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Join us for a full day behind the scenes of a ‘casting session’ where each actor will have the opportunity to audition in front of the class and receive adjustments, critique and feedback from casting. You will have the opportunity to prepare two scenes prior to the workshop and a cold-read scene on the day. All participants will receive one-on-one feedback at the end of the day and be sent home with a link to their taped scenes and a personal evaluation.

This workshop will provide participants with valuable insight into the audition process with specific feedback from Melissa. Actors will gain useful auditioning techniques and learn how to impress casting directors with confidence, knowledge & preparation. The workshop also covers business, self-tape prep & technique and how to market yourself successfully.
Actors will be chosen by the casting director and the class has a maximum of 10 participants.

Melissa A. Smith is a Toronto-based Casting Director and was named Playback Magazine’s Top 5 To Watch for 2016.


Melissa’s credits include Big Gold Brick starring Lucy Hale, Megan Fox  and Andy Garcia, Indian Horse (Screen Siren Films/Steve Campenelli), GIRL, starring Bella Thorne and Mickey Rourke, Away From Everywhere (Quiet Revolution Pictures/Morag Loves Company/Justin Simms), His Master’s Voice (Quiet Revolution Pictures), The New Romantic (JoBro Films & Drive Films), Spare Parts (Hangar 18 Media), Project Ithaca (Wild Media), Extracurricular (September 17 Studio) and Falls Around Her (CBC). Melissa has co-produced the feature films Spare Parts and Everest through her production company, Opal Entertainment Inc..

This is not an audition, nor an acting class. This workshop is designed to help you understand, from the casting director’s perspective, what is required to achieve a successful audition.


We will be holding a workshop on the following days: 

Casting Central Toronto, ON 


Saturday, March 21, 2020- **RESCHEDULED TENTATIVELY TO APRIL 4, 2020**


10:00 am - 4:30 pm


FEE: $200.00 + HST/person

Documentation and video footage included.




There are a limited number of spots for this exclusive workshop. If interested, please email a recent photo and resume to Please also be sure to include which date you would like to be considered for. We will let you know if there is a spot available and provide further details at that time. 



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