Casting Actors Cast

Casting Actors Cast

Welcome to ”CASTING ACTORS CAST ” the podcast with an inside look at acting as a profession from master teacher and casting director, Jeffrey Dreisbach, a casting partner for McCorkle Casting Ltd in New York City. This podcast is for talent wanting to know more about casting, acting and the business of show!


July 11, 2024 24 mins
In the world of acting, versatility and the ability to embody different characters are paramount. An actor's appearance, including their hairstyle, wardrobe, and overall look, plays a crucial role in defining a character and making a memorable impression. This chapter explores the reasons why an actor might change their appearance and provides practical advice on how to effectively transform their look to suit various roles and car...
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Unlock Your Path to Acting Success On today's incredibly special episode of Casting Actors Cast, I am going to share with you the coolest, newest thing that's happened to me. And I hope that you will forgive me for making this episode one of personal privilege. I think this could be something you will definitely find valuable for your journey as an actor. This is Casting Actors Cast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho...
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June 27, 2024 26 mins
The allure of fame, with its promise of adoration and wealth, often captivates aspiring actors. Yet, the reality of celebrity status is a double-edged sword. While the recognition and rewards can be substantial, the pressures and intrusions into personal life are significant. This section explores how actors navigate the complexities of fame, highlighting both the advantages and challenges that come with celebrity status. Learn mor...
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June 20, 2024 20 mins
Choosing where to live is a significant decision for any actor. The right location can greatly impact an actor’s career opportunities, lifestyle, and overall well-being. This chapter explores the factors actors should consider when deciding where to call home, the benefits and challenges of various cities, and practical tips for making the best choice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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June 13, 2024 18 mins
Interpreting a script is at the heart of an actor’s craft. It is through this process that words on a page are transformed into compelling performances that resonate with audiences. This chapter explores the journey an actor takes from first reading a script to bringing a character to life on stage or screen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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June 6, 2024 20 mins
The glitz and glamour of Hollywood often come with the pressure of maintaining a persona that resonates with audiences worldwide. For many actors, their name becomes an integral part of their brand, a key component in their rise to fame. However, deciding whether to change one's name is a complex and deeply personal decision. This episode delves into the myriad reasons actors might consider altering their names, the process they un...
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June 3, 2024 18 mins
There may be times when you are asked to provide a bio or a biography of your accomplishments. It might be for a Playbill for a show you are in or it could be for your website. Now, I've seen a lot of bad BIOS. So let's take a look at how you can promote yourself the right way. On this episode of Casting Actors Cast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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May 2, 2024 19 mins
Part-time jobs for actors need to be flexible enough to accommodate their irregular schedules and offer opportunities for skill development or networking within the entertainment industry. Here are some options. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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April 25, 2024 26 mins
Episode # 311 Air Date: 4/25/24 FEAR KNOT Actors, like any artists or professionals, often grapple with various fears as they pursue their craft. Let’s reveal some common fears actors may face on this episode of Casting Actors Cast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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April 18, 2024 25 mins
Welcome back to Casting Actors Cast your go-to destination for all things theatre and acting. I'm your host, casting Partner with McCorkle Casting, Jeffrey Dreisbach, and today, we're delving deep into the world of summer theatre acting opportunities. Summer theatre isn't just about sunshine and warm nights; it's a vibrant playground for actors to sharpen their skills, explore new horizons, and forge lasting connections. So grab yo...
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April 11, 2024 20 mins
Staying authentic in performances is a constant pursuit for actors. Here are several ways they work to maintain authenticity! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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April 4, 2024 16 mins
Episode # 305 Secrets to Acting Success Air Date: April 5, 2024 Let's chat about the secret sauce that successful actors sprinkle on their careers   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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March 28, 2024 21 mins
Let's chat like we're grabbing coffee and talking about breaking into the acting scene. So, you're all pumped to get representation, right? Awesome. Here's the lowdown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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March 21, 2024 22 mins
Turning setbacks into comebacks is practically an art form in the acting world. Here are some savvy moves that actors often pull to rise from the ashes of disappointment: Learn and Adapt: Take setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow. Maybe you didn't snag that role, but each audition is a chance to fine-tune your skills. Adaptability is key in this ever-changing industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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March 15, 2024 16 mins
I am often asked the following question. “How do I know if I'm making the right choice?” Actors would like to know how to play the character so that when they are acting, they have good ideas about how to play the character. The insecurity comes from not trusting your instincts. Sound confusing? Let's make it right. The choice is yours. On this episode of Casting Actors cast, the podcast and videos for actors from a casting profess...
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March 7, 2024 20 mins
Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) are auditions organized by the Actors' Equity Association (AEA), the labor union representing actors and stage managers in the United States. These auditions are specifically for actors seeking principal roles in Equity productions, which are professional theater productions that adhere to certain labor standards and conditions set by the union. The question that needs to be answered is, “are they ...
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February 29, 2024 25 mins
New actors often have several concerns as they enter the world of acting. It can seem quite daunting and stressful. Many of these concerns can be solved, however, if we look at each one and say, “What, me worry?” We’ll tackle some of the common concerns right now on Casting Actors Cast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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February 22, 2024 17 mins
How to get back to work after the strike     STRIKE BACK! Air Date: February 22, 2024             So, every task we take on has its own set of challenges. We know this. Everything worth doing contains the “what if’s”. “What if It doesn’t happen? (the role you’ve auditioned for)”, “What if I can’t find the time? (start auditions again)”, What if it doesn’t work out? (finding a new agent)”. It is built into the actor’s DNA to “w...
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February 15, 2024 23 mins
Becoming an actor in NYC Air Date: February 15, 2024 Becoming an actor in New York City involves a combination of education, training, networking, and perseverance. Of course, there is risk involved. Anything worth doing has risks. You can, however, increase your chances for success if you approach your planning in a straightforward way. I will assume you have a place to live, some form of income and some acting training. Having ...
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February 8, 2024 14 mins
Air Date 2/8/2024 You got a call back? Now What!   I find it quite humorous when I call an actor to offer a callback after their audition. Sometimes the actor seems genuinely surprised. As if they are caught off-guard with unexpected news. I know that auditions come with their own set of doubts, nerves and issues but the callback should be a happy event and not a surprise. That said, when the callback happens it is time to take ...
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