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!