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Casting Workshops was started in 2007 by Casting Director Annelie Powell.


In 2012 the workshops were taken over by actors Oliver Powell & Emily Chase, who share Annelie's passion for offering actors the opportunity to learn and develop both their craft and industry knowledge.

Oliver Powell

Emily Chase

As part of our commitment to supplying actors with educational and ethical workshops at an affordable cost and because many CDG members have led workshops with us, we like to ensure our sessions are in line with their guidelines.


You can download the CDG workshop guidelines PDF here.

Who Are We?

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Workshops are educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.



We are happy to offer full refunds on all standard 3hr workshops, provided we are given a full working 72hrs notice.

If only 24-72 hours notice is supplied a credit note will be issued, valid for 6 months and redeemable once.

A credit note will not be issued for cancellations made inside 24hrs.