A Membership Co-operative of Actors, Directors, and Playwrights.

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Usually the Wednesday Night Audition Workshop is open only to members of Polaris North.  Non-members interested in participating should e-mail us at polarisnorthnyc@gmail.com.




The Audition Workshop meets on Wednesday nights from 7-9PM.  See our Events Page for the current schedule.   

We also encourage our 
directors and playwrights to audit the sessions to learn more about our actor members.  

This workshop is a learning experience. It is for educational purposes and is not an audition or employment opportunity. Lead industry guest participation is for instructional purposes and does not connote offers of employment to class participants.



Sign up/info: Damien Bosco at boscd@msn.com

All sessions begin promptly at 7pm

May 1@ 7PM:  Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian, Owner/Casting Director of Jennifer Ajemian Casting 

Requested material: TV/Film sides. Must bring an an extra copy of your material for Jennifer.


     Jennifer provides inclusive casting in the U.S. for American and International film and television. Her work has premiered at numerous festivals including SXSW, Tribeca, Slamdance, and the Atlanta Film Festival. Projects include This Land (Dir: Michael Aloyan), Element (Dir: Julian Hollinger), Feeling Through (Dir: Doug Roland), Stormchaser (Dir: Gretl Claggett), The Catch (Dir: Matt Balzer), Lust Life Love (Dir: Ben Feuer & Stephanie Sellars). Prior to opening her own office, Jennifer worked for casting directors Cindy Tolan, Bernard Telsey, Avy Kaufman, and Liz Lewis. www.jenniferajemian.com 


May 8@ 7PM: Scott Koonce, Theater Director

Requested material: Theatre monologues/sides


     Scott’sdirecting credits include Next Fall, The Pajama Game, Into the Woods, Meet Me in St. Louis,andBye Bye, Birdie.  He currently serves on the artistic team of Stomping Ground Theatre Company; a partner of Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries in Hell’s Kitchen.


     Scott has called New York his hometown for almost 15 years. He is an actor, singer, and director and all around production jack-of-all-trades. He has performed such roles as Tony in West Side Story, Curly in Oklahoma!, and Joseph in Joseph…Dreamcoat.


May 15@ 7PM: Armand Vaughn, Agent, Across the Board Talent Agency (ATB Talent)

Requested material: TV/Film Sides


     Armand is excited to join the Television and Film department of ATB in New York. Armand previously ran the Commercial/Print and TV/Film departments of a veteran boutique agency in Los Angeles. His entertainment industry experience also includes production, casting, sales and marketing. An advocate for diversity in the entertainment industry, Armand is proud to represent outstanding and marketable actors of all backgrounds and life stories. 


May 22 - OFF (Memorial Day break!)


May 29@7PM: Peggy Howard Chane, Director of Plays and Pizza

Note: originally planned Jen Rudin has been rescheduled for July because of unexpected scheduling conflict.

REQUESTED MATERIAL for this session: Monologue/Sides (bring reader copy)
(Tip for class members: Monologue/sides from plays made into films can help when choosing material for a class if you know the industry guest does one or the other or both. It is like 2 for 1. For casting directors/agents who concentrate on TV co-star roles, TV sides are the best to use; if you do not have them, you can watch a show and copy the short scene for use or attempt to get sides off the internet).
Chane has a B.A. Motion Picture/TV Production, U. Wisconsin (Madison) Greenwich Academy; Greenwich, CT (Grades 3-12). She directs throughout the Los Angeles area. For the past ten years she's directed new works at The Playwrights Group where she is a founding member, Theatre Forty-Beverly Hills, Women In Theater, Women in Film, and the Inner City Cultural Center. She has trained at Joan Darling's Acting workshop, Judith Weston's Acting For Directors workshop, Academy Of Television Arts And Science's repertory workshop, Lilyan Chauvin's directing workshop, Women In Film's performers/writers workshop, directing member experience relating to directing.

Still photographer: Motion Picture and TV Productions; and the mainstage acts in Las Vegas at the Desert Inn, Sands, Riviera, and Sahara hotels

After a five year stint at Paramount Pictures, Chane formed her own production BG: company CPC Entertainment. CPC's thriller _IN the Eyes of a Stranger (1992) (TV)_, starring Richard Dean Anderson, garnered top ratings and reviews for CBS. She's directed over 25 plays throughout Los Angeles and is a founding member of The Playwights Group.

She is also a member of ATAS, HRTS, NY NATAS, Cinewomen, IFP, IFPWest, University Club, NYWIFT, WIF.