How to Create a Self Tape with Nik Whitcomb

Join Nik Whitcomb as he teaches us how to successfully create a self-tape!  From the tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts of acting with the camera, students will learn the necessary information on what directors want to see during a taped audition.

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Nebraska Standards for Education, Theater:

FA 8.5.2
FA 12.5.2     

About Nik Whitcomb

Nik Whitcomb is as an actor, director, producer, and casting director that has worked in television, film, and theatre across the Midwest. Born and raised in Omaha, Nik received his bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in Theatre Performance & Directing and is the Broadway at The Rose Manager at the Rose Theater. Nik has worked at a number of major theatrical institutions across the country including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art, Northlight Theatre, Old Log Theatre, and Ordway Center for Performing Arts and in April 2020 he was named a “Theatre Worker You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine. Film/TV casting credits include: Fargo - Season 4 (FX), Utopia (Amazon Prime), Work In Progress (Showtime), Station Eleven (HBO Max), 61st Street (AMC), Holiday Heist & Friend Request (BET/Marvista Films). Theater credits include: Ella Enchanted (Rose Theater; OEAA Nomination for Best Musical & Choreography), Little Nelly’s Naughty Noel (Bluebarn Theatre), Smart People & The Divine Order of Becoming (Union For Contemporary Art), Caroline or Change (OEAA, TAG, & Elaine Jabenis Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical). As a teaching artist outside of the Rose, Nik was on the inaugural team for Disney’s Musicals in Schools with Omaha Performing Arts, worked with Ashland Productions in Minneapolis, MN, and served as an Artist in Residence for a summer at Quincy Community Theatre in Quincy, IL. Nik is also an equity and inclusion thought leader and currently serves as a mentor in the American Alliance for Theatre and Education Leaders of Color Institute. You can often find Nik speaking on panels, offering workshops, and providing consultation to arts leaders, nonprofits, and college/university programs across the country. 

Nik Whitcomb


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