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New York Acting Schools and Coaches

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New York Acting Schools and Coaches

The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically. 


Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school, address, phone and fax numbers, email address and/or website, average number of students per class, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught, whether auditing is permitted, whether classes are ongoing or by sessions, any special emphasis used in classes or coaching, whether a work/study program is offered. Descriptions of the class, school, or coaching are provided by the instructor or institution and edited by Backstage.

Schools or teachers who have been omitted may contact listings@backstage.com so that we may include you in our next list.


Acting Technique/Scene Study


Acting Center of NY
Charles di Cagno, Director
225 West End Ave., Ste. 67
New York, NY 10023
info@acting-center.com
www.acting-center.com
212-724-2299
10–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Scene study, monologue work, improvisation, basic acting technique, and overcoming stage fright. Class goal is to teach performers the fundamentals of acting while providing a supportive environment.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Acting On Impulse
Seth Michael May
sethmmay@gmail.com
www.actingonimpulse.com
917-805-9899
Auditing is not permitted; Trial classes available; Ongoing sessions; Work-study available.
Spontaneous scene study is improv for actors and intuitive text work. It is a place for actors to sharpen their craft and develop their own intuitive way of working both with improvisation and text, using exercises from Mick Napier, Harold Guskin, Michael Chekhov, and others, to get actors past creative and career hurdles. Private lessons and audition prep also available.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Classical, Improv and Comedy, Business of Acting, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


The Acting Place
32-15 38th St.
Astoria, NY 11103
skipitaris@theatroninc.org
718-721-7610
Private coaching only; All levels.
Emphasis on overcoming obstacles, whether physical, emotional, or technical, that block the way to our creativity.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


The Acting Studio Inc.
James Price and John Grabowski, Associate Directors
c/o Shetler Studio & Theatre
244 W. 54th St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10019
actingstudioinc@yahoo.com
www.actingstudio.com
212-580-6600
fax: 212-295-1513
12–16 students per class; Private coaching available; Auditing permitted in some cases; All levels; Classes by sessions; Offers work-study program.
Now in its 26th year of operation, the Acting Studio Inc. offers a part-time, conservatory-style acting program and seasonal classes in association with Chelsea Repertory Company. Its programs draw heavily on the standards and traditions established by Stanislavsky and the Moscow Art Theatre and continued in the United States by Harold Clurman and the Group Theatre. It also incorporates practices of such noted teachers as Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, Michael Chekhov, Uta Hagen, and James Price, as well as the techniques of more recent progressive theater artists as Peter Brook, Joseph Chaikin, Viola Spolin, and Augusto Boal. Professional scene classes and coaching also available.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Acting Training With Kathryn Rossetter
325 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
nykass@gmail.com
917-750-0124
10–15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by sessions.
Technique and scene study; classical and contemporary, for stage, film, and TV. Teaches at NYU, head of acting department at the New School of Drama, MFA program. Works with many musical theater performers.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Actor Class
David L. Epstein, President
info@actorclass.com
www.actorclass.com
917-224-0873
14–18 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
At the Actor Class of New York City, students learn acting from professionals. Our staff has a great amount of experience in the industry, and they will teach you how to reach the highest standard in the craft of acting. From these classes, students will learn how to start landing the parts they want.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Actors Conservatory
Lily Lodge, Director
315 W. 39th St., Studio 1206
New York, NY 10018
conservatory@netzero.net
www.actorsconservatory.org
212-967-0658
Six to 16 students per class; All levels; Admission by interview only; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions; Offers work-study program when there is a vacancy.
Develops the actor with sense memory techniques: heightening sensitivity to taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight, and encouraging the actor to make daring and personal choices.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Actors Movement Studio & Conservatory
Janice Orlandi, Artistic Director
302 W. 37th St., Sixth Fl.
New York, NY 10018
ams@actorsmovementstudio.com
www.actorsmovementstudio.com
212-736-3309
fax: 212-736-2596
12–18 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Free introductory classes offered every semester; Summer intensives, master classes, and workshops; Fall/spring ongoing professional classes and teen conservatory; Offers work-study and intern programs.
Specializing in movement for actors and character development and transformation, including Michael Chekhov technique, Williamson movement, viewpoints, rasaboxes, period styles and dance (Elizabethan, Restoration, Edwardian) character transformation, mask and clown, Suzuki, Margolis Technique. Summer intensive in physical theater conservatory and teen Shakespeare summer conservatory.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Actors Playground School of Theatre
Ralph Colombino, Artistic Director
922 Highway 33-BR
Bldg. 7, Ste. 7
Freehold, NJ 07728
info@actorsplay.com
www.actorsplay.com
732-935-1800
fax: 732-414-4272
Eight to 10 students per class; Private coaching and audition prep available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Offers work-study/internship program.
Partnered with Industry Film School, acting and film students work together in a friendly conservatory-style training and creative atmosphere. Seminars, workshops, camps, and classes are offered, specializing in the Meisner technique for young actors.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


The Actors Theatre Workshop
Thurman E. Scott, Artistic Director/Executive Producer/Founder
The Scott Conservatory
145 W. 28th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10001
outreach@actorstheatreworkshop.com
www.actorstheatreworkshop.com
212-947-1386
fax: 212-947-0642
15–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 10-session intensive offered certain times of the year; Master class is ongoing; Offers internship and volunteer programs separate from conservatory.
Professional acting technique with an emphasis on developing the imagination and creating original work.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Actors Training Institute
John Eyd, Artistic Director
Crystal Brook Professional Bldg.
174 Main St.
Eatontown, NJ 07724
ati@monmouth.com
www.actnj.com
732-578-0055
fax: 732-578-9119
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session and ongoing.
ATI’s curriculum provides concrete and tangible exercises to master the physical and psychological aspects of acting. Adult workshops include Stanislavsky, Meisner, Method, audition and monologue techniques, radio/TV voiceover techniques, and foreign dialects. Specialized program for kids in acting.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Adam Roebuck Studios
Midtown
New York, NY
adam@adamroebuckstudios.com
http://www.adamroebuckstudios.com
917-572-4592
Private coaching only; All levels
Singing instruction, vocal coaching, acting instruction, and audition technique.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Singing/Musical Theater


AGS: Anthony Grasso Studio
Anthony Grasso, Director/Teacher
Three of Us Studios
39 W. 19th St., Second Fl.
New York, NY 10001
grassoact@gmail.com
grassoactingstudio.com
646-528-0500
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for some classes; Ongoing sessions.
Monthly on-camera workshops for TV and film.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Alan Gordon Studio
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
alangordonstudio@gmail.com
www.alangordonstudio.com
718-622-4150/917-566-2223
12–16 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; One free audit permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Process-oriented approach with an emphasis on achieving truthful, specific behavior. Some of the areas covered include: working moment to moment, developing the creative imagination, building a character, creating urgency, working with subtext, and beat changes. Also, Meisner technique applied to script analysis/interpretation. Classes held at the Players Theatre.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Alan Wynroth
61 Morton St.
New York, NY 10014
awynroth@aol.com
212-675-9267
fax: 212-675-9267
Private coaching only, $75/hour; All levels.
Individual attention to monologues and callbacks (cold reading or rehearsed); focus on specific personal choices in response to the spoken text.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Alberto Vazquez Actors Workshop
14 E. 28th St., #616
New York, NY 10016-7457
avworkshop@verizon.net
www.actoralbertovazquez.com
917-331-3850
10–12 students per class at The Producer’s Club; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted for a $15 fee; Ongoing sessions.
Organized primarily for beginners, semitrained, and working actors who wish to enhance their training through the exercises and techniques as taught to Alberto Vazquez throughout his training and career.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Alexander Technique Center for Performance and Development
Tom Vasiliades, Director
330 W. 38th St., Ste. 805
New York, NY 10018
info@atcpd.com
www.atcpd.com
212-564-5472
Six to 10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
The Alexander Technique is an innovative method that helps actors become aware of and transform
their harmful habits that interfere with performance. Practicing the Technique helps improve their breathing coordination and vocal production, create the physical life of characters with ease, and have greater emotional availability.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
211 W. 61st St.
New York, NY 10023
info@amda.edu
www.amda.edu
212-787-5300/800-367-7908
fax: 212-247-0488
20 students per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing not permitted; Fall, spring, and summer semesters; AMDA offers extensive scholarship and financial aid opportunities
AMDA, America’s premier college of performing arts, offers actors a chance to train with, and learn from, a faculty comprising accomplished actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, designers, and educators who inspire and work with students on an individual basis. AMDA is the only performing arts college that offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and conservatory studies programs with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles. The integrated program offers training in singing, acting, and dance. The studio program trains students in acting for stage, film, and television. The dance theater program is designed to give you the physical training expected in the professional world, while providing the opportunity for additional training in acting and vocal technique. AMDA also offers BFA programs in acting, dance, performing arts, and musical theater. AMDA L.A. is located at 6305 Yucca St., L.A., CA 90028.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Steven Hong, National Director of Admissions
120 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
admissions@aada.edu
www.aada.edu
800-463-8990
16 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions; Offers work-study program.
America’s first and foremost acting conservatory, the Academy was founded in 1884 to train actors in the disciplines required to be a working professional. The Academy’s New York campus offers a two-year acting conservatory Associate Degree (AOS), as well as two- and five-week summer intensive programs. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts also has a location in Los Angeles, Calif.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


American Globe Theatre Conservatory
John Basil, Producing Artistic Director
145 W. 46th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
www.americanglobe.org
212-869-9809
fax: 212-869-9807
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by sessions.
First folio approach to Shakespeare taught by John Basil, the author of “““Will Power.” By combining the classic and the contemporary, the actor finds a new level of creative expression. Characters fly off the page and come to life, physical and emotional blocks begin to melt away, and the actor begins to regain the sense of fun and play that is often lost in the process of study. Actors gain a new sense of freedom and confidence when faced with any style of script, from the classics to cold commercial copy. Master classes for actors as well as workshops designed specifically for teachers to incorporate theater into their classrooms. Script analysis and monologue workshops.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Classical/Shakespeare


The American Mime Theatre
Jean Barbour, Director
61 Fourth Ave., Second Fl.
New York, NY 10003
ammime@verizon.net
www.americanmime.org
212-777-1710
fax: 212-777-1778
15–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing, followed by an interview, is a prerequisite; Ongoing sessions; Company trainee program.
“American Mime” is a medium for silent actors who play symbolic activities in characterization, and express the feelings and desires of their characters honestly through a kind of motivational movement we call form.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


American Theater of Actors
Jennings, Founder/Artistic Director
314 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
www.americantheatreofactors.org
212-581-3044
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by sessions
Method technique, sense memory technique, monologue, video, and scene study. ATA offers group and private adult acting classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


American Theater Wing – Springboard NYC
Randy Ellen Lutterman, Founder and Director
570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 501
New York, NY 10018
springboardnyc@americantheatrewing.org
www.americantheatrewing.org/springboardnyc
212-765-0606, ext. 307
36 students per class max; Private coaching available; Preprofessional training for college students, or students who have just graduated; Auditing not permitted; Two-week summer program; Need-based scholarships available.
At this two-week college-to-career transition program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in on-your-feet training sessions and workshops designed to help you find jobs in the New York theater community, and introduce you to living in New York. Taught by industry professionals, sessions include audition training with directors and casting directors, and seminars with the industry’s leading agents and managers, as well as intimate conversations with working actors you will recognize from both stage and screen. SpringboardNYC also gives you hands-on practical guidance in how to live in New York while pursuing a theater career. It is the ideal transitional program, giving you information and contacts that would otherwise take you years to cobble together on your own.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Business of Acting, Singing/Musical Theater


