Casting Director Workshop with Tara Tracey

Tonight I attended a Casting Director Workshop with Tara Tracey at AIA Actors Studio.  Tara is the Casting Associate at Valko/Miller Casting, a huge Casting Office.  This busy office casts great comedies such as “Two and a Half Men”, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Hank” as well as “Sons of Tuscan” and “The Secret Life of an American Teen”.

Tara was so sweet.  A Midwest girl as well, I immediately felt like someone I could be friends with.  Tara talked about the different casting process for each show.  She also gave encouraging news, that co-star roles and under 5’s are often cast from actors who she has met at workshop!

Tara passed out sides from “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory”.  I was given funny sides from an episode of “Two and a Half Men”.   I played one of Charlie’s “latest conquests”, a starstruck girl who happens to work in Allen’s office.  Comedy ensues.  My scene partner and I received some laughs and Tara told us that we would go “straight to make up”.  Yay!

Thanks to Tara Tracey for teaching on a Friday night!

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