When: Tuesday 22nd November 1:30pm – 4pm
Who: Casting Director Sarah Hughes
In this seminar, Sarah will talk about her extensive career working for the BBC and as Alan Ayckbourn’s Casting Director alongside her established career casting for numerous world theatre show premieres. Sarah will give out some advice on how actors can most effectively communicate with Casting Directors and uncover some of the common do’s and don’ts for actors. Sarah will then move on to focus on how an actor can give their best audition in a casting.
For the focal point of the seminar, Sarah will discuss audition technique with a loose focus on casting for comedy and practically demonstrate this during the seminar by inviting a select number of actors on to the stage to work with her.
The workshop will end with a Q&A focusing on the practical side of your careers, looking at how to be proactive and how to sustain your career.
Sarah Hughes is Alan Ayckbourn's casting director, casting world premieres of his plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, in the West End, at the National Theatre and on Broadway. Other theatre work includes plays for the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Northampton, and many projects for Frantic Assembly. Sarah was also a Senior Cast Co-ordinator for the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies. Sarah has just finished on Othello for Stafford Shakespeare Festival and has also freelanced extensively for the Entertainment Department of the BBC.
Please note: The intent of the workshop is educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.
Important: Actors will be chosen at random from the audience on the day of the seminar. All sides will be provided on the day.