This session is for any performing artist who has auditioned for a screen project in person, via Zoom, or self-tape and wondered, “How did I get here?”, “Did that go well?” or “Now what?”. If you’ve ever had any other questions about auditions or casting, this is a place for you to get them answered!

This masterclass will include reviewing pre-recorded self-tapes and live mock auditions through the eyes of a Casting Director. It will be a positive, safe, and open space for you to ask as many questions as you want. Daisy intends on demystifying the casting and audition process as much as possible so the next time you have an audition or tape, you can focus on the most important part: your performance!

Please Note: Up to 10 participants can elect to tape and perform. Up to 15 participants can audit (watch, take notes, and ask questions) only.

Note for Self-tape/Performing Participants: Daisy Hicks will provide scenes for artists to select from for their self-tape and mock audition roughly 2 weeks before the workshop. The self-tapes will be due 5 days before the workshop.

Please Note: No phones or recording devices are to be used during the workshops.

About the Artist:

Born in Dubbo, NSW, Daisy Hicks is an award-winning Casting Director whose work spans across both screen and stage.

A selection of Daisy's credits as a Casting Director and Casting Associate include: "Tough" (Pink Moon Films), "It's Fine I'm Fine" (SBS), "& Juliet" (Michael Cassel Group), Seasons 1-3 of "Bump" (Stan), "Joe Vs. Carole" (NBC Peacock & Stan), "The Dismissal" (Squabbalogic), "Frayed" Season 2 (ABC), "Way Out Assistance" (Bus Stop Films), the Australian premiere of "The Wolves" (Belvoir Theatre & Red Line Productions), "The Funny Ones" (ABC/Unko), "Dreamweaver" (Conti Bros. Films), "Miracle City" (Luckiest Productions), along with many national and international television commercials and music videos.

Daisy is also an in-demand self-tape director, workshop facilitator, and 1:1 audition coach.

Participant Requirements:
  • Materials to bring:  Notepad & pen, water bottle. Digital notes may be written on a tablet, but not a phone.


If you have access requirements, please tick the access requirements box during the booking process. This includes booking companion card tickets. A Brand X team member will then be in touch to ensure we understand your requirements. If you require an interpreter, or would like to contact someone about access, please email Dean Nash (Access Coordinator) at [email protected]

  • Train: Town Hall Station 2-minute walk.
  • Light Rail: 2-5 minute walk from light rail platforms
  • Bus: 5 minute walk from Elizabeth Street, Stand C and D
  • Car: Wilson Parking, 14 Wilmot St, Sydney or Meriton Suite Parking, 100 Bathurst St, Sydney.


We would love to show you around the City of Sydney Creative Studios. Email [email protected] to organise a 30 minute tour before the session starts, we'll show you our Performance, Music, Digital and Visual arts spaces.


Want to cancel your ticket? Please email us at [email protected]. If you purchased a ticket, we can refund your tickets minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c. Please cancel/refund your ticket no less than 24 hours prior to workshop commencement. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Auditioning (Saturday August 17, 11am - 4pm)

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