'The Obi Wan of workshops'.
John Byrne, The Stage
Having worked on both sides of the audition table, Richard has amassed knowledge and experience which he delights in sharing with performers and students in workshops on audition technique and career development. These can range from a question & answer session, script-based audition masterclasses, mock auditions (either solo or as part of a panel), to his weekly course, “The Art of Selling Yourself”, which explores many aspects of selling an artist’s performing skills to potential employers, in up to twelve 2-hour sessions.
Richard presented his sixth season of The Art of Selling Yourself at The Actors Centre, London, from April to July 2017.
He has also worked regularly with many drama and performing arts schools, training centres and groups including:
He was also an expert for The Stage Events, presernted by The Stage - the UK's foremost Industry newspaper - leading three hour workshops including 'How To Nail Your Audition' in February 2012.
In May 2015, Richard led 'The Things They Don't Teach You In Drama School', fhe first ever live event presented by Samuel French Ltd. This two hour interactive workshop played to a packed house at Charing Cross Theatre in the heart of London's West End.
This photo was taken at the Auditioning For Musical Theatre, a one day workshop that Richard led, with a West End dance captain and a leading audition pianist, for members of The Casting Website in March 2010.
Here's what some workshop organisers and participants have said:
'We kick-started our ‘How to’ sessions with a glorious bang! On the 7th February 2012 The Stage Events held an amazing session with Casting Director Richard Evans. Pouring out all his invaluable knowledge and sharing some of the most interesting casting stories. Evans continuously engaged our ‘How to’ delegates, from rolls of laughter, silent intense concentration and detailed Q&A throughout the session.'
'Terrific talk by Richard Evans. Insightful, informative and hugely inspirational. The three big I's. @SamuelFrenchLtd #sfevent'
'Thank you for a wonderful workshop. The actors all really got something out of it and really enjoyed the evening. The feedback has been amazing.'
Lisa Brunton-Wallace, Actors Themselves
'I really enjoyed the workshop, I found it very useful and just the right amount of professional and informal. All the feedback I have received has been very positive, mostly about how nice it is to realise that Casting Directors are not all dragons and can be very open and approachable.'
Clare-Louise English, Fuse London
'@auditionsguide thank you for a wonderful workshop yesterday, I can't wait to put everything I learnt into practice! #sfevent #actor
'It was such a pleasure having you in! Thank you so very much for taking the time. The Singers really enjoyed the session and found you generous and informative.'
Leontine Hass, Advanced Performers Studio
'Really enjoyed @auditionsguide 's casting workshop with @SamuelFrenchLtd! Fab tips & what a lovely man, hope he auditions me soon! #sfevent'
'The workshop was both enjoyable and educational. It has given me my first real insight into the world of casting and helped motivate me towards fulfilling my dream to become a world class actress.'
Holly (Student, aged 15)
'I really did enjoy the workshop, I found it very engaging and informative and gave me lots of encouragement and food for thought to go away with. I'm really pleased also that you got us to interact on a personal level with the other attendees as it made me feel more relaxed and able to be myself, but more importantly realise how others viewed me and what impression I was giving off in both a personal and professional manner.'
'Enlightening, engaging & entertaining afternoon at #SFEvent Thank you Richard Evans (RememberMyName/Fame) @auditionsguide @SamuelFrenchLtd'
'Thanks so much! I loved the afternoon and it was honestly SO useful - it was so great to hear the opinions of casting directors and learn more about how they work.'
Lily (Student, aged 16)
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PLEASE NOTE: as a member of The Casting Directors' Guild, Richard abides by their workshop guidelines. He therefore only works with recognised groups and does not offer private advice sessions to individuals.