American Actors UK is proud to present the first Casting Director workshop of 2021.

Hosted by AAUK on 22 May, 1600 GMT, this Zoom meeting will feature casting director Devin Shacket https://www.devinshacketoncamera.com

Devin began teaching, coaching and filming auditions in early 2013, while working in the House of Cards: Season 2 casting department. Professional casting credits include the second season of the award winning show House of Cards, alongside Emmy Award winning casting director, Julie Schubert. Additional casting credits include feature films, (Good Funk, Black Nativity, Three Backyards), webseries, (Doin’ Great, Adulting with Jane), and theatre projects (SF Playhouse).

Currently teaching at NYU and the New York Drama Center, Devin runs workshops such as: "On Camera Audition Technique: Text, Character, & You", "Advanced On Camera Audition Technique: Trap Material, Underdeveloped Text, & Genres".

We'll be in touch soon with a link to register for this workshop.


Randall Galera


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During our February Selftape Dojo session, it was suggested we have a Zoom Audition workshop to practice the challenge of auditions and recalls online. So, our first session of Zoom Audition Technique will be Sunday evening the 25th of April from 6pm to 9pm.

The format: each participant will be emailed the script 3 days before the Zoom session. Everyone will be assigned a time slot for their ‘audition’ between 6pm and 7:20pm on Sunday the 25th of April. The ‘audition’ will consist of a brief chat and then a read – all of which will be recorded. I will be acting like a casting director during each of these. At 7:30pm all participants will join the Zoom meeting to watch all videos and comment. Even though I’m acting as the casting director for the ‘auditions’, the comment section of the event will be an opportunity for everyone to share information and tips.

There is no fee for the event, but enrolment is limited to 10 participants because of time constraints. To register, click on the ‘Event Registration’ tab in the ‘Members Only’ section of the AAUK website or login and click here.

Any questions please ask me at selftape@AmericanActorsUK.com


Hope to see you there,


Pippa Winslow



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Inspired by Sarah Borges’ fabulous suggestion at our recent AGM we will be starting an ‘AAUK Selftape Dojo’ to enjoy a safe space to socialize and share selftape techniques.

First Dojo Challenge will be set on Monday the 15th of February.

If you’d like to join us or just to know more about it either join our Facebook event on the AAUK Members’ Page (https://fb.me/e/dl3v78KUZ) or send me an email at (selftape@AmericanActorsUK.com).

Hope to see you there,

Pippa Winslow

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