Audition Workshop – Nathan Lloyd

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

Mar 24

Audition Workshop






Saturday 24 March

4 hours morning or
3 hours afternoon

9.00am to 1.00pm or
2.00pm - 5.00pm

Nathan Lloyd
Richard Sarell


Places available in the afternoon session

A great opportunity to learn from one of Melbourne's top casting directors.   After being a consultant at Mullinars  Casting in Melbourne for many years NATHAN is now running his own casting consultancy.  

Get the best advice in town and also be assessed by television director RICHARD SARELL.  This is the place to build your skill and experience at auditioning. 

Four actors

One-on-one Coaching

Scenes are supplied by the Casting Director for these workshops and The Rehearsal Room will distribute them to participating actors shortly.

Once the scenes arrive some actors choose to have a private coaching session with Richard to help them consider a variety of options for their scene.

Coaching Sessions are $80 for 1 hour but are only $60 for actors who have trained at The Rehearsal Room.  Ring 0407 226 620 or email to book.

What will be covered in this course?

1) Build a personal relationship with a Casting Director

It is as important for a Casting Director to meet and understand you as a person as it is for them to know about your acting skill.

2) Get great tips on general casting issues

During the briefing sessions at the beginning and end of each workshop you will get practical hands-on advice from the casting directors.

3) The opportunity to ask questions

You will be able to ask questions in the two briefing sessions about the personal areas of confusion or concern you have.

4) Get specific analysis of your audition technique

In your one-on-one time with television director Richard Sarell you will get direct honest feedback about your audition technique and your acting technique.  Sometimes your acting techniques are great but your audition technique doesn't display your strengths.  Richard will assist you with clear and practical advice.

5) Make progress at being less nervous in auditions

Nerves can have a big impact on the outcome of an audition.  Making an audition an ordinary experience rather than an exceptional one is a skill that needs to be acquired and practiced.

Shane Porteous A Country Practice [Lead actor]

For an actor a scene must do more than further the plot - it must explore the relationship between the characters. Richard has a gift for making this process clear and simple. His direction gives me confidence to trust my own intuition, thus allowing the character room to breathe...


  • You find Casting Directors intimidating
  • You are never sure exactly what a casting director is looking for
  • You have made great plans for your audition but never deliver them
  • Don't know how to conduct yourself in an audition
  • Don't know which questions to ask the casting director
  • You feel an audition is a competition that you must win


  • you will always feel uncomfortable when auditioning
  • you wont have a professional understanding of the audition process
  • will remain confused about issues that should be clear to you
  • you will reduce your chances of doing a good audition
  • be rigid in your choices rather than relaxed, flexible and professional


Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that many actors he auditioned didn’t actually listen in auditions.  And he realised this was sometimes due to lack of understanding and sometimes to do with nerves.  That was why he devised a workshop that would help actor's acquire skills to defeat the audition stresses.

Having a practical understanding of what the actor's job is when auditioning is a massive help in enabling an actor to audition well.  These workshops aim to quickly build an actor's understanding of the audition process - which usually takes actors years of professional experience to acquire. There are many myths about auditions and many confusions about what Casting Directors and directors are looking for.

Richard was one of the first acting teachers to begin running workshops that allowed actors to interact with Casting Directors.  The aim was to give actors experience of the audition room so that they can approach an audition in a relaxed, focused and professional way.

These are the only workshops where actors also receive analysis and feedback from a director as well as a casting director.  This combined input from two different entertainment professionals makes these workshops unique and incredibly valuable.

Saturday 24 March

Learn skills you will use throughout your career. 

Places available in the afternoon session only

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