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

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.


June 2019

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

All sessions begin promptly at 7pm

June 5 @ 7PM:   

Judy Bowman, CSA Casting Director, Judy Bowman Casting

Requested material: Monologue/Sides,

Current Projects:  One Moment(feature film),Dorset Theatre Festival summer season, The Royale(Arizona Theatre Company/Michael John Garces), Between Two Fires(Columbia MFA thesis film), Theatermasters Take Ten Festival.    Selected Regional:The Corpse Washer(Humana Festival/Mark Brokaw),Cry It Out(Studio Theatre DC & Dorset Theatre Festival), A Doll’s House: Part 2(ATL/Pirronne Yousefzadeh), Native Gardens(MRT),The Invisible Hand(Cleveland Play House),Smart People(DCPA), Danai Gurira’s Familiar(Woolly Mammoth).  TV/Film:Big Dogs(season 1) Trick, Separation,Block Island, Gold Star, Lost Cat Corona, Hurricane Bianca. Artios Award nomination for Best Webseries Casting. PT Barnum Award recipient.       www.judybowmancasting.com


June 12 & June 19 @ 7PM: 

Robin Carus, Casting Director, Robin Carus Casting

Requested material: Theatre monologues:

1st week - contemporary theatre monologue

2nd week - classical theatre monologue

Recent credits include: Regional: Hamlet (Shakespeare@) Tours: Mad Libs Live! & Polkadots The Cool Kids Musical (Kevin Duda Productions), The Cat In The Hat & Miss Nelson Is Missing (Two Beans Productions)  New York: Pip’s Island, Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara (HERE), The Chekhov Dreams (Beckett Theatre), Me The People (The Triad), Romance of the Western Chamber (TaDa!) Concerts/Special Events: Broadway Fights Back With March For Our Lives (Town Hall), Fatty Fatty No Friends (NYMF), From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Parkland, USA (BB&T Center, Florida), Session Girls (54 Below), Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (54 Below) Film: MIA Video:Broadway United: We Are The World (also produced) Cast Recordings: Wanda's World(Broadway Records) Between 2000-2008 she cast over 200 national tours, off-Broadway, and countless works in development for Theatreworks/ USA including the Off-Broadway revival of Seussical (dir. Marcia Milgrom-Dodge). 


June 26@ 7PM: 

Susan Wright, Agent, Ann Wright Representatives

Requested Material:monologues/sides


A SAG franchised talent agent who currently runs the Ann Wright Representative agency in N.Y.C. Susan has worked with notable stars including Dick Clark, Robert Redford, Jon Lovitz, Sara Jessica Parker, Michael DeLorenzo and Alan Rachins. She is committed to helping each actor find his/her personal potential while they learn how to prepare for the audition environment.

Ann Wright began her career at CBS TV Casting Department servicing the live prime-time dramas of the time. Some of Ann's casting suggestions helped launch the careers of many stars. Ann joined Compton Advertising where she assisted the casting of on-camera commercials and voiceovers, as well as, many major television campaigns. Three years later Ann opened her own agency.