American Theatre of Harlem
Keith Johnston, Artistic Director
South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
info@americantheatreofharlem.org
www.americantheatreofharlem.org
718-744-8696
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted once; Sessions twice a year (fall and spring).
ATH provides an environment where the actor discovers multiple methods of expression, a unique personal style, and a collaborative spirit. Classes focus on improv, script analysis, ensemble work, and acting technique for stage and film, culminating in a scene showcase.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Anania Studio
Joseph Anania
212 W. 29th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10001
janania1@aol.com
www.ananiastudio.com
646-382-4171
12–15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Free working audit; Classes by sessions.
Teaches from a Meisner perspective. Two-year professional program where first-year courses aim to free and strengthen the actor’s instrument. Acting skills such as the ability to really listen, to live truthfully in the moment, and to respond impulsively, are stressed. Second-year courses focus on scene analysis, character work, and developing an actor’s ability to make active and personal choices within the confines of a given script. Other classes and seminars are offered, including scene study.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Anthony Abeson Studio
411 W. 50th St.
New York, NY 10019
aabeson@ptd.net
www.anthonyabeson.com
212-581-4471
15 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced levels, must audition; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing, rolling admission; Internships available.
The goal of these classes is doing work that gets work. Taping and unlocking of sides from currently casting film and television. Classes also cover individual acting concerns, choice-making, monologues, improvisation, and scene study.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Ariane Brandt
262 W. 38th St., Ste. 1104
New York, NY 10018
ari@5denergycoaching.com
www.5denergycoaching.com
646-467-3229
fax: 866-212-8630
Private and production coaching; Professional and preprofessional levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Private coaching for role preparation, auditions, vocal production, and dialects; specialty in Shakespearean text. Production coaching for Broadway and film productions also available.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


The Art of Acting – The Actor’s Gestalt with Richard Zane Ross
96 Main St.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
richardz.ross@gmail.com
www.rzract.com; www.rzractblog.blogspot.com
917-608-6625
fax: 914-631-3590
Six to eight students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 10-week sessions and ongoing; Partial work-study/internships available.
Rapid and organic character development via the PEG, “Pathological Expressive Gesture.” Built on two conflicting CORE personality traits, centered in the body and materialized via instinct, imagination, and gesture. Specializes in audition monologues and simple, quick cold-reading technique. Scene work. Private coaching in Tarrytown and Manhattan.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


ATC Studios
Kathleen Kellaigh, Artistic Director
68 Union Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
atcstudios2@gmail.com
www.atcstudios.org
862-243-ATCS (2827)
fax: 973-772-7684
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by semester (six to 12 weeks long); Offers work-study program.
Classes in acting, TV/film, musical theater, dance, hip-hop, speech, and voiceover for adults, teens, and children.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Atlantic Acting School
76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 537
New York, NY 10011
admissions@atlantictheater.org
www.atlanticactingschool.org, www.atlantictheater.org
212-691-5919
fax: 212-691-6280
16–18 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for a fee; Classes by session; Work-study available.
Inspired by the Group Theater, Stanislavsky, and a passion for ensemble acting, David Mamet and William H. Macy formed the Atlantic Theater Company in 1985 with a select group of undergraduate drama students. Atlantic’s conservatory program offers in-depth training in the Practical Aesthetics Technique. This simple, honest, and straightforward approach demystifies the process of acting and gives students a clear set of analytical and physical tools. Atlantic pairs its technique training with comprehensive instruction in the fundamental tools required by the craft: voice, speech, and movement. Programs include a two-and-a-half-year conservatory, evening conservatory, a six-week summer intensive, ongoing workshops, and specialized classes for children and teens.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique, Young Performers


Barbara Kahn
barbara@barbara-kahn.com
www.barbara-kahn.com
646-263-9140
Private coaching only; All levels; Limited program.
East Village theater location. Private coaching by a veteran director/coach.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


The Ted Bardy Studio, Inc.
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 601
New York, NY 10001
tedbardy@tedbardy.com
www.tedbardy.com
212-725-7575; 212-769-7666
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing occasionally permitted; Ongoing sessions; Work-study occasionally permitted.
Offers an accelerated three-phase program in the Meisner technique, as well as a teen program. Workshops for working professionals, and advanced scene study leading to public performance and industry showcase.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


The Barrow Group
Robert Serrell; Director of Education
312 W. 36th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10018
school@barrowgroup.org
www.barrowgroup.org
212-760-2615
fax: 212-760-2962
16 students per class max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Offers work-study program on a limited basis.
The Barrow Group offers tools to maximize natural behavior and spontaneity onstage and onscreen, believing there is no one way to approach acting. Professional and emerging artists train in scene study, script analysis, playwriting, directing, and film and television acting technique. At the heart of the Barrow Group School is the desire to promote clear and concise tools of the trade. These tools have been outlined and published in “An Actor’s Companion - 99 Bits of Craft,” by Seth Barrish, TBG’s founder and co-artistic director.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Becky London
beckyonel@aol.com
www.beckylondon.com
917-498-1983
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Work-study possible.
Technique classes and private, individual coaching focused on technique and auditioning. Teaches practical skills developed from the Yale School of Drama curriculum.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Beverly Hills Playhouse
Allen Barton, Executive Director
The 45th Street Theater
354 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
interviewer@bhplayhouse.com
www.bhplayhouse.com
646-200-5790
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing sessions; Some scholarships available for returning students.
The BHP offers ongoing intensive scene study classes to instruct aspiring professionals in the areas of acting, career administration, and attitude. “Instruction focuses on identifying the goal of honest, authentic, moment-to-moment, behavior-oriented acting work, and finding each actor’s individual way into that work, rather than on rote enforcement of a certain school of acting technique,” says Executive Director Allen Barton. “High-quality, well-rehearsed scene study is emphasized, with exercises few and far between.” No auditions, but an interview is required for admission. New York classes are held on Monday night from 7-11 p.m., and taught by Cotter Smith.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Bill Galarno
461 W. 44th St., Ste. 1-E
New York, NY 10036
willgala@hotmail.com
212-765-9002
One to three students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Preparation for audition/performance with working actor-director: film, stage, TV, monologues, scenes, dialects, and songs. Explore text, style, language for Shakespeare, comedy, musicals, and more.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Blackout Theatre Workshop
Abraham Gorlin, Artistic Director
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
ag@btworkshop.com
www.btworkshop.com
212-721-3830
10–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes sessions and ongoing.
Students work on monologues, scenes, and improvisational exercises. Classes in playwriting and directing are also offered. Private coaching available as well. Showcase productions are staged periodically for industry professionals.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Blake Lawrence
blakelaw2@gmail.com
www.blake-lawrence.com
917-406-4282
Private coaching only; All levels; Free 30-minute consultation available.
Director and private audition coach. Focuses on contemporary and classical texts that best represent the actor. Also works on cold-reading skills and sides preparation.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Bob McAndrew Studio
mcandrewstudio@aol.com
www.bobmcandrew.com
212-580-3834
12 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Contemporary film and television acting for serious actors.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Body Dynamics™
Carol Reynolds, Founder and Director
212-288-8380
Eight to 16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Three-month course and ongoing classes.
A quintessential movement program for actors. Reynolds teaches at T. Schreiber and Caymichael Patten Studios.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Bova Actors Workshop
Anthony Vincent Bova, Artistic Director
Times Square Arts Center/Ionica Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10036
admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com
www.bovaactorsworkshop.com
212-620-0414
12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Eight-week sessions; Offers internship programs.
The exclusive New York training center of the Eric Morris System. Method-based approach. Weekly classes and intensives.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Bruce Ornstein Acting Workshop
61 Fourth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
info@actingclassnyc.com
www.actingclassnyc.com
212-802-4955
12–15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions; Offers work-study program.
Offers scene study, exercise work, and improvisation, all leading toward overall artistic growth.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


CAP21 America’s Musical Theatre Conservatory and Theatre Company
Vernon Goodman, Director of Admissions and Recruitment
18 W. 18th St., Sixth Fl.
New York, NY 10011
vgoodman@cap21.org
www.cap21.org
212-807-0202 x21
fax: 212-807-0166
18 students per class max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Two-year course starting in August; Musical theater training program offers work-study.
CAP21 offers a two-year professional musical theater training program. The curriculum includes courses in acting, musical scene study, vocal performance, audition technique, business of musical theater, vocal technique, private voice lessons, applied music theory, and musical theater history and literature. Graduates receive a certificate of training that is worth 72 transferrable college credits, and are invited to participate in the musical theater industry practicum and showcase. This program is an additional semester designed to help students forge relationships with NYC casting directors and agents through master classes and mock auditions.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Carol Fox Prescott
Saugerties, NY
cfprescott@hvc.rr.com
www.carolfoxprescott.com
914-388-0850
Private coaching in person and by Skype only; All levels; Ages 18 and over; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
A joyful, reliable, physically based acting technique that gives rise to spontaneous, imaginative, and exciting actors who draw their strength from the text through the breath. Uses both exercises and scene study to promote practical techniques for freeing and integrating the emotional, physical, and vocal instruments of the actor.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Caroline Thomas’ Total Theatre Lab
Caroline Thomas, Artistic Director
118 W. 79th St., Ste. 12A
New York, NY 10024
cttheatre@nyc.rr.com
www.totaltheatrelab.com
212-799-4224
fax: 212-595-9770
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions; Offers work-study program.
An integrated acting process, combining Meisner, Method, physical acting styles, voice, and showcases.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Catherine Gaffigan
catherineg@verizon.net
www.catherinegaffigan.com
12 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Catherine’s wide range of offerings includes professional classes for all levels, private coaching, mentoring, and topic-specific workshops.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Caymichael Patten Studio
Alex or Cay, Office Manager
939 Eighth Ave., Ste. 206
New York, NY 10019
info@cpattenstudio.com
www.cpattenstudio.com
212-765-7021
fax: 212-765-6388
12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Admission by interview; Auditing not permitted; Classes by sessions and ongoing.
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced scene study; auditioning; acting on camera; vocal production; body dynamics.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


The Centaur Stage
Gillien Goll, Artistic Director
Upper West Side
New York, NY 10025
censtageny@aol.com
www.gilliengoll.com
212-501-6196
Private coaching only; All levels.
Instruction for all media, including monologues, commercials, audition and acting technique, on-camera, business tips, and public presentation skills. Emphasis is on supportive, moment-to-moment technique.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Circle in the Square Theatre School
E. Colin O’Leary, Executive Director
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
admissions@circlesquare.org
www.circlesquare.org
212-307-0388
fax: 212-307-0257
17 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session; Work-study for financial aid recipients who qualify; Some nonpaid internships available.
An eclectic approach to actor training, exposing students to various acting styles and differing viewpoints. Both acting and musical theater are available for summer and full-time workshops.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Class Act Studios
Lynne Tannen, Director
77 Tarrytown Rd.
White Plains, NY 10607
www.classactstudios.com
914-946-3391
fax: 914-946-1547
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session.
On-camera workshops in film study, TV, commercials, theater, and a master technique class for intermediate and advanced students. Ages 4 and up.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Dani Super
New York, NY
danisupercoach@gmail.com
www.danisuper.com
917-992-2273
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers free 30-minute introductory session.
Private coaching and counseling focused on acting as an art form as well as a business. Emphasis in coaching is developing the bridge between imagination and text.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Classical, Improv and Comedy, Commercials/Voiceover, Business of Acting, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


