Individual Audition Sessions
With legit agents, commercial agents, casting
directors, managers and film producers,
these sessions give you the chance to audition "Face to Face" with our
• One (1) contemporary monologue (no longer than two minutes).
• Headshot and resume.
Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. A waiting list will be
kept and frequently used.
The Actors Alliance will supply commercial copy for your Face To Face
auditions with commercial agents.
Fee: $30 for commercial session.
$30 for film and television sessions
One Day Intensive Classes
Our one day intensives give members the chance to perform and
interact in an intimate setting for four hours with casting
directors from film and television. Members will learn
auditioning and acting technique for the camera.
Each class begins
with an introduction to our guest followed by a brief question
and answer period. Attendees will perform twice on camera per
class. In the morning session the actors will perform prepared
sides from our guest. In the afternoon session actors will
perform cold reading sides assigned by our guest. These
intensives are a great tool for building relationships and
honing your on camera skills with some of the top casting people
in the business. Many of our members who have taken these
intensives have been both called in and been cast in various
film and television projects.
Past guests include:
Marcia DeBonis - Marcia DeBonis Casting
Ellen Parks - Ellen Parks Casting
James Calleri - James Calleri Casting
Lara Tal - CBS Casting
Jeff Gafner - Warner Bros. Casting
Liz Ortiz Mackes - Casting Solutions
Erica Palgon - Susan Shopmaker Casting
Red Carpet Class: Advanced Acting for Film
This four week class follows the actor through the audition and
Instructor: Harry O'Reilly
Industry Guests will include:
Casting Director on week 3, Legit Agent on week 4.
Week One: The actor is given a scene or
scenes from a screenplay.
The scene will be cold read, rehearsed and performed on tape in
class. Notes will be given for the following week.
Week Two: The actor is asked to show up prepared for the
2nd class, and have
the scene up on its feet.
Week Three: An "audition" for our casting director guest
with notes and a Q
Week Four: Your scene will be performed for our legit
Many of Harry's students have booked jobs on
shows such as "Sex and the
City,” "Hope and Faith," and "Third Watch." Many more have been
called in for
auditions for numerous other projects directly from this class.
Students have also been signed by legit talent agents directly
Preparation and stamina are a must. Serious
Advanced Commercial Copy Class
This on-camera class includes script
interpretation, choice selection, & performance, and is designed
to take actors to the next level of their commercial auditioning
O'Reilly & Jim Burke
Dates: Thursdays, April 21st, 28th, May 5th & 12th
Week 1: Time will be spent
with the instructors working on concept analysis, on-camera
technique, and choice development.
Week 2: The first half of
the class will be spent developing technique. A Commercial
Casting Director guest will be attending the 2nd half of the
class. The actors will be performing commercial copy for the
Commercial Casting Director, and notes will be given.
Week 3: The actors will
continue to develop their technique, and will perform commercial
copy for another Commercial Casting Director guest. Notes will
Week 4: A Legit Commercial
Agent will be attending the class. Actors will perform
commercial copy for the guest, and notes will be given.
**Several actors are now
working with Legit Commercial Agents, and are being called in by
Commercial Casting Directors as a result of this class.
Focus, stamina, and a
willingness to have fun are a must.
Monologue Selection and
This four week class is designed to help you find monologues that will
push you to a new level and represent your uniqueness at the same time.
monologues to have "In your back pocket" and at the ready to show your
range and colors.
Explore the pitfalls
actors fall into when choosing and acting their monologues.
monologues, through improvisation, text study, relationship study and
week of class will be "Performance Night" for an invited casting
agent or talent agent guest. This class is highly recommended for all levels of experience.
This five week class helps the new comedian or actor develop a short
routine to be performed in our final "Performance Night" class.
Students must bring material into first class.
Week One: Explore what’s funny, what’s not and where to look for
Week Two: Developing ideas, getting them written down and what
the new comedian needs to do to make his or her personality work for
A-list comedian guests scheduled to give pointers on developing ideas.
Week Three: Learn to work with equipment, focus on stance and
presentation. Insiders tips on contacting clubs and booking shows.
A-list comedian guests scheduled to give pointers on bringing ideas from
page to stage.
Week Four: Mock Performance. Each student will perform five
minutes of material to be videotaped.
Week Five: Comedy talent agents invited as guests. There will be
notes and Q&A.
Recommended to new comediennes or actors who
are looking to expand their range.
These are among the many others to be announced in the near future.
Please check this web-site
for updates and how to set up an audition with us.