In this new form of Casting Access Online, actors will get a unique opportunity to perform and video chat with the specified Casting Director. Prior to the actual event, actors will prepare their own scene or monologue for the class. Then, at the venue they will participate in a Q&A and reading with the CD. Actors will perform one by one via video chat, then receive feedback on their performances. Readers will be selected from 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
Please prepare a monologue or scene from a TV show or film of two minutes in length or less. Please bring a copy for the reader.
You must have completed a Casting Access Online Application prior to registering for this class.
You MUST be able to be at the venue at the listed date and time in order to participate.
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 admited to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have no received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.