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Open Call For Performers with Disabilities

First-ever Casting Society of America Inclusion and Diversity Open Call for Performers with Disabilities

Casting Society of America logoLos Angeles, Calif., Dec. 14 – On Sunday, January 7, 2018, CSA members across the country are making themselves available to union and non-union performers with disabilities. Professionally trained disabled artists and performers with disabilities actively pursuing careers in the arts are encouraged to attend. Artists will be given an opportunity to perform a prepared scene of their choice in front of a panel of professional casting directors. The open call will offer actors the opportunity to work with casting directors who are looking to expand their knowledge of underrepresented and undiscovered talent in a professional casting environment.

Artists will be given an opportunity to perform a 2-page, prepared scene of their choice in front of a panel of CSA casting directors.

BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW – TIME SLOTS WILL GO FAST!

DATE: Sunday, January 7, 2018

UTAH Saturday, January 6, 2018

TIMES (local time, per location):

LOS ANGELES & NYC: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Regional Locations: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If regional locations fill up, CSA will extend the hours.

ASL Interpreters will be made available at all locations (Studio #1 in Los Angeles) between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information and to sign up, CLICK HEREhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944a4ab29a7f49-20182

Be sure to read the full description and choose your preferred location from the pull-down menu before choosing a time slot.

LOCATIONS (Including but not limited to):

Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Albuquerque, NM, Berkeley, CA, St. Louis, MO, Eagle, ID, Bountiful, UT (Saturday, January 6th), Richmond, VA, Atlanta, GA.

Please check the CSA Inclusion and Diversity Facebook page for location updates and extended times: www.facebook.com/CSAInclusionAndDiversity/

Questions or if you’re in a location where a CSA office isn’t available?
Please email: CSAInclusionandDiversity@gmail.com
Media Inquiries: Ty Gates Ty@fifteenminutes.com

Meet the Author

Lauren Appelbaum
Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren Appelbaum is the Vice President, Communications, of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities, and managing editor of The RespectAbility Report, a publication at the intersection of disability and politics. Previously she was a digital researcher with the NBC News political unit. As an individual with an acquired invisible disability - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - she writes about the intersection of disability, employment, Hollywood and politics. From entertainment professionals to presidential campaigns, journalists to philanthropists, she conducts trainings on the why and how to be more inclusive and accessible. Behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, Appelbaum engages decision makers and creatives to improve the quality and number of authentic, diverse and inclusive presentations of people with disabilities on TV and film so audiences can see people with disabilities as vital contributors in America and around the world. She and her team have consulted on projects with Amazon, Disney/ABC Television, NBCUniversal, Netflix, and The Walt Disney Studios, among others. Appelbaum also enriches the pool of disabled talent in Hollywood by nurturing and connecting them to those who can assist with their careers, both on the creative and business sides of the industry. She is the author of The Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit, which was created to help entertainment professionals to be as inclusive of people with disabilities as possible, and the creator of an innovative Lab Program for entertainment professionals with disabilities working behind the camera. To reach her, email LaurenA@RespectAbility.org.

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