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Tue, Sep 26


The Forge

Advanced Audition Techniques

A four-week class with CSA casting director Sarah Cayce

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Advanced Audition Techniques
Advanced Audition Techniques

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Sep 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

The Forge, 2424 W Montrose Ave Unit W, Chicago, IL 60618, USA


Work with Casting Director Sarah Cayce on audition technique from film and television in her four-week advanced audition class.

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.

  • Week One - Character Development - Sarah sets expectations on character development, how to get there, and works talent in the room with their chosen audition material.
  • Week Two - Advanced Camera Technique - Some auditions are broken by bad camera technique. Sarah will move actors through camera techniques that work best in the casting room.
  • Week Three - Assigned Material - Sarah will assign material based on what she thinks you need to work on and expects character development and camera technique to incorporate what you've learned.
  • Week Four - Mock auditions - Put all your learning to the test in mock auditions. Students will be actors and producers to learn what the other side of the table feels like in a callback situation.

Each week, Sarah offers a short Q&A session based on the online lecture. As soon as questions are answered, students get on camera. Students get on camera and receive feedback between 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.

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