At the hosting workshop, we had special guest host Julian Dujarric from Channel One, the national news network broadcast across America's high schools; the network that spawned such star reporters as Anderson Cooper, Lisa Ling, and Maria Menudos!
Julian had the actors working on hosting scripts across a range of genres: movies, pop culture, fitness, and sports. People brought forth some unique choices and overall, the performances were solid to at the last, promising. Julian worked with every actor a second time, directing them to bring out their strengths, shouting cues like "more, I want to see more of that!" or "I want to watch you, don't let me change the channel." Everyone vied for Julian's magic words, "I would hire you!" after their performance.
The actors were incredibly appreciative of Julian's generous dissemination of his knowledge, experience, and advice and he received a special impromptu prayer from leader Stacey Williams at the end of the night. All in all, even in the face of adversity in the form of technical difficulties, we scored another home run night at Actors InC!