“The Drama of Daytime” Weekend Intensive with Casting Directors Marnie Saitta and Mark Teschner

“The Drama of Daytime” Weekend Intensive with Casting Directors Marnie Saitta and Mark Teschner


Spend the weekend working with Marnie Saitta, CSA, and Mark Teschner, CSA, both Head of Casting for a Network TV series. (via Zoom).
The two have won EMMY® Awards for “Outstanding Casting of a Drama Series.” Together, they have cast approximately 15,000 episodes of network and streaming television. Their combined experience auditioning actors every weekday for nearly 50 years gives them an intimate understanding of what makes an audition great.

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2 Day Sessions:

Session 1 with Mark Teschner

Saturday, 5/6/23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (PST)

Session 2 with Marnie Saitta

Sunday, 5/7/23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (PST)

Please note: Actors must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in this class. Previous acting training is also required. Please contact us at la.admissions@tvistudios.com if you have any questions.

Session Description: Mark Teschner, CSA

This session is not just about Daytime TV. It’s about ANYtime. The work you do in class is about challenging you as an actor and creating compelling, memorable auditions for daytime, primetime, and films. Actors will perform scenes with Mark as their reader, receive valuable feedback and perform the scene again implementing any adjustments to enhance the scene & deepen their connection to the material.

(Sides will be provided)

Session Description: Marnie Saitta, CSA

Marnie will dive into script analysis working with both under-five and day player material reading one of one with her. Actors will breakdown down and read their both their under-five and principal scenes with Marnie and also observe other actors perform the same scene after they have completed their own. This can be an invaluable experience to learn and gain inspiration from.

(Material will be provided 2-3 days prior to the session so actors can prepare)


Mark Teschner, csa

Casting Director, Teacher

Mark has been the Head of Casting for a major Network TV Series for over 32 years, during which time he has also taught at TVI Actors Studio. He is the recipient of 10x EMMY® Awards for Casting. Mark has a unique ability to communicate with actors which encourages them to deliver their best performance.

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