AD: Acting Circles with Tara Rubin, Janet Foster, Duncan Stewart and more

AD: Acting Circles with Tara Rubin, Janet Foster, Duncan Stewart and more

CATEGORY: Classes/Schools

New York, NY 10036


Tatiana Birenbaum

Job Details


Production Description: No matter where you are in your creative process as an actor, training remains imperative.  However, with these global changes, the question becomes not if, but how? MAMA’s Acting Circles provide you with the unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals from around the country, all from the convenience of your living room. Events will be limited to 10 actors per session, to ensure maximum attention to each participant. The casting process can be a daunting task. For actors, you work to create a unique and memorable performance with your brief time in the room. Meanwhile, the casting team works tirelessly to find the perfect fit for their projects. The Acting Circle provides both actors and industry leaders the unique opportunity to work with one another in an educational virtual environment. Don’t let isolation keep your career isolated. Your future is only a Zoom call away.

HOW IT WORKS: All participants will be invited into a general Zoom Meeting room. Please make sure the name on your Zoom Profile matches the one on your headshot/resume. The MAMA Host will start the meeting by reviewing the format of the Acting Circle. Once all of the details have been reviewed, the host will admit and introduce the Casting Director. Each actor will perform a 2 minute monologue, or read from a pre-selected side. These pieces will be performed for the entire class and you will have 5 minutes to hear feedback from the Casting Director and ask any questions you may have. As the other actors are performing their monologues or sides, you will be able to watch them, make your own notes and hear the feedback from the Casting Director. Please type your notes to the Host directly into the chat window. Once everyone has cycled through their performances and feedback process, we will thank the Casting Director for their time and allow them to leave. At this point, we will open the floor up for general discussion. Soon thereafter, we will thank everyone for attending and close the meeting.

AFTER THE WORKSHOP: Provide any additional feedback you may have on your peers via email to the MAMA Host. Receive any additional anonymous feedback from the group on your audition. If you wish to book a future one-on-one session with the Casting Director, the MAMA Host will assist in that introduction.
The entire experience will take approximately 2 Hours.

Union Status: Union/Non-union
Workshop is $35/class

6/22 - Janet Foster, from the legendary American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, returns to the Acting Circles! Past credits include: The Light in the Piazza and Lennon.
6/24 - Daryl Eisenberg, joins us from Theatre, Film, TV and New Media casting agency Eisenberg/Beans. Past credits include: My Big Gay Italian Wedding and Around the World in 80 Days.
6/25 - World famous casting director Victor Vazquez brings us a new twist on the Acting Circles with this special Circle on "The Business of Being and Actor," where each actor will get a personalized Five Point Diagnostic Check of your online/professional presence. Past credits include: Pajama Game and Indecent.
6/26 - Stephanie Klapper whose projects have won a slew of awards, including Tonys, OBIES, Artios, Drama Desk, Pulitzer Prize, Sundance, Cannes, and even Comic Con. Past credits include: A Sign of the Times and A Christmas Story: The Musical.
6/29 - Tara Rubin is responsible for Casting Dear Evan Hansen, Jerry Zaks’ revival of Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, and so much more!
6/30 - Erica Jensen from Calleri Casting responsible for casting Hedwig and the Angry Inch
6/1 - Erica Hart is the Casting Associate for “Ray Donovan” (Showtime) & “Defending Jacob” (Apple)...and so much more!
7/6 - Brandon Weinbrenner is the Associate Producer & Casting Director at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, a cornerstone of the regional theatre scene, and the 3rd oldest resident theatre in the United States!
7/8 & 7/15 -  2-part Series Acting Circle with Duncan Stewart, who's team has been responsible for casting TINY PRETTY THINGS (upcoming TV show on NETFLIX) and HADESTOWN, 2019 Tony Award, Best Musical!

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