...'The Obi Wan of workshops'.
John Byrne, The Stage
'How To Nail Your Audition' The Stage Events, London 2012
worked on both sides of the audition table, Richard has amassed
knowledge and experience which he enjoys 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 the sixth season of The Art of Selling Yourself at The Actors Centre, London, from April to July 2017.
He also works regularly with many drama and performing arts schools, training centres and groups including:
RADA - The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York
The Actors Studio, New York
Guildford School of Acting (University of Surrey)
Rose Bruford College
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
The London School of Musical Theatre
Baardar Academy, Oslo, Norway
Arts University Bournemouth
Birmingham School of Acting
The Actors Centre, London
Actors Centre North, Manchester
The University of Lincoln
The Actors' Guild of Great Britain
The Advanced Performer's Studio
Take pART Festival, Venue Cymru
Perform, Olympia, London
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.
He was also an expert for The Stage Events, presernted by The Stage - the UK's foremost Industry newspaper - leading workshops including 'How To Nail Your Audition'.in February 2012.
This photo was taken at the Auditioning For Musical Theatre
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:
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.'
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
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
Clare-Louise English, Fuse London
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
Leontine Hass, Advanced Performers Studio
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.'
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)
'Thank you so much for the insightful workshop.'
Tom (Student, aged 19)
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.