David Gideon/The Acting Class
939 Eighth Ave., Ste. 206
New York, NY 10019
david@davidgideon.com
www.davidgideon.com
917-453-7455
fax: 845-876-8733
12–15 students per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing sessions.
Former director of the Actor’s Studio and taught by Lee Strasberg himself, Gideon has more than 28 years of experience. Class emphasis is divided into two parts; practical training techniques cover relaxation, sensory memory, private moment, affective moment, animal exercises, and song and dance movement. The second part of class allows actors to apply what they’ve learned to scene work. Classes meet once a week for four hours. Daytime and evening classes available.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Deena Levy Theatre Studio
deenalah@aol.com
www.deenalevy.com
212-340-1084
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
The Deena Levy Theatre Studio has been teaching actors at all levels to “unlock the secrets” for 25 years. Through a revolutionary “whole person” approach (the character is stuck with you), Deena integrates her four-part process (imagination), with Meisner (intelligence), Grotowski (guts), and a touch of Method. A diverse and dynamic choice of classes and workshops are offered to educate, inspire, and prepare the serious actor for a career. Each DLTS scene study class concludes with one of the best industry performance showcases in the city.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Deloss Brown: Acting Shakespeare Verse
444 Central Park West, Ste. 5A
New York, NY 10025-4356
delossbrown@prodigy.net
www.delossbrown.com/backstagecover.html
212-865-1127
Nine students per class max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted in some cases; Classes by session; Might consider work-study upon request.
Classes concentrate on dramatic verse technique with emphasis on Shakespeare, including how to prepare a Shakespearean audition and how to prepare for the part when you get cast.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Donna Marrazzo Studio
donna@donnamarrazzostudio.com
www.donnamarrazzostudio.com
917-239-8823
Limited number of students per class; All levels; Call for auditing info; Classes by session.
Located in Midtown Manhattan, a studio for the serious actor. Develops techniques that work for each individual actor.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Douglas Hall
P.O. Box 1758
New York, NY 10011
dugall@earthlink.net
www.douglasshall.com
917-923-5339
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
All scene study/monologues, no exercises. Every student works every week.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Drifter Films Presents: A Paul Le Mos Workshop
312 W. 36th St., Sixth Fl., Studio 6A
New York, NY 10018
plemos@drifterfilm.com
www.drifterfilm.com
212-714-5042
Limited class size; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Paul—a director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor—is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York and studied with Sanford Meisner and David Mamet. His workshops include Meisner technique, scene study, monologues, cold reading, auditioning, and on-camera.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


E. Katherine Kerr
195 Sharp Hill Rd.
Wilton, CT 06897
actingclass@aol.com
www.ekatherinekerr.com
203-762-7304
12 students per class; All levels; One free audit offered; Ongoing sessions.
Teaches at the Theater Artists Workshop in Norwalk, Conn. Acting technique for actors, singers, and writers. Classes bring out authentic expressions and uncover one’s own genius. Also offers “Creative Explosion,” a two-day workshop in creative breakthroughs.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


The Einhorn School of the Performing Arts
Tessa LaNeve, Director
307 W. 38th St., Ste. 1510
New York, NY 10018
espa@primarystages.org
www.primarystages.org/espa
212-840-9705
fax: 212-840-9725
Eight to 10 students per class, intermediate to advanced levels; Auditing permitted by arrangement only; Classes by session; Scholarships available.
Primary Stages is an interdisciplinary performing arts institution where students hone their skills and develop their careers in a nurturing and collaborative environment. Acting courses are designed to simultaneously enable students to refine fundamentals and step outside their comfort zone.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Business of Acting, Commercials/Voiceover, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


Electa Brown
241 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
casting@electabrown.com
www.electabrown.com
212-242-4161
fax: 212-366-1810
Private coaching only; All levels.
For private sessions, Brown works on whatever the actor needs or wants to work on, whether audition technique, monologues, scene study, or something else.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Eric Hoffmann
310 Riverside Dr., Ste. 1505
New York, NY 10025
bardyard@aol.com
212-662-5790
Eight students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Shakespeare, auditions, and Meisner technique.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Eric Morris System (New York)
Anthony Vincent Bova, Producer
Times Square Arts Center/Ionica Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10036
admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com
www.bovaactorsworkshop.com
212-620-0414
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Weekend intensives.
Master Instructor Eric Morris is the author of seven best-selling acting text books, including “No Acting Please” (foreword by Jack Nicholson), “Being & Doing,” and “Irreverent Acting.”
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Eugenia Macer-Story, Artistic Director
511 Avenue of the Americas, PMB 173
New York, NY 10011
mmc-feedback@att.net
www.magickmirror.com or www.theatre-cosmos.com
212-255-2111
fax: 212-208-2951
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Offers work-study program.
Playwriting and acting workshops with a zen-related emphasis on the inter-dimensional, inner experience as this forms performance.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Galli Fairytale Theater: Theater for Personal Growth
Tricia Patrick, Program Director
347 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
newyork@galli-group.com
www.gallitheaterny.com
212-731-0668
12 students per class; Private coaching for children available; Beginners: Ages 3–12 years old; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Internships available.
Expand your imagination, creativity, movement, and expression on stage. Children learn stage presence and take on fairy tale characters who sing, dance, and play. This is an exploratory look at what the children can bring to the stage through recognizing and expanding their current abilities.
Galli is a nonprofit children’s theater run by a group of experienced New York actors and directors.
Our summer camps offer both German and English weeks. Please also see our website for offerings in multiple locations in German and English, both in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers


Genesis Repertory
Jay Michaels and John Stillwaggon, Acting Instructors
Mary Elizabeth MiCari, Vocal Instructor
Robert Liebowitz and Francis Callahan, Playwriting Class
376 Bay 44th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
genesis.brooklyn@gmail.com
www.genesis-repertory.org
347-492-0534
15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by approval of the instructor; Ongoing sessions; Work-study program is offered on a case-by-case basis; Internship, apprentice, and scholarship opportunities available.
Art and educational organization (member: Councilman Vincent Gentile’s Arts and Culture Committee) with classes in vocal training, speech, diction, acting, theater management, and film performance. Students are considered associate members of the company and are invited to be a part of productions. Additional studio in Brooklyn: 7315 5th Ave. Manhattan studio time also available.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Goldston Moriyama Institute for Mime
P.O. Box 974
New York, NY 10113
goldmime@aol.com
http://www.goldmime.com/goldston_moriyama_institute.htm
917-776-4333
Small classes; Private coaching on a limited basis; All levels.
The Goldston-Moriyama modernized style of mime will increase the power of performance for any artist working in the live stage arts. The class work goes far beyond classical mime and concentrates on non-verbal communication, performing “larger than life,” and comedic timing. Goldston’s work is built upon his 35 years touring internationally and 21 years of work as assistant to Marcel Marceau. His credits include coaching Julie Harris, Anne Hathaway, and teaching for American Ballet Theatre.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Grace Kiley Acting – Acting and Performance Coach
gracekiley@gmail.com
www.gracekiley.com
917-593-2662
14 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions; Some scholarships available; Work-study options available; Please inquire.
Whether you are hoping to create more powerful onstage performances, a more captivating on-screen presence, or design more irresistible audition pieces, this course will enhance your work in all acting arenas. You will be provided individualized support and guidance for artistic development as well as career goals.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Gregory Abels
120 Washington Place
New York, NY 10014-6819
gregory@gregoryabels.net
www.gregoryabels.net
212-691-2972
fax: 212-691-2972
Private coaching only (with scene partner if necessary); Intermediate and advanced levels.
Abels is a master coach in Shakespeare and general monologue preparation who teaches exclusive relaxation and practical voice exercises, working from the outside in and inside out. He is also available for film coaching on location.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


HB Studio
Edith Meeks, Executive Director
120 Bank St.
New York, NY 10014
info@hbstudio.org
www.hbstudio.org
212-675-2370
fax: 212-675-2387
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted and recommended; Classes by sessions; Offers work-study program.
Established in 1945 by Viennese actor/director Herbert Berghof (HB), the studio was created to provide professional theater training and practice for aspiring and accomplished actors of all ages. Uta Hagen joined the studio in 1948 as Berghof’s artistic partner. Hagen’s master classes at HB Studio became the basis for her two books on acting. Her exercises are still taught there today. Course offerings include acting, voice, musical theater, dance, movement, improv, fencing, writing, and stage combat. The studio works in partnership with the HB Playwrights Foundation and Theater.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, On-Camera Technique


Henry Ravelo
484 W. 43rd St., Ste. 10C
New York, NY 10036
info@6dmpr.com
www.6dmpr.com; www.ramtalent.com
212-695-9101
10 students per class max; Private audition coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions vary per class; Internship available.
Study with someone who can get you work. Classes taught by top celebrity acting coach and talent manager. One-on-one Skype sessions available for students outside the N.Y. area.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors
107 Suffolk St., Ste. 302
New York, NY 10002-3305
holagram@hellohola.org
www.hellohola.org
212-253-1015
fax: 212-253-9651
10 students per class; Auditing not permitted; Sessions twice a year.
English- and Spanish-language workshops and classes including voiceover, audition, acting technique, and more. Also classes in Spanish-language pronunciation. Geared toward expanding the presence of Hispanic actors in the Latino and mainstream entertainment and communications media.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Howard Meyer’s Acting Program in Westchester, N.Y.
Lori Franzese, Student Coordinator
P.O. Box 1004
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
axialtheatre@gmail.com
www.hmacting.org
914-962-8828
10–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for advanced class only; Classes by sessions for beginners and intermediate levels; Ongoing sessions for advanced students; Offers work-study program for previously enrolled students.
In its 20th year, offers technique based in Strasberg and Meisner. Classes held at: 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Jacqueline Solotar
212-595-3039
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing sessions.
Acting technique and scene study. Monologues and auditions.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


James Brill
646-342-8475
jamesbrillacting.com
10–12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session.
Classes are in Meisner-based technique.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Jason Bennett Actor’s Workshop
New York, NY
info@jbactors.com
www.jbactors.com
212-777-7603
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by sessions and ongoing; Offers work-study program.
Jason Bennett’s award-winning classes and workshops reflect a synthesis of all the great acting methods for theater, television, and film. Offerings include special workshops, voice and movement classes, and classes for teenagers.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Jeffrey Zeiner Studio at Weist-Barron
35 W. 45th St., Sixth Fl.
New York, NY 10036
jeffreyzeiner@gmail.com
www.weistbarron.com
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Free introductory seminar offered three times a year; Ongoing sessions.
Contemporary material. Emphasis on development of actor’s own technique, ability to direct imagination, accomplished through improvisation. Advanced training for professionals by interview and reference.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Jim Bonney Acting Studio
Institute of Core Energetics
115 E. 23rd. St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
epbonney@aol.com
www.jimbonneyacting.com
917-721-7278
Eight to 12 students per class; Specializes in private coaching; All levels; Work audit available; Classes by sessions and ongoing.
The tradition of the Jim Bonney Acting Studio is to develop the emotional life of the actor as well as teach the tools of the trade. Jim Bonney has discovered and created unique exercises to take the actor step by step to be fully expressive by removing blocks and mannerisms, helping to relieve jamming and anxiety, improving the actor’s own judgment, and uncovering fears about the actor’s feelings.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Joanna Beckson – J. Beckson Studio
242 W. 36th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10018
jtbeck417@aol.com
www.joannabeckson.com
917-749-6922
14–16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.
Focus is on the Meisner approach, “the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” The actor aims to leave himself alone, eliminating self-consciousness. Improvisation exercises are based on the actor’s sense of truth and sensitivity. Additional workshops and classes include acting technique, pilot season audition, and scene study. Summer workshops and private coaching also available.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


John Charles Murphy Chekhov-Lecoq International Studio of Acting and Movement
Alex, Director of Education
140 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 701
New York, NY 10069
jmurphy@clisam.com
www.clisam.com
212-501-2357
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing by special permission only; Classes by sessions and courses; Work-study or internship program available.
Movement-based actor training and technique incorporating classical and contemporary approaches, with a focus on methodologies of Jacques Lecoq and Michael Chekhov.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


John Strasberg Studios, An International Center for Creativity and Theater Arts Research
John Strasberg, Artistic Director
555 Eighth Ave., Ste. 2310
New York, NY 10018
info14@johnstrasbergstudios.org
www.johnstrasbergstudios.org
212-244-4403
fax: 212 721-5809
Eight to 12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 10-week program in spring and fall; Five-week summer program; Two-week intensives in January and July; Work-study/apprentice program available to students currently studying.
A consciously intuitive, personal, individual creative process/technique within scene work. Based on the “nine natural laws of creativity,” talent, imagination, spontaneity, intentional dreaming, truth. Involvement, putting yourself into someone else’s shoes, belief, and emotion develop naturally and pleasurably.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Jon Windsor-Cunningham
433 W. 34th St., Ste. 2E
New York, NY 10001
jwcactor@yahoo.com
www.thealmostfree.com
347-633-0398
Students per class varies; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions; Work-study available.
Coaching for auditions for British plays by “the excellent John Windsor-Cunningham,” (Ben Brantley, New York Times). London’s National Theatre called his workshops “second to none.”
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Judith Shakespeare Company NYC
Joanne Zipay, Founder and Artistic Director
P.O. Box 60
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10036
judithshakes@gmail.com
www.judithshakespeare.org
Five to 10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session.

