Becoming a Simulated Client
Like the wide range of characters we portray, our simulated client team is wonderfully diverse including individuals from all different walks of life.
While some performance experience can be an initial advantage, previous acting experience is NOT a requirement to become a SC. In fact, many of our most advanced role-players arrived with zero theatrical training and have become remarkably proficient improvisers through the on the job training we provide.
What we're looking for… Successful SC's are A) cooperative, B) dependable, C) willing to accept and incorporate direction, D) capable of providing objective and constructive feedback, and E) committed to growth—for themselves, the Clinical Communication Program, and our students.
Interested? If so, applying is fast and easy! Simply click to download the Simulated Client Audition Form. Once completed, submit the form via one of the methods indicated on pg. 3 of the document and you're done:-) All applicants will be contacted to confirm receipt of their submission and interviews will be offered depending on the current needs of the program.
Watch the video to learn what simulated clients do and why they love it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who would I be working with?
- In addition to collaborating with their fellow role-players, SCs work closely with the SC Coordinator, Daniel Haley. An actor and director by trade, Daniel has worked professionally on both coasts for such companies as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mill Mountain Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and the Idaho Repertory Theatre. Daniel's training—including a BFA in acting, MFA in directing, and wide range of firsthand simulated client experience—helps ensure a work environment that is both constructive and collaborative.