Sunday, March 29 (one day)
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join NYC casting director Meghan Rafferty, (Leftovers, Paterson,) casting associate: (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire, Hugo), for an engaging and insightful look at the on-camera audition process for film and television. Participants will be given their audition sides in advance of the workshop and will be put on tape on the day of the workshop where Meghan will provide her invaluable feedback. The best “takes” will be sent to the participants following the workshop via email. 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 at the comfortable confines of Bay Street Theater!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
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 & 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 GoldenLion 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.