Spotlight Ireland Open House: Auditioning for Screen Workshop

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Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting: Spotlight Studio

12 Bow Street

7 Dublin

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Please Note: This event is in two parts. When confirming your time slot, please make sure you are available for the Thursday session and confirm this by booking here.
Age Range: 18+

Clothing Req: Comfortable
Prep Req: A max 2 min duologue written for TV or Film. Please bring two copies with you.

About the Session:

This is an exciting opportunity to step into the professional world of casting and experience the casting process from beginning to end. You will have the opportunity to work professionally in a studio to shoot and record your chosen scene, it must be a ‘duologue’ written for TV or Film.

While these sessions are taking place, our team will be on hand in our offices for advice and to answer any questions about your Spotlight profile.

Return at the end of the week to review your work on the big screen with Maureen Hughes Casting.

About Maureen Hughes:

Maureen began her Casting career in theatre. In 1984, she joined Druid Theatre Company and quickly began a working relationship with Garry Hynes, the Artistic Director which brought her to becoming the Head of Casting in I990 at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. She spent two years there and then moved to film casting where she assisted Susie Figgis (UK) on the casting of THE BUTCHER BOY for Neil Jordan. She returned to Ireland to work with Jim Sheridan on the Daniel Day-Lewis helmed THE BOXER.

Over the past twenty years, she has worked with emerging writer/directors, Martin McDonagh for whom she cast the initial trilogy of plays THE LEENANE TRILOGY which was directed by Garry Hynes and went on to win several Tony Awards for Acting in New York. She also cast the Oscar-winning Short SIX SHOOTER for Martin McDonagh. She has cast several projects in Ireland for John Carney including the Oscar-winning film for Best Song, ONCE.

Her work on Irish television is marked by a 5 year season of LOVE HATE, a remarkable series written by multi-award winner, Stuart Carolan, directed by David Caffrey, and produced by Octagon Pictures. She also cast RAW, CHARLIE (a bio-drama of the Irish Taoiseach, Charlie Haughey played by Aidan Gillen) REBELLION and ACCEPTABLE RISK.

She has worked with many international directors shooting in Ireland, Paolo Sorrentino THIS MUST BE THE PLACE with Sean Penn, Erik Poppe's A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT with Juliet Binoche. She recently co-cast on the forthcoming pilot for MGM entitled DAWN directed by Robert Stromberg and provided Irish casting for the US TV series YOUNGER.

Recent films include MAZE directed by Stephen Bourke, THE DRUMMER AND THE GOALKEEPER, directed by Nick Kelly and WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, directed by Stacey Passon, all to be released later in 2018.

Current theatre casting includes SIVE for the Druid Theatre, THE UNMANAGEABLE SISTERS and Marina Carr's ON RAFTERY'S HILL for the Abbey Theatre, Feature Films: A GIRL FROM MOGADISHU to be directed by Mary McGuckian, EXTRAORDINARY for Blinder Films to be directed by D.A.D.D.Y..

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Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting: Spotlight Studio

12 Bow Street

7 Dublin

Ireland

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