NY THEATER NIGHT: 6 Casting Directors, 1 Night!


Date: Fri 9/7 @ 6:30pm


Want to work in Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and major regional theaters?

This is an amazing opportunity to meet and work with SIX INCREDIBLE THEATRE CDs who cast in New York and across the country.

Casting Director, Jeffrey Dreisbach of McCorkle Casting

Casting Associate, Paul Fouquet of Elissa Meyers Casting

Casting Director, Michael Cassara of Michael Cassara Casting

Casting Director, Gayle Seay of Wojcik/Seay Casting

Casting Director, Jenn Haltman of Jenn Haltman Casting

Casting Assistant, Allie Carieri of Stewart Whitley Casting

 

 

 

 


Format

THEATER NIGHT:
1) All Participants are welcome to join us for a brief Q&A with the panelists at 6:30pm.

2) Showcase your 1-2 minute MONOLOGUE to the panel.
3) Get written feedback.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue and bring six copies of your headshot/resume.
It is very important that you keep your monologue UNDER 2 MINUTES.

*Guests are subject to change. 

This seminar or class is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent. One on One is bonded in the State of California: #70978001

About Theater Panel

Jeffrey Dreisbach, McCorkle Casting: Jeffrey Dreisbach began his career as an actor accumulating Broadway (A New York Summer, A Few Good Men), Off Broadway (Boomerangst), Film (Thomas Crown Affair, Die Hard 3, Splash), Television (Max Bickford, Another World, One Life to Live) Commercial and Voice over credits for over 20 years.

He is the author of “Conversation Pieces out of the Studio, The Voice over Workshop for Professional Actors" (Dog Ear Publishing 2011) and is a teacher/guest artist for Acting and Career Development for actors at several universities. 

Jeffrey is now a casting partner at McCORKLE CASTING, LTD . Current projects include Feature Films, 
Girl in The LakeQueen Bee, Television, (Twisted-ABC, St. George with George Lopez) NY Theatre 
(Dr. Ruth, Lady Day, Stalking the Bogeyman), several Broadway productions in development and Regional seasons for The Guthrie, George Street Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Alley Theatre, Connecticut Rep. Baltimore Center stage among many others. 

Playwright, Abe Koogler: Abe Koogler's plays include Advance ManBlue Skies Process, Kill Floor, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theatre in 2015, and Fulfillment Center, which premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2017.

Abe is a winner of the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Award and Williamstown Theatre Festival's Weissberger Award. He was a Michener Fellow at UT-Austin and is an alum of Juilliard's Playwrights Program. His work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Bloomsbury. He is a co-founder, with Katie Bender and Gabrielle Reisman, of Underbelly Theatre

Playwright, Caroline McGraw: Caroline V. McGraw's plays include I Get Restless, Believeland, Ultimate Beauty Bible, The Bachelors, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, The Vaults, Debut Track One Chord One Verse One (or, The Shed), The King is Dead, and Baby No More Times. Her work has been produced and workshopped by Page 73, Lesser America, New Georges as a part of the Jam on Toast Festival, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theater Ninjas, Cole Theatre, and the Yale Cabaret; Abingdon Theater Company, Naked Angels, Washington National Opera/The Kennedy Center, Intiman Theater Festival/One Coast Collaboration, Big Sky Theater Conservatory, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Second Stage, Rattlestick, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Studio 42, The Lark, City Theatre, IAMA Theater Company, The Knitting Factory, and Ars Nova, among others. 

She has been in residence at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival, Wordbridge Playwrights’ Lab, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Caroline is the winner of Young Playwrights Inc.’s National Festival, where her first play was produced, and the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Award. Four of her full-length plays have received honorable mentions to the Kilroys List, and she has been nominated for the Weissberger Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn prize. She is working on new play commissions from Yale Rep and Manhattan Theatre Club/The Sloan Foundation. Caroline was the 2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow, and was their 2016/17 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence. 

She is an alum of the New Georges Jam, the Civilians R&D Group, Interstate 73, and the Primary Stages Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group.  She is a New Georges Affiliate Artist. 

She has worked with Young Playwrights Inc., Astoria Performing Arts Center, Naked Angels 3T program, and the Horizon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival as a mentor, dramaturg and teaching artist. She has taught playwriting at New Haven Co-op Arts High School, Wesleyan University, Yale, City College of New York, Williams College, and Marymount Manhattan College, her undergraduate alma mater. She is a graduate of the Playwriting MFA program at the Yale School of Drama, where she studied under Paula Vogel. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Caroline is based in New York. 

