Speaker Series

The Off The Lane’s Speaker Series Program is a great way for the creative community to gain access to notable leaders across multiple industries. On a quarterly basis, curated educational events are held with panelists and master teachers to provide insight on a wide variety of topics. Be sure to join our mailing list to be in the know of the next event.

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The Art of Wellness: Breakthrough September 21st, 6:00pm – 8:30pm ET

Continuing on our 2021 Speaker Series theme we present The Art of Wellness: Breakthrough on 9/21 6p-8:30p (in person) at Meaux Space in NYC. This quarter’s event is centered around “Breaking Through” as the world opens back up. We will be focusing on the art of personal and professional breakthroughs. No matter what the world throws at us, it will not stop what’s next, especially in the arts. Join us as we explore breakthroughs as artists, as people, and as a community.

Welcome Back the Magic – Re-entering our Industry In a New Way with Holly Buczek, CSA.

“We have the remarkable opportunity to return to our industry with artistry, but also set some clear boundaries. Let’s explore how we can find the balance between work and self as we dive back in! Authenticity is everything, but taking the time to commit to your uniqueness is essential to your personal wellbeing within that success.” – Holly Buczek

What Holly Will Cover:

  • Defining what you need vs. what you want
  • Setting achievable and rewarding goals
  • Shaping a support system
  • Honing in on your personal brand of MAGIC

We are beyond excited to have Holly Buczek, CSA as our guest speaker. Holly is a full time Casting Director with Wojcik/Seay Casting and her own company, HDB Casting and a certified life coach through Erickson International. When she isn’t in an audition session or stuck behind her lap-top sending millions of email appointments, she spends time coaching individuals both personally and professionally, and teaching the art of Tarot Reading for Uncommon Goods Experiences (yes – Holly is a reader, too – ask her about it!)

Special Offer for Speaker Series Attendees:

For those who are joining the class, Holly is offering a 20 percent discount on a 30 minute on-line personal/professional coaching session. If interested, you can contact her to book it at soaringarrowcoaching@gmail.com. Holly believes that magic is everywhere and you just have to know where to look…

Holly Buczek, CSA (Casting Director) HDB Casting & W/S Casting: Holly is a full time Casting Director at W/S Casting and with her own company, HDB Casting. National & International tours: Jesus Christ Superstar – 50th Anniversary. Tour, Rent, Rock Of Ages, Something Rotten, Motown, Kinky Boots, Jekyll & Hyde, Dreamgirls, Annie, Wizard Of Oz, The Illusionists, Daniel Tiger, PJ Masks, Charlie Brown Christmas, Baby Shark, Live and more. Other Projects: 50 Shades, The Original Parody – off Broadway and Touring Companies, Church & State and Othello, The Remix– off Broadway, The John W. Engeman Theatre, Theatre Aspen, Theatre Raleigh, Tuacahn Performing Arts Center, Riverside Theatre, Arvada Center, The Independents for Fringe 2012 (winner Best-of-the Fest),  iLLA, A Hip-Hop Musical, Deployed -The Musical, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die – In 3D, The Groove Factory and Pirates of Finance for NYMF, and for Bard SummerScape festival, The Ballad of Rom and Julz and Bitter Sweet, HDB Casting has been Casting in residence with Musicals Tonight!, Matt Murphy Productions, Vital Theatre Company, Resounding LLC. TV: The Hunt With John Walsh on CNN. Films: Naz & Maalik, Diva and Symposium. Web: Commercials for Intel and Lipton, plus others. For more information on Holly visit www.hdbcasting.com or www.wscasting.com


Current & Upcoming Projects:

Jesus Christ Superstar, National Tour – A Charlie Brown Christmas, National Tour – CoComelon Live, National Tour – Elf On The Shelf, National Tour – The Engeman Theater – Riverside Theater – Love Actually Parody (Off-Bway) and many more…

About Our Speaker Series:

Our OTL community is immensely important to us and through our Speaker Series, we hope to provide a home base and safe space for artists transitioning from student to seasoned professional. Our educators have partnered with OTL because they believe in our mission. All proceeds from the event will be split equally between all of our Off The Lane programming.