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Marci Liroff

C.S.A. / Directora de casting

After working for over forty years as a Casting Director with some of the best directors and producers in our business, I have gained an extensive knowledge of what it takes to get the job.

For the last eleven years, in addition to my ongoing casting work, I have been coaching actors to help them prepare for upcoming auditions and jobs.

Many times while working on a project I see actors come in who are so ill-prepared for their audition, I want to take them aside and educate them. Talent and looks can get you only so far; in this day and age of dwindling scripted projects, the dedicated actor needs to be trained in the art of showing up prepared, present and ready to work.

I teach actors what they need to know before, during and after their auditions. I use my skills as a Casting Director to prepare them to win the part…before they even enter the room. Your audition should not feel like a visit to the doctor! It is your time to show us what you’ve got. I will help you feel more in your body than you’ve ever felt before.

In an intimate, one-on-one setting, I map out each actor’s personal path for success. With kids and newer actors who are just starting out, I teach them what they can expect in an audition. With seasoned professionals, I tailor each session to suit an individual’s needs and experience, from running lines to breaking down the character to find its inner life.

Self-tapes are crucial these days. Being a casting director, I know exactly what is expected of these auditions and how to make them truly hit their mark. Rather than try to do it yourself on your laptop (yes I’ve seen all kinds of self-taped auditions!), I can coach you for your upcoming audition and record it on the Zoom platform. Then, I will send you the video file(s) so you can edit for your submission to casting.

I have been a guest lecturer and teacher at USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I coach actors globally along with teaching my Audition Bootcamp across the U.S. (San Francisco, Salt Lake City, New York, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, Argentina).