Advanced 3-Week Online TV Audition Technique with JAMES CALLERI C.S.A., Calleri Jensen Davis

Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT

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Here's your chance to work with this TOP NY Casting Director in the class that everyone RAVES about! 

James recently cast season 1 and 2 of DICKINSON on Apple TV+ and THE PATH on Hulu.

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 online 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, you will pick two sides from the comedic and dramatic "costar" sides James has provided. For your final class, James will assign you a "guest star"/"recurring" scene based off of your headshot and resume that will be sent to you in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: As requested by James, you must be available to attend ALL THREE CLASSES consecutively. Punctuality is important to him and you must arrive 10-15 minutes early. No make-ups, or late admittances are permitted.


What to Prepare:

For weeks one and two, you will pick two sides from the comedic and dramatic "costar" sides James has provided. For your final class, James will assign you a "guest star"/"recurring" scene based off of your headshot and resume in your AC account that will be sent to you in advance.

Assignments will be emailed 1-3 days in advance. 

Please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Please update your headshot and fill out the MY INFO section of your AC account upon registration.

  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.

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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.


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