Auditioning Techniques & Acting for Camera

Once a Week Workshop

David Stejskal, member of the Casting Society of America and a head caster at Nancy Bishop Casting Prague office, offers once a week Workshop for actors in Prague.  

Summary: Actors perform English-written scenes both, cold-read and memorised. They are introduced to individual elements of performing for casting directors and to differences between casting and for-film acting.

Subjects/techniques included:

Analysing scenes and characters;

Delivering performance for a casting director;

Cold reading;

Communication with the director/casting director;

Performing scenes “in the moment”;

Implying business/activity to enhance performance and character’s inner state;

Designing blocking, which is motivated by character’s inner state;

Delivering performance to camera lens.

David Stejskal is the head caster in Nancy Bishop’s Prague office and a member of the Casting Society of America. He has worked on projects such as the TV series Knightfall, 12 Monkeys, Transporter, Crossing Lines or films Ophelia, with Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley, and Unlocked, starring John Malkovich, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. David wrote and directed numerous short projects, including commercial videos for brands like Haagen-Dazs, Arla Denmark and Nestea.

He is also an acting coach at Prague Film School, ISFF in Berlin and holds private classes around Europe.

David was trained as a film director at Northern Film School. His student film ‘Two Soldiers’ was in the official selection at the Manchester Film Festival 2012.


WHEN: every Thursday 19:00 – 21:00 or Friday 9:00 – 11:00am.

WHERE: Prague Playhouse Studio, Františka Křížka 1, 170 00 Prague

COST: Class fee depends on the number of attending students. Ask David for more details.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please send an email to