Casting Associate, Karie Koppel: Karie Koppel cast the independent feature films, FRIENDS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE EMPATH, and THE HOUSE OF USHER. In Chicago, she cast commercials, MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL for GFour Productions, ROMEO AND JULIET for Arc Theatre Company, and a couple of short films. In New York, she has cast THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK for several theaters, Snapped Productions' MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and CLIMB THE SMALLEST MOUNTAIN for ArtEffects Theatre. With Calleri Casting, she has worked on projects for Williamstown, Rattlestick, Classic Stage, and many others including Harmony. With Elissa Myers, she has cast for The Denver Center, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare, Geva Theatre, and more. Karie also casts for The Abingdon Theatre.

Director, Eddie Prunoske: Eddie is a theater director interested in new plays, old plays, and site specific events.  he aims to create intimate, informal, communal experiences. his work has been seen at the new ohio theatre, house of yes, the flea, the lark, incubator arts project, ensemble studio theater, judson church, irt, nyu tisch/atlantic, carnegie mellon university, and some other theaters, basements, bars, and lofts. former artistic director of glass bandits. b.f.a. suny purchase.

Associate Director of LCT3 Series, Natasha Sinha:
Natasha Sinha is a producer and dramaturg, focusing on new plays, musicals and devised work. She is the Associate Director of LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, which exclusively produces premieres (including Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, Rude Mechs' Stop Hitting Yourself, Dave Malloy's PreludesWar by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and the upcoming queens by Martyna Majok), and co-founder of Beehive Dramaturgy Studio (www.BeehiveDramaturgy.com). Prior to joining LCT3, she was the Associate Producer at Barrington Stage Company. Natasha is also on the Advisory Boards of Musical Theatre Factory and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and has served as a judge on award committees, taught classes, and curated events focused on inclusivity. Graduate of Barnard College.

 

About Jeffrey Dreisbach

 

Jeffrey Dreisbach began his career as an actor accumulating Broadway (A New York Summer, A Few Good Men), Off Broadway (Boomerangst), Film (Thomas Crown Affair, Die Hard 3, Splash), Television (Max Bickford, Another World, One Life to Live) Commercial and Voice over credits for over 20 years.

He is the author of “Conversation Pieces out of the Studio, The Voice over Workshop for Professional Actors" (Dog Ear Publishing 2011) and is a teacher/guest artist for Acting and Career Development for actors at several universities. 

Jeffrey is now a casting partner at McCORKLE CASTING, LTD . Current projects include Feature Films,
Girl in The Lake, Queen Bee, Television, (Twisted-ABC, St. George with George Lopez) NY Theatre
(Dr. Ruth, Lady Day, Stalking the Bogeyman), several Broadway productions in development and Regional seasons for The Guthrie, George Street Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Alley Theatre, Connecticut Rep. Baltimore Center stage among many others.

For over 30 years McCorkle Casting Ltd. has cast Broadway productions including; End of the Rainbow, High, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Glass Menagerie, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over The cuckoo’s Nest, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Amadeus, She Loves Me, Blood Brothers among many others. Notable Off-Broadway projects include; Hit The Wall, Tribes, Falling, Our Town, Toxic Avenger, Almost Maine, Ears On A Beatle, Down The Garden Paths, Killer Joe, Mrs. Klein, Driving Miss Daisy. A partial list of feature film projects include; My Man is a Loser, Premium Rush, Ghost Town, Mama Mia, Funny Money, Secret Window, Basic, The Thomas Crown Affair, The 13th Warrior, Madeline, Die Hard with a Vengeance, School Ties, etc. and for television; humans for “Sesame Street”, “Californication” Emmy nomination),” Max Bickford”, “Hack”, “Strangers with Candy”, “Barbershop”, “Chapell’s Show”.

Success Stories

After meeting at One on One, Jeffrey of McCorkle Casting called Jake in to audition for "Hand to God" at The Studio Theatre in DC!

Jake Winn

About Paul Fouquet

Tony Award-Winning Casting Director, Paul Fouquet of Elissa Myers Casting, has been a Casting Director for over 20 years. His credits include many Tony-nominated Broadway shows, over 25 Off-Broadway shows, as well as Movies of the Week, Pilots, Mini-Series, and Emmy Award-Winning Bio-Pics. This office has so far received 14 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Television credits include: THE MYSTERY OF MATTER, BECOMING HELEN KELLER, GOD IN AMERICA, DOLLEY MADISON, THE PEOPLE VS LEO FRANK, CAR TALK, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, JOHN & ABIGAIL ADAMS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, LIBERTY, DADDY'S GIRL, PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES, THE LAST MILE, KISS KISS DAHLINGS, WILLOUGHBY'S WONDERS, RAVEN, SAFETY NET, THE RETURN, IT'S ONLY ROCK & ROLL, LAST FERRY HOME, LABOR DAY SPECIAL, BLOSSOM, OVER THE LIMIT, LIVIN' LARGE, LOVING. Commercials: AMERICAN EXPRESS, PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER, BURGER KING, GENERAL MOTORS, COHEN OPTICAL, and many more. Broadway: HAVING OUR SAY, OH COWARD, SHIMADA, GETTING & SPENDING, CORPSE. Off-Broadway: LOVE SONG, FIVE COURSE LOVE, SORROWS AND REJOICINGS, VALLEY SONG, FRIDA: THE STORY Of FRIDA KAHLO, JUAN DARIEN, ABINGDON SQUARE, TRANSPOSED HEADS, A... MY NAME IS ALICE, RAP MASTER RONNIE. Regional: American Repertory Theatre, American Music Theatre Festival, American Stage Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alley Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center Theatre Company, Geva Theatre Center, Goodman Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Hartford TheaterWorks, Huntington Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Lincoln Center Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Magic Theatre, McCarter Theater, Naked Angels, Old Globe Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Playhouse on the Green, Kansas City Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Second Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Arena Theatre, Trinity Rep, Two River Theatre Company, Wilma Theatre. 

