The landscape of auditioning has changed dramatically since spring of 2020. Gone are the days of in person auditions and immediate, one on one direction from Casting Directors who once served as the actor’s direct link to the desires of production. The actor, via self-tape, is now wholly in charge of the creation of their first takes, their first IMPRINT on how casting views them. It is IMPERATIVE that the modern actor is putting their best foot forward. How do we do this? The answer is simple (though it leads to complexity): The actor must holistically understand STORY, their ROLE within it, and the technical requirements of the self tape that will allow their work to translate the way they want it to. 

This workshop will utilize material currently being used to cast projects in the industry to help you understand how to break down and execute your self tapes in a bookable way. 

Dates & Times:
Saturday, December 2, 2023: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2023: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
These sessions will be via ZOOM

There is a limit of 8 participants for this event. 

Participants: $25 + GST
8 Open to ACTRA Alberta members in good standing.
Auditors: FREE
Open to ACTRA members in good standing.

Registration Cut-off Date: November 26, 2023


Facilitator’s Bio:

Douglas Nyback has been one of Toronto’s top acting coaches for over a decade. He has worked with a myriad of actors across all age groups, experiences, and gender identities. His clients have worked in leading and recurring roles on numerous series and features across a wide variety of networks and studios including but not limited to X-Men: Apocalypse, Moonfall, The Upcoming Netflix Series “Painkiller”, V/H/S/94, Pretty Hard Cases, Arrow, The Flash, Degrassi, Defiance, All My Children, Impulse, Kiss and Cry, This Means War, Robocop, Dark Matter, The Expanse, Shadow Hunters, American Gods, Locke and Key, The 100, and Supernatural. He also works as an on set acting coach, most recently on Amazon Prime’s flagship series: American Gods.

Douglas is also the co-founder and managing partner of Monolith Pictures which has produced over sixteen independent feature films across the US and Canada over the past decade. Most recently he is the co-producer of the Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody starring “Manodrome” that just had its debut at the Berlin Film Festival in 2023. 

Douglas also brings extensive experience as an actor to his coaching.  His most recent film “Walking Supply” (which he co-wrote, starred in, and co-produced), just enjoyed it’s Toronto Premier and is set to begin its festival run, as well as a recurring role on Fox/Disney’s “The Hot Zone Season 2” and the feature films “Skin” and “The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova” (winner of the Canadian Film Festival). He has also had leading, recurring and guest star roles on SyFy’s “Incorporated” and “Defiance”, “People of Earth”, and Amazon Prime’s “American Gods” among many others.