worked as an acting tutor for NIDA Open Program, NIDA Corporate Performance, NIDA VET School, The National Theatre School in Melbourne and Actors Centre Australia. Morgan has also privately tutored students in acting and audition techniques with a very high success rate for Drama School acceptance. In 2014 Morgan coached eight students with four being accepted into NIDA, WAAPA, WAAPA Music Theatre and VCA.


"Working with Morgan was a game-changing experience for me. Morgan opened my eyes to the craft involved in performing and the possibilities that were open to me on the stage. I came to Morgan having learned my script but not having any confidence in how I performed or moved on stage, and after a few short weeks of classes I felt confident enough to walk into my auditions for Drama Schools totally confident in my ability to be the best I could be. I wouldn’t be living my dream of studying at NIDA right now had it not been for Morgan’s knowledge, kindness, and commitment to me and my goals."

Lucas Linehan 2014 entry NIDA Student

"Working with Morgan gave me the confidence to walk in to my audition feeling prepared and relaxed. The expertise and experience she shared helped me to navigate what can seem to be a daunting and unpredictable process. With Morgan I discovered new things about my pieces in every session that helped me to find the freedom in preparation!"

Enya Daly 2014 entry NIDA Student