Comedy! Drama! ACE YOUR SELF-TAPE with Erica and Cara!

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Actors!! Join Casting Directors, Erica S. Bream and Cara Chute Rosenbaum in a four-week ONLINE self-tape 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
  • 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 dramas and comedies, comparing/contrasting tone within each.

Over the course of four 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's Mom."

The word from former students:

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.

- S. Cooper

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.

- S. Gorsky

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!).

- J. Dymit

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.

- J. Kohring

Class schedule:

Thurs. Mar. 25 - final day to register, first set of sides sent to actors

Thurs. Apr. 1, 1pm PST/ 4pm EST - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA and CARA

Thurs. Apr. 8, 1pm PST/ 4pm EST - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA and CARA

Thurs. Apr. 15, 1pm PST/ 4pm EST - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA and CARA

Thurs. Apr. 22, 1pm PST/ 4pm EST - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA and CARA

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. This class will have weeks that focus specifically on comedy or drama and weeks where we combine the two to help differentiate and discern tone.

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 Thurs. Mar. 25, 2021. Due to the nature and tiiming 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 Mar. 25, 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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