The Best Way to Promote Yourself as an Actor
Theatre Pros is hosting an event with casting directors from theatres and agencies and headshot photographers aimed at helping actors figure out the best way to promote themselves. Sometimes the only thing a casting agent or theatre sees of you is your headshot and resume, and it can be those two pieces of paper that stand between you and an audition and therefore a job. Come spend an evening with these professionals, and get the best advice on how to promote yourself. Remember, you are your business.
Randy Michael Korwin: Chicago's New Headshot
I never liked it when getting your picture taken was painful experience, even when I was in front of the camera. I feel the relationship between the client and photographer is identical to you and your Barber. My job is to make you look your best in front of the casting directors, agencies and online. While shooting for other photography studios, I was able to find my craft and approach to getting the shot during a session. I inherited my families' work ethic and stubbornness on getting the job done right the first time. Spending time with someone, making them feel relaxed, and getting them comfortable in front of the camera is more important than what camera or gear I shoot with. Don't worry! I shoot with all the latest Canon equipment and technology allowing you to see each image as we shoot it.
Laura Durham: Two Birds Casting
Laura Durham (Casting Associate, Two Birds Casting) has been in Chicago for a year, and has been lucky to work with Goodman Theatre, Two Birds Casting, and Red Tape Theatre. Before arriving in Chicago Laura worked as the Festival Management Intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She holds a degree in Theatre and English from DePauw University.
Erica Sartini: Goodman Theatre
Erica Sartini (Casting Coordinator, Goodman Theatre) arrived in Chicago in 2008 and began working with About Face Theatre. Alongside Artistic Director, Bonnie Metzgar, she established the casting department at AFT and worked as the Casting Associate. In 2010, Erica founded, Two Birds Casting, where she serves as Director of Casting. She is the former Recruitment Coordinator for, and a proud alumni member of, the Apprentice/Intern Company of Actors Theatre of Louisville. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Drama/Stage Management from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Morgan Manock: Shirley Hamilton Talent, Inc.
Morgan attended Syracuse University where she majored in Television-Radio-Film at the
Newhouse School of Communication. She has spent time in both New York
and Los Angeles sharpening her skills in the entertainment industry. Her first love
has always been the stage and she actively supports the local theatres around the area.
On the weekends, you can find her coaching Downers Grove South High School's speech team.
Morgan is a Chicago native and is thrilled to be working in her hometown.
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