ON CAMERA AUDITION

TWO WORKSHOPS IN NOVEMBER
-- Friday, November 9, 10am to 1pm -- Open to Studio Core Students
-- Saturday, November 10, 10am to 2pm
-- Open to all -- $75

AUTHENTICITY & BEHAVIOR IN THE ON-CAMERA AUDITION

(Exclusive workshop for Studio Core Meisner students only)

NOVEMBER 9th 
10AM-1PM


In this 3-hour workshop, participants will gain a multifaceted understanding of the process of auditioning for film and television projects.  We will highlight several of the core principals of the Meisner technique - listening and responding, following impulses, crafting with meaning, really doing an activity - as we see how 1/2 page sides come to life on screen.  The workshop will include exercises that clearly illustrate the meaning of 'bring yourself' to the work.  This 3-hour session will also include a process for breaking down television and film sides: ways to uncover what is on the page, justify the text, and bring that scripted roadmap to a full physical and emotional life.

 

DEMYSTIFYING THE ON-CAMERA AUDITION

(open to all - maximum 12)

NOVEMBER 10th
10AM-2PM

COST: $75

(Early Registration - by October 10 - $10 discount)
This 4-hour workshop will cover the three basic elements of a successful and memorable on-camera audition: you, the text, and the illusion on screen.  Throughout the morning, will look at material that is often misinterpreted and target the main reasons for the misinterpretations and/or generalizations.  Each participant will then work individually on co-star or guest-star sides, seeing how his/her own unique qualities translate to the screen.  During individual work, participants will have the opportunity to explore the process of creating a physical world for the screen.  The goal for this workshop is to introduce all participants to a process of auditioning for camera: ways to uncover what is on the page, justify the text, and create an illusion that brings that scripted roadmap to a full physical and emotional life.

 

BIO:


Devin Shacket is an actress, casting professional, audition coach, and on-camera acting teacher based in New York City.  

 

Professional casting credits include the second season of the award winning show House of Cards, alongside Emmy Award winning casting director, Julie Schubert.  Additional casting credits include feature films, (Good Funk, Black Nativity, Three Backyards), and theatre projects, (SF Playhouse). Freelance casting work includes collaborations with casting directors Meredith Tucker, Laray Mayfield, Kevin Kuffa, Rori Bergman, Bess Fifer, Beth Bowling, and Kim Miscia. 

 

Students and private coaching clients have appeared on television shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Iron Fist, Happy, Gotham, Switched at Birth, Tyrant, The Deuce, The Black List, Jack Ryan, Sneaky Pete, Quantico, Jessica Jones, Blue Bloods, The Blind Spot, The Looming Tower, Infierno Verde, and more.  Plus, many clients appear on New York and regional theatre stages and in feature films.  

 

In addition to private coaching and audition taping, Devin teaches on camera acting and audition technique to adults and young actors internationally.  She has been a guest lecturer at NYU Stonestreet School for Film and Television, SOCAPA, SF Playhouse, SF State University, and several private studios in New York City.  Recent teaching appointments include assistant teacher to Olympia Dukakis at NYU Tisch, and on-camera faculty at NYU's summer Commedia dell'Arte program in Florence, Italy, under Jim Calder.  

 

Devin holds an M.A. in Dramatic Literature & Criticism from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Journalism and Dramatic Literature from New York University.   She completed the prestigious two-year Meisner training with Terry Knickerbocker in New York.