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PAST WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS
ACTING FOR A MUSICAL
Taylor Iman Jones is a Broadway Actress, Singer, and Teaching Artist based out of New York City. Currently she is Peggy/Maria in the LA company of Hamilton, and in 2021 she'll be portraying Andy Sachs in the upcoming Broadway bound production of The Devil Wears Prada. Taylor made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Groundhog Day the Musical. She later originated the role of Mopsa in the Broadway production of Head Over Heels. Off-Broadway, she created the role of Pat in the new musical Scotland, Pa. Outside of New York, she appeared in The Tale of Despereaux at The Old Globe in San Diego, and The Who's Tommy at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and in 2014, she performed across the country as Extraordinary Girl in the National Tour of American Idiot. As a Bay Area native you could have seen her performing with American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, Center Rep, Berkeley Playhouse, Bay Area Children’s Theater, and Ray of Light, to name a few. On top of her theater career you may find Taylor playing guitar, writing and singing her own music, performing at concerts, or teaching masterclasses.
BREAKING DOWN THE SCENE
Austin Scott, was originating the role of Joe Scott in the Broadway production of “Girl From the North Country," when Broadway shut down. Before that, he spent two years starring as Alexander Hamilton on Broadway and National Tour. Other select credits include: One Day (Off-Bway, 3LD), Douglas Carter Beane’s Hood (World Premiere, Denver Theater Center), Gotta Dance (World Premiere, directed by Jerry Mitchell) In the Heights (Hangar), Choir Boy (Geffen). TV: “Pose”
IMPROVE YOUR IMPROV
Noah Weisberg, recently finished touring the country starring as Willy Wonka in the Broadway tour of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. You’ve seen him on TV in his recurring roles on Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist, Modern Family, Major Crimes and Law & Order as well as guest roles on Wisdom Of The Crowd, The Good Wife, Franklin & Bash, Bad Teacher, Bones, Five Points, The New Normal, iCarly, Disney’s JoJo's Circus, K.C. Undercover, Cashmere Mafia, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Kenny The Shark, Love Monkey, and K.C. Undercover.
On BROADWAY he was in the original companies of South Pacific, Enron, Elf and Legally Blonde. He played Shrevie in Diner, the new musical by Sheryl Crow & Barry Levinson, as well as Ned in the new musical 17 Again, both aiming for Broadway.
With well over 175 COMMERCIALS, you’ve no doubt seen Noah’s face or heard his voice for companies such as Vicks, Staples, Comcast, Discover Card, Garnier, Pizza Hut, Time Warner, M&M’s, Burger King, Verizon, UPS, Best Buy, McDonalds and currently for Dunkin Donuts and Emergen- C, plus countless others. He’s a proud graduate of NYU’s
Tisch School Of The Arts. He’s looking forward to beginning filming season 2 of NBC’s hit Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist. For more info please visit his website: www.NoahWeisberg.com
PERFORMING THE SONG
Taylor Louderman, made her Broadway debut originating the role of Campbell Davis in BRING IT ON: The Musical by Lin Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, and Amanda Green. She went on to play Lauren in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway, and most recently originated the role of Regina George in Tina Fey's MEAN GIRLS on Broadway for which she received a 2018 Tony Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Her television credits include NBC's PETER PAN LIVE, HBO's HIGH MAINTENANCE, Nickelodeon's SUNNY DAY as Blair, CBS's EVIL and THE GOOD FIGHT. Taylor wrote a teen musical with pals Hannah Kloepfer and Nat Zegree which premiered in 2019 at Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, Missouri. She also founded WRITE OUT LOUD: a songwriting competition for young, new Musical Theatre writers. Taylor is executive consultant at Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, MO where she participated in her first professional show at the age of ten.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE MASTERCLASS
Parker Esse, is a multi award-winning, dynamic, high impact and story- driven director-choreographer. After performing regionally in national tours and being a featured performer on Broadway in the Tony Award winning Fosse, which was taped for PBS Great Performances, he collaborated on Broadway’s critically acclaimed and Tony Nominated Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities; five New York City Center Encores!productions of Girl Crazy, Finian’s Rainbow, On The Town, Juno and Stairway to Paradise; The National Tour of 101 Dalmatians The Musical.
Branching out on his own, Parker exploded onto the scene as choreographer on the groundbreaking Oklahoma! for the grand re- opening of Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theatre. He then went on to choreograph such shows as Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis’ A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair directed by John Doyle at New York City Center Encores! and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Recently, Parker choreographed the high-octane and critically acclaimed productions of Anything Goes at Arena Stage starring Corbin Bleu and Soara Joye-Ross, La Traviata at The Kennedy Center for Washington National Opera, and the World Premier of Jukebox Hero at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.
Parker is an eight-time Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Choreography, winning for his internationally recognized and groundbreaking Oklahoma! as well as the star-studded The Pajama Game starring Broadway Legend Donna McKechnie, at Arena Stage. Parker received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is also the co-founder and artistic director of The Broadway Master Class Series and a proud member of Actors Equity and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
INSIDE THE AUDITION
Victor Vazquez, CSA is the founder of X Casting NYC. Current new-play projects include: The Royal Court Theatre in London’s West End, WP Theatre NYC Pipeline Festival, and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Previously, he served as resident Casting Director at Arena Stage for three seasons, overseeing the casting of over 25 productions and over 26 new play/musical workshops. He has auditioned thousands of actors, and cast over 400 actors in professional plays and musicals in such theatre’s as A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco), Seattle Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and London’s West End. He has held casting calls in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
He now lives in New York City with his partner Bryan. Victor holds a master’s degree (with distinction) from the University of Oxford. He is the proud son of Mexican immigrants. Spanish is his first language. Victor is a member of the Casting Society of America.