Booking Guest & Co-Star roles with JAMES CALLERI!
Dates: Tue 7/23 @ 10:30am
Meets 3 times: 7/23 7/30 8/6
JAMES CALLERI OF CALLERI CASTING
ACTIVE ON NEW APPLE+ SERIES
Theater: Most recent Broadway credits include Burn This starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell. Fool for Love starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell, and Hughie starring Forest Whitaker. Lewiston/Clarkston for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Ever After at the Alliance Theater. Other: The Visit starring Chita Rivera and Roget Rees, Renee Fleming in Living on Love, the Tony winning revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, the revival of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola which travels to London's West End in the Summer of 2015 and last season hit Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester.
Past Broadway credits include: Venus in Fur with Tony-winner Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, 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.
Recent Off-Broadway hits: Ives Lives of Saints and his revival of All in the Timing, Buyer & Cellar, Murder for Two, The Hilltown Plays, Satchmo at the Waldorf, My Name is Asher Lev, the Ives’, the long-running Fuerza Bruta and The Revisionist with Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg.
Other past credits include: Playwrights Horizons (10 seasons) including such premieres as Betty’s Summer Vacation, Lobby Hero, Small Tragedy, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Violet to name a few.
Over 10 years with Classic Stage Company... including A Month in the Country with Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling, Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, Passion, New Jerusalem, Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya with Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard and The Seagull with Dianne Wiest & Alan Cumming.
Resident Casting Director Credits... for CSC, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Long Wharf Theater, The Flea, Keen Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Playwrights Realm. Other: City Theater, Berkeley Rep, Oregon Shakes, Naked Angels, New Georges, stageFARM, Epic Theater Ensemble and many seasons of SPF (Summer Play Festival) and NY Stage & Film Company
Some long running past productions... include Fuerza Bruta, Lobby Hero, The Guys, Fully Committed, Dinah Was, and The Vagina Monologues Nat’l Tour
TV: Dickinson for Apple, When They See Us for Netflix, 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: Beautiful Darkness, I Origins, Emoticon ;), Saint Janet, Another Earth, Refuge, Merchant Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination, Heights, and The White Countess, Yearbook, Lisa Picard is Famous, The Jimmy Show, Ready? OK!, Trouble Every Day, Peter & Vandy and Armless.
Calleri Casting has been awarded 14 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. James, Paul, and Erica are proud members of the Casting Society of America.
All of your performances will be ON-CAMERA and available to download. James will work with you on TV, Film and Theater sides he assigns in advance.
Please note: Punctuality is important to James for this class.
PLEASE PREPARE for WEEK 1 - two sides of your choice from the packets James' provides under "GENERAL SIDES"
WEEK 2:Two sides of your choice from the packets James' provides under "GENERAL SIDES"
WEEK 3: Assigned TV/Film Sides - please check 1-3 days in advance.
***Class Structure is subject to change.
About 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 Graduate MFA Acting Program. He is the co-author with Robert Cohen of ACTING PROFESSIONALLY: RAW FACTS ABOUT CAREERS IN ACTING published by Palgrave MacMillan, in it’s 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.