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.  For more info or to sign up for the workshop, please contact Diane Tyler at dtyler324@aol.com.  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.


January, 2019 Casting Workshop

To sign up or for more info, contact Diane Tyler at dtyler324@aol.com




Jan 9th and 16th:  Ari Taub, filmmaker.  Material request – TBA (But I would recommend having a short monologue or sides from a TV or film script available  to present)


Jan. 23rd and 30th:  .Dan Karlok, filmmaker  Material Request – 1st session – prepare short sides or monologue from film or TV.  Dan will provide material for 2nd session.


Ari Taub has been working in the film industry for over 25 years. His films have been screened around the world, covering many themes and genres. They have also been showcased on HBO, Arts and Entertainment, Showtime and the Disney Channel. Having directed twelve feature films, Ari has also worked in various capacities on numerous

independent commercials, music videos, documentaries, industrials and short films He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Television from the prestigious NYU TISCH School of the Arts. In addition to being praised by the likes of Roger Korman, Roger Ebert and the Los Angeles Times, Ari has received over fifty awards for the films he’s directed and produced, working with stars including, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver,

Sandra Bernhard, Edward Furlong, Eric Roberts and Tony Lo Bianco.


In 2004, Ari’s breakout directorial effort was his feature film titled; The Fallen and its companion piece Letters from the Dead. A World War II drama taken from the perspective of Italian, German and American soldiers won the Best Film and Best Director award, as well as the Audience Award at the Milan International Film Festival. The film also won the Audience Award in the Bearfest Film Festival, as well as winning The Best New Director Award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Ari continued with the theme of war in the feature film, The Final Sacrifice (also known as Last Letters from Monte Rosa), a film that Chuck Bowen of Slant Magazine called, “Ugly, Gritty and Dangerous.” It also won the Best New Director award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival.


Ari’s Follow-up feature is titled, 79 Parts, a high concept dramady set in 1979 about car robberies, youthful high jinks and forbidden love. It will be released via the festival circuit in 2016. Ari is president of Hit and Run Productions Inc, a production company that provides movie equipment to the local indie filmmaking community. Ari has also given himself to mentoring and teaching eager filmmakers, who see him as an influence and inspiration.


Dan Karlokis a two-time Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated director and cinematographer.  His work includes directing and shooting feature films, documentaries, music videos and episodic television – including directing the acclaimed Law and Order series.      


Dan’s other notable accomplishments include shooting Ride with Bob, a documentary featuring Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam and the Dixie Chicks, and the comedy feature film The Last Request, featuring Danny Aiello, Joe Piscopo and Barbara Feldon.  His feature-length documentary, Antone’s Home of the Blues, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival as the Opening Night Film.


Works include Women On The Side; a documentary about women musicians, The Cabbie; a feature film about 911, Round Top; an intense documentary about teenagers training to be classical musicians, and the definitive documentary on the cartoon character Felix The Cat. His feature-length documentary; Asleep At The Wheel with Merle Haggard, Huey Lewis, George Strait, and Dolly Parton premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and his short narrative film The Martyr has played many festivals. Recently, his documentary Made a Movie, Lived To Tell made its debut at The Montclair Film Festival. He recently was nominated for three NY Emmy Awards for his film Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing and is currently in post-production directing his feature film Crappy Mother’s Day.