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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.



Please let Diane Tyler know whether you will be taking the workshop - the full workshop, or subbing for any individual workshops.

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Due to the Jewish Holidays, this is a THREE session month.

 If planning to attend for any or all sessions please contact Diane Tyler at dtyler324@aol.com

Sept. 5th: CD HARLEY KAPLAN, Powers Kaplan Casting. Material request: TV or Film material, sides or monologue.

Sept. 12th: ALEX ROE, Producing Artistic Director, Metropolitan Playhouse. Material Requested: Either sides or monologue from a play from the 1970’s or earlier.

Sept: 19th – No workshop (Yom Kippur)

Sept. 26th: KEITH GREER, TV, Film and Theatre Director. Material Requested: Actors’ choice!


Harley Kaplan is a co-founder and casting director with Powers/Kaplan Casting, a bi-coastal casting office that specializes in independent/feature film. Current and upcoming projects include 8000 SHOTS, THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU BLESSED, THE GLASS CAGE, EMPATHY INC, BUCK RUN, BENJI THE DOVE, NEW MONEY, NOBLE EARTH, RIVER OF DARK PURPLE, SWING AWAY, ONE PENNY and the television pilots BENNIE'S, IN REALITY, and COUCH CRASHERS. Harley began his casting career with the legendary office of Hopkins/Smith/Barden, where he worked as a casting assistant on movies such as BOYS DON'T CRY, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, and SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE, as well as HBO's television series SEX AND THE CITY. He later served as associate with PalmStar and S2 Entertainment on an array of films, including JACK AND DIANE, FOR ELLEN, GUN HILL ROAD, UNION SQUARE, SILVER TONGUES, and THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE. Since forming Powers/Kaplan in 2010, Harley has cast the award-winning BLUE RUIN and THE COMEDY, as well as MAMAROSH, THE SECTOR, THE TELL-TALE HEART, and promotional campaigns for SONY, RANDOM HOUSE, EF LANGUAGE SCHOOLS, CAROLINA HERRERA, and PURISTICS. Harley has also written and produced short films and executive-produced the features BUCK RUN, DEATH4TOLD, and TEMPTATION.

Alex Roe is a director, actor, and playwright who graduated Harvard College with a degree in Literature in 1987, and worked thereafter in England, San Francisco, and Delaware, directing and/or performing for American Conservatory Theater, The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Sierra Repertory, Delaware Theater Company, Opera Delaware, and his own Illegitimate Theater Company. In 1992, he moved to New York City, and collaborated with numerous Off and Off-Off-Broadway companies including Abingdon Theatre, American Globe Theatre, Falstaff Presents, Gallery Players, Westside Repertory, Gorilla Repertory, and the Pearl Theatre Company before assuming the leadership of Parsifal’s Productions/Metropolitan Playhouse in 2001. For Metropolitan, he has directed 33 productions, and under his oversight, the company earned an Obie Grant (2011) for its work exploring the American theatrical history, a Performing Arts Group Award from the Victorian Society of New York, 3 Aggie Awards from Gay City News, and nominations for 20 New York Innovative Theater awards and 6 AUDELCO Viv Awards. In that time, the company has revived significant American works such as Icebound, The Boss, A Marriage Contract, The House of Mirth, Deep Are the Roots, The Jazz Singer, One-Third of a Nation, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Dodsworth, Year One of the Empire, Margaret Fleming, Denial, The Octoroon, The Truth, André, The Scarecrow, Metamora, Inheritors, The Melting Pot, The Faith Healer, Sun-Up, The City, and Fashion. Several of the plays produced by Metropolitan have also gone on to publication. He is recipient of several awards, while two of his productions at Metropolitan earned five NYIT Awards each: The Return of Peter Grimm (winner for outstanding performance) and The House of Mirth. His adaptation/direction of Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard represented the US at the 2nd International Festival of Russian Theater in Paris, France, in 1999. His play Salem, inspired by the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne, was published by New York Theater Experience in the Fall of 2006.

Keith Greer has directed for over twenty-five years. He was a SM/Director on the television daytime dramas One Life To Live and All My Children for ABC/TV and Prospect Park(OLN). As a member of the Directing Teams for OLTL, he received 3 Emmy awards and 4 DGA Awards. Also, his production of Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick by Brian Belovitch received a GLAAD Award Nomination for Outstanding Broadway/Off Broadway Production. He has directed for many New York theaters including The Workshop (Dad, The BowWow Club by Levy Lee Simon), Circle Rep Company (Interstices by Kermit Frazier , Dancing On Plates by Matthew Witten, and Translating Andrew by Ed Cachianes), Circle East (The Wibbly, Wobbly, Wiggly Dance That Cleopatterer Did by Terrence McNally), The Ridiculous Theatre, La Mama, Etc. in NY and in Italy, and PS 122, are among many others. Some of his Regional credits include; Allegheny Highlands Regional Theater in PA; The Larenim Park Amphitheater in WV; The Priscilla Beach Theater in MA; Thomaston Opera House in CT, and The Phoenicia Playhouse in Woodstock, NY. He directs for colleges and universities including Long Island University, CW Post and NYU. He is an alumni of Trinity Rep Conservatory under Artistic Director Adrian Hall in Providence, RI. Recently, he directed Tuesdays With Morrie, Off Bway at the Cherry Lane Theater and for the New Circle Theatre Co., BENCHES by Glenn Alterman and PALACE OF SECRETS by Jon Fraser. Keith is now working with Paul Knox on a new episodic television series called BAILEY HOUSE, which was a finalist for both the 2015 and 2016 Episodic Story Lab at Sundance. He is also currently, a wellrespected private acting coach.