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Casting & Audition Workshop with Louise Kiely Casting At The Gaiety School Of Acting On Sunday, 23rd November
18 Nov 2014 : Seán Brosnan
The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland is running a Casting & Audition Workshop this Sunday 23rd November at Essex Street West, Temple Bar from 10am - 5pm.

The workshop will be run by two casting agents Karen Scully (10am-1pm) & Colin Thornton (2pm-5pm) from Louise Kiely Casting.

Through this unique intensive one-day workshop, Karen and Colin will explain and demonstrate how to significantly increase students chances of making a lasting impression and will give participants all the tips they need in order to land a role.

At the workshop, attendants will learn:

  • All the do’s and dont's from make-up and the dress code for castings
  • How to introduce themselves to camera
  • Basic improvisation skills
  • How to approach agents
  • Get to take part in a mock audition to help distinguish between a good and bad audition

Louise Kiely trained as an actor at The Gaiety School of Acting before setting up Louise Kiely Casting in 2005. Since then the agency has worked in the Irish casting of films such as 'What Richard Did' with Jack Reynor, 'The Lobster' with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, ‘Pan’ with Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried and ‘Love Rosie’ with Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, amongst others. The agency has also recently been responsible for the casting of upcoming Irish-based TV shows including ‘Red Rock’, ‘Damo & Ivor’, ‘Sing Street’ and ‘Ripper Street’.

Karen Scully is an Associate Casting Directors with LK Casting. She trained at the Gaiety School of Acting and was an actor for 15 years before starting work with Louise Kiely Casting giving her a perspective of both sides of the industry. Colin Thornton is Courses Co-ordinator & Casting Tutor at LK Casting. He works as a Writer and Director in both Film and Theatre and has been teaching both drama and screen acting for the past seven years. He joined LKC in January 2014 to design and co-facilitate LKC Courses.

Tom Murphy, a past participant of the Casting & Audition Workshop said of the techniques and tips learned at the workshop: ‘I went to an audition in London. Due to this course, I was prepared for everything the casting agent asked me to do’.

For more information or to book a place on this intensive workshop, call 01 6799277 or book online: http://www.gaietyschool.com/casting-audition.

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