Shakespeare acting technique based in the text taught by Joanne Zipay. Bridges the worlds of contemporary and classical acting.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Julie Garfield
c/o T. Schreiber Studios
151 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
info@tschreiber.org
www.tschreiber.org
212-741-0209
16–18 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Work-study program offered at T. Schreiber Studios.
This is a scene study and script analysis class. We also do ongoing exercises in Meisner Technique and sense memory, and learn how to apply these techniques directly to scene study.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Kathryn Bild
P.O. Box 878
New York, NY 10021
kmbild@aol.com
www.kathrynbild.com
212-517-3265
fax: 212-517-5713
Private coaching only; All levels.
Private training and counseling in Stanislavsky/Strasberg, integrating acting as an art, a business, and a calling. Also the author of “Acting From a Spiritual Perspective” and “The Actor’s Quotation Book.”
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Ken Schatz Actor Training
106 Hicks St., Ste. 4A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
info@kenschatz.com
www.kenschatz.com
718-625-8372
All levels; Occasional open classes; Ongoing sessions.
Comprehensive private coaching, project coaching, workshops, and group classes for professionals: acting technique and scene study, monologue study and audition preparation, voice, speech, accents and dialects, movement, improvisation, and physical character work.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Larry Gleason, Acting Coach
860 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
info@larrygleason.com
www.larrygleason.com
917-549-5173
Individuals or private groups; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session and ongoing.
Gleason is an acting coach on the faculty of the Circle in the Square Theater School. He combines text with emotional work to improve classical and contemporary scenes and monologues for personal growth, auditions, or upcoming roles.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Larry Singer Studios
Larry Singer, Owner
160 Wadsworth Ave., Ste. 401
New York, NY 10033
larry@larrysingerstudios.com
www.larrysingerstudios.com
917-327-5406
18 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing not permitted; Interview required; Monthly ongoing sessions and summer conservatory; Very limited work-study program.

Classes include acting and scene study, focusing on development of the actor as an individual. Separate classes in fundamentals of acting technique, Alexander Technique, and commercial and voiceover intensives. Studio address: 118 Baxter St., Ste. 403, New York, NY 10013. Summer Conservatory: five weeks. Acting, voice, movement, improv, career workshops, theater tickets, housing and college credit.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
Cristin Downs, Associate Director of Young Actors at Strasberg
115 E. 15th St. (Lee Strasberg Way)
New York, NY 10003
newyork@strasberg.com
www.methodactingstrasberg.com
212-533-5500
fax: 212-473-1727
10–18 students per class; All levels; Acceptance determined by application and interview; Auditing not permitted; Two-year conservatory (certificate program), One-year conservatory, 12-week program, Intensive programs; Full- or part-time study; Offers limited internships and work-study program.
Method acting, voice, singing, dance, movement, musical theater, screenwriting, tai chi, stretch, speech, dialects, history, and film and TV.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Letty Serra
15 Charles St., Apt. 12B
New York, NY 10014
lserra8@verizon.net
646-263-8100
Six students per class max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Workshops in film/TV acting using Adler/Meisner techniques. Classes are videotaped and focus on characterization, script analysis, work on self, and the business of acting. Director and coach who worked with Stella Adler for 20-plus years. One-on-one coaching for auditions.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Louis Scheeder
7 Stuyvesant Oval, Ste. 9D
New York, NY 10009
ls36@nyu.edu
212-614-9131
14 students per class max; All levels; Auditing is permitted for nominal fee; Classes by session.
Classes concentrate on Shakespearean and contemporary scene study.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Luna Stage Company
Jane Mandel, Artistic Director
Robin Irwin, Director of Education and Community Outreach
555 Valley Rd.
West Orange, NJ 07052
education@lunastage.org; robinirwin.luna@gmail.com
www.lunastage.org
973-395-5551
fax: 973-395-3755
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Nine- to18-week sessions.
Classes offered in musical theater, improv, playwriting, basic and advanced acting, plus more workshops of all kinds.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, On-Camera Technique


Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio
Karina, Studio Assistant
Midtown Manhattan
New York, NY
lsactorstudio@gmail.com
www.lsactorstudio.com
212-477-0171
12–16 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Weekend intensives; Coaching year-round; One internship offered per term.
Master classes in professional actor training specializing in the specific system of acting technique taught by Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, and Larry Moss. Includes physical training in Alexander Technique with scene study, script analysis, character development, improvisation, and audition process. Teaching an advanced acting process.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Maggie Flanigan Studio
153 W. 27th St., Ste. 803
New York, NY 10001
info@maggieflaniganstudio.com
www.maggieflaniganstudio.com
917-606-0982
16–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session; Internships for advanced students available.
Conservatory-based actor training school focused on the Sanford Meisner technique. Curriculum designed so that actors are fully prepared to work professionally with a well-developed craft. Supplementary classes include movement, voice, Western Canon, script analysis, cold reading, monologue, actor-director relationship, Shakespeare, the business of acting, and a Michael Chekhov workshop. A full two-year curriculum and a six-week summer intensive are also offered. Admission is through a personal interview and audition.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Malisa Theatre Academy
Michael Luggio, Director
244 W. 54th St., Ste. 614
New York, NY 10019
davina@malisatheatre.com
www.malisatheatre.com
212-757-4939
Six to 14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Sample classes are available; Ongoing sessions; An internship is offered every semester.
We educate and prepare actors to work professionally and start their careers. We are dedicated to not only educate the actor in the studio, but to also share the experience of performing onstage. Every semester, Michael Luggio has every student participate in either a full-length play or a showcase performance with audiences. We invite industry members to classes and performances, and help actors when they are ready to start working. Students accepted by audition only.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Business of Acting


Marc Taslit/Acting Opera
Marc Taslit, Founder and Director
marctaslit@verizon.net
www.actingopera.com
727-859-4599
fax: 727-376-3844
10–12 students per class; Actors’ workshops: all levels; Singer-actors’ workshops: intermediate and professional levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session.
Emphasis is on audition preparation and presentation skills. Separate workshops are offered for actors and singer-actors.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre, Inc. (MCS)
Tessa Faye, Asst. to Mr. Corozine
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 502
New York, NY 10036
matthew@matthewcorozinestudio.com
www.matthewcorozinestudio.com
212-592-4138
10–15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by interview only; Ongoing sessions.
“Helping the actor ‘get outta your head’ since 2000.” MC Studio cultivates a new generation of professional artists that currently work in television, film, and live theater, on Broadway, and in Hollywood. Acting classes are rooted in the Meisner technique. Experience “the reality of doing” and finding the truth within yourself. Actors learn to fully trust their instincts and impulses, and respond truthfully from their humanity. The purpose in every class and performance is to reconnect truthful self-expression. Showcases in 40-seat theater.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


MICHA, The Michael Chekhov Association
Jessica Cerullo, Managing Director
P.O. Box 175
Quaker Hill, CT 06375
info@michaelchekhov.org
www.michaelchekhov.org
202-841-5141
Eight to 15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; One- to two-week sessions.
MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association, is a not-for-profit organization that links the artistic vision Michael Chekhov created with the work of performers, teachers, and directors of today. MICHA provides a community for these artists in the form of workshops, festivals, and events that research new approaches to teaching and performing, as well as to integrating the Chekhov work into other performance approaches. MICHA hopes to add a much-needed dimension to current methods of acting training, creating a new generation of practitioners that will incorporate Chekhov’s psycho-physical approach. MICHA employs a variety of media to aid in its mission, including publishing printed and online materials and producing theater and films.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio
Lenard Petit, Artistic Director
138 W. 15th St.
New York, NY 10011
chekhovstudionyc@gmail.com
www.michaelchekhovactingstudio.com
646-385-2876
12 students per class max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by 12-week sessions in September and February, and ongoing.
Michael Chekhov developed an acting technique, a “psycho-physical approach,” in which transformation, working with impulse, imagination and inner and outer gesture are central. The technique offers clear and practical tools in working with imagination, feelings, and atmosphere.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Michael Howard Studios
Michael Howard, Founder
152 W. 25th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@michaelhowardstudios.com
www.michaelhowardstudios.com
212-645-1525
15 students per class; Some previous training preferred; Auditing not permitted; Enrollment through interview; Ongoing sessions; Work-study is very limited.
Workshops in all disciplines, including special sections with international master teachers. Offer a one-year and two-year conservatory program, as well as a summer conservatory. Daytime and evening sessions.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


MTB Studio
Mary T. Boyer, Artistic Director
330 W. 38th St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10018
mtbstudio@hotmail.com
www.mtbstudio.com
917-885-7450
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes session and ongoing.
MTB Studio instills and nurtures passion and integrity for acting in every student and at the same time creates “smart actors”: actors who are intelligent about the craft and savvy about the business. By using a combination of techniques, each actor acquires a set of problem-solving tools that will be beneficial throughout their careers, regardless of medium.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique


Natasha Yannacanedo of the New York Acting Company
Natasha Yannacanedo, Professor
St. Francis College, Communication Arts Department
180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
natasha.yannacanedo@gmail.com
www.nyactingcompany.com
646-391-6136
12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by sessions; Work-study or internship in some cases.
Private coaching and group classes offered in contemporary and classical work in a challenging yet nurturing environment where actors hone their craft, allowing them to take risks and grow as artists.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Younger Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Rachel Jett, Artistic Director
Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center
305 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385
nti@theoneill.org
www.theoneill.org
860-443-7139
fax: 860-444-1212
25–30 students per class; Intermediate levels; Auditing permitted by appointment; Classes by session.
NTI’s six immersive, credit-earning training programs taught by master teachers and industry professionals delve deeply into the craft of theater through a program the likes of which is not offered anywhere else in the world. Seven days a week, 14 hours a day, students train with working professionals. With an emphasis on ensemble work and exposure to a variety of methods, NTI offers the National Theater Institute Semesters, Advanced Directing Semesters, Advanced Playwriting Semester, Moscow Art Theater Semester, Theatermakers Summer Intensive, and, in fall 2014, NTI introduces the National Music Theater Institute Semesters.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
info@neighborhoodplayhouse.org
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org
212-688-3770
fax: 212-906-9051
25 students per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing not permitted; Free open houses, visit website to reserve spot; Classes by sessions and ongoing; Two-year program begins in September; Summer session begins in June.
Located in the heart of New York City, the school provides a full-time conservatory atmosphere that concentrates on the artistic growth of the actor through a fusion of training in acting, movement, speech, voice, and singing, combined with a layered understanding of the values of a life devoted to one of the highest and most demanding artistic principles. The school offers students a unique combination of devotion to a rich, specific tradition and a forward-looking concern for innovation, presented in a two-year program and in summer workshops. “Where the Meisner Technique was born.”
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


New Jersey Youth Theatre
Cynthia Meryl, Artistic Director
172 W. Westfield Ave.
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
info@njyouththeatre.org
www.njyouththeatre.org
908-233-3200
Six to 15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Two semesters per year: October–January and January–May; Scholarships and internships available
NJYT acting classes focus on technique (improv, character development, etc.), scene study (mostly contemporary, some Shakespeare), and monologue work. Workshops and classes are available in musical theater, acting, voice, and dance. Instructors prepare young performers for college auditions.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


