I hate to POINT THE FINGER, but in an effort to protect my actors, I will tell you this: Please do your research when you are signing up for “Casting Director Workshops,” especially when the CD is a big wig. I was recently burned by NEXT DIMENSION PRODUCTIONS. They brought a CD from LA into town for an all day workshop in an effort to help actors’ “improve their craft” and “take it to the next level.” Blah, blah, blah. The workshop was a COMPLETE WASTE OF MY TIME, aside from the fact that I got to catch up with an old friend and meet a few new people. The only good thing about the workshop was their preparation, which got us material (sides) in advance (and a fairly nice selection) for our rehearsal. When it was my turn to perform for the CD, the feedback was basically, “nice job.” I got to do it one fucking time. Excuse my language, younger readers.
I am a sucker.
Don’t be like me.