FOR TEENS (AGES 10 – 15) 


Come join us for the best seven hours you’ll ever invest in your teen’s career.  Los Angeles/Texas Casting Director, Donise L. Hardy, CSA, owner and founder of “A CASTING PLACE”, has been a leader in casting TV commercials in the State of Texas for over 15 years.  Her “teen” commercial credits include: LONE STAR SUCCESS, KIDZBOP, McDONALD’S, OSCAR MAYER, WAL*MART, ETCH-A-SKETCH, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, SEARS BACK TO SCHOOL, CICI’S PIZZA, PGA: FIRST TEE, AMERICAN RED CROSS, TEXAS TOURISM, ORACLE/DELL, H-E-B, and WESTERN UNION, plus hundreds of other commercials during her 23+ years as a Casting Director.  Donise has cast many feature films, TV shows and industrials, but has always concentrated on commercials.  (“TEEN RECOMMENDS”).

Parents are invited to stay as the day begins with Donise giving you an overview of the industry, the reality of the hard work involved, getting/keeping an agent, marketing hints, networking opportunities and many insider tips only a Casting Director with her vast experience would know.  Whom better to take a class with than someone who has literally conducted hundreds of thousands of auditions?  Parents may either stay or leave at this point.  Plan to return at 4:30PM to view the last taped commercial of the day.

During the day, your teen will be constantly on camera auditioning (using scripts from commercials that Donise has cast and are age appropriate) in various types of scenarios, both solo and with scene partners.  Each commercial is taped, played and critiqued on an individual basis.  You’ll be astonished at your teen’s improvement throughout the day.  If your teen is serious about the business, this is the best way to get started.  If your teen is already active, this is the best way to take their career to the next level.

The workshop, which is held at State Theatre in downtown, Austin begins promptly at 10AM and lasts until approximately 5PM. We will take a short lunch break and walk to a nearby restaurant as a group.

A few days before the workshop, we will send you a reminder together with a list of suggested brings and information.

Individualized attention to your teen is of paramount importance, so enrollment is strictly limited to 14 students.  Classes fill immediately; so send the registration right away!  Please send the Registration Slip below, together with your check for $175 which may be dated January 14, 2015, and mail to:  Donise Hardy, P. O. Box 1211, Georgetown, TX  78627-1211.  You do not have a confirmed reservation until the Registration Slip and payment have been received.  A confirmation will be sent to you via email.  We abide by the State of Texas Refund Policy.
Please e-mail Donise at if you have any questions.


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Student’s Name: ______________________________________________________ Age: ____________

Parent’s Name: _____________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________

Telephone Number: (Cell) ___________________________ (Home) _____________________________


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