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Opportunity: Casting Workshops for actors who are d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing

10 Mar 2024, 1:00 pm (Past)


A free casting workshop for all actors who are d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing learn about casting in film and TV.

ArdánCoimisiún na Meán, and the Irish Deaf Society are excited to present the second edition of the All-Abilities casting series.  This workshop will be hosted by Katy Moylan-Shorten, Casting Director at Ali Coffey Casting and actor and Irish Sign Language Interpreter Shelley Gibson.

This webinar will be host online over Zoom, on Sunday March 10 from 1 to 3pm.  This workshop is free of charge, but registration is required before March 7 at ardan.ie. A plain text document for this event can be found at the bottom of the page.

This is an opportunity for new, entry and emerging actors from the d/Deaf, and Hard of Hearing community to learn more about casting in film and TV. The objective of this online webinar is to learn more about and demystify the casting process. These informal and accessible sessions will support performers in learning more about casting and auditions.

In this session, you will explore the stages of casting, discuss audition requirements, and explore the language used in casting for TV and film.  Some sample topics will be;

  • Materials to prepare in advance of auditions (including headshots and CVs),
  • Practical advice for preparing self-tapes,
  • How to find out about casting opportunities,
  • Preparing for auditions,
  • How to avail of any supports you might need, and how to communicate your access needs to casting directors to ensure you have what you need.

This event is recommended for guests and actors over 18 with an intermediate to high ISL fluency. Guests from across Ireland and all levels of experience are welcome to attend.

When registering,  applicants (or a representative on behalf of the applicant) will be asked to tell us a little more about yourself and acting experience (if any). Please note once you have register, you will then receive a from Ardán on March 7 with a Zoom link and more information.

The deadline to register is 12 noon on March 7, on the Ardán website.

This event will have a ISL interpreter. Guests who attend the online session will then receive a captioned recording of the webinar (within 2 to 3 weeks of the event).

Please direct any questions to Eibh Collins at eibh@ardan.ie, or visit ardan.ie for more information.

Image courtesy of Ardán.


Coimisiún na Meán
Irish Deaf Society
ISL Interpreted
Professional Development