Auditioning for Supporting & Comedic Roles

Rick Laxton is a freelance Casting Director and a member of the CDG.

His recent credits include ‘Peter Kay’s Car Share’ for BBC, ‘Crown Court’ for ITV and ‘The Evermoor Chronicles’ for Disney. He was Head of Casting at Lime Pictures from 2010 to 2015, where his credits included ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Rocket’s Island’, ‘The Case’ and ‘House of Anubis’. Before that, Rick worked in the ITV casting department for seven years, working on shows such as ‘The Street’, ‘Vincent’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Blue Murder’ and ‘The Road to Coronation Street’.

Many actors will start their screen acting career by undertaking supporting roles as opposed to lead roles. The expectations and requirements of performance for a supporting actor are very different from that of a lead actor. In this workshop, Rick Laxton (CDG) will be teaching students how to nail an audition for supporting roles and also about what is expected in the audition room.

Rick, who has just co-written comedy pilot, ’The Pact’ for BBC, will also be teaching the group about auditioning for comedic roles, which again requires a unique skill set.

This workshop provides a great opportunity to showcase your skills and to learn from a highly experienced casting director. Very few casting workshops will cover the differences in casting for supporting, lead and comedic roles, this is one not to miss for our adult students.

This workshop is suitable for adults only.

Date: Saturday 9th December
Time: 10am to 1pm
Cost: £50 (Non YAFTA Students) £40 YAFTA Students.
Location: YAFTA, 101-103 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JL