1-day intensive with Matthew maisto

Independent Casting Director


Words of Wisdom from Matthew Maisto:

"The words need to be lifted off the page by the actor. The CD needs to see something that they don’t already know."

Date: Saturday, February 17th
Time: 10:30AM-1:30PM

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


*limited to 16 students per class

Ages 13 and up

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Our Format
Tonight is the night to meet and work with Matthew Maisto. The night begins with a Q/A with Matthew. Next, each actor will get to work on camera with Matthew and receive feedback. Each actor, one at a time, will work on camera with Matthew on pre-selected sides and be supported by one of our outstanding readers. The rest of the class will get to watch and listen. Each actor's work will be emailed to them in the form of a High Definition Quicktime Movie after the class to review as they wish.  This class offers a more intimate setting than our normal workshops and, as such, videos from this intensive are not intended for AGR Online. This class is slotted for a 3 hour period meaning that class CAN last 3 hours but if all questions are answered and each student has been seen by the CD, class may possibly end before the 3 hours is finished.  

Sides Policy - AGR NY
Look out for instructions in your booking confirmation about sides for this class. Please bring two copies of your scene. Highlight the entire line for the reader in the reader's copy.

Absolutely no monologues or scenes from plays will be allowed. 

Wait List Policy
If a class is sold out, you can sign up for a spot on the wait list.

If a spot opens, the wait list is notified via email and the spot is sold on a first come, first served basis.

If you do not get the spot, you do not need to rejoin the wait list.

Cancellation Policy
We do not offer refunds, but we do offer credit. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more in advance of a class, event, or intensive in order to receive a credit.  You can cancel the class online in our booking system or via email.

Unless otherwise noted, if you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness or industry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit. 

Cancellations within 24 business hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or no-shows will NOT be credited under any circumstance.  For example, if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel before the end of business on Friday.

Our Classes/Events are NOT job interviews, auditions or employment opportunities.  The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. The Actor's Green Room does not attempt to procure or promise employment, we are strictly an educational experience.


Matthew Maisto is an independent casting director, he works on both coasts, in New York and Los Angeles. Devoted to modern and provocative storytelling, Matthew has assembled casts for recent independent features like: Jennifer Fox’s THE TALE starring Laura Dern (Sundance '18); S. Craig Zahler’s BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 starring Vince Vaughn (TIFF ‘17), and also Zahler's debut feature BONE TOMAHAWK (Spirit Awards nominee); Theresa Bennett’s SOCIAL ANIMALS starring Noel Wells & Josh Radnor; Camille Thoman’s NEVER HERE starring Mireille Enos & Sam Shepard; Nina Letji & James Franco’s BLOOD SURF; Jason Lester’s TAIPEI starring Justin Chon & Ellie Bamber; Michael Doneger’s THE ESCORT; Jon Abraham’s TWO FOR ONE; Eli Morgan Gesner’s CONDEMNED; Michael Preysler’s LILY & KAT and his upcoming film DIAMOND SOLES.  Theatre: off–Broadway original play STRAIGHT ( NY Times Critic’s Pick). Televsion:  HBO's INSECURE; Nicki Minaj’s NICKI (ABC Freeform); FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE (TruTV). Local or regional casting director credits: ON THE BASIS OF SEX (dir. Mimi Leder); TRIAL BY FIRE (dir. Ed Zwick); THE WALK (dir. Robert Zemekis). Award-winning short film credits: THE FIRST MEN (SxSW ’16); A MIGHTY NICE MAN (TriBeCa ’15) and Tarik Karam’s ZZZZZZZ (TriBeCa ’13). Prior to that, as a casting associate his credits include such critically acclaimed films as: TOP FIVE; FOXCATCHER; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET; THE HOBBIT; HYDE PARK ON HUDSON; EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE plus numerous TV pilots.


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