Casting Access Specialty



Saturday, August 21, 2021

Begins at 9:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 8:45 AM PDT | 11:45 AM EDT

3 Hours

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You must be under 18 to attend this class.

This class will be split into two age groups. More details will be sent out once you are confirmed for the class. 

Please prepare a monologue or scene of 1.5 minutes or less. 

If you choose to perform a scene, A PDF. of your scene MUST be sent to castingaccess@sagaftra.foundation by 9:00am the morning of class.  


Carolyn Volpe, Ph.D. has been working in educational media for almost twenty years, both in educational research and children’s casting.  Carolyn enjoys combining her singing, dancing, and acting interests, her teaching background, as well as her formal education, love for children, and passion for educational media by casting for Sesame Street and other children’s educational projects.  Carolyn has been casting children, adults, and even some dogs for Sesame Street’s 41st through 50th seasons and recently for Sesame Workshop’s new series Helpsters for Apple TV+.  In addition, she  worked with all the child performers on Amazon Prime’s Creative Galaxy, Yogapalooza for Z Living, Food Network’s Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook Off and Chopped Junior.  She is a certified elementary teacher with a Masters degree in Educational Media and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.  Carolyn has done extensive research and educational consulting for numerous shows, not only for Sesame Street, but also for others including Disney’s Henry Hugglemonster and Little Einsteins and Nick Jr’s Wonder Pets and Bubble Guppies.


Please join the waitlist.  Members will be seated from the waitlist to confirm age.  All members under 18 are welcome to join. 

NO LATE ARRIVALS and NO WALK-INS are admitted. You MUST log in to your Foundation account and RSVP on our website. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from Casting Access 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 RSVP'd. You must RSVP to attend, you will need to create an account at www.sagaftra.foundation in order to RSVP.