Shakespeare Masterclass with Heidi Griffiths & Kate Murray of THE PUBLIC THEATER
Dates: Thu 9/26 @ 7pm
Meets 2 times: 9/26 10/3
SPECIAL TWO-WEEK Shakespeare WORKSHOP with two of the most influential THEATRICAL CASTING DIRECTORS in the business!
PLEASE NOTE: This class is specifically designed for actors who have not studied with Heidi or Kate within the past two years.
ATTENDANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HEIDI AND KATE. AS THIS IS A CUMULATIVE CLASS, IF YOU MISS THE FIRST CLASS, YOU WILL NOT BE WELCOMED BACK TO WEEK TWO. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SCHEDULE IS ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE BOTH CLASS DATES AND THE HOLD DATE.
WEEK 1: Shakespeare Monologues - Heidi and Kate will be watching everyone's monologue as if you were in an audition setting. PLEASE PREPARE ONE SHORT SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE.
WEEK 2: Shakespeare Scenes - Heidi and Kate will provide the script and sides ahead of time and ask you to read the entire play you will be working on (you will receive these materials directly through email - please let us know if you do not receive your assignments at least four days before the second week). Heidi and Kate believe reading the entire script to be extremely important in the auditions they hold at the Public. You will read your scene with a reader.
***Class Structure is subject to change.
About Heidi Griffiths & Kate Murray ▼
Heidi Griffiths (Casting Director) and Kate Murray (Casting Director) work in the casting department at The Public Theater, where they cast a wide variety of projects including new American plays, new musicals, and Shakespeare. They have also collaborated on numerous Broadway and Regional Theater projects.
About Kate Murray▼
Kate Murray is the Casting Associate at The Public Theater/NYSF. Additional Casting Credits include Film: (As Casting Director): A Sea Apart (Independent Feature, dir. Nisan Dag & Esra Saydam), My First Kiss And The People Involved (Independent Feature, dir. Luigi Campi, Enchanted NY (Independent Short, dir. Maria Gordillo), Bumbloods (webseries pilot, dir. Joe Bandelli), various thesis films for Columbia and NYU MFA Film programs, and has contributed casting for CollegeHumor.com. Theater: Broadway: Raisin In The Sun (upcoming, Casting Associate, dir. Kenny Leon), Lucky Guy (Casting Assistant, dir. George C. Wolfe), Off-Broadway: 2013 Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Off-Off-Broadway: Animals (NY Fringe Festival, 2012), Celebration, Rhinoceros, #NYC, Grief ,The Awakening, and Glamdromeda (all with UglyRhino Productions, Brooklyn). Kate also served as Casting Director for the 2011, 2012, and upcoming 2013 BAFTA/Rocliffe New Writing Forum, hosted at the 92nd St. Y as a part of the New York Television Festival (dir. Susan Jacobson). Previously, she was the Casting Assistant at Susan Shopmaker Casting, where she assisted on casting MTV's Skins, as well as helping cast over 200 children and young adults in Tino Seghal's solo exhibition at The Guggenheim Museum entitled This Progress (Feb. 2010).