This class will include a Q&A and a prepared reading with an experienced casting professional.
Please prepare a monologue 2 min. or under
A note from Ada:
Please prepare monologue you feel really strongly about - have a personal connection with or a natural inclination to lean into with all you have. Nothing is too strange, against-type, etc. I'm a big proponent to bravery and creativity and want them to feel loose, in control, and engaged.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Ada Karamanyan (she/her or they/them) is a casting professional based out of Brooklyn, NY. She currently serves as the casting associate for The Playwrights Realm, and as a producing artistic leader for the fellowship program Trans Lab alongside co-founders MJ Kaufman and Kit Yan. Her recent casting work has included projects with Baltimore Center Stage, The Sol Project, Island Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Co, New York Musical Festival, and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. This past spring, Ada had the distinct privilege of singlehandedly casting Shakespeare’s entire canon for Play On Shakespeare’s Play On! Festival, in collaboration with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Classic Stage Company. Prior to, Ada was the casting fellow at New York Theater Workshop for their inaugural administrative fellowship program during their 2017-2018 season.
You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this workshop.
Please note that the 90-day frequency restriction applies to this workshop. Your last frequency-restricted workshop must have taken place no less than 90 (ninety) days prior to this event to be eligible to register. Also, should you register for more than one (1) frequency-restricted workshop at a time, the higher-placing workshop registration will be retained and all others will be deleted.
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.