New Perspectives Theatre Company
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
contact@nptnyc.org
www.nptnyc.org
212-630-9945
fax: 212-594-2553
15 students per class max; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted for certain classes; Classes by session.
New Perspectives conducts a range of projects which are categorized into two program areas: professional and youth/community. The professional programs are designed to provide a showcase for the theater company’s work and its artists, in main stage, developmental, and training projects. From the Women’s Work Project to the Shakespeare Bootcamp for Actors, the emphasis is on the craft of theater, providing training and developmental support to artists to help them achieve. The youth/community programs serve young people and communities in need by using the tools of theater to develop essential life skills and self-awareness, and include drama workshops and Shakespeare made simple.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Classical


The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Mark Jeter, Director of Admission
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
info@sft.edu
www.sft.edu
212-645-0030/888-645-0030
16 students per class average; All levels; Auditing permitted by interview; Classes by session; Offers work-study program: class and office positions by interview.
NYCDA offers two- and three-year professional training programs, as well as a four-week summer program. NAST accredited. Focus on Meisner technique.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


New York Film Academy
100 E. 17th St.
New York, NY 10003
film@nyfa.com
www.nyfa.com
212-674-4300; 800-611-FILM
fax: 212-477-1414
12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
This academy offers one-year, two-year, and short-term programs in acting for film, as well as directing for film, screenwriting, producing, photography, game design, and 3-D animation. Year-round, summer, and evening workshops available, as are hands-on total immersion workshops. The academy now offers Associate of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, as well as private coaching and audition prep services. Located in Manhattan; branches in New York and Abu Dhabi.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique


The New York Mask and Clown Workshop
Ariane Anthony
117 W. 141 St., Apt. 35
New York, NY 10030
arianeanthony@yahoo.com
www.maskandclown.com
718-349-0008
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session.
This European commedia dell’arte mask and clown acting technique trains timing, confidence, concentration, and use of space. Actors are trained to be fearless and vulnerable on the stage and to use whatever happens–mistakes, accidents, laughter–to strengthen presence and connection with the audience.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy


Nina Murano Studio
Nina Murano, Teacher/Coach
300 W. 43rd St., Fourth Fl.
New York, NY 10036
ninamurano@mac.com
www.ninamurano.com
646-220-6142
14 students per class; Private coaching and coaching by Skype also available; All levels; Auditing permitted once by interview; Start classes September–December; Winter, spring, and summer sessions TBD.
Meisner-based full training program. Accepts students wanting to continue training by interview. Private coaching available. N.Y.-based, but also has yearly classes and workshops in L.A. and Miami.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


The NY Acting School for Film and Television
Mark Stolzenberg, Director
2440 Broadway, Ste. 275
New York, NY 10024
stolzfun@earthlink.net
www.actingclassforfilm.com
212-877-2219
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions, call for schedule.
Film and camera technique: monologues, scenes, improv. Audition technique, essentials class, and scene study class. Agent night and screening.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


One On One NYC
Marc Isaacman, Executive Director
34 W. 27th St., 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@oneononenyc.com
www.oneononenyc.com
212-691-6000
14 students per class; Advanced levels; Membership by audition; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Actors meet and study with NYC’s top agents, managers, and casting directors for film, TV, and theater. For the serious actor only.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Organic Creative Process at John Strasberg Studios
Dennis Davies
555 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
itsmedennis@gmail.com
917-334-7225
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by appointment; $350 for 10 weeks; Ongoing sessions.
Knowing how to rehearse, when to improvise, why to improvise, how to analyze a script, and having an open mind are fundamental during your creative process. Actors focus imagination and willpower in order to transform one reality into another, which is the life of the character they specifically create in an imaginary world of a play. Professional actors practice this habit out of desire and necessity. The best actors surprise an audience, even themselves, when they do their best work. In an organic creative process, actors use their imagination and intuition deliberately and with specific purpose. Developing a sense of truth in this way is such a personal process that actors advance their personal technique in less time that they might have thought possible.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Pan Asian Repertory Workshop
Tisa Chang, Artistic Director; Ernest Abuba, Resident Instructor
520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 314
New York, NY 10018
info@panasianrep.org
www.panasianrep.org
212-868-4030
fax: 212-868-4033
Averages 10 or more per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by session; Scholarships available.
Workshops and classes on technique, speech, and movement. “Acting and Writing with Ernest Abuba” summer and fall/winter; new play lab in fall. Email for info and registration.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Patricia McGinnis
344 W. 89th St.
New York, NY 10024
patmcg17@aol.com
212-362-3374
Private sessions; Some small classes; All levels; Ongoing sessions.
Alexander Technique eliminates unwanted tension and performance anxiety for actors, singers, dancers, and musicians. M.AmSAT and ACAT certified.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


The Patterson Studio
170 W. 74th St.
New York, NY 10023
rpatterson@thepattersonstudio.com
www.thepattersonstudio.com
646-400-5556
10 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Free two-hour master class/acting seminars; Ongoing sessions.
Stanislavsky conceived of a system. Sanford Meisner shaped it into a teachable approach. Robert Patterson has developed it into a complete craft. It is not a “technique” from a year of basic exercises and a year of character work, after which a student applies his bag of tricks for life; it is acting as a complete craft, learned as one continuous action. Classes offer a complete way of working that allows actors to make strong, specific choices, and improvise fully in any given set of imaginary circumstances. Introductory and professional level classes, classical and contemporary.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Paul Eiseman
305 E. 40th St., Ste. 4H
New York, NY 10016
pauleise@aol.com
212-953-6926
Private coaching only; All levels.
One-on-one private coaching that focuses on connecting the actor emotionally to character, resulting in truthful, unpredictable, exciting, and emotionally charged performances. Method acting customized and made practical for each actor.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Paula J. Riley - Teacher, Coach, and Director
Paula J. Riley, Artistic Director of the Spiral Theatre Studio
4 Park Ave., 6G
New York, NY
paula@pjrileystudio.com
www.thespiraltheatrestudio.com
212-689-4362; 917-544-4986
Private coaching available; Experienced levels; Auditing not permitted; Looking for interns who want to work for an innovative new and GREEN company. Non-paid internship; Equity theater work available.
I have just opened the first season of THE SPIRAL THEATRE STUDIO, an innovation concept and construct which introduces an organic new process to Theater in NYC. I am looking for capable actors who want to intern for 6 months with an opportunity for learning this process and acting upon this unique stage. Please call for an interview and further information.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Peachcraft Studios of Drama and Speech
Kate Kennedy, Founder and Artistic Director
371 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
peachcraft@gmail.com
www.peachcraftstudios.com
908-673-1485
12–14 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner to master company class; Auditing not permitted; Entrance by interview only; Sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays; College Preparatory and Executive Coaching available.
PeachCraft Actors Studio seamlessly blends the classic Michael Chekhov technique with Casting Director, Kate Kennedy’s Audition Technique liberating the actor to freely transform believably, truthfully and with complete ease. Rigorous training in voice, speech, actors movement, audition technique built upon the Michael Chekhov technique of transformation through psychological gesture.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Penny Templeton Studio
Penny Templeton and Hank Schob
344 W. 38th St., Ste. 203
New York, NY 10018
pts158@pennytempletonstudio.com
www.pennytempletonstudio.com
212-643-2614
14 students per class max; Private coaching available in studio or via Skype as well as auditions on tape; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Free class offered once a month; Class sessions and ongoing.
Penny’s style of teaching encourages actors to grow beyond their comfort zone, guiding them to dig deep within themselves and take control of their craft. The demanding classes inspire the inner artist while discovering and illuminating an actor’s uniqueness. Penny commits to helping actors reach their goals and become professional working actors. Classes emphasize strong technique for theater, film, and TV. In addition to master classes in acting and advanced on-camera acting technique, courses are also available in beginning technique, advanced scene study, script analysis, monologues, summer intensive, and voice.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Pierstudios
Peggy Lewis, Director
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street #517
New York, NY 10002
pierstudios@pierstudios.com
www.pierstudios.com
646-336-9101
fax: 646-336-9101
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Conservatory training, clown, mask, Lecoq, Grotowski, Stanislavsky, musical theater, dance, cabaret, on-camera, and audition technique. Studio address: Pier Studios, Pier 40, West Houston St. and West Side Hwy., south side, New York.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


pierStudios, Biz Kids NY (youth Division)
Peggy Lewis, Director
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street #517
New York, NY 10002
info.bizkids@pierstudios.com
www.bizkidsny.com
646-336-9101
fax: 646-336-9101
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Conservatory training, clown, mask, Lecoq, Grotowski, Stanislavsky, musical theater, dance, cabaret, on-camera, and audition technique.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Playwrights Theatre’s Creative Arts Academy
P.O. Box 1295
Madison, NJ 07940
info@ptnj.org
www.ptnj.org
973-514-1787
fax: 973-514-2060
14 students per class; All levels and ages; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session; Offers work study program.
Classes concentrate on scene study, in-depth preparation, and audition techniques. Spring, summer, and fall semesters. Classes for children, teens, and adults. Class address: 33 Green Village Road.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, On-Camera Technique


Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Raul Julia, Training Unit
1680 Lexington Ave., Fifth Fl.
New York, NY 10029
prtt@prtt.org
www.prtt.org
212-354-1293; 212-427-8835
fax: 212-307-6769
20 students per class; 14–25 years old; Beginning and intermediate levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session; Internship program available.
The training unit teaches all styles of acting with an emphasis on contemporary Latino theater and American playwrights.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers


Pulse Ensemble Theatre
Alexa Kelly, Artistic Director
248 W. 35th St., 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
theatre@pulseensembletheatre.org
www.pulseensembletheatre.org
212-695-1596
10 students per class max; Intermediate and advanced levels; Adults and children; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session; Offers work study program/internship.
Private coaching as well as classes focusing on acting technique and directing, scene study, building a character, voice for the actor, and playwright’s lab.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Renee’s Studio
Renee Weisband, Instructor
875 Cox Rd.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
rrweisband@aol.com
www.renees-studio.com
609-220-7537
fax: 856-778-5906
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing.
Acting through process. A drive for perfection. Performing with passion. Renee’s Studio provides a solid foundation for actors to achieve their dreams. The studio’s approach teaches acting as a craft with a process. By familiarizing students with many different techniques, Renee provides actors of all levels with the tools they need to be successful in any role. From coaching a child through their performance in a school play to helping an actor through an audition on Broadway, Renee’s teaches the finer points of improvisation, monologue, auditioning, and even writing and producing original works.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Commercials/Voiceover, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Robert Castle and Alejandra Orozco
New York, NY
itny@itnewyork.org
www.itnewyork.org
917-476-6238
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 2–3-week sessions; Work-study or internship program only for students we have worked with extensively.
IT New York promotes the exchange of artistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the performing arts around the world. Intensive international workshops in acting and directing. Check website for current schedule.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Robert X. Modica Acting Studio
300 W. 43rd St. - Studio 301
New York, NY 10018
robertxmodica@hotmail.com
www.rxmodica.homestead.com
917-763-5206 (Donna)
15–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Meisner-based classes where students participate in exercises and techniques that allow them to discover the truth and uniqueness of themselves, and grow as actors in personal, meaningful, and imaginative ways.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Rod McLucas: Classical Scene and Monologue Workshops
Rod McLucas, Instructor
307 W. 71st St.
New York, NY 10023
rodmclucas@nyc.rr.com, rod@rodmclucas.com
www.rodmclucas.com
212-362-8793
Eight students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing sometimes permitted; Classes by sessions and ongoing.
Concrete techniques for language, voice and body to mine the classics’ poetry and passion. Dancers and singers welcome.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


The Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy
Amas Musical Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
amas@amasmusical.org
www.amasmusical.org
212-563-2565
fax: 212-239-8332
30 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions on Saturdays, October–May; Offers work-study program.
A pre-professional musical performance and training program that enrolls up to 30 culturally and economically diverse young people between the ages of 14 and 20 in all-day classes, with rehearsals Saturdays and some Sundays, from October through May. Students study with professionals in acting, improvisation, singing, dance, creative writing, and stagecraft. The program concludes with a fully produced musical that runs for two weeks in an Off-Off Broadway theater. 85% of our students receive full or partial scholarships.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Sande Shurin Acting Studio - Transformational Acting
New York, NY/Woodstock, NY
shurinacting@earthlink.net
www.sandeshurin.com
917-545-5713
15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Specializing in advanced and professional levels; Admission by interview; Ongoing classes; Some workshops by session.
Shurin’s “transformational acting” classes work with present emotions, utilizing the actor’s authentic self and essence, rather than recalling from the past. Also offers “star power” and “breakthrough” workshops. Available at both NY and Woodstock locations.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


School of Performing Arts at the JCC
Deb Roberts, Director
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
droberts@jccotp.org
www.jccotp.org
201-569-7900, ext. 1492
fax: 210-569-5039
6–15 students per class; Professional and recreational levels; Auditing is permitted; Sessions are October–January, February–May; Informal work-study can be arranged.
Children, teen, and adult divisions offer technique classes and performing workshops, professional and recreational tracks as well as group and individual instruction in singing, acting, auditioning, musical theater, and dance. N.Y. agents and casting directors attend programs several times a year. Currently have 15 students on Bw’y or Nat’l Tours.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Scott Powers Studios
Scott Powers, President
135 W. 29th St., Ste. 404
New York, NY 10001
getworking@scottpowers.com
www.scottpowers.com
212-242-4700
fax: 212-242-4768
6–10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Online and sample-class days offered; Classes by session; Offers work-study program.
Emphasis on professional training by current agents, directors, casting directors, and producers to obtain work in the industry.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Doug West, Associate Director of Education
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
dwest@shakespearenj.org
www.shakespearenj.org
973-845-6746
fax: 973-845-6789
10–30 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; EMC points/stipends available; Classes by session; Work-study and internships available both in performance and nonperformance.
Focus on Shakespeare and other classic works through hands-on performance experience and in-depth classroom training in The Shakespeare Theatre Academy. Eleven-week summer professional intensive and year-round touring opportunities. Also programs for young actors ages 11 to 17. EMC points/stipends available. Mentorship opportunities.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Young Performers


The Simon Studio
Roger Hendricks Simon, Director
New York, NY
rhsstudio@gmail.com
www.simonstudio.com
212-841-0204
fax: 845-485-9829
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session and ongoing.
Founded by Roger Hendricks Simon, the studio was created to bring actors, writers, and directors together in one space where they could develop and create collectively. Simon believes the arts are a common language of interaction and the studio reflects that philosophy. The professional labs mix stage with film training and production, classical with contemporary, actors with writers, directors, producers, and agents. Training and performance go hand in hand. The studio’s working process allows for scenes and monologues to develop organically into performances.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


SITI Company
Vanessa Sparling, General Manager
520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 310
New York, NY 10018
training@siti.org
www.siti.org/training
212-868-0860
fax: 212-868-0837
Students per class depend on the program. SITI Summer Intensive Workshop at Skidmore College: 60 students per class. SITI Conservatory: 20-25 students per class. SITI Suzuki and Viewpoints Workshops and Drop in Classes: 20-25 students per class. All levels; Auditing not permitted; Four workshops a year; Offers a limited number of internships and scholarships for returning students.
Focus is on the Suzuki method of actor training that is principally concerned with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor’s innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater, and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage.
VIEWPOINTS: A technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—time and space—into six categories. She called her approach the Six Viewpoints. SITI’s Anne Bogart and our company members have expanded Overlie’s notions and adapted them for actors. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively, and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 W. 27th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@stellaadler.com
www.stellaadler.com
212-689-0087; 800-270-6775
fax: 212-689-6110
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session; Offers work-study program.
Founded in 1949, the Stella Adler Studio’s mission is to create an environment with the purpose of nurturing theater artists who value humanity, their own and others, as their first and most precious priority while providing art and education to the greater community. Three-year conservatory, evening conservatory, teenage conservatory, summer sessions, NYU-affiliated BFA program, an outreach division for inner-city youth, and workshops are offered.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Stephen Michaels
smichaels2@nyc.rr.com
917-626-0860
12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; One free audit is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Acting teacher and private coach. Student of Lee Strasberg who has taught at Tisch (NYU), the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, The New School, Michael Howard Studios, and others. Classes help actors develop their talents to the utmost. Private coaching at Network Studios, 242 W. 36th St., Third Fl.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Stetson Studios
Ron Stetson
New York, NY
ronstetson@hotmail.com
www.stetsonstudio.com
917-742-0141
14 students per class max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing.
The Stetson Studios provides quality training for the professional and preprofessional actor based in the Meisner technique. Founder Ron Stetson has been a senior member of the acting staff of the Neighborhood Playhouse since 1987 and was Sanford Meisner’s assistant from 1984 to 1991. He has been acting and directing in New York for over 20 years and is a current member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. Stetson Studio was founded in 1985.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble
Leese Walker
P.O. Box 2396
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108
office@strikeanywhere.info
www.strikeanywhere.info
212-875-7476
10–25 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session; Offers internship program.
Master classes in soundpainting, teaching-artistry, improvisation, and multidisciplinary devising techniques. Also offers Soundpainting Jam Sessions in combination with Soundpainting Workshops – Soundpainting is the multidisciplinary sign language for live composition. Residencies also available.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy


The Studio (formerly Sally Johnson Studio)
Brad Calcaterra, Instructor
25 W. 23rd St., Second Fl.
New York, NY 10010
studio@thestudio-acting.com
www.thestudio-acting.com
212-463-7962
16–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions; Work-study available.
Workshops and classes focus on cold reading, framing, creative risk-taking, releasing blocks, staying powerful in auditions, and booking the part.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Susan Batson Studio
Times Square Arts Center
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 300
New York, NY 10036
sbsinformation@gmail.com
www.susanbatsonstudionyc.com
212-226-4630
fax: 212-226-4456
6–20 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Full- and part-time sessions, year-round instruction.
Audition technique, monologue, on-and-off camera scene study, improv, script breakdown, performance block, voice, movement, dance, and young actors workshops. Industry nights and original material developed for independent theater production. Textbook is Ms. Batson’s “Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters.”
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Susan Grace Cohen Studio
Susan G. Cohen, President
sgcstudio@aol.com
212-678-8515
Private coaching only; All levels.
Classes located on the Upper West Side. Special emphasis on career development.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Susan Slavin Actors and Singers Academy at Carnegie Hall
119 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-582-0321
Advanced professionals only; Ongoing sessions.
Innovative acting and musical performing techniques. Comprehensive approach dealing with the unique identity of each individual, art and invisible craft, and marketing oneself accurately in the industry. Offers master classes, private coaching, career development, and image work in affiliation with image guru David Kibbe.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Singing/Musical Theater, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Suzanne Shepherd
225 W. 86th St.
New York, NY 10024
suzannesshepherd@aol.com
www.suzanneshepherd.com; www.agiftoffire.com
518-672-4305
20 students per class; Private coaching available; Advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Suzanne began her career in the 1960s and is a founding member of the Compass Players with Alan Alda and Alan Arkin, among others. Known for her varied and remarkable character portrayals on “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Third Watch,” Suzanne offers advanced classes focusing on how to work on text and inhabit a character. Suzanne specializes in helping actors develop the ability to bridge the gap between a writer’s intent and an audience’s perception. Featured in a chapter of “Qualified Acting Coaches” by Larry Silverberg.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


T. Schreiber Studio
Terry Schreiber, Artistic Director
151 W. 26th St., Seventh Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@tschreiber.org
www.tschreiber.org
212-741-0209
fax: 212-741-0948
12–16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Weekly info sessions available; Ongoing sessions.
Programs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced actors. One-year conservatory, six-week conservatory, beginning intensives, ongoing scene study classes. Special workshops in on-camera commercial acting, vocal production, body dynamics, auditioning, and Shakespeare. The studio also provides current students and alumni performance opportunities through its annual season of mainstage productions, new works projects, and industry evenings.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Tanya Berezin - Private Coaching for the Actor
171 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
tanya@tanyaberezin.com
www.tanyaberezin.com
646-322-5452
10–12 students per class; Private coaching on set, auditions, and monologues; All levels, including a professional class for young people, ages 13–17 and preteen; Auditing permitted by appointment; Ongoing sessions; Offers work-study program.
Special emphasis in classes on contemporary acting, developing the connection between imagination and organic behavior. Private coaching for auditions and monologues also available. Over 15 years in operation.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Thomas G. Waites Acting Studio
17 Lexington Ave. (inside Baruch College)
New York, NY 10010
tw90876@aol.com
www.thomasgwaites.com
917-710-5795
15–20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
An accomplished Broadway, film, and TV veteran, studio founder Waites drew on his own practiced skills to develop techniques to empower actors. Work includes his unique “meeting a crisis and dealing with it” technique, text analysis, and scene breakdown. Focus is on the classics and performance.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Tom Todoroff Studio and Conservatory
Emily Moulton, Executive Director
347 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
nycstudio@tomtodoroff.com
www.tomtodoroff.com; www.tomtodoroff.com/conservatory
212-362-8141
20–30 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Interview or audition required depending on program; Ongoing sessions.
Tom Todoroff has acted with, directed, or coached: Peter O’Toole, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Claire Danes, Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Tony Goldwyn to name a few. The training is all-encompassing and prescriptive, based on each individual’s specific needs, and designed to help you achieve your highest potential as an actor and an artist. Two-year Conservatory, Weekly Class, and One-Week Summer Intensive offered in NYC. One-Day Intensives or Master Classes offered in L.A., Vancouver, B.C., Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, Miami, Boston, Houston, Austin, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Chicago.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


TVI Actors Studio
165 W. 46th St.
Ste. 500
New York, NY 10036
nyadmissions@tvistudios.com
www.tvistudios.com
212-302-1900
fax: 212-302-1926
16 students per class; All levels; Audition required; Auditing permitted in some cases; Classes by session and ongoing; Internships and work-study available.
Courses are taught by recognized casting directors, talent agents, directors, Tony-winning actors, and working actors as the course instructors. They teach classes in improv, musical theater, scene study, cold reading, auditioning for TV, film, soaps, commercials, voiceovers, and hosting.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


29th Street Repertory School of Theatre
Tim Corcoran, Artistic Director
56 Seventh Ave., Studio 5H
New York, NY 10011
corcorantim@hotmail.com
www.29thstreetrep.com
917-509-7277
fax: 212-242-9008
10 students per class max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Classes focus on teaching students how to make truthful acting choices using contemporary material and one’s own personal life experience. Also prepares students to become working actors.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique, Improv and Comedy


Voiceovers Unlimited
Dan Duckworth, Owner
c/o CityVox
630 Ninth Ave., #415
New York, NY 10036
voiceoversunltd@aol.com
www.voiceoversunlimited.com
917-363-9877
Private coaching only; All levels.
Classes concentrate on setting up a voiceover business, including technique, demos, and marketing. Also offers separate casting company: aaavoicecasting@aol.com
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Voicetheatre
Shauna Kanter, Artistic Director
219 Avenue B, #3B
New York, NY 10009
skantervt@yahoo.com
www.voicetheatre.org
212-201-9337
fax: 845-679-0154
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions; Offers work-study program.
Classes are a fusion of the best acting techniques and tools of acting. From scene study, technique, and monologue coaching to full productions for the public. Studio Address: 45 E. 33rd St. (between Madison and Park), New York, NY 10016
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Ward Acting Studio
Wendy Ward, Director
Altered Stages
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 303
New York, NY 10001
wardactingstudio@gmail.com
www.wardstudio.com; www.wardtheatrecompany.com
917-816-2122 or 212-724-1933
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by session; J1 via internships for qualified international company applicants.
Meisner training in New York, Los Angeles, and Melbourne, Australia. No mail accepted. Please email.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


