017: Annie Rowe CDG – Casting Director extraordinaire!

Annie Rowe CDG is a Casting Director for theatre, film, television, commercials, and more. Fresh from casting Not Talking by Mike Bartlett at the Arcola Theatre, Annie talks about growing up in Chiswick as the daughter of two actors and being part of an extensive theatre family, her time training at Arts Ed, National Youth Theatre and RADA and her transition from being an actor to becoming a Casting Director.

Episode features include:

The Soapbox:

Andrew and Annie discuss what a Casting Director actually does and some of the many misconceptions that some actors have about that role. Annie reveals the right and wrong way to get in touch with her, including whether or not you should use social media to talk to a Casting Director, how to get an audition for productions she’s casting, the way she likes to run an audition room as well lots of handy advice for anyone who is considering doing work as an extra and golden advice about how to prepare and what to do when auditioning.

Theatrical Tips:

Andrew’s theatrical tips for April 2018 include
Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre: http://strictlyballromthemusical.com
Pressure at the Park Theatre: www.parktheatre.co.uk
I Wish That My Life Were Like a Musical at the Crazy Coqs: www.brasseriezedel.com

The Platform:

Todays platform is given to composers Sara Eker and Giles Fernando and their musical Country Dream. We hear Cross The River performed by Flyn Devey and Sara Eker. The song is sung by the character Garrison Hendricks, the Nashville DA, to his daughter Ashleigh. It’s the song sung by his ancestors on the plantations, to give them hope. He gives Ashleigh the banjo given to him by his great grandma, the significance being that the banjo is a West African instrument that was brought to the US by slaves. For more information about this dynamic duo, visit www.gilesfernando.co.uk or www.saraeker.com

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