The Anti-workshop for Actors with guest Ali Raizin

An alternative to the drama of the pay-to-play workshop world! In this relaxed evening of open conversation, host and working actor Meredith Riley Stewart will interview Ali Raizin on her experiences as a casting associate over the past few years in LA. The goal of the evening is to enlighten actors to the internal workings of the casting process, to breakdown the heirarchy we create in our minds about this process and to focus more on what we can do that will actually make a difference "in the room."

Ali has worked in multiple casting offices including most recently as the accosicate on The Middle and before that, on Transparent. She worked on the pilot of "Hand of God" for Barden/Schnee, as well as multiple films and video games with Emily Schweber.  Before working in television and film casting, she worked in various commercial casting offices. We'll hear about specific instances from her experience that shape how she sees the casting process "from the other side of the table." We'll talk topics like star meter, drop offs, agent pitches, workshops and more. A few days before the event, Meredith will take questions from the attendees to help guide the night to be most insightful for everyone. One thing we will NOT do is cold reads or prepared reads or sides of any kind! We're all approaching this evening as potential collaborators who are coming together to hear about an individual's experiences in casting offices and take away what works for each of us.

Location: 610 S. Main St in DTLA. $10 parking in the building, $7 parking across the street, FREE parking under Pershing Square 3 blocks away...or you coudl always take the subway there!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Signups: 8 / 15