Workshops - Spring 2017


Advanced Screen Auditions with Ben Cogan (half day)

13th July - 1:30pm to 5:30pm| £40 | Ben's Imdb

Not for the faint of heart! Ben's mock auditions will provide you with an invaluable insight into the audition process and equip you with the confidence and self-awareness to begin your relationship with the camera. You will choose from a wide selection of scenes and be directed and taped in an audition environment. You will then have the opportunity to watch themselves back with praise and constructive criticism.

This workshop will be run strictly like a screen audition - you will need to arrive at a set time, and late-comers will not be accommodated. There will be some waiting around time, so bring a book or some lines to learn, or you can have a coffee and a chat with other attendees!

[Ben has been casting for BBC serial dramas since 2002 - Holby City, EastEnders, Doctors, Casualty. He has recently gone freelance and is casting a number of exciting projects. Ben says: "... preparing the platform for the actor to perform to their best ability is my ultimate responsibility. Guiding, assisting and encouraging them to fly is what I’m here to do and it’s the best job in the world. So after 15 years of glorious BBC service. I’m moonwalking into your arms and needs as a freelance casting director and I would love to work with you."]

Previous workshops include:

  • Marketing for Theatre with Josh Brown, press and marketing manager for the Theatre Royal Haymarket
  • Low-Budget Filmmaking for Festival Success with Michael Beddoes 
  • Casting Director workshop with Ben Cogan