Join New York casting director Meghan Rafferty for an engaging and insightful look at the on-camera audition process for film and television.
This pandemic will for sure change the audition process. Gone are the days of crowded audition rooms. Going further, there will be more opportunities for those actors who do not live in New York City or Los Angeles.
But first you must learn how to make a great self-tape. Not only will Meghan give you invaluable feedback on your scene, but she will also give participants advice on all aspects of self- taping including set-up, recording, editing and how to send an audition tape to casting directors that will bring you to the next level. Participants will be given their audition sides in advance of the workshop and will be put on tape during class where Meghan will then provide her invaluable feedback. The best “take” will be sent to the participants following the workshop via email. Meghan will also give her industry insight to anyone who brings their headshot and resume.
The workshop is open to beginners as well as seasoned professionals, Meghan a working actor herself, loves actors and truly appreciates the audition process from both sides of the table. Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity to work with an industry professional who also happens to be one of only three New York casting directors who are also working actors! This workshop will occur in-person at the safe and friendly confines of Bay Street Theater!
Meghan Rafferty is a casting director and actor who, over the past 17 years has worked with some of the most respected directors, writers and producers in the television and film industry. Meghan is currently producing and casting with her business partner Mia Cusumano. Together they formed M&M Casting. Current film projects in the works: I Don’t Live Today, Grad Night, and Make A Marriage Great Again. Some past projects include: The Scrapper, Paint, Antartica, Team Marco, Centigrade, Lez Bomb (winner of the Bentonville Film Festival), American..ish, season 1 of Falling Water for NBC/Universal, the Cannes Film Festival Golden Lion award winner for web-series Lily-vs-Margo and Saving Grace starring Ann Dowd. Past casting director projects include, Paterson directed by Jim Jarmusch, and the pilot episode and season 1 of the HBO series The Leftovers. Some associate casting director credits include: Woody Allen’s Café Society, The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, Shutter Island, the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Meghan also has a passion for teaching, and has taught hundreds of on-camera classes in and around New York City and at numerous universities and colleges across the county. Meghan received her BFA in acting from Adelphi University and an MFA degree from the FSU/Asolo Theatre Conservatory. When she is not casting or teaching, Meghan continues to pursue her first love, acting. Being an actor has enriched her career as a casting director and visa versa. She knows first hand the challenges and frustrations that come with pursuing a career in this very competitive business. This career combination allows her to share personal experiences with her students from both perspectives. Meghan’s combination of assertiveness, warmth and humor enables her to get the best out of actors. When an actor is relaxed, comfortable and having fun, the audition results are inevitably more positive.
The following protocols* will be in place for the safety of all staff, attendees, and visitors:
Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry.
Face coverings are required by all individuals on the premises at all times.
Routine cleaning and disinfecting, especially of all performance and shared spaces.
Bar services are unavailable, and no food or beverage will be permitted at this time.
*Protocols may be adjusted to reflect best practices for in-person theatrical performances as informed by NYS and CDC guidance.
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