Saturday September 12th 2020
An opportunity to perform for Casting Society of America Casting Directors & Casting Associates in support of local food pantries and organizations providing COVID 19-related relief.
Casting Society Cares, the non-profit 501c3 charitable arm of CSA, and Actors Pro Expo are hosting Meals 4 Monologues Virtual. CSA members will be devoting a full day to seeing union and non-union actors online.
We encourage all actors to make a donation to a local food bank – resources for online donations and local drop off locations are below. Donations are not required to participate in the event.
Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue OR a 1 minute contemporary song that showcases you as a performer. Performance time slots will be allocated by random selection. Successful applicants will be notified of their performance time slot and joining instructions 2 days in advance.
To apply register HERE.
Please note to participate you will require a device with uninterrupted internet access.
For IN PERSON donations New York City & Los Angeles – CLICK HERE
Other regions across the US – CLICK HERE
For monetary online donations in support of the LA Food Bank, visit our campaign to donate – CLICK HERE
Both Annalese and Errin are passionate about film & television and thrive at the challenge of finding just the right performer to bring a character off the page and into life. As avid viewers of a wide range of genres, we do, of course, have our favorites. Errin particularly enjoys a good British cop drama with a little dry wit and Annalese likes to be fully immersed in worlds unlike our own, from period dramas to sci-fi and everything in between.
Bruce is probably best known for having lured Kyra Sedgwick to television for THE CLOSER (J.K. Simmons, Jon Tenney, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison), his first television pilot. He cast all 7 seasons of the series. Kyra Sedgwick has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe. The cast was nominated for the SAG ensemble award numerous times. Bruce then cast the first two seasons of MAJOR CRIMES, the spin off of THE CLOSER starring Mary McDonnell. He is also cast the CW show HELLCATS starring Aly Michaelka and Ashley Tisdale. Other TV Series include THE CLASS
(Lizzy Caplan, Jason Ritter, Lucy Punch, Jon Bernthal, Jesse Tyler Ferguson), 20 GOOD YEARS (John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor), TRUST ME (Eric McCormack, Tom Cavenagh, Monica Potter), STATE OF MIND (Lili Taylor) , EMILY OWENS, M.D. starring Mamie Gummer and BAD TEACHER for CBS starring Ari Graynor, David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert and Kristin Davis. Also for television: HOLIDAY SPIN (Ralph Macchio, Karen Olivo) for Lifetime, THE TENTH CIRCLE (Kelly Preston, Ron Eldard) for Lifetime and CREATURE FEATURES (HBO) starring Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid, Rufus Sewell and Nastasjia Kinski and STALKERS for Lifetime starring Drea De Mateo, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe & Mena Suvari.
Bruce has numerous theatre credits in Los Angeles and New York. THE PEE-wee HERMAN SHOW (directed by Alex Timbers) had a very successful Broadway run after one in L.A. at Club Nokia and was filmed for HBO. He cast the musical version of HAPPY DAYS (directed by Garry Marshall) at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank and cast a number of summer musicals at The Hollywood Bowl including LES MISERABLES (Lea Michele, John Lloyd Young, Brian Stokes Mitchell), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Melissa Erico, John Schneider, Rachel York, Jeffrey Tambor), CAMELOT (Jeremy Irons, Melissa Erico, James Barbour), MAME (Michele Lee, Christine Ebersole, Ben Platt) ,SUNSET BOULEVARD (Betty Buckley, Len Cariou), MAME (Michelle Lee, Christine Ebersole), MY FAIR LADY (John Lithgow, Roger Daltrey, Melissa Erico, Rosemary Harris), SHOWBOAT (Douglas