Prague Three Day Master Class, 9-11 December

Audition and Screen Acting Technique
3-Day Master Class

Casting directors Nancy Bishop, CSA and David Stejskal offer a special Master Classes in their home city of Prague, 9-11 Dec, 2016.

Summary: This three day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to learn strategies to approach marketing and auditioning and to improve on camera acting skills. Each actor will get professional feedback and a copy of their scene work. The class is for instructional purposes only and follows the guidelines set out by the Casting Society of America.*
Class Schedule:

Friday, 9 Dec 2016
10:00 – 10:30 Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation.
10:30 – 12:00 Archetype Workshop Part I (Introduction Exercise)
Actors introduce themselves to the rest of the group. Others identify acting archetypes based on their first impression.
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30– 16:00 Self-Tape Casting
All actors will have been pre-assigned self tape auditions which we will view in the class for critique by Nancy and David.

Saturday, 10 Dec 2016

10:00 – 12:00 Warm up exercises targeted to help actors identify strategies to approach auditions by identifying circumstance and objectives.

Lunch Break

13:30 – 16:00 Cold-Reading Practise
Actors will participate in a series of cold reading exercises that will exercise strategies and ability to feel confident with new material. At the end of day, actors will be assigned scenes for mock auditions the next day.

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016
10:00 – 12:30 MOCK AUDITIONS
Each actor will be coached and recorded performing the scene assigned on Saturday
16:00 – 16:30 Break


About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred international TV and film projects, from her offices in Prague and London. She has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, and she recently finished the European casting on Michael Apted’s Unlocked. She is currently developing several independent features with Das Films. She has been teaching film acting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years. In addition, Nancy is the founding head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School, and author of two books on auditioning.

About David: David Stejskal is the head caster in Nancy Bishop’s Prague office. He has worked on projects such as the TV series Transporter, Crossing Lines and the soon toe be released feature film, Interlude in Prague. Trained as a film director, he is also skilled at working with actors and has been coaching actors privately as well as holding a teaching position at the Prague Film School and a guest lecture appointment at FAMU.

About Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Acting for Film and TV: gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director’s point of view, teaching the craft of film auditioning in front of camera. This best-selling book shows how actors can work with today’s internet technologies to book roles, and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. The book will be available for a discounted price of 10 EUR.

About Prague: Meet and work with actors form all over Europe in beautiful Prague, the Golden City filled with a thousand spires. Visit the Christmas Market. The master classes will take place at Letna Studios in Prague overlooking Letna Park. Prague is also of particular interest to actors not only because of its rich theatre history (notably with former President/playwright Vaclav Havel) but because hundreds of international film makers and large scale studios flock to Prague each year to shoot films.

WHEN: 9-11 December, 2016
WHERE:, Frantizka Krizka 1

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ACCOMODATION INFORMATION: Because participants may require different levels of budget/comfort, the organizers will recommend several different contacts for accommodation options.
HOW TO REGISTER: Please send a photo and CV to workshop manager Preference will be given to serious career actors, with a commitment to skill enrichment. The 3-day master class space is limited, and we anticipate the class will fill up quickly so please register soon.
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*Nancy and David follow CSA guidelines for teaching. Please note that acceptance by Bishop/Stejskal for your participation in this class is strictly based on your current material including your CV and headshot. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and our acceptance of your attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any reciprocity between us, either now or in the future, nor will our acceptance of your attendance influence your ability to secure a future audition for projects that we may be undertaking. We will ask you to sign a release form to this effect. Thanks for your understanding.