And Scene #11 - Casting w/ Joy Dewing

June 12, 2017

Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast! 

In Act 1, we discuss this week’s theater news & notes, including the gender equality efforts of the group Waking the Feminists, the veteran rehabilitation efforts of the group Bravo 22 Company, and Meghan’s efforts to teach folks in China how to innovate using theater!!

In Act 2, we welcome casting director Joy Dewing.  Sadly, Meghan was in a rehearsal of her own, so Mike and Joy talk about how one becomes a casting director, the Do’s and Don’t’s for auditioners, how to build your vocal book, and why you should never call her a casting “agent”.  We also discuss the current movement by casting directors to unionize for better security.  It’s quite an interesting conversation, and some great insight into what the folks on “the other side of the table” are thinking.  If you are starting your professional acting career, you must listen to this episode!

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SOURCES

Stacey Keach:
http://www.playbill.com/article/goodman-theatre-confirms-stacy-keach-suffered-onstage-heart-attack-during-pamplona

Waking the Feminists:
https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/the-abbey-welcomes-wakingthefeminists-research/
http://www.wakingthefeminists.org/

iSTAN:
https://i-stan.org/istan.html

Rachel Hoffman CD Unionization Letter:
http://www.theensemblist.com/blog/2017/6/7/what-my-community-is-asking-for-is-fairness

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