Event Overview

Ages: 12-15 / £20.00

Mary-Ellen O’Hara, CARLA STRONGE CASTING ASSOCIATE / DIRECTOR will host a masterclass for actors aged 12-15 of all levels of experience, allowing them to learn more about the casting process and develop their audition technique. All participants will be sent sides in advance to prepare before the Masterclass and everyone will get the chance to perform as well as learn how to create a self-tape.

Mary-Ellen trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before studying Drama and Theatre Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, and started her professional career as an actor.

Her passion for casting came about in the active and diverse Northern Irish Short film scene. From Cathy Brady’s, ‘Wasted’, Stacey Gregg’s ‘Mercy’, Andrea Harkin’s ‘The Party’ (BAFTA Nominated) to Mike Lennox’s ‘Boogaloo & Graham’ (BAFTA Winner & Oscar Nominated), Mary-Ellen has been championed for her contribution towards finding, working with and continuing to develop new and emerging talent.

She has always created a safe space for actors to work, not only believing that any good production stands upon its treatment of all creatives, but that this is also the most creatively rewarding way to work.

Mary-Ellen has been working with Carla Stronge Casting since 2015 and these have been the most amazingly happy years of her professional career. Working across film and television, and delivering on her passion of children’s casting.

She is extremely grateful for the projects she has worked on since embarking on her career in casting, some standout productions for her are ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Derry Girls’ and ‘Krypton’.

Mary-Ellen continues to assist Carla as well as leading projects in her own right.

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When & Where

  • From:Oct 26, 2021,10:00 AM
  • To:Oct 26, 2021,01:00 PM
  • Location:
    Ulster Museum, Learning Zone

    Botanic Gardens, BT9 5AB, belfast.

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