William Esper Studio
Laith Nakli, Administrative Director
208 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
www.esperstudio.com
212-904-1350
fax: 212-904-1349
22 students per class max; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by session, 6-week summer intensive and two-year program; Offers work-study for second year students.
Dedicated to the work of Sanford Meisner and William Esper and the proposition that acting is a creative art and true excellence in its practice may only be achieved through total mastery of technical craft. Two-year professional actor training program. Six-week summer intensives also available. Classes include script analysis, cold reading, auditioning, voice/speech, Alexander Technique, classical text, movement, mask, and on-camera (film and TV).
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique


Witcover Acting Studio
Walt Witcover
40 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
training@witcover.com
www.witcover.com
212-691-4367
fax: 212-989-7274
1–2 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Structured, practical training from the inside out. Author of “Living on Stage: Acting From the Inside Out: A Practical Process.” Special attention given to the actor-singer with the “seven-step sonnet solution” for verse and song.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Zina Jasper Scene Study
11 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10023
212-873-2370
fax: 212-873-2370
15–17 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Contemporary and classical scene-study class for the intermediate and advanced actor. Private coach works one-on-one with actors for auditions and in preparation for upcoming or current roles in film, TV, and theater.
Specialties: Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique



Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Alice Spivak
c/o Three of Us Studios
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
alice.spivak@gmail.com
212-924-0561
22 students per class; Advanced and professional levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by sessions in the spring, fall, and winter.
Stanislavsky technique in scene study. Author of “How to Rehearse When There is No Rehearsal - Acting and the Media.” Admission through personal interview with Ms. Spivak.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Audition Classes with Director/Teacher/Author Karen Kohlhaas of the Atlantic Theater Company
Brooke Bassin, Class Coordinator
P.O. Box 1587
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
classes@monologueaudition.com
www.monologueaudition.com
212-252-4200
Eight students per monologue workshop, 12 students per cold reading class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Must have scene study experience; Auditing not permitted; Occasional free intro classes and one-day seminars; Four-week monologue sessions, three-week cold reading sessions.
Karen Kohlhaas has been teaching in NYC, the U.S. and internationally since 1987. She is a director, founding member, and senior teacher at Atlantic Theater Company and author of three books on monologues and auditions. See website for upcoming class dates, free actor resources, and to join newsletter list.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Barbara Spiegel Theatre Workshops
500 W. 43rd St., Ste. 31A
New York, NY 10036
sbejoyus@gmail.com
212-465-9477
fax: 212-465-9497
Private coaching only; All levels.
All areas and methods, including classical and contemporary. Periodically teaches group classes.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


The Casting Playhouse
Jason Buyer, Film/TV Audition Specialist
35 W. 45th St., Sixth Fl.
New York, NY 10036
jason@thecastingplayhouse.com
www.thecastingplayhouse.com
646-535-6821
14 students per class max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Monthly sessions.
Created by CD Jason Buyer, The Casting Playhouse offers kids, teens, and adults group and private audition technique classes, all on camera with honest and direct feedback.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Acting Technique/Scene Study


 

Glenn Alterman Studio
Glenn Alterman or Francine Tory
glenn@glennalterman.com
www.glennalterman.com
212-769-7928
Private coaching only; All levels; Sessions are one hour each.
“Best monologue/audition coach in the tri-state area.” - Theater Resource Magazine. “Best monologue coach”- Backstage readers. Winner of the Arts and Letters Award in Drama. All levels and ages, flexible scheduling, reasonable rates and over 6,000 rarely done monologues. 23 years experience. Author of “The Perfect Audition Monologue, An Actor’s Guide - Making It In New York (Second Edition),” and 24 other theater-related and original monologue books.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Jack Waltzer Acting Workshops
5 Minetta St., Apt. 2B
New York, NY 10012
info@jackwaltzer.com
www.jackwaltzer.com
212-473-7056/212-840-1234
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing sessions with three workshops in Paris, two in London and Los Angeles, and one in New York.
Workshops on technique, sense memory, improv, cold reading, and scene study. Private coaching for specific roles.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Jeffrey D. Stocker - Film Acting Studio
New York, NY
studio-90-lexs@prodigy.net
www.filmactingstudio.com
917-902-4174
Private coaching online only; All levels.
On camera, monologues, scene study, audition/pre-shoot coaching, career consultation. Original cold reading technique for stage and film. All classes taught on the internet via Skype.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Jodie Lynne McClintock at the Queens Studio
Jodie Lynne McClintock, Instructor
49-01 39th Ave.
Sunnyside, NY 11104
info@thequeensstudio.com
www.thequeensstudio.com
718-476-2590
6–8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted only on sample-class day; Ongoing sessions.
Specialized coaching for MFA grad school/international programs with mock audition. Also private coaching in monologue selection/polishing, film/TV/theater/commercial sides, and role rehearsal. Shakespeare classes in text, soliloquies, scenes, and performance on demand.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Acting Technique/Scene Study


Karen Porter White
410 E. Sixth St., #16B
New York, NY 10009
kpwsdt@yahoo.com
646-265-3767
8–12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by session; Work-study is offered.
Classes and private coaching on audition technique. Michael Shurtleff’s only authorized “audition guideposts” instructor in New York.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio
Kimberly Vaughn, Founder and Artistic Director
New York, NY
performingcoach@gmail.com
kimberlyvaughnperformancestudio.com
212-340-9598
8–10 students per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Teacher, regional director, and Tony Award–nominated Broadway producer, on the faculty of Circle in the Square Theater School, coaches for stage: musicals, plays, and cabaret. Musical performance audition-technique classes and private coaching for songs, monologues, auditions (stage and film) and career coaching. Master classes with widely known industry casting directors, agents, composers, and directors. Clients work on Broadway, in national tours, and regionally.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Maria Riboli Acting Studio
c/o Champion Studios
257 W. 39th St., 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
info@mariariboliactingstudio.com
www.mariariboliactingstudio.com
10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing sessions.
We work on scenes, monologues, improvs, commercial sides, character development, and much more. Ten-dollar trial classes held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Martin Acting Studios
Diánna Martin
112 W. 27th St., Seventh Fl.
New York, NY 10001
dianna@martinactingstudios.com
www.martinactingstudios.com
917-941-0151
6–8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Cross section of Strasberg and Meisner by main protégé of Ernie Martin. Classes cover scene/monologue study, sensory exercises, improvisations, repeat exercises, Linklater exercises, and character and script analysis.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Acting Technique/Cold Reading


Melody Brooks
New Perspectives Theatre Company
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
melody@nptnyc.org
www.nptnyc.org
212-630-9945
fax: 212-459-1854
Private coaching only; All levels; Work-study/internship offered.
Audition and skills-building coaching, by appointment only, with award-winning director/producer. Specializing in Shakespeare and the classics, as well as animating your audition for maximum impact.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


MN Acting Studio
Matt Newton, Instructor
New York, NY
info@mnactingstudio.com
www.mnactingstudio.com
347-915-5044
10 students per class; Private and Skype coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
On-camera acting and audition classes for all levels taught by successful working actors.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique, Business of Acting


On Camera...and Off, Inc. (Larry Conroy)
42 W. 13th St., Ste. 4D
New York, NY 10011
oncamoff@aol.com
www.larryconroy.com
212-741-1444
fax: 212-366-5688
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers free evaluations.
Presentation and performance coach for actors, hosts, spokespeople, narrators, voiceover artists, radio personalities, corporate presenters, and news media. Meisner-based. All work done on camera and on audio tape for immediate playback. Work centered on the individual and that individual’s personality. Private and corporate coaching available.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Commercials/Voiceover, Acting Technique/Scene Study


Paul Harman
paulharman@mindspring.com
www.auditionsuccess.com
212-252-4767
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session.
Emphasis on musical theater. The actor is provided with a clearly delineated process that will support him or her in the crafting of any song and result in an audition that is professional, thoughtful, emotionally true, and delightfully impressive.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Prudence Holmes, The Monologue Detective
123 W. 93rd St., #2E
New York, NY 10025
prudenceholmes@hotmail.com
www.prudenceholmes.com
917-723-0164
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers work-study program.
Coaching for over 28 years. Emphasis on monologue selection and audition preparation.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Robert Dagny’s Performer Audition Package
P.O. Box 852
FDR Station
New York, NY 10150-0852
robert@actorsauditioncoaching.com
www.actorsauditioncoaching.com
212-371-8258
Private coaching only; “One-on-one” sessions; All levels - Professionals, Teenagers, and Beginners; Sessions on weekdays, weekends, and evenings.
Creator of “The Performer Audition Package.” Custom-directed coaching of film, TV, and stage monologues, scenes, musical numbers, and tailor-made cabaret acts for actors, musical theater performers and opera singers.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Ruth Nerken
10 W. 66th St., Apt. 12G
New York, NY 10023
rnerken@gmail.com
212-362-5277
fax: 212-501-8108
Private coaching: Up to two students per class; Acting class: 12 students per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Theatrical training: Twice a week for 3 hours each; Private Coaching: 1 hour.
Classes: The first class is co-taught with a speech and movement instructor. It promotes individuality and risk-taking, using monologues as the vehicle. In the second class, the same students do script analysis and scene work.
Private coaching for on-camera and stage.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Sara Lazarus Studio
saralazarus@comcast.net
973-218-0417
10 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing not permitted; Admission by audition; Classes by sessions.
Classes in midtown Manhattan. Musical theater audition and performance technique; private coaching on monologues, scenes, and songs. Currently teaches and directs at Circle in the Square Theater School. Music Director/Accompanist is Alex Rybeck, award-winning arranger, on faculty of Yale Cabaret Conference. Students, current and past, have appeared on and off-Broadway, in national tours, and on TV.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Singing/Musical Theater


Steven Ditmyer - Ditmyer Studio
484 W. 43rd St., #35S
New York, NY 10036
sditmyer@aol.com
917-915-1175
fax: 212-643-5440
Private coaching only; All levels.
Meisner-trained teacher-director who most recently worked with the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater and the DiverseCity Theatre Company.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Weist-Barron Acting for Television and Film
Valerie Adami, Director
35 W. 45th St., Sixth Fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
www.weistbarron.com
212-840-7025
10 students per class; All levels plus showcase programs; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session.
“Whatever your technique, the camera is the great equalizer.” Prepares actors for the real world of on-camera casting and performance. Classes and workshops for technique, improv, on-camera scene classes. Also classes for teens/children and toddlers.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


William Metzo
300 W. 55th St., Apt. 17-S
New York, NY 10019
bill@williammetzo.com
www.williammetzo.com
212-956-8294
Six students per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Emphasis on auditions, Shakespeare.
Specialties: Audition Technique/Cold Reading



Business of Acting


Acting Business Boot Camp
Peter Pamela Rose, PCC, Owner and Certified Career Coach
330 E. 75th St., Ste. 8H
New York, NY 10021
actingbusinessbootcamp@gmail.com
www.actingbusinessbootcamp.com
310-712-5655
Group intensives; Private coaching available; All levels; Free live seminars; Free MP3 by email request; Ongoing sessions.
Recommended by Top Agents & Casting Directors. Peter Pamela Rose, PCC, uses her extensive experience and skills as a Certified Coach to motivate actors, empowering them with the courage and opportunity to show their talent with honesty and confidence without fear. Coaches in NY & L.A., both privately and in weekend intensives.
Specialties: Business of Acting


