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July Brings 5 Great Opportunities from Backstage University

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July Brings 5 Great Opportunities from Backstage University

Summer is a great time to meet new representation, and Backstage University has actors covered for the month of July. Upcoming workshops include three legit agent workshops for actors and singers, a musical theater audition master class, and the chance to hone on-camera acting skills with an industry heavy hitter.

Starting off this Wednesday, July 9, Backstage University is offering a seminar with agent Josh Pultz of DGRW. Pultz is a 13-year veteran of this respected New York agency, and handles all film, television and theater.  

Following an industry Q&A, Pultz will be seeing songs or monologues and providing feedback. 

Starting on Thursday, July 10, major casting director Alison Franck of Liz Lewis Casting will be teaching a two-week musical audition master class. This is an excellent opportunity for musical theater performers to get specialized coaching from the former resident casting director for Paper Mill Playhouse, currently working on several national tours, commercials and films. 

On Monday, July 14, musical theater performers are also invited to meet with Zane Gerson of Daniel Hoff Agency. Gerson is the newest agent at this 22-year-old bi-coastal boutique, and is helping to grow Daniel Hoff’s New York office. He will be seeing two contrasting 32-bar cuts, and working with each actor individually. 

Love “Homeland”? On Wednesday, July 30, actors will work on-camera with Kimberly Graham of the powerhouse Judy Henderson Casting. In addition to casting “Homeland,” Graham works on multiple film, TV, Broadway, and Off-Broadway projects. She will assign scenes ahead of time, and coach each student on their audition technique. Footage will be available after the class for review.

Backstage University will close out July with Shirley Faison of Carson Adler Agency on Thursday, July 31. Carson Adler has been developing the careers of young actors for over 30 years, and Faison represents all ages in film, theater, and on television. After taking part in a Q&A, actors will perform a song or monologue for Faison and receive direct feedback. 

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities being offered by Backstage University! 

And read more about Backstage University here


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