This class will include a Q&A and a prepared one-on-one reading session with an experienced casting professional.
PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU ARE SURE YOU CAN ATTEND. MATTHEW WILL BE ASSIGNING SIDES AHEAD OF TIME. Your sides will be sent to you the day of class. Once scenes have been sent out, we will update the event page.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Matthew Maisto is devoted to modern and provocative storytelling and has assembled casts for recent films: Nina Letji and James Franco's BLOOD SURF; S. Craig Zahler's BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 starring Vince Vaughn and Zahler's BONE TOMAHAWK (Spirit Awards nominee: Best Supporting Actor, Richard Jenkins); Jennifer Fox's THE TALE starring Laura Dern; Camille Thoman's YOU WERE NEVER HERE with Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard; Theresa Bennett's F*CKING PEOPLE with Noel Wells and Josh Radnor; Michael Doneger's THE ESCORT; Jon Abraham's TWO FOR ONE; Eli Morgan Gesner's CONDEMNED; DIAMOND SOLES and LILY & KAT both by Micael Preysler.
Theatre: off-Broadway original play STRAIGHT (NY Times Critic's Pick). Television: Nicki Minaj's NICKI (ABC Freeform); FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE (TruTV). Regional casting includes films: THE FIRST MEN (SxSW '16); A MIGHTY NICE MAN (TriBeCa '15) and Tarik Karam's ZZZZZZZ (TriBeCa '13). Casting Associate credits: INSECURE (HBO), POWER (Starz); TOP FIVE; FOXCATCHER; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET; THE HOBBIT; HYDE PARK ON HUDSON; EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE and numerous TV pilots. Two time associate Artios Awards nominee. Member: Teamsters (local 817) and Casting Society of America (CSA).
You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class.
Please note that the 90-day frequency restriction applies to this class. Your last frequency-restricted class must have taken place no less than 90 (ninety) days prior to this event to be eligible to register.
NO LATE ARRIVALS and NO WALK-INS are admitted. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will be admitted to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.