FOR THE ADVANCED ACTOR - 3 Week On-Camera TV Audition Techniques with JAMES CALLERI C.S.A., Calleri Casting

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:30pm

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For this advanced series, James requests that you are a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, or Eligible.

That class that everyone RAVES about is back! You got that BIG audition! Congrats... but are you ready? You don't have the full script and aren't quite sure how your character fits into the story line. So what choices do you make? Or what's important in the scene once you've gotten the script?

This 3-week ADVANCED class will turbo charge your audition interpretation skills and bring you to the next level propelling you on your way to booking more jobs!

These three weeks will be devoted to half-hour and one-hour television where James will coach and critique your work, tweak your material and share invaluable information. James will give you sides each week to prepare for work in the following week. Duplicating an actual audition scenario where "like" actors are up for the same role, he will distribute the same sides to several actors at a time. You'll FINALLY have the opportunity to see these "auditions" from a CD's viewpoint including what "pops", how to be memorable yet not over the top, major do's and don'ts, and why someone might get a callback when others won't.

For weeks one and two James will assign you comedic and dramatic "costar" sides. For the 3rd class you will be assigned "guest star"/"recurring" sides both based off of your headshot and resume that will be sent to you in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be available to attend all three classes as requested by James and also must arrive on time to class. No make-ups allowed.

For all of James's credits, please follow this link

*** Scenes will be recorded on-camera. As a courtesy, your video clips will be made available to you within a week. An email notification will be sent when the clips are available to view and download from your Actors Connection account. Please note: from time to time technical issues do occur, as a result video clips are a courtesy, not a guarantee.**


For most of our on-camera classes and special events at Actors Connection, we record your on-camera work with the designated casting director/industry guest and then, as a courtesy, post it online for you to view and download. Videos are for educational purposes only and are NOT to be posted on YouTube, Facebook, or any other public viewing site.

James Calleri

James Calleri along with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen run Calleri Casting. They have been awarded 14 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. James proudly serves on the Board of the Casting Society of America. He is an Associate Professor of Theater at Columbia University School of the Arts where he heads the MFA Graduate Acting program. He is the co-author with Robert Cohen of ACTING PROFESSIONALLY: RAW FACTS ABOUT CAREERS IN ACTING published by Palgrave MacMillan, in its eighth edition it is one of the leading books in the country for young actors. James resides in New York City and Saugerties, New York.

Broadway credits Include: Burn This with Adam Driver and Keri Russell (Upcoming), Fool for Love starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell and Hughie starring Forest Whitaker. Other Broadway credits include the Tony-winning revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, the Tony-nominated revival of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola which also played London's West End and the hit revival Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, Venus in Fur with Tony-winner Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, The Visit starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, Renee Fleming in Living on Love, 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda, A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs, Audra MacDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Chicago with Usher, and James Joyce's The Dead starring Christopher Walken. He served as Casting Director for Playwrights Horizons for 10 seasons. Other Off Bway creds include the long-running Fuerza Bruta, Lobby Hero.

TV credits include: Dickinson for Apple, The Path for Hulu, Army Wives, Lipstick Jungle, Z Rock on IFC, the critically acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun on ABC, also the hit series Ed, Hope & Faith, and Monk.

Film credits include: Look Away, I Origins, Another Earth, Refuge, and Merchant Ivory's features The City of Your Final Destination, Heights, and The White Countess.


Wednesday, February 26, 20206:30 pm
Wednesday, March 4, 20206:30 pm
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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.