Do auditions stress you out? Have you done the work only to have your inner critic get in the way? Want to be auditioning more than you are? This seminar discusses all these questions and more with a panel of working actors. Learn how to deliver an authentic audition, how to book the room, how to prep mentally and emotionally, how to crush your audition nerves, and how to get out of your own way. Hear what works from a panel of guests who’ve been in your shoes, and what they wish they would have known sooner.
Lisa Zambetti is a Casting Director in Los Angeles who casts for television, film and new media. She is the casting director for CBS’ long running hit drama Criminal Minds, but has also worked on shows for NBC, ABC and cable; as well as on award winning independent features, large studio movies and blockbusting video game franchises. She is a proud member of the Casting Society of America and serves on the Artist Development Committee. She also cohosts the popular true crime podcast Real Crime Profile on the Wondery network.
Rebecca Knowles is a bicoastal actor splitting her time between NYC and LA. Her TV/Film credits include UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, feature film IMMORTAL with Dylan Baker, Brat’s INTERN IN CHIEF which hit 1 million views on YouTube in 1 week, and an upcoming Netflix comedy. Theatrically, she was recently seen in Lincoln 2020: an award-winning Hollywood Fringe show, NYMF, Pittsburgh CLO, and at 54 Below with Michael Cerveris. She produced and starred in “Coping: a working title,” making festival rounds now, and hosts REBECCA READS, a weekly children’s storytime series on YouTube. Learn more on instagram (@rebeccasunnybrookfarm) or at RebeccaKnowles.net!
Bryan Coffee is known for going toe to toe with “Jack Pearson” on THIS IS US (NBC), his recurring roles as “Simon” on KEVIN FROM WORK (FREEFORM), and the Funeral Goose super fan “Jody” on LIFE IN PIECES (CBS). His other multiple guest star and co-star credits include THE DEUCE, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, an upcoming episode of TACOMA FD, plus a supporting role in the NETFLIX film POINT BLANK. He’s also made appearances on many kids’ programs including Disney’s RAVEN’S HOME, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE and the new Disney+ show DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT. Bryan started his career writing and performing sketch comedy in theaters with a number of troops, then became a graduate of THE SECOND CITY in LA. He is the writer/performer of his one-person show THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION that ran at the STEVE ALLEN THEATRE in Hollywood, as well as venues around the country. Bryan also has a passion for eating hot crusty bread with butter.