the January monday night class

meet 4 top casting directors over the course of the month

Now's the time to get in the room and work with NYC's top CDs. The Monday Night Class is a powerhouse networking tool and an incredible educational opportunity for its attendees.

Dates: Mondays, January 15th, 22nd, 29th, & February 5th 2018

Times: 7PM-10PM

Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001

$450 (non-members)
$382 ((Immersion Premium Member)

Limited to 16 students

Ages 13 and up

A free AGR MEMBER PROFILE is required to fully register. Sign up here!
CD's will view headshots and resumes while student is performing but each student must collect their headshot and resume after they have finished.

Some of the unique benefits of the class include:

  • Small classes

  • Hosted by senior AGR staff member Josh Hemphill

  • An informative Q&A with each guest followed by each actor working one on one time in the studio with the guest CD and Jane Dashow (an amazing senior staff member at AGR) while the rest of the class watches on a monitor.

  • A real opportunity to work with each guest CD in an audition setting, get to know their personal audition preferences, with all the benefits of an intimate, supportive class. The CDs get to see what you would be like in an audition scenario, how you take direction etc, but unlike in an audition, actors get detailed feedback and come away with crucial knowledge on how to nail their auditions and move forward. They are now on the radar of the guest CDs and begun establishing a working relationship.

  • The ability to work with a highly skilled, professional reader/actor who is there to support you in your work.

  • Actors are emailed an HD QuickTime video each week of their on-camera work.

Over the course of 4 weeks, actors get to work on camera with 4 major film & television casting directors PLUS Jane Dashow, an amazing senior staff member at The Actor's Green Room. Actors get to build relationships with the guest casting directors and work with them in their medium. Each class session begins with a Q&A with the guest casting director. Next, each actor will work one on one on camera with the guest casting director and Jane Dashow while the rest of the class watches via a television monitor. When in the room, actors will receive adjustments to tweak their performances and will learn what each of the guest casting directors look for in an audition. Actors are supported by an outstanding reader and are emailed their on camera work in the form of a QuickTime HD movie after each class.  

With an ambience and camaraderie that can't be beat, The Monday Night Class provides the educational and networking opportunities that truly make a difference in an actor's career.

Sides Policy - AGR NY
A link to sides to prepare for this intensive will be included in your booking confirmation email. 

Absolutely no monologues or scenes from plays will be allowed. 

Missed Class Policy
If you have to miss a class during the month, you may make up the missed class at a future Green Room class session. You are allowed to make up one class. If you have to miss more than one class, you can only make up one of the missed sessions. We leave one spot per class session each week for a make up. We will do our best to accomodate your class choice and if the make up spot is already taken you may choose another. Please note that you may only make up a missed Green Room class session at another Monday Night Class session. 

Industry Substitutions
All of the casting directors that we invite to our classes are very busy industry professionals as well as human beings with life circumstances that may arise. In the event that an industry guest is unable to attend an event, another guest from the same office or a comparable industry member will attend in his/her place.


January's Industry Guests:

January 15th: Michael Rios, Bowling/Miscia Casting

Michael Rios is a New York based casting associate. He has worked for Bowling/Miscia Casting for almost 8 years since he graduated from NYU in 2009. He has also worked with casting directors Rosalie Joseph and Julie Schubert. Past projects include Gotham (FOX), Blue Bloods (CBS), Sleepy Hollow (FOX), Hostages (CBS), Gossip Girl (CW), Deliver Us From Evil, and They Came Together. He recently won an Artios Award with Beth Bowling & Kim Miscia for Best Casting of a Pilot/First Year Drama Series.

January 22nd: David Vaccari, Casting Director

David Vaccari is currently a casting director in New York, where he mainly focuses on film, television and commercials.
His film projects include casting for “The Intern” with Robert DeNiro, “Focus” with Will Smith, “Friends With Kids”, “Howl”, “ Rachel Getting Married”, "Jonah Hex” and the Gus Van Sant films, “Restless”, “Paranoid Park” and “Finding Forrester” with Sean Connery. Other films include “Rachel Getting Married”,“Then She Found Me”, “Across the Universe”, “Ira and Abby”, “Keane”, “The Bone Collector” with Denzel Washington, and “Pieces of April”. TV projects include “Time After Time”,“Penny Dreadful”, “The Big C”, “A Gifted Man” &“Smash”. He has cast over 1500 commercials with directors including Martin Scorsese, Barry Levinson, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Christopher Guest, Martin Granger, Roman Coppola, Steve Miller, Mark Pellington, Fred Savage, Will Speck & Josh Gordon and Phil Morrison. His work in theater includes, the innovative original productions of “Rent”, “The Capeman”, “Hedwig”, “Martin Short- Fame Becomes Me” and “Hairspray”. In terms of plays, he worked on casting with David Mamet for “GlenGarry GlenRoss” and “The Cryptogram” as well as Eric Bogosian for “Humpty Dumpty” and “Talk Radio” and with Woody Allen for “A Second Hand Memory” and “Writer’ s Block”. David currently teaches auditioning technique for actors at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He also teaches at New York University’s film and television program.

January 29th: Jodi Angstreich, Laura Rosenthal Casting 

The office recently wrapped up casting PUBLIC MORALS for TNT with Eddie Burns and Michael Rapaport, two feature films and an upcoming mini-series!  Recent Projects Include: THE TICKET and A LONG WAY HOME directed by Award Winning Director Garth Davis. Maribeth recently cast the feature film THE FUTURE directed by Paolo Sorrentino with Michael Caine and the HBO Pilot LAUGHS UNLIMITED and a new untitled feature film with Richard Geere. She recently cast, the feature films CAROL starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, LIFE starring Robert Pattinson and the HBO pilot LAUGHS UNLIMITED. Laura Rosenthal Casting also cast Olive Kitteridge an HBO miniseries, with Richard Jenkins, the feature film RIO, EU TU AMO (Rio, I Love You), and THE SEARCH PARTY withKristin Ritter, the feature film AND SO IT GOES directed by Rob Reiner and starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton; ST VINCENT DE VAN NUYS starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. Laura Rosenthal Casting also had 2 FILMS at Sundance this past year: KILL YOUR DARLINGS starring Daniel Radcliffe, and ACOD starring Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, and Catherine O'Hara!


February 5th: Mia Cusumano

Mia is currently working on USA's FALLING WATER, and the upcoming features LEZ BOMB with Steve Guttenberg and Cloris Leachman, I FEEL PRETTY with Michelle Williams, BANG BANG with James Caan, and ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Her wide range of credits include HBO's THE LEFTOVERS and IN TREATMENT, PATERSON with Adam Driver,REAL STEEL starring Hugh Jackman, The CW's TOMORROW PEOPLE, ANNIE with Jamie Foxx and Rose Byrne, RUN ALL NIGHT with Liam Neeson and Ed Harris ,NEW YEAR'S EVE with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, ABC's BODY OF PROOF, THE SMURFS with Katy Perry and Neil Patrick Harris, WeTV's SOUTH OF HELL, and CBS' GOLDEN BOY.


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