POLISH YOUR PASSION
Polish Your Passion is an online-based theatre education company that provides personalized audition video feedback to performers (ages 13+) across the country. Using modern technology, students can receive professional feedback on their audition videos in the convenience of their homes, dorm rooms and classrooms. Polish Your Passion was co-founded by singing coach, Caroline Selia, and acting coach, Tom Morin, with the belief that the “moment before” an audition or performance should be a positive experience.
The MomentB4 audition video feedback initiative was created to help our clients feel confident, prepared and polished. MomentB4 brings NYC singing/acting expertise anywhere, so you can have someone coaching you right up until you walk into the audition room! – PYP Creative Team
Currently, Polish Your Passion is launching the first national campaign of #TonyShine. #TonyShine is an online effort that will benefit the Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University’s #NOMINATEMYTEACHER search for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award. Students can submit a draft of the “Tell Us the Story” portion of their teacher nomination in video or essay format, and Polish Your Passion will send their #TonyShine video feedback for free. The Polish Your Passion co-founders have been inspired by drama teachers in their own educational journeys and seek to encourage all students to nominate a teacher that has changed their life through theatre.
Tom Morin holds a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.F.A. in Acting from Ohio University. His Off Broadway/NYC credits include The Rivals (Pearl Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol (Titan Theatre Company) and That Lady from Maxim’s (2013 NY Innovative Award for Outstanding Musical). His regional credits include the title role in The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Liar, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Marriage of Figaro and Guys and Dolls.
Caroline Selia is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she also completed her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her M.M. degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her most recent musical theatre credits include, “Claire” in Class: a New Musical, directed by Tony nominee Jerry Dixon. She has sung extensively throughout Europe, winning awards in Austria and Germany. She also sings the National Anthem for the New York Knicks NBA. As a singing coach, Ms. Selia has taught for over 12 years and many of her clients are starring in Broadway productions, national tours, feature films and television programs.
[…] Polish Your Passion, in conjunction with the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s (NYMF) Joey Contreras in Concert, is presenting the inaugural #JoeyShine Video Contest. The video contest provides emerging student performers with the opportunity to compete to perform at a rising artist’s concert in the NYMF season. […]