Participants in this two hour class will perform cold reads for an experienced casting professional.
This is an opportunity for actors to perform for Yolanda in a safe and intimate environment and receive specific feedback and/or re-direction. This sort of learning experience does not exist in the real world. You either book the audition or you don’t. You rarely have the benefit of any substantial feedback on your performance.
Note: Only members on the RSVP list will be given the opporunity to perform, however if you are on the Waitlist and not put on the RSVP list, you are still welcome to attend to audit the class.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Meghan Rafferty is an experienced casting director, actor and coach who has worked with some of the most respected directors, writers and producers in the television and motion picture industry.
Meghan received her BFA in Acting from Adelphi University and an MFA from the Asolo Theatre Conservatory.
Meghan began her casting career just a few years after graduating, assisting on network pilots for Fox, NBC and ABC. From there she moved on as a casting associate for big budget films such as: Café Society, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Shutter Island, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Hugo and the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire. Now, with fourteen years of cable and big budget film casting experience under her belt, she continues to cast and formed M&M Casting with her partner Mia Cusumano. More recently Meghan co- cast ‘Paterson’- a film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani, Season 1 of 'The Leftovers’ created by Damon Lindleloff, Season 1of NBC/Universal’s ‘Falling Water’, airing on the USA network and The Cannes Lions Award winning webseries ‘Margo vs Lily’.
Current projects include, the soon to be released independent comedy ‘Lez Bomb’ starring Kevin Pollack, Bruce Dern, Cloris Leachman and Steve Guttenberg. ‘Bang, Bang’, ‘Dirty Paki Lingerie’ and ‘The Disenchanted’, which are all in preproduction.
Meghan is one of the very few, who over the years has been lucky enough to create a successful balance between her career as an actor and casting director; she feels each craft feeds the hand of the other. Additionally, through her years as an acting coach, Meghan has been able to help actors navigate the turbulent waters of show business and help the next generation to be successful.
For more of Meghan’s work please go to her IMDB page
In order to attend this event, you MUST have a SAG-AFTRA Foundation account.
NO LATE ARRIVALS are admitted. WALK-UPS are welcome, but are only admitted space permitting to replace no-shows.