Changes to the 8/6 & 8/7 Chez Group Workshop

We are announcing a slight change of plan for our upcoming workshop weekend with Shay Griffin and Mari Lyn Henry August 6th and 7th.

Shay asked that I encourage each of you to invite any of your talent who you feel might benefit from this weekend workshop event.  It will be an excellent opportunity for her to get to meet with them personally.

After Shay’s recent seminar with Alpha Tyler, in which participants were encouraged to ask any questions they may have regarding the casting process, we realized there was not enough time in the day to get to all of the answers.

With the weekend’s format that we have structured for Mari Lyn Henry’s visit to Atlanta August 6th and 7th, participants of the weekend workshop will have the opportunity to visit with Shay when she is not observing and participating with Mari Lyn.  They are encouraged to ask any questions regarding the casting process that they may have, whether these questions relate to the actor individually, or are general in nature.

Because Shay will be holding this open forum discussion simultaneously with Mari Lyn Henry’s HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR workshop, we are changing the workshop location so that the two rooms will be situated next door to one another.  This move will facilitate everyone’s being able to rotate more conveniently in small groups between the two sessions throughout the course of the weekend.

As a reminder, the workshop details, including the new address, are as follows.

The Chez Group is excited to announce a two-day workshop weekend with Shay Griffin and Mari Lyn Henry, who will be coming to Atlanta to join Shay, the weekend of August 6th and 7th.

Mari Lyn will conduct her highly acclaimed workshop, Getting Your Act Together!, based on her best selling book, HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, now in its fifth edition and more commonly referred to by actors and industry professionals as “The Bible of the Biz.”

To read more of Mari Lyn’s career highlights, please follow this link, .

The weekend’s agenda will include image enhancement, scene study, and audition technique…both on and off camera. Each participant will receive individual analysis from Mari Lyn regarding all aspects of presentation.  A detailed schedule of events can be found on the training page of our website at .

Shay Griffin will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer more of your talent’s questions about the casting process.  We have found that there is a huge demand for time devoted specifically to questions and concerns regarding auditions…and nobody is better equipped and more qualified to address the subject than casting director, Shay Griffin.

While Mari Lyn works with your talent on creating their perfect image for an audition, Shay continues the process through a Q & A session that runs in conjunction over the course of this two-day workshop.

After spending the weekend with Shay and Mari Lyn, your talent will have the necessary tools it takes to be working actors.

To purchase a copy of Mari Lyn’s book, HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, please follow this link to,

Casting director Shay Griffin is quoted on pages 238-239 in the chapter devoted to regional markets, wherein Atlanta is designated as a “unique regional market” for the acting industry.

The minimum age requirement to attend this workshop is 15 years of age.

The hours of the workshop weekend will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM…all participants will attend both days…!

The new workshop location is the Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead at 2960 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.  The hotel’s phone number is 404-239-0677.  If anyone should need to book a guest room, a $99 rate per night has been extended to all of our Chez Group actors.  Please be sure the room is booked through the front desk to receive this special rate.

The cost of this two-day workshop is $225.

There is a PayPal button on the training page of the website.  To register, please follow this link,