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Broadway Casting Director Auditions Class w/ Rance Wright (New York Performance Coach) and Merri Sugarman (Broadway Casting Director w/ Tara Rubin Casting)
December 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$80
The Wright Way introduces workshops as a valuable tool to enhance your learning experience. The Wright Way believes that workshops assist in elevating one’s performance, auditions and technique.
At times like this, we must turn to each other to find ways to keep sharp on our auditions technique. So The Wright Way has created this online Broadway Casting Director Auditions Class to help you stay connected and informed. Rance Wright (Performance and Auditions Coach) will be teaming up with Merri Sugarman (Broadway Casting Director w/ Tara Rubin Casting) for this particular class. We are excited to work with you and hope you are prepared for what promises to be a very exciting class about self-tape.
Individuals interested in this class will be required to prepare a 1 – one minute to minute and a half Song or Monologue, fully memorized.
Please let The Wright Way know if you have any questions about this class by emailing us at [email protected]
Check out Merri Sugarman’s Bio here:
Merri Sugarman, CSA, Casting Director, Tara Rubin Casting. Initially an actress (‘Les Miserables’, ‘Aspects of Love’, et al.), Merri found herself out West some years back where she quickly made a name for herself at Liberman/Hirschfeld, then Liberman/Patton Casting, working on such shows as “NewsRadio”, “The Larry Sanders Show” and the Miramax feature film “Playing By Heart”, starring Sean Connery and Angelina Jolie. In 2000, Merri moved to Dreamworks Studios as the Casting Executive in charge of TV Pilots and Series – including “Spin City”, and the critically acclaimed “The Job”, starring Denis Leary. She was then offered a position as the Director of Casting for Dramas and Movies at ABC Television, overseeing the casting of “Alias”, “NYPD Blue”, “The Practice” and the ‘made for television movies’ “Gilda Radner – It’s Always Something” and “The Music Man”, starring Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth, to name just a few.
Merri then returned to the East Coast to teach and coach actors – something she still does (and loves) as time permits, when Tara Rubin offered her a Casting Director position where she’s been happily ensconced ever since, working on, among many others – the Broadway productions, touring and international companies of SPAMALOT, JERSEY BOYS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL OF ROCK, MISS SAIGON, A BRONX TALE and DEAR EVAN HANSEN for Broadway.
She also casts for many theaters regionally – including the Papermill Playhouse, The Alliance, Arena Stage, The Old Globe and The LaJolla Playhouse. She is the very proud CD of the critically acclaimed web series SUBMISSIONS ONLY and also boasts many TV & film projects, workshops and readings – including the new musical TREVOR – based on the Oscar winning short film.
In other news, she has been a Big Sister to Jenny via the amazing Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for the last 18 years, is an alumni officer of the professional sorority Kappa Gamma Chi (BFA in Musical Theater – Emerson College), a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, has been a Tony Voter for the past three years and is a proud member of CSA (Casting Society of America).
Check out Rance Wright’s Bio here:
RANCE WRIGHT received his MFA and MM from the Boston Conservatory and holds a BFA in Music, Dance and Theatre from Brigham Young University. He is an accomplished performing arts professional with over 20 years of experience as a consultant, casting director, manager and artist. His most recent credits include associate casting the national tours of Guys and Dolls, Grinch, and A Christmas Story alongside NY casting veteran Alison Franck of Franck Casting. Rance also recently had his Fringe associate directorial debut in “A Step Beyond The Rain”. Rance currently guides acting for the stage and directs shows at the American Musical Theatre Academy in New York City.
In 2015 Rance created a performing arts program for Turn Community Services in Utah helping advance communication skill-sets for adults with special needs. His unique style and creativity are the perfect combination for very successful learning initiatives.
As a musical theatre artist, Rance’s credits include numerous Off-Broadway shows, National tour, and regional productions.
Rance foresaw a need to help others gain a greater knowledge and understand- ing of their talent and art; that desire combined with his entrepreneurial spirit quickly lead to the birth of The Wright Way Coaching which is now a part of Wright Way Productions, LLC.
Rance’s personal and professional experiences along with his ability to see the talent and creativity in others have transcended his focus to furthering the knowledge and understanding of theatre, music, and dance for adults and young performers alike. Recognized professionally as one of the leaders in artist career development and utilizing “communication through theatre” for the personal advancement of professional artists and special needs adults are quickly becoming hallmarks of his career.
Rance is a dedicated professional artist with a distinctive vision. Through dynamic and results-driven classes, consultations and special event courses Rance has helped catapult the careers of many up and coming artists. Holding himself to higher standards has solidified his business relationships with clients and colleagues.
To learn more or to contact Rance directly, please visit: www.wrightwaycoaching.com
***Absolutely No Refunds***
THIS CLASS IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND WILL NOT BE USED FOR CASTING OR PURPOSES OF GETTING A JOB.