Acting: Conversations on Craft
Casting Directors as Cheerleaders: A Conversation with Casting Director, Erica S. Bream
If you have ever seen any of Erica S. Bream’s posts on Instagram or Twitter, you know that she is an actor’s casting director. She says herself she uses social media as a way to, “dispel myths and provide some transparency” for actors. She also says that we, as actors, often feel casting directors are the gatekeepers of our careers. Erica goes on to say we would be shocked by how much work casting directors do behind the scenes to get us hired. “We are your collaborators…your biggest cheerleaders…talking about you all the time.”
In this episode you will also hear Erica’s take on auditions, labeling, and slates. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Erica as much as I did.
ERICA S. BREAM is in her twenty-first year as a film, television and theatre
Casting Director. Recent credits include ORDINARY JOE (NBC), TELL ME YOUR SECRETS (Amazon), ALTERED CARBON (Netflix), and the upcoming series ECHOES (Netflix), THE WINCHESTERS (CW) and more. Notably, Bream has co-cast thirteen seasons of the prestigious Young Playwrights Festival for The Blank Theatre Company.