Scenes with Avani Parikh Dhar

Casting Access (Non-Frequency Restricted)

New York

Scenes with Avani Parikh Dhar

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Begins at 11:00 AM EDT
Check-in begins at: 10:45 AM EDT

3 Hours

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This in-person class will include a Q&A and a prepared reading session with New York based casting professional, Avani Parikh Dhar.

Participating actors will prepare and perform a scene of their choice from film or tv, two minutes in length or less.


Avani Parikh Dhar, also known as Chimera Casting, is an independent casting director based out of NYC, originally from India. She has been a part of the industry for over 16 years, casting out of India, the USA as well as the UK, Europe, South & South East Asia. With over 1000 commercial, international indie film & short film credits, Avani’s ethos is that while technique can be learned, the talent of acting should be nurtured from the wisdom within. She stumbled upon casting while working on a film in 2006 and enjoyed the process of working with acting talent so much that she segued into casting full-time in 2007. She casts for projects globally with a special focus on diversity.  


You must have completed a Casting Access Application prior to registering for this class.

Please note that the 30-day frequency restriction applies to this class. Your last frequency-restricted class must have taken place no less than 30 (thirty) 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.