Comedy! Drama! ACE YOUR SELF-TAPE (ONE-LINERS!) with Erica and Cara!

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Actors!! Join Casting Directors, Erica S. Bream and Cara Chute Rosenbaum in a SPECIAL TWO-WEEK ONE-LINER CLASS!

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  • Self-taping is going to be the #1 audition technique tool needed (for the foreseeable future!)
  • Self-taping is a different muscle than any other audition technique
  • ONE-LINERS are some of the HARDEST roles to tape for (y'all know this is true...)
  • Erica and Cara have seen hundreds of thousands of self-tapes over the course of their careers, (plus, you really can't beat the fun that's had when they teach together!)

This class will focus on self-taping for drama and comedy ONE-LINERS!

Over the course of these JAM-PACKED TWO WEEKS, Erica and Cara will guide actors through a myriad of exercises, providing ample feedback (and serious laughs) along the way.

  • Actors will self-tape at home (with material especially selected by Erica and Cara,) and participants will gather once a week in a LIVE online forum to watch tapes while Erica and Cara provide specific feedback and food for thought
  • Actors will have access to an online folder where all class work can be accessed. Erica and Cara will also post helpful clips, articles and references
  • Intimate class size to provide ample time and attention to each participant
  • Requirements: 1. A way to self-tape and 2. A good internet connection!

A little about Cara:

CARA CHUTE ROSENBAUM, CSA is a Casting Director based in Los Angeles, CA. Notable credits include the features JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL and STUBER, and television series THE MINDY PROJECT, THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, and THE LEAGUE. She and Erica S. Bream are the Casting Directors for the main stage productions at THE BLANK THEATRE in Hollywood, including The Blank’s prestigious Annual Young Playwrights Festival for which they were awarded the 2017 Artios Award for Outstanding Casting for Los Angeles Theatre. Cara is a proud member of the Casting Society of America, a mama, and an aquarium lover.

A little about Erica:

ERICA S. BREAM, CSA is a long-time Casting Director, now based in the Southeast. She has worked on a wide range of projects across all mediums, including the following titles: STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, ALTERED CARBON, CRIMINAL MINDS (and it's spin-off), WORKAHOLICS, HOUSE OF LIES, REVOLUTION and many more. She is a long-time Casting Director for THE BLANK THEATRE COMPANY's main stage productions as well as its prestigious YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, for which she and her Casting/Life Partner, Cara, won an Artios Award (CSA) in 2017. Erica is also a long-time teacher, focusing on audition technique. Her most important title is "Harrison and Martin's Mom."

The word from former students:

Just wanted to thank you both for a great two weeks of workshopping self-tapes! I knew it'd be super valuable to have another set of eyes on my auditions and getting true feedback. You reminded me to stay more grounded in the reality of the moment, and to stick with my point of view. Super helpful. I also loved watching the work of the other actors! I don't think I realized just how valuable that was going to be for me.

- Rebekah M.

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the past 4 weeks! It feels like self tapes have turned into this weird arcane exercise that seems impossible to master (I swear, I used to love self tapes in the before times!), and you guys managed to demystify it and give it perspective. Thank you for providing a safe and supportive (and HUMAN) space for us.

- Gwen H.

It was such a fun and informational 4 weeks. You both have such an amazing breadth of knowledge that I came away with something new every week. Also, I've taken several Zoom classes since going online became our new normal and this was, hands-down, the best use of the Zoom medium I've taken part in.

- Scott C.

I want to thank you SO MUCH for the awesome self-tape class. It was SO REFRESHING to get feedback on the self-tapes and to be able to ask questions in such a warm and friendly zoom room. We had such a great group, too. Seeing everyone’s work was really inspiring. Thank you for putting it all together and running such a great room. I leave class with a huge adrenaline shot of energy, excitement and inspiration.

- Sara G.

Thank you so much for giving us all of your time and wisdom over the last four weeks in class. It's not an exaggeration to say that this class has been a real highlight for me and, honestly, a game changer. There have been so many light bulbs going off in my head and I CANNOT wait to get to apply all of my new knowledge to some real auditions (hopefully, someday there will be real auditions again!).

- Jennifer D.

What a great class this was! Very different from the acting classes I've taken so far. Even the audition classes. Or better yet, a very eye-opening and up-to-date extension of what is generally being taught. I loved every bit of it and I was also very impressed by my class mates.

- Joerg K.

I know I said it at the end of class but I wanted to thank you both again. Class was always the highlight of my week and I always had a great time. Since I hadn't acted for really anyone but myself in a while, I was a little nervous before the first week. Having followed you on social media though I knew I had nothing to worry about. Just a fun atmosphere and I learned so much.

- Jason L.

Class schedule:

Wed. Nov. 3 - final day to register, first set of sides sent to actors

Wed. Nov. 10, 12pm PST/ 3pm EST - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA and CARA

Wed. Nov. 17, 12pm PST/ 3pm EST - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA and CARA

**Classes will run about 2 to 2 1/2 hours and are always recorded.

Space is VERY limited! Register today!



What kind of material will we be working on? Do I need to provide my own?

Cara and Erica will provide all material. Week 1 will focus on drama roles, Week 2 will be all about comedy.

What happens if I can't make it to a live feedback session?

All feedback sessions will be taped and stored in the class's shared folder!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Actors 18+ are welcome to join this class!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Erica through her website [ericasbreamcasting.com]

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds will be honored up until Monday Nov. 1, 2021. Due to the nature and timing of this class, no refunds (full or partial) will be paid out past this deadline.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Sure! As long as you let Erica know who the new participant is by Nov. 1, you are welcome to transfer your registration to anyone else.

I need to discuss a payment plan... is that possible?

Absolutely. Contact Erica directly [ericasbreamcasting@gmail.com] to discuss details.

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Over the course of her career, Casting Director Erica S. Bream (CSA) has had the opportunity to work on a myriad of projects across all platforms. A few of these titles include TV series such as TELL ME YOUR SECRETS (TNT), BETTER THINGS (FX), ALTERED CARBON (Netflix), COLONY (USA), REVOLUTION (NBC), WORKAHOLICS (Comedy Central), HOUSE OF LIES (Showtime), and CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), as well as numerous TV pilots and miniseries, including Hulu’s 11.22.63, and FULL CIRCLE from DirecTV. She has worked on several feature films including STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS and many indie films, such as the John Legend-produced BREAKING THROUGH.

Bream has also worked extensively in the internet and short film worlds, most recently casting award-winning AFI short, RITA MAHTOUBIAN IS NOT A TERRORIST as well as PINKY for Refinery29. She has also ventured back to her first love, theatre, working closely with THE BLANK THEATRE COMPANY and IAMA THEATRE COMPANY in Los Angeles on many main-stage plays, as well as numerous years casting The Blank's prestigious YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Bream is an Artios Award winner (Casting Society of America) and eight-time nominee for her work in theatre, television and short films.

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