4th Annual Talent Showcase

Call for Submissions

The Network Austin Mixer is pleased to present our 4th Annual Talent Showcase featuring YOU on Wednesday, December 13th!!!

Just complete the form below.

Central Texas is rich with as-yet-unseen talent. Here’s your chance to show us all what you’ve got, so don’t hold back. But don’t delay, because only the first 25 completed & confirmed entries will make the show. And the deadline for submissions will be here before you know it: Thursday, November 30th.

Anyone age 12 or older is invited to sing, dance, play an instrument, do stand-up, a monologue, or whatever talent you wish to showcase. Just keep in mind that young people will be in the room, so keep it “G-rated”. If your act includes music, on-screen visuals, or any special equipment, then bring it early on the day of performance so it can be set up and ready to roll. And be aware that at 3 minutes you’ll get the hook, so keep it short & sweet.

Fill in the form below to register. Afterward, if you have any change of plans whatsoever, then contact us asap at donise@acastingplace.net. And make sure your email program recognizes that email address in case we contact you with any additional questions at any time.


Dear Talent Agents & Casting Directors,

You won’t want to miss this Talent Showcase Mixer! Come watch all the wonderfully talented people who will be performing, many of whom may not yet be represented.


Heads-up: The Talent Showcase typically begins a bit earlier than our other programs in order to accommodate all the amazing acts. So prepare for it to start at 6:30PM and continue until around 8:00ish, enjoying entertainment throughout!

In summary:

  • For ages 12 and up.
  • Fill in required fields.
  • Talent act up to 3 minutes.
  • Submission Deadline is November 30, 2017.

Now fill in our form to submit yourself:

July 8, 2015

Esther’s Follies

Esther's Follies

On Wednesday, July 8th, the Network Austin Mixer will proudly present Ted Meredith, Shaun Wainwright-Branigan, and some surprise stars from Esther’s Follies as our guest speakers. This is a rare opportunity to experience the chemistry and magic behind this fantastic Austin tradition, and is a “must attend” for all actors, as well as writers, directors, and producers. (Be the visionary who produces the movie!). Get precious insights about their delivery, attitude, and improvisation, which make the fast-paced humor, dancing, and singing the trademark at Esther’s Follies. This is your chance to experience the clever minds and personalities behind what has made the magical world of Esther’s Follies so bizarrely unique in musical-comedy theater for more than 35 years. You will be inspired!

Esther’s Follies is one of Austin’s longest running musical comedy theaters. The destination party spot for fun and laughing beyond all control, Esther’s Follies follows the funny in Washington, Austin, and on the internet – with sketches, musical numbers and magical illusions! If laughter is the best medicine, Esther’s Follies can cure what ails you. Get your update on local, national and world news with a high energy Texas point of view!


“Shaun originally hails from Boston, Massachusetts. He studied theatre at Emerson College and after college hit the streets with nothing but a song in his heart and $75,000 in student loans. He’s been with Esther’s for 10 years, and also performs and teaches children’s theater at Zach Scott Theatre. His bit role in ‘Sin City’ has garnered him thousands of fan letters from across the world.”


“Originally from Dallas, Texas, Ted graduated cum laude from Southwestern University with a BFA in Theater. His work in Austin started as a company member of the Austin Shakespeare Festival and as a founding member of the Austiner Ensemble.”


So join us on Wednesday, July 8th for a fun-filled evening at Baby A’s. Network, meet like minds, have a cold margarita, some great food, and take advantage of this rare opportunity to witness the magic behind Esther’s Follies.


Last Month…

We are extremely grateful to Ingrid Edwards, CPA for being our guest speaker on Wednesday June 10, 2015. As the principal of Ingrid Edwards CPA, PC, Ingrid brings 20 years of experience in public accounting, works with both individuals and businesses, has provided accounting and tax solutions to companies in a wide range of industries, and has conducted audits for companies ranging in size from 1-150 million in annual revenues. She provided attendees numerous tips and great insights about how to save money on taxes at our last Network Austin Mixer. Ingrid was well-greeted and deeply appreciated and she knows her field very well. Thank you, Ingrid, for your time, energy and pointers!


Let friends interested in the media worlds know about our monthly mixers. We put them on to provide opportunities for you to network and get information about acting, films, television, and media.

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NOTICE: We all know traffic is horrendous, so… come early and carpool if you can. If Baby Acapulco’s parking is full, you may park at either the Capital Inn (just north of Baby A’s) for $5 or at Super 8 motel (just south of Baby A’s) for $8. Be sure to pay the desk person at either motel when you park there so your vehicle doesn’t get towed away and DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF DUMPSTERS!

Mixing & Networking begin @ 6PM, then the Speakers start @ 6:45.