Advanced Audition Technique
with CASTING DIRECTOR SARAH CAYCE, CSA
A Tier 3 class for advanced actors to improve their audition technique with Casting Director Sarah Cayce.
Tuesday Nights from 6-9 pm
Begins Feb 20th
$375 • 10 Student Limit
Work with Casting Director Sarah Cayce on audition techniques from film and television in her six-week advanced camera class. Each week, you'll get in front of the camera with audition material and work your scenes, receiving feedback from Sarah.
You have an incredibly intuitive way of explaining things to people. It was pretty mind blowing, seeing the difference between the first take and the last take, all because of what you planted, suggested and pulled out of us. Just Goddamn impressive, is what it was.
This class is great - Sarah is so great. I'm always blown away by her. She's just so quick and smart and insightful.
I loved everything about [this class] -- acting notes, camera notes, story structure insight, character / scene functions discussion, tone balance ... I could go on! The class sparked my curiosity about everything I need to consider as an actor that I may be not be fully investigating.
What you'll learn
Taking direction in a casting setting.
Using the frame to your advantage - Upping the stakes from entering from the side of frame, you'll learn to start and finish your scenes stronger.
Body Language - Work with Sarah on saying everything you need to say without saying anything at all. It's motion pictures.
Genre & Character Work - On top of the on-camera aspect, Sarah will work each scene, pushing for performances based on genre standards and deep character development.
Time Control - Seriously. Ask her.
Whatever - This class is designed for actors to break actor habits, run an upcoming scene, or anything else that could help their on-camera career. If you have something you want to work on, Sarah can usually accommodate.
This class provides online lecture series from Sarah for students to watch ahead of time. From character development to how casting works, what Sarah wants to see in the room to what your agents do - the lecture series is packed with information. Each week, Sarah offers a short Q&A session based on the online lecture. As soon as questions are answered, students get on camera, and receive feedback between three takes, receiving notes and redirects from Sarah.
Who is Sarah Cayce?
Sarah Cayce is an award-winning director, Emmy-nominated producer, screenwriter, and casting director. Her second feature film, F*CK YOU BIG PHARMA is currently in post, but Cayce's debut feature film, HAPPILY NEVER AFTER can be seen on Lifetime Movie Network. Sarah’s been producing since 2010 for narrative, feature-length documentaries, dozens of commercials, documentary content for Bleacher Report (which sent her to the Rio Olympics), and for select narrative projects.
When Sarah isn’t teaching, directing or writing, she can be found running her casting office, Compass Casting. Having cast with filmmakers like Terrence Malick to John Wells, Cayce always keeps time for indies between commercial clients like Ford, AT&T, the NFL, and dozens more.
Even More at The Forge
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Audition for Film & TV with Casting Director Sarah Cayce
Tuesday Nights from 6-9
If Tier 3 seems out of reach, try Sarah's Tier 2 audition class instead.
Acting for Camera with Actor Mickey O'Sullivan
Thursdays from 6pm-8:30pm
Keep your camera technique sharp with one of Chicago's finest actors.
Wondering which class is right for you?
If you're unsure which class or tier is right for you, you can either get in touch or fill out our Class Quiz. We'll be back in touch within 72 hours with recommendations on which classes and intensives best suit your needs.