Sills, Alice Ripley) and THE MUSIC MAN (Eric McCormack, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt). Bruce also cast five seasons of Reprise, with such shows as HAIR (Sam Harris, Steven Weber, Marisa Jaret Winokur), 1776 (Roger Rees, Orson Bean), PIPPIN (Sam Harris, Michael Arden), COMPANY (Chris Siebert, Judith Light), FOLLIES (Vikki Carr, Patty Duke, Donna McKechnie, Harry Groener, Bob Gunton), SHE LOVES ME (Rebecca Luker, Scott Waara), ON THE 20TH CENTURY (Carolee Carmello, Bob Gunton, Mimi Hines), BABES IN ARMS (Jodi Benson, Joey McIntyre) , BRIGADOON (Marin Mazzie, Jason Daniele), ASSASSINS (Kevin Chamberlin, Patrick Cassidy, Annie Golden), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Teri Hatcher, Hugh Panero, Kevin Chamberlin). Additionally, Bruce cast TEN COMMANDMENTS (Val Kilmer, Adam Lambert, Alison Porter) at The Kodak Theatre, MACK AND MABEL AT LINCOLN CENTER (Jerry Orbach, Sutton Foster, Sam Harris, Karen Ziemba, Douglas Sills and The Rockettes), HAPPY DAYS directed by Garry Marshall at The Falcon, IF MEMORY SERVES (starring Brooke Adams) at the Pasadena Playhouse and at The Promenade (starring Elizabeth Ashley), 110 IN THE SHADE at the Pasadena Playhouse (starring Marin Mazzie & Jason Daniely) and ATLANTA at the Geffen Playouse. For Deaf West, he cast BIG RIVER at The Taper and The Roundabout and most recently cast SPRING AWAKENING directed by Michael Arden at The Wallace Annenberg Theatre in L.A. which went to Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.
Since relocating to Atlanta, Bruce has done the regional casting for FINDING STEVE MCQUEEN starring Travis Himmel and Lily Rabe, THE 15:17 TO PARIS directed by Clint Eastwood, the pilots DYNASTY for THE CW and INSATIABLE for Netflix, the film CANDY JAR starring Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Helen Hunt, Uzo Adaba & Christina Hendricks for Netflix, the film KILLERMAN starring Liam Hemsworth and the pilot THE WANNABES and NEVER TOO LATE directed by Michael Lembeck and starring Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine and French Stewart.
Bruce has been nominated 24 times for the Artios Award in Casting, winning three times for his work on BIG RIVER, COMPANY and SPRING AWAKENING. He was also given THE MEDIA ACCESS AWARD for casting 10 deaf actors and 1 paraplegic in SPRING AWAKENING in 2016. Bruce was educated at Tufts University (B.A. in Drama) and U.C.L.A. Film School (M.F.A.in screenwriting). Prior to his casting career he created the TBS comedy series DOWN TO EARTH with best friend Sam Harris which ran for 104 episodes and wrote the book and lyrics for the original musical HURRY! HURRY! HOLLYWOOD! which premiered at The La Mirada Theatre and in workshop at Manhattan Theatre Club. He also spent three years as a writer for Bette Midler’s company Miss M Productions at Disney Studios and was a staff writer for GENERAL HOSPITAL. He is a member of The Television Academy, The Writers Guild, The Casting Society of America and The Teamsters.
(CBS), REVOLUTION (NBC), STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (Paramount), 11:22.63 (Hulu) and many others. Notably, Bream has cast eleven seasons of the prestigious Young Playwrights Festival for The Blank Theatre Company. Over the years, Bream’s work in theatre, short film and television casting has garnered her nine Artios nominations and a win in the Los Angeles Theatre category.
Her passion for all three crafts led Johanna to start her own company, T Creatives Casting and in 2019, she became a proud member of the Casting Society of America.
Past projects include: DON’T THINK TWICE, THE SUNLIT NIGHT, THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES, LIZZIE, OTHERHOOD, LOST TRANSMISSIONS, DIETLAND (AMC), BLOOD TIES S1+S2 (Podcast), SORRY CHARLIE (Podcast), UNT COCO/DEUTCH Scripted Podcast, JOHN WICK + JOHN WICK 2, AMATEUR, TULLY, THE GIANT, DEMOLITION, WILD CANARIES, OBVIOUS CHILD, SOUTHPAW and many more.
