Director & Playwright David E. Talbert holds live auditions on WGN Morning News

NAACP Award winning film director, playwright and producer David E. Talbert readies the release of his new film, "Almost Christmas" and kicks off the 3rd installment of his highly successful multi city actor's workshop and talent search.

Damien McKay, Head of Casting at Universal Pictures, responsible for The Fast and Furious Franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey, Straight Outta Compton, Jurassic World, joins the workshop this year as a special guest to interact with students, observe scenes and monologues, and share invaluable insight on what it takes to be a working actor in Hollywood.

AS A BONUS — Everyone who attends the workshop will receive an audition for the chance to be cast in the next David E. Talbert production!

All today's actors received an invitation to this weekend's workshop. It takes place Saturday, October 1 at the Get your tickets at