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Sat, Jul 13



Andrea Toyias - Casting Director for a Day

Andrea Toyias - Casting Director for a Day
Andrea Toyias - Casting Director for a Day

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM



About the event

Andrea Toyias’ newest workshop, Casting Director for a Day, was born out of her realization that “if actors could only hear what I hear as a casting director, they would have a much better understanding of what makes a great audition”. Thus, Andrea’s newest class took flight. With actors now entirely self-directing from their home booth – often with no idea if their auditions are even “close” to being good – Andrea decided it was not time to give voice talent a peek behind the other side of the glass and essentially becoming casting interns for a day.

Through a lively discussion of what makes a good audition, combined with a review of real-life auditions that have landed in Andrea’s inbox, participants will get a solid understanding of what casting directors are looking for and what truly makes an audition shine. Andrea will also have each participant submit an audition before class so that it can be reviewed with her so that both can work together to see what improvements can be made.


The Bard aka Shakespeare has been known to proclaim, “All the world’s a stage”, and perhaps that’s why some titles from Blizzard entertainment are so cinematic and wide-ranging: ANDREA TOYIAS’s approach is to make

the recording booth “an endless stage of possibilities, rather than a room, a mic, and four padded walls.” Her strategy has paid off, with Blizzard’s world-rocking success with titles such as Diablo, StarCraft, World of

Warcraft and especially Overwatch. 

Andrea landed upon Blizzard’s shores in 2008 and was given the task of

building their VO department from the ground up. As the Senior Casting & Voice Director at Blizzard, she casts and directs every voice appearing in a Blizzard title. Fifteen-plus years later, casting and directing ghouls, goblins, multi-headed demons, space aliens and super heroes of every variety is Andrea’s specialty...and working with actors of every level is her deepest passion.

Andrea's goal, no matter the character and no matter the project, is to find a truth and believability in every line and in every performance.

Membership Offer
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  • Casting Director for a Day

    +$4.63 service fee
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  • Audit

    Sale ends: Jul 13, 1:30 PM

    Observing the class only

    +$2.31 service fee



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