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Casting director to speak at AACC

Professional casting director Brette Goldstein will teach students how to succeed in the acting industry in an event on Oct. 12. Photo courtesy of Brette Goldstein.

A professional casting director will talk to students about “all the s**t that no one will ever tell you about the industry” in an event on Oct. 12.

Brette Goldstein, who has worked as a casting director for almost 25 years, will speak and answer student questions virtually at 7 p.m. in HUM 112 at the in-person event, hosted by Theatre AACC. Goldstein, who works in LA, will be projected on a large screen in the theater.

“I want to make sure that [students] understand as much as I can share with them about what it’s like to start out in the professional world of theater, film, television and commercials,” Goldstein said. “I want to know what they need to know to make them feel confident for when they graduate or decide to leave school and go into the professional arena.”

Goldstein has cast hundreds of television shows, films, commercials, plays and more. She also works as a coach for actors and business executives.

Goldstein said in an interview with Campus Current the most successful actors are the ones who do their own thing, not conform to what people want.

“The people that really make it far in this business these days [are] the ones who are a little bit like, ‘F**k you, I’m going do me’ and as long as you have the talent to back that up, then you’re going to go everywhere,” Goldstein said.

Theatre AACC will also host a workshop on Nov. 7 where Goldstein will coach 10 theater students in front of an audience.

Goldstein said she has the ability to determine people’s “special sauce,” or “the thing about them that pops.”

“What their strong suits and talents seem to be, and also on a narrative, archetypal level, the stories that they are meant to tell,” Goldstein said.

Goldstein said she will use this ability to coach the actors.

“So what the actors are going to be doing is they’re going to be bringing in the scene of choice” and perform it onstage, Goldstein said. “We’re going to not only be discussing their ‘special sauce’ and the stories they’re meant to tell, we’re also going to be talking about whether or not the material they’ve selected as that scene of choice really represents where their … wishlist meets their market.”

Goldstein said every student can learn from the event, not just actors.

“Everything that I’m saying has universal themes,” Goldstein said.

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