Are you ready to nail your next audition?
Join us for this audition intensive workshop as we bring New York City professionals to Westchester.
Casted! is open to anyone in grades 9-12.
What is Casted!?
Casted is a unique one day "Audition Experience" where students grasp knowledge of all categories of an audition while working with trained Broadway and NYC professionals. Our goal is to get students as comfortable as possible with an audition for any upcoming college program or school/local production. Students are broken down into small groups throughout the day to get a more intense one-on-one experience with our guest artists. By the end of the workshop, students will have had opportunities to work with our guest professionals on the 4 categories or an audition:
ACTING: How do I perform this monologue to its fullest potential? How do I not get choked up on nerves with the text of the piece? How do I show the director that I can take changes and be comfortable? All of this and more is included in in this intensive part of the day. We ask students to please come prepared with 2 monologues each (one comedic and one dramatic).
DANCE/MOVEMENT: How do I tackle a dance/movement call when I don't have dance training or experience? How do I show a production team that I am conformable in my body? This portion of the day will include students of all movement backgrounds and body types for a session in getting comfortable in your own skin! We ask students to please arrive to the workshop in comfortable clothing to move in.
SINGING: How do I choose the best audition cut for my voice? Do my song choices match the show I am auditioning for? By singing audition cuts for our guest artist in this section of the day, students will get direct one-on-one feedback as to how they can improve their audition cut to make it as strong as possible! (A Pianist will be provided). Students should come prepared with a book of sheet music audition cuts. 4 choices minimum (one up-tempo, one ballad, one classic and one contemporary).
BRANDING: How do I know what to wear to an audition? What should I wear in my headshot? How should I properly organize my sheet music in my binder for an audition pianist? How should I properly format my resume? All of these questions and more will be answered in our branding section of the workshop. Students will get one on one experience with Branding experts in making sure you look perfect for walking into the audition and nailing it! We ask students to please bring multiple outfit choices to show our Branding guest artist, in addition to having a headshot and resume.
Past Guest Artists Include:
Be More Chill's Tiffany Mann
TV: NBC's Rise, Orange Is The New Black. Broadway: Be More Chill, Waitress. Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer the Opera (Lucille Lortel Award), Invisible Thread, Cabin in the Sky. Other theater: Dreamgirls (Effie), Live at Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd, The Color Purple (Celie). Ms. Mann is a Texas native and studied Opera at Oklahoma City University. You can learn more by visiting iamtiffanymann.com.
The Prom's Becca Lee
Becca graduated with a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University where she was co-captain of the nationally-ranked Dance Team. She was a New York Knicks City
Dancer and has appeared on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Late Night With Seth
Meyers,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” “The 73rd Annual Tony Awards” and the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” Becca is a member of Actors Equity Association and has performed in several professional theatre productions around the country including The Music Man, Hello, Dolly!, High School Musical; The Wedding Singer. Becca also toured the country as a singer/dancer with the world-renowned Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She was a part of the development of the original musical comedy The Prom, since it’s beginning stages in 2015, and recently closed the run of The Prom on Broadway in August 2019.