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

Established 1976 * All Rights Reserved * Copyright 2010-2019 


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

March 6 @ 7PM: Albert Bramante-Agent/Owner-Emerging Talent Agency Requested material: A monologue or brief sides (please bring reader copy) Albert started Emerging Talent in 2004 as a management company and then transitioned into a talent agency in December 2007. Our agency has booked clients on major TV shows such as Orange is The New Black, The Blacklist, Law and Order SVU, Gotham, Blue Bloods, etc. We have also booked Tours, Regional theatre, Off-Broadway and additionally have booked several commercial and print campaigns in the past. Our agency loves working with actors and developing their careers. Additionally, Albert has a PhD in Psychology.

March 13 @ 7PM: Lorna Rainey-Manager/Owner-Talent Express Requested material: A monologue or brief sides (please bring reader copy). After working as a talent agent at a small agency in Long Island, Lorna left and began her own company, The Talent Express in 1991, In 2012 Lorna and The Talent Express became a member of NCOPM (The National Association of Personal Managers). At this time, TTE works with several agency partners (Paradigm, Innovative, Stewart, Plaza 7, Emerging Artists, Central Artists, bmg, FBI, Atlas, Metropolis Artists) and also books people directly on legit, commercial, industrial, print, and V/O projects. Among their team they have booked all types of projects including: TV: Madame Secretary, Blue Bloods, L&O:SVU, Orange is The New Black and more! FILM: Study Abroad, Sauce, Black Panther V/O: Amana, Mike & Ike, Blue Buffalo, Allegra, Nature Valley Snack Bars. COMMERCIAL: Wheat Thins, Target, Nike, Maybelline, Novartis, M&Ms, Pepsi, T-Mobile & more! NY Theatre/Stage: Book of Mormon, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

March 20 @ 7PM: Padraic W. Confrey- Agent/Owner- JC William Agency, Inc. Requested Material: A Monologue or brief sides (bring reader copy) Padraic has worked in the entertainment industry for Charles Rosen Casting, Rosen-Wocjik Casting and for a Talent Management company and a talent agency in NYC. He has also managed a theatre space in NYC and has many contracts with prominent casting directors in both NY and LA. Other businesses where he excelled were Fresh Direct, Account Executive Corp Accounts, Dale Carnegie, VP Account Executive Small Business, VitalDent, and Apple Inc.

March 27 @7PM: Nicole Hoffman-Associate Casting Director/Independent Requested Material: A monologue or brief sides (bring reader copy) Nicole is a Casting Associate based in NYC with almost 5 years of experience working on Film, TV, Theatre and commercial projects. Nicole has worked on numerous film and TV projects with Adrienne Stern Casting including Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of The People, Yellow Fever, The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival premieres Burn Country and Keep The Change. Recently she worked with Nancy Nayor Casting on the feature film A Nice Girl Like You starring Lucy Hale and Jackie Cruz. In addition she has worked with Judy Henderson Casting, Liz Lewis Casting, and Boston Casting.