Brian O’Neil - Acting as a Business
322 E. 89th St., #1B
New York, NY 10128
actingasabiz@aol.com
www.actingasabusiness.com
212-459-4502
fax: 212-369-3814
Six students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session.
Classes concentrate on monologue preparation and delivery as well as career strategy. One-on-one career development and coaching services for actors available as well. Author of “Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success.” Former talent agent and manager.
Specialties: Business of Acting


Capes Coaching
826 Broadway, Fourth Fl.
New York, NY 10003
info@capesco.com
www.capesco.com
212-777-2270
8 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Career coaching for actors, artists, and creative professionals. Offering classes to create a one-year business plan for creative careers, one-on-one phone-coaching, as well as an audio career-coaching program.
Specialties: Business of Acting, Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Career Breakthroughs Unlimited, Inc.
Susan Campochiaro Confrey, Owner
Upper West Side, NY
info@cbucoaching.com
www.cbucoaching.com
212-978-0715
10–16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing.
Private coaching on the business of acting. Expert in having you accomplish what you didn’t know is possible. Acting classes, intensives with industry professionals, private monologue and scene work coaching, as well as on-set coaching, musical theater and comedian workshops. Susan casts projects as well and has classes in Los Angeles.
Specialties: Business of Acting, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Janice Hoffman - Career and Lifestyle Coaching
New York, NY
www.successissweetest.com
917-208-0779
Six students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session.
Private coaching and workshops aimed at developing a client’s best work by designing better goals, breaking through inertia, and developing new and creative ways of doing things.
Specialties: Business of Acting


Sue Porter Henderson - Career Counselor
360 E. 65th St., Ste. 15-E
New York, NY 10065
sue@hendersonenterprises.com
www.hendersonenterprises.com
212-472-2292
Private consultation in person or by phone; All levels; Ongoing sessions.
Consults actors about the business of acting so they may better promote their career and pursue it to the highest level. Helps actors avoid many pitfalls and unnecessary waste of time and money no matter where you live. Also teaches actors how to get an agent, casting director, or manager that is right for them and their career. For the winter months, we are located in Florida, at 2509 25th Ct., Jupiter, Fla. 33477. During this time, we continue our NY business and conduct seminars in Florida.
Specialties: Business of Acting


The Actor’s Market
Kristen Langely, Executive Assistant to Gwyn Gilliss
331 W. 57th St., Ste. 173
New York, NY 10019
info@theactorsmarket.com
www.theactorsmarket.com
212-595-9001
fax: 917-591-9177
Work-study/internships offered.
Founder and Creator of the Actor’s Market (http://www.theactorsmarket.com), Gwyn Gilliss is the Foremost Marketing Coach for Actors (http://www.gwyngilliss.com). As a successful actor herself working in all medias, she was an Emmy Award–nominated soap opera star with over a dozen contract and recurring roles, starred in prime-time pilots and series, appeared on- and off-Broadway and in classical repertory theater productions. With clients on both coasts and internationally working in all medias, she is the premier role model with winning strategies and first-hand knowledge of the TV, Film and Theater Industries, which she willingly shares to help new actors succeed. Request your first FREE career coaching session (phone or SKYPE) with her: coach@theactorsmarket.com
Specialties: Business of Acting



Classical


Christopher Martin Shakespeare
564 Hudson St., #1
New York, NY 10014
xrismartin@aol.com
www.christophermartinshakespeare.com
212-691-4883
10–15 students per class; Private, one-on-one coaching also available; All levels; Ongoing sessions.
Emphasis on Shakespeare character study and text analysis, classics, and European drama, taught by international director Christopher Martin, Founding Artistic Director of New York’s Classic Stage Company.
Specialties: Classical, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Singing/Musical Theater


John Basil
American Globe Theatre Conservatory
145 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
www.americanglobe.org
212-869-9809
14 students per class; All levels.
Classical audition coach. Specializes in Shakespeare. Over 30 years of teaching experience.
Specialties: Classical, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Shakespeare - With Ron Song Destro
Ron Song Destro, Oxford Shakespeare Company
18 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
destro@shakespeareclass.org
www.shakespeareclass.org
917-627-2334
15 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted when possible; Classes by session and ongoing.
Destro is a Kennedy Center Award-winning playwright, actor, director, and teacher. He is the founding director of the Oxford Shakespeare Company and BoAR. Destro offers performance workshops in NYC, Orlando, London, and Stratford-on-Avon, with training and rehearsals leading to public performances of Shakespeare plays, with focus on the RADA method that emphasizes voice, movement, and text. Frequent master classes with RSC and RADA artists, as well as “Agent Nights” are also held, where agents and casting directors watch and comment on student work.
Specialties: Classical, Acting Technique/Scene Study



Commercials/Voiceover


David Zema Enterprises, Inc.
Voice of Success Programs
1123 Broadway, Ste. 1012, 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
davidzema@aol.com
www.davidzema.com
212-675-4978
fax: 212-675-6065
12 students per class; All levels; Ongoing sessions; Internship by invitation only.
Over 20 years experience in voiceover coaching, classes, and demos. Learn audition skills, copy reading, microphone techniques, home studio recording, and opening vocal range - stylistic variety. Technique training for commercials, characters, animation, narration, industrials, corporate, audiobooks, and documentaries.
Specialties: Commercials/Voiceover, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Acting Technique/Scene Study


Ed Green’s Voice Over Training Course
300 E. 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
ed@edgreen.com
www.edgreen.com
212-421-7039
Private coaching; Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels; Consultation required; Classes by session and ongoing.
Specializes in voiceover training and self-marketing. Student receives completed demo. Private one-on-one coaching only. Advance consultation required.
Specialties: Commercials/Voiceover, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading



Improv and Comedy


American Comedy Institute
Stephen Rosenfield, Director
481 Eighth Ave., Ste. 736
New York, NY 10001
info@comedyinstitute.com
www.comedyinstitute.com
212-279-6980
fax: 212-279-6981
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions September–April.
One-year professional comprehensive program in comedy performing and writing. Also offers standup comedy workshops covering comedy writing, improvisation, sketch comedy, sitcom audition technique, commercial technique, and acting. Professional program culminates in an industry showcase at Gotham Comedy Club and a monthly stand-up comedy workshop with Stephen Rosenfield.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy


Chicago City Limits
Linda Gelman, Artistic Director
318 W. 53rd St., Ste. 207
New York, NY 10019
info@chicagocitylimits.com
www.chicagocitylimits.com
212-888-5233
fax: 212-888-0810
10–15 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for some classes; Classes by session; Offers work-study program (interns take classes for free).
Classes teach the improv techniques of the theatrically based, emotionally grounded comedy style used by the performers of CCL. Also offers music improv classes, children’s and teen classes, and improv for business professionals.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy, Young Performers


Face Off Unlimited
Eric Robinson, Co-Founder
c/o The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd. St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
info@faceoffunlimited.com
www.faceoffunlimited.com
917-478-2785
5–10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session; Work-study/internships available.
Students begin with the Intro to Face Off class, a comfortable, fun, and creative environment in which to explore the fundamentals of improvisation and introduce students to Face Off’s unique approach. Next you join the ongoing Face Off Improv class, delving into numerous disciplines including short-, mid-, and long-form, plus new experimental forms of improvisation. All instructors are entertainment professionals with years of teaching experience and many students are finding industry success using skills acquired through Face Off Unlimited classes. Become a part of the Face Off Universe and dare to be awesome!
Specialties: Improv and Comedy


Gotham City Improv
Marc Adam Smith, Artistic Director
48 W. 21 St., Eighth Fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@gothamcityimprov.com
www.gothamcityimprov.com
212-367-8222
14–16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Offers work-study program.
Sister company of the L.A.-based Groundlings, Gotham offers short- and long-form improvisational comedy classes for writing and character development. Students perform at the theater. Learn and perform in a supportive environment. Available for performers and nonperformers alike.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy


GS Improv
Greg Sullivan, Instructor
Producers Club Theatre
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
classes@gsimprov.com
www.gsimprov.com
646-567-0749
13 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Improv classes since 1997. Taught by the author of “There’s No I in Improv.”
Specialties: Improv and Comedy


Improv Workshops and Solo Show Direction with Samantha Jones
Samantha Jones, Director
Improv courses are in Midtown Manhattan. Solo work location varies.
New York, NY 10024
sam@therealsamanthajones.com
www.therealsamanthajones.com
917-306-9642
10–12 students per improv class; Corporate training workshops available; Private direction available for monologues, public speaking, standup comedy, live music and solo show development; All levels; Auditing is permitted (contact for info); Classes by session and ongoing; Work-study/internships available.
Improv group classes are short-form based. Acting classes take a well-rounded approach based on Meisner, Uta Hagen, and others. One-on-one coaching for monologues, standup comedy, and solo development.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy, Young Performers, On-Camera Technique, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Improvolution!
Holly Mandel and Brendon Hunt
242 W. 36th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10018
info@improvolution.org
www.improvolution.org
212-696-6893
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by session and ongoing; Work-study available.
Founded by Groundlings alumna Holly Mandel, Improvolution! is an improv school, performing group and dare we say philosophy of how to live, create, and collaborate on and off stage. In a noncompetitive, positive envionment we uncover and unleash anyone and everyone’s ability to be fearless, spontaneous, and creative.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Joy Newman
Founder, The Grown-Up’s Playground
New York Comedy Club
241 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10010
212-714-8275
All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Classes are taught in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Improv helps actors to develop characters, build confidence, and be quick on their feet. Action/reaction. Emotional work. Pantomime, aka space work, etc. Also offers writing classes for actors.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Magnet Theater
254 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
classes@magnettheater.com
www.magnettheater.com
212-244-2400
fax: 212-244-1880
12–16 students per class; All levels; Free introductory class; Classes are ongoing and by session; Internship program available.
Magnet is an improvisational comedy theater and improv school in New York City, located a few blocks below Madison Square Garden in Chelsea and offers training designed to turn normal human beings into exceptional well-rounded improvisors. Magnet believes everyone can become an excellent improvisor and class graduates prove it onstage, performing hilarious, inventive, in-the-moment comedy six nights a week. Additionally classes in writing, scene study, and auditioning.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy, Acting Technique/Scene Study


The PIT - People’s Improv Theater
123 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10001
info@thepit-nyc.com
www.thepit-nyc.com
212-563-7488
16 students per class (improv); 12 students per class (writing); Elective classes vary; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Free shows on Wednesday nights; Classes by session and ongoing; Limited number of work-study slots for students (improv classes only).

PIT is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy and strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment. The PIT is composed of three elements: a school that focuses on the craft of improvisation, an eclectic variety of electives, and an unparalleled professional writing program; a theater that presents original comedic shows seven nights a week; and a corporate and educational workshop program that offers team building, leadership, and business training. Classes and workshops range from introductory level to advanced and include a four-week introduction to improv course, scenework, and improv for kids.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy, Acting Technique/Scene Study


Tom Soter at the Wingnut Comedy Studio
1264 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
sundaynightimprov@earthlink.net
www.tomsoter.com or www.sundaynightimprov.com
212-316-4916
5–10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Classes concentrate on characters and scene work. Also hosts Sunday Night Improv Jam Session. Studio address: 78th Street Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St., New York, NY, 10024.
Specialties: Improv and Comedy



On-Camera Technique


Actors Connection
Tony Nation, President; Christopher Dietrich, Executive Director
630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1410
New York, NY 10036
contactus@actorsconnection.com
www.actorsconnection.com
212-977-6666
fax: 212-765-4274
10–14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes by sessions (seminars and intensives) and ongoing.
Acting and networking facility for the professional actor. Nightly networking seminars with agents, casting directors, and personal managers as well as audition technique classes in all areas of show business including film, TV, theater, commercials, hosting and voiceovers.
Specialties: On-Camera Technique


The Art of Voiceovers
Steve Harris
241 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
theartofvoice@aol.com
www.theartofvoiceny.com
212-517-8616
2–15 students per workshop; Private coaching available; Beginner through master level; Auditