Monthly Workshops

Have you ever wanted to jump in and out of workshops on a Pay-What-You-Can basis on your schedule? Well Perceptions has just the workshop for you! Each month we offer a one day workshop on various subjects about the industry with some of the most celebrated guest artists. There are only 10 slots for each workshop so make sure to grab one before they are all gone! All workshop classes are via Zoom until further notice.

August Workshop:

A Conversation 

with a Casting Director

Guest Artist:

Shariba Rivers

August Workshop
Aug 23, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT

A 1 hour talk with Chicago Casting Director Shariba Rivers. You will be able to ask her all the questions you wish you could ask casting directors! This workshop will be in a question/answer format so bring all of the questions you can dream of and she will be there to be a helpful resource for this workshop. This workshop is open to those interested in acting and those interested in becoming a casting director.

Shariba Rivers Bio: SHARIBA RIVERS is currently the casting director for MPAACT and a Chicago-based actor. She has been casting shows for MPAACT for the past four years. Before the whole country went on lockdown, she spent most of her time on stage and continues to perform in productions on line. Most recent on-stage performances include The Tasters (Rivendell Theatre), Hoodoo Love (Raven Theatre), and Black Ballerina (Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre). Online productions include Comb Your Hair (Or You’ll Look Like a Slave) and DePaul’s Wrights of Spring. Shariba continues to work on season 3 of the audiodrama, Unwell: A Midwestern Gothic Mystery as one of the main characters, Lily Harper, and is anticipating release of Spokes, an independent short film, later this year. TV credits include Empire, ChicagoPD, ChicagoMed, and The Chi.

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