Comedy Acting Audition Workshop with US Casting Director Marisa Ross: Auditors/observers


  • 2 December 2021
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Applications Open 17 November 2021 10:00 am
Applications Close 2 December 2021 10:00 am
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Equity members are invited to observe/audit our upcoming Comedy Acting Audition Workshop with US casting director Marisa Ross. While you will not be able to participate in the class there will be time for your audience questions. Please note: Please only apply to audit if you have not applied to participate. This event is at 11am-12.30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT and 1pm-3.30pm NZ time.


  • Marisa Ross

    Marisa Ross is a Casting Director working in both Chicago and Los Angeles.  Current and recent past tv work include: Chicago Med (NBC), The Chi (Showtime), Big Leap (FOX), Power Book IV Force (STARZ), Paper Girls (AMAZON), Lightyears (AMAZON), 4400 (CW), Christmas Again (Disney + tv movie), the final season of Empire (FOX), pilot for Ordinary Joe (NBC), APB (FOX),  The Nanny (2021 pilot for FREEFORM) and Single Drunk Female (pilot for Freeform). Past feature films include Hala, Captive State, Christmas Again, Canal Street, 100 Days to Live and The Thing About Harry. For several past seasons her company, Karge & Ross Casting, were contracted to do all the pilot searches in Chicago for both NBC and CBS Studios and led several casting searches in Chicago for ABC, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, HBO MAX and Sony.  Marisa is best known for her work casting How I Met Your Mother. Marisa has been the Casting Director on numerous LA- based Television Series including How I Met Your Mother, GREEK, The Goodwin Games, Tracey Ullman’s State of Union, Romantically Challenged, The Winner, We Got Next, Hollywood Residential, American Body Shop, The Showbiz Show with David Spade and Campus Ladies. Marisa is the co-founder of the SCOUT Chicago Festival which is an annual comedy festival highlighting Chicago’s new talent.  Marisa is an active member of both the Casting Society of America and the Television Academy which she has served for several years on the Casting Director peer group committee. Marisa Ross has been nominated three times and was the recipient of the Television Casting Director of the Year award in 2009 given by the Talent manager Association. Marisa was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top 20 emerging power players of Chicago.


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