Success Stories

After attending a session with Paul Fouquet from Elissa Myers Casting, Katie was called in to audition for a regional theater world premiere play!

Katie Zaffrann

About Michael Cassara

Michael Cassara is a Casting Director and Producer, working on a multitude of projects in Film and Theatre. Michael is currently casting the Off-Broadway premiere of SPAMILTON (dir. Gerard Alessandrini) and RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA (dir. Rick Lombardo), six plays for Gulfshore Playhouse's season (including THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE CHRISTIANS, and MY FAIR LADY), THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY for Asolo Rep, the 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), and the 2017 New York Musical Festival. Recent film projects have included THE HYPERGLOT (dir. Michael Urie - Artios nomination for Excellence in Casting), GRANTHAM AND ROSE (dir. Kristin Hanggi, starring Jake T. Austin and Marla Gibbs), and PAPER DREAMS (dir. Ryan Mitchel).  www.michaelcassara.net / @michaelcassara 

About Gayle Holsman Seay

Gayle Seay is half of Wojcik / Seay Casting! Tours: MOTOWN, VOCALOSITY, FLASHDANCE, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, JEKYLL & HYDE (National & Korean tours), DREAMGIRLS (Korean tour), JOSEPH... DREAMCOAT, OKLAHOMA, A CHORUS LINE. Current Off-Broadway includes: OTHELLO: THE REMIX and the premiere of a new play called CHURCH & STATE. Other Off-Broadway: Tennessee Williams’ THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY, HANDLE WITH CARE, TRIASSIC PARQ, NATIONAL PASTIME, 666, and more. Regional: multiple seasons and shows for Riverside Theatre, The Engeman Theatre, Arvada Center, Theatre Raleigh, Stages St Louis, Theatre Aspen, and Tuacahn PAC. Pilots: UPSTATE, STAND-IN. Films: BEST MAN IN THE DARK, TOMMY BATTLES THE SILVER SEA DRAGON, MY PROLOGUE. Webseries: THE FUZZ. Many commercials. Currently: THE HUNT WITH JOHN WALSH on CNN. www.wscasting.com

Success Stories

After a session with Gayle Seay of Wojcik/Seay Casting, Selima was called in to audition for CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh!"

Selima Smith-Dell

About Jenn Haltman

Jenn Haltman is a freelance theatre, film, and new media casting director. Recent theatre projects include Babette’s Feast, Red Herring, The Niceties, and Sex and Other Disturbances (Portland Stage), A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage), Music Man, Far Away (Sharon Playhouse), and The Wedge Horse (Fault Line). Films include "Boy Meets Girl" (dir. Eric Schaeffer), the award-winning short "Behind the Wall" (dir. Bat-Sheva Guez), and the 2017 Sundance selection “Madeline’s Madeline” (Josephine Decker). As Co-Producing Artistic Director of Between Two Boroughs Productions, Jenn has cast and directed Summertime and The Understudy and is in pre production for Cannibal Galaxy: a love story (June 2018). Other directing credits include the recurring Cast and Loose Live! at Joe's Pub and Maybe Never Fell for Axial Theatre Company. Previously, Jenn was the Casting Associate at New York Theatre Workshop (shows include Peter and the Starcatcher, Little Foxes, Aftermath, The Seven) and worked with Page 73 Productions, Pig Iron Theatre Company, and Soho Rep. She is a proud graduate of Muhlenberg College. www.betweentwoboroughs.com

About Allie Carieri

Allie is currently the Casting Assistant at Stewart/Whitley, assisting on all projects helmed by Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley, including CHICAGO, FINDING NEVERLAND, PARADISE SQUARE, AUGUST RUSH, HADESTOWN, Bay Street Theatre, A.R.T., and numerous other projects/productions in development. Prior to joining the Stewart/Whitley office last year, Allie worked at the Roundabout Theater Company and the Public Theater, and produced theater freelance throughout the City. She’s a graduate of Columbia University and a Los Angeles native.

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