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.



July 2019


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

All sessions begin promptly at 7pm

July 10@ 7PM:

   Jen Rudin, Casting Director/Author, Owner, Jen Rudin Casting

Requested Material: TV/Film Sides

 Jen is an award-winning writer and casting director who began her decades-long career in show business as a child actor at age eight. Rudin is the author of Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets From Inside the Audition Room (HarperCollins) and pens a monthly column for Backstage on voice over casting.

Here is a link to the book: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062292094/confessions-of-a-casting-director/

She has cast live action and animation projects for Amazon, Google Spotlight, Lionsgate, Disney Junior, and Nickelodeon and the recent short film she also wrote and produced, Lucy in the Sky starring Whoopi Goldberg.

As a casting executive at the Walt Disney Company from 2002 until 2009, Rudin conducted talent searches across the United States, identifying and hiring actors who went on to star on Broadway in The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid and in beloved Disney movies like The Incredibles, The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little, and Brother Bear. She has cast numerous animated features and pilots and Peter Bogdanovich’s recent film She’s Funny That Way, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. For more info, visit www.jenrudin.com


July 17 @ 7PM:

Deborah Dotoli, Manager/Owner AAG Talent

Requested material: What You Do Best

Deborah represents actors in all facets of their careers.  AAG handles clients that are Union and Non-Union affiliated in film, television and theater, commercial on-camera and print. Deborah is also a member of the Talent Managers Association.

Recent Bookings:  Blue Bloods, The Americans, Gotham, Bull, Pose along with Indie Film projects and various Commercials.


July 24 @ 7PM:

Emily Fleischer, Associate Casting Director, Susan Shopmaker Casting

Requested Material: 2-3 page scenes

Emily has been working as a full time Associate Casting Director for Susan Shopmaker for 2+ years. Emily has collaborated on a number of features including Paul Schrader's First Reformed, Sound of Metal, Lost Girls and Love Hotels, Bashira, Life Itself, Low Tide, Angelfish, London Calling & Siberia, as well as Terence Nance' new HBO series Random Acts of Flyness and a number of shorts. As an office, Susan Shopmaker Casting is responsible for casting James White, Goat, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beach Rats and Tramps among many other independent films.