Perform for a Casting Director or Casting Associate and donate to the Food Bank for New York City.
Casting Society Cares, the non-profit 501c3 charitable arm of CSA, and Actors Pro Expo are proud to announce the return of Meals 4 Monologues at this year’s event. Casting Directors and Casting Associate members of the CSA will be devoting a full day to seeing union and non-union actors who would like to participate in our food drive to benefit the Food Bank for New York City. We suggest you bring 2 non-perishable donation items to donate to our food drive, which you can hand over during your performance time slot.
Sign up will be in the exhibition hall starting at 10am – slots are limited, and work on a first come, first served basis.
Please prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue or a 1- minute contemporary song (acapella) that showcases you as a performer.
Please bring one headshot/resume that will be available to the CSA members in the Casting Room.
Panelists joining Meals 4 Monologues throughout the day today!
Andrea Zee has credits in television, commercial, and print, with an emphasis in theater. She is an Artios nominee whose work includes Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, Netflix, FX, and Nickelodeon.
Angela Mickey is the Managing Director of Casting for Liz Lewis Casting Partners and has been at this powerhouse office for 19 years casting on-camera commercials, voiceover, TV, film, and theater. Angela started as an actress, studying theater at NYU’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School, before discovering her love of casting. Recent commercial projects include Comcast Internet Essentials, Disneyland/Star Wars, Tampax, White Castle, Eliquis and Samsung. On the theatrical front, she has cast such films including A Year and Change with Bryan Greenberg, Jamie Chung and Natasha Rothwell; Doubting Thomas with Jamie Hector, Will McFadden, Sarah Butler, and Melora Walters; ReRUN with Christopher Lloyd; and Doe featuring Tatyana Ali and Mira Sorvino.
Donna McKenna is a casting director, producer, and educator. She casts and produces independent features, short films, television shows, audio shows, pilots, and web series; her work has received theatrical distribution and can been seen on all digital platforms, AMC channel, and in 2020 Netflix. She is a member of the Casting Society of America and an appointed Board Member of the Suffolk County Film Commission.
Elizabeth Berra is a New York based casting associate and proud CSA member. Recent credits include Pose (FX), and The Deuce (HBO).
Ilene Starger is a casting director, producer, and writer. Her film credits include Custody (as Casting Director and Associate Producer); Good Friday; The Rewrite; Music & Lyrics; Two Weeks’ Notice; Night at the Museum (Artios Award); School of Rock (Artios Award); Sleepy Hollow; A Simple Plan; The Pink Panther; Pink Panther 2; The Parent Trap; Twilight; First Wives Club; Marvin’s Room; Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; and No Way Out. Television credits include: Witness to the Mob; The Great Gatsby; Earthly Possessions; and Amy and Isabelle.
She is a former VP of Casting for Walt Disney and Touchstone Pictures and is a voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
West End theater credits include: Venus in Fur (as Casting Director and Executive Producer); The Libertine (as Casting Director and Executive Producer); and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (as U.S. Casting Director for 2009 West End production, and for 2016 UK tour.) Broadway theater credits include: Waiting for Godot; No Man’s Land; Breakfast at Tiffany’s (as Casting Director & Associate Producer); Marlene; The Elephant Man; Dance of Death; The Diary of Anne Frank; Dirty Blonde; and Closer (Artios Award). Off-Broadway theater credits include: Wink; Passion Play; and Much Ado About Nothing (Cheek by Jowl at BAM; U.S. Casting).
She is a published poet and is a playwright; she wrote, directed, and produced a short play, So Fast it Goes, for New York Theater Festival/Summerfest 2018. She wrote, directed, and produced a new short play, No Kind of Place, for New York Theater Festival Summerfest 2019.
Joanna Levinger is a freelance Associate Casting Director working in film and Television. Some of her previous credits include: for ABC – NYPD Blue (pilot), Emergence (pilot); and for Netflix – Marvel’s Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders, Jessica Jones, and David Fincher’s Mindhunter. She recently wrapped an independent film.
Kimberly Skyrme has cast for independent and Hollywood feature films, television series, government agency videos, and commercials in numerous regions around the country. Creative collaborations include House of Cards – Seasons 1-3, The Girlfriend Experience – Season 2, The Pelican Brief, True Lies; and Deep Impact, as well as commercials for Enfamil, McCormick, Washington Post, and Bud Light. Skyrme has also done work for the FBI, DNI and USDA.
She is currently in preproduction for Christmas in New England, her directorial feature film debut, as well as development of Harbor Island, the series; casting is underway for both projects.
Matthew Glasner is a Casting Professional working in New York City who has worked on various TV/film projects. As an Independent Casting Director, he has cast numerous Short Films that have been festival qualifying as well as feature films, Braid (2018 Tribeca Film Festival), Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate, and the forthcoming Milkwater.
Rachel Reiss is a Senior Casting Director at Liz Lewis Casting Partners where she casts film, TV, voiceovers, and commercials. She began her career casting for numerous networks including Bravo, Lifetime, A&E, HGTV, and the Food Network where she cast the first 11 seasons of Chopped. At Liz Lewis, Rachel has worked on hundreds of voice overs and commercials including Gillette’s Handle with Care, which won 6 Clio awards and 3 Cannes Lion Awards. She also casts film including A Year and Change with Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung, and Lady-Like with Beverly D’Angello, as well as digital series including Dreamworks’ Ride with Me, American Girl’s AG Life, and Stellar People, which won Best Supporting Actor, Best Comedy, and Best Ensemble Cast at NYC Web Fest. Rachel is a graduate of Boston University.
Sarah Cooney has worked on casting for feature films and HBO with Gayle Keller Casting, and for CBS with Marc Hirschfeld Casting. She has spent the last two years with Laura Stanczyk Casting working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring, regional, and developmental Theater productions. She is currently working with Binder Casting on New York City Center’s ENCORES! 2020 season.
Stephanie Klapper has been in the business for over 25 years. As a Casting Director, her work is frequently seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, the internet, and film. Projects she has cast have won numerous awards including the Tony, OBIES, Artios, Drama Desk, Pulitzer Prize, Sundance Audience Award, Cannes Prize Du Publique, and Comic Con awards. She is the resident Casting Director for Primary Stages, New York Classical Theatre, Resonance Ensemble, Masterworks Theater Company, The Peccadillo Theater Company, and works frequently with the Pearl Theatre Company, as well as many regional theaters.