Casting Director Daisy Hicks In Conversation with Monica Sayers

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  • 13 February 2024
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online
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Synopsis

An opportunity for casting director Daisy Hicks to talk candidly with Equity member Monica Sayers about the actor and casting director relationship, offer advice about the audition process and answer any queries you may have. Please note: This livestream will take place at 10am Australian Eastern Daylight Time and 12pm NZ time. You will be sent a Zoom link after registering.

Host(s)

  • Daisy Hicks

    Born in Dubbo NSW, Daisy Hicks is an award winning Casting Director whose work spans across both screen and stage.  A selection of Daisy's credits as a Casting Director and Casting Associate include: Tough (Pink Moon Films), It's Fine I'm Fine (SBS), & Juliet (Michael Cassel Group), Seasons 1-3 of Bump (Stan), Joe Vs. Carole (NBC Peacock & Stan), The Dismissal (Squabbalogic), Frayed Season 2 (ABC), Way Out Assistance (Bus Stop Films), the Australian premiere of The Wolves (Belvoir Theatre & Red Line Productions), The Funny Ones (ABC/Unko), Dreamweaver (Conti Bros. Films), Miracle City (Luckiest Productions) along with many, MANY national and international television commercials and music videos.  Daisy is also an in-demand self-tape director, workshop facilitator and 1:1 audition coach.
  • Monica Sayers

    Monica Sayers is a proud Australian born Chinese artist working as an actor, voiceover, yoga teacher and DJ. Having studied at Actors Centre Australia & ATYP, Monica continued her training at NIDA, graduating with a Bachelor in Dramatic Arts in 2004. Over the years she has worked extensively across different mediums including TV’s - The Messenger, The Unlisted, Rake, Love My Way, Last Man Standing, All Saints, The Royal (UK) and The Clinic (IRE). She has featured in countless commercials, corporate and training videos, short films and voiceovers. In 2022 Monica recorded her first audiobook Raised By Wolves, an autobiography by Jess Ho, accounting her life in the hospitality industry and growing up in a migrant family in suburban Melbourne. Monica’s main theatre highlights are Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare) Chimerica and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui with Hugo Weaving (Sydney Theatre Co) Hay Fever with Marina Prior (Melbourne Theatre Company) Moon Rabbit Rising (Belvoir 25A) Let The Right One In (Darlinghurst Theatre) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes the musical (Hayes Theatre) Monica is now moving into directing pieces for stage and screen. Last year she acted and co-directed a short film In A Moment, a Seb Berry production and this year, another short film is in the works. Later this month she will be directing an excerpt from Eric Jiang’s play Noodle Salad, to celebrate Lunar New Year, produced by Slanted Theatre and Nation Theatre of Parramatta part of Dragon Tales.

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