The Art of Wellness: Breakthrough

On September 21, we wrapped up our 2021 Art of Wellness Speaker Series with an in-person session! The Art of Wellness: Breakthrough was centered around personal and professional breakthroughs as the world opens back up. We welcomed special guest Holly Buczek, CSA and our lovely intern Sophie took on the role of event producer and host.

It was a bright cloudy evening in midtown Manhattan when we welcomed a group of OTL community members and industry creatives into Meaux Space for Holly’s class: Welcome Back the Magic – Re-entering our Industry In a New Way. Afterwards, attendees got to enjoy refreshments and mingle with one another until the sun went down. It was a wonderfully inspiring evening getting to connect with so many hopeful artists embracing the reopening of NYC.

“It felt like a breath of fresh air to bounce ideas and discussion about the arts off of each other in the same space,” said Sophie. “Holly was real, raw, magical, and encouraging. You could feel the hope for the arts just saturating the room.”

Sophie Brubaker introduces Holly Buczek

Welcome sign at Meaux Space

Holly’s background as a certified life coach shined through her class, as she gave inspiring advice on how we can re-approach our creative careers in an industry that is coming back to life. If you attended the event, we hope you had a wonderful time! It was great to see so many smiling faces in person, and we hope to see you again soon! Learn more about the inspiring evening in the two highlights below:

Holly talks about living as your “best self.”

Holly reminds us to remember the magic.

About Holly

 Holly Buczek, CSA 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!)

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…

Holly Buczek, CSA (Casting Director) 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 or