Finding Your Essence with Mara Casey
10a-4p (1h Lunch)
If you've spent way too much time agonizing over your "type" and how to market yourself to casting professionals, TYPE CASTING with Mara Casey might be for you. Students will work with Mara and their classmates to determine their essence as an actor, and if their headshots and other materials are accurately representing what they're selling. If you're struggling to get outside of yourself and view you and your materials from a new perspective, join Mara Casey at The Forge and find some clarity.
Who is Mara Casey?
Mara has worked professionally as an actress, casting director and teacher. She is best known for casting the series Gilmore Girls (with partner Jami Rudofsky) and years of pilots that never saw the light of day.
In 2008, she started an actor's collective which offered eclectic acting and writing class content to professional actors and featured industry professionals (James Gunn, Danny Strong, Wendi McClendon-Covey) guesting and leading some classes. Some of Mara's collective members include Jerrika Hinton, Katie Lowes, Elizabeth Chomko and Sean Gunn.
In 2017, she became an adjunct faculty member in the BFA Acting For Film and Television Department at the performing arts college Hussian College In Studio (formerly known as Studio School).
Additionally, three of her short plays have been produced by Collaboraction Theatre's Sketchbook Series. Mara splits her time between Los Angeles and Chicago.
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