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

January 8th and 15th @ 7pm:   

Marcus Slabine, Film Director

Requested Material:   Monologues for the first class; Marcus will provide material for the second class

Born and raised in Stoughton Massachusetts, Marcus has always had a passion for film and making movies. He watched movies nonstop growing up of all kinds which would eventually lead him to creating the now defunct website, KICK ASS HORROR REVIEWS.  After moving and graduating from New York Film Academy, Marcus started working in the film industry full time working on films and TV shows such as THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2, PREMIUM RUSH and TV shows such as GOSSIP GIRL, MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM and indie films like DISAPPEARANCE OF ELENOR RIGBY, and ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN. He has since gone on to solely direct, write and produce.

Marcus has just wrapped his 1st feature film NICK AND NICKY starring Sean Young and has directed over 16 Short films. . Most recent projects include a TV PILOT called A BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION starring Adrian Paul, Vivica A. Fox and Deborah Twiss, Season 2 Premiere of the web series ASHER, and the rest of season 1 of JANICE AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE which won audience choice at the Sparrow Film Project. Currently screening now is THE LAST CALL starring Terry Alexander from DAY OF THE DEAD which Marcus wrote and directed. The film has been accepted into over 15 festivals and has won several awards including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Director. 

January 22nd and 29th @ 7pm:

Donna McKenna, Independent Casting Director

Requested Material: TV/Film Sides or Monologues for the first class; Donna will provide material for the second class

Donna McKenna is an award winning, international casting director, producer, and educator, with more than 20 years of experience. She has cast and produced independent features, short films, television shows, audio shows, pilots and web series, many have received theatrical distribution and can been seen on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Apple TV, AMC, Direct TV and in 2020 Netflix. Her films have also  screened at prestigious films festivals such as, The Tribeca Film Festival, Festival de Cannes, Berlin International Film Festival, the Milan Film Festival as well as numerous Oscar Qualifying Film Festivals. 


Known for putting together strong ensemble casts.   These stellar  casts consist of critically acclaimed actors from film, television and Broadway as well as new and upcoming talent.

Donna is a proud member of the Casting Society of America, New York Women in Film & TV and is a Member of the Board of the Suffolk County Film Commission