• November 7, 2023 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Open Jar Studios

    1601 Broadway
    New York, New York 10010
Ticket Price $375.00 This event is now over


3 CLASS SERIES starting Nov 7th

Elevate your career by studying with top industry insider


Elevate your career and sharpen your audition skills by working directly with shakers responsible for booking talent into Broadway’s biggest shows, and gain insight on what Agents are looking for when seeking new clients.

  • Class One: You will workshop your audition materials with talent agent Danny Prather from HUDSON ARTISTS AGENCY
  • Class Two: You will workshop your audition materials with talent agent Leah Wedge from CARLTON, GODDARD, AND FREER TALENT
  • Class Three: You will workshop your audition materials with talent agent Jim Daly from BLOC AGENCY


Class will begin each week at 7pm and each student will work one-on-one with the instructor on cuts of audition songs or monologues in a classroom setting. Each class will also include a short Q&A, information on the intricacies of the casting process and insight on what the auditioner can do to stand out.  


  • Tuesday November 7th - Danny Prather
  • Tuesday November 14th - Leah Wedge
  • Week of Nov 20 and Nov 27 - no class
  • Tuesday Dec 5th - Jim Daly

All classes begin at 7pm at Open Jar Studios, 1601 Broadway, 11th Floor


Under the direction of Artistic Director, Jeff Whiting, Open Jar’s Professional Class Series provides unique opportunities for performers to continue to hone their skills and work one-on-one with Broadway’s best stars, directors, composers,  agents, and casting directors.


Danny Prather: Hudson Artists Agency represents a selective list of developmental and established actors currently on Broadway, Tours, Television and Films. Danny has previously worked at Talent House and Buchwald. Danny works with fellow agent Meghan Manahan, both handle film, television and theatre. Working on Broadway and on Tour, clients include: WICKED, THE OUTSIDERS, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, LION KING, HADESTOWN, TINA, MRS DOUBTFIRE, ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, ALMOST FAMOUS, SIX, BOOK OF MORMON, & JULIET, LES MIZ, BEAUTIFUL NOISE and on TV his current clients have appeared on: THE BLACKLIST, GILDED AGE, MANIFEST, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, YOU, BLUE BLOODS, AND JUST LIKE THAT, THE BLACKLIST, KALEIDOSCOPE, and EVIL (to name a few).

Leah Wedge is a talent agent at Carlton, Goddard, and Freer Talent, a legit boutique agency in NYC. Having been with the company since 2017, she represents a diverse roster of just over 200 clients in theatre, television, and film. Some recent client theatre credits include, but aren’t limited to Broadway, National Tour, and regional theatre productions of HAMILTON, THE LION KING, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, CHICAGO, SIX, SWEENEY TODD, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, MJ THE MUSICAL, THE MUSIC MAN, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and COMPANY,. Recent film/TV successes include series regulars and heavy recurring roles on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Port Lawrence ’93, Alaska Daily, Only Murders In the Building, Theatre Camp, Blue Bloods, New Amsterdam, and The Blacklist, among many others. When not in the office, Leah can often be found teaching and sitting on panels for theatre and film training programs including The Growing Studio, Actor’s Connection, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, One On One, and The Grove. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Shenandoah Conservatory. 

Jim Daly has been the head of the Theatrical Department at Bloc NYC for over 15 years.  He has clients in many hit Broadway shows including HARRY POTTER, SPAMALOT, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, & JULIET, SIX, HAMILTON, ALADDIN, and MOULIN ROUGE! Bloc clients are also featured on the tours of BEETLEJUICE, FROZEN, FUNNY GIRL, HAMILTON, and THE WIZ along with making regular appearances on episodics ranging from The Equalizer to SVU and FBI to Blue Bloods. Jim received his BFA from the University of Michigan.

Date & Time

Tue, Nov 7, 2023 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Open Jar Studios

1601 Broadway
New York, New York 10010 Open Jar Studios
Open Jar Institute