She is currently in preproduction for Christmas in New England, her Directorial Feature Film Debut as well as Development of Harbor Island, the Series and Casting is underway for both projects.
Currently, Luis & team are casting a TV series called Glow & Darkness with Jane Seymour, Eduardo Noriega, Joan Collins, Denise Richards, Steven Berkoff & Bruce Davison leading the US/UK/EU cast.
Universal Pictures feature: called Remember Me , starring Bruce Dern & Brian Cox
Warner Bros/Eyeworks: TV series called The Infiltrator
Netflix film: additional principal casting for Duck Butter
BBC miniseries: Six Wives with Lucy Worsley
RTVE/Amazon: TV series called Queens
He holds a B.A. In Theater with a focus on acting & directing from George Mason University in Virginia and studied Final Cut Pro editing at the Manhattan Edit Workshop. He was also the Casting Associate on the Oscar® nominated HBO Film, Maria Full of Grace.
Rosen has earned a reputation for her tireless work ethic and discerning eye throughout three decades as a casting director, hiring professionals and spotting untapped talent.
She has cast such films as Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Ali G InDa House” (2002), “Species III” (2004), “Loving Annabelle” (2006) which won 10 awards including L.A. Outfest, Atlanta Film Festival, Paris Film Festival, Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival; “Half-Life” won emerging director award (Jennifer Phang) at the Asian American Film Festival in 2008 as well as best feature Gen Art Film Festival in 2008, then in 2009 won jury award at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. She followed that with “Sushi Girl” (2012) in which she cast Danny Trejo, Mark Hamill, Michael Biehn, Tony Todd, Jeff Fahey.
From 2002-2004 Zora worked in-house for MGM Television casting TV series “She Spies”, “Dead Like Me” and “Jeremiah”. She got to work with MGM again at the end of 2014 as a casting consultant on an MGM feature film entitled “Max”.
End of 2014 Zora cast a pragmatic gritty urban tale about Latino gangs set in East Los Angeles called “I Am Gangster”. This film proved to be a challenging yet gratifying experience casting sixty-six speaking roles predominately of Mexican descent mostly under the age of 18. Then she finished off the year with a martial arts themed feature “Insight” starring John Savage, Tony Todd and Keith David.
In 2015 Zora had a wonderful experience working with Sean Stone (Oliver Stone’s son) on ‘Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece” and worked again with award-winning director Katherine Brooks (“Loving Annabelle”) to cast her follow-up feature attaching Jill Hennessey to play the lead in “Lost In Time”.
Zora also just completed five features “What is and What Should Never Be” starring Nichelle Nichols, “Red Sneakers” starring Adrian Paul and Erica Gimpel, “Nana’s Pancakes” starring Vivica A. Fox and “Michael Vey” based on the Michael Vey books by Richard Paul Evans. Then “Trees of Peace” – a feature based on true accounts of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Working with director McKay Daines, Zora cast predominantly true Native-American actors for the MOW “Shadow Wolves” about real accounts of Native-Americans who work side by side NSA to infiltrate border crimes. “Shadow Wolves” stars Thomas Gibson, Graham Greene, Louise Lombard and Cody Walker.
In front of the camera, Zora was the protagonist in the 2005 award-winning documentary by director Veit Helmer entitled “Behind the Couch: Casting in Hollywood”. 2006, Zora portrayed herself as “the Casting Director” for the long running reality TV series about rock star and the front man for the rock band “Kiss” called “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels”. In 2019, Zora was again on-camera as an ‘EXPERT JUDGE in Casting’ for CBS TV series “The World’s Best” with host James Cordon and American judges Drew Barrymore, Faith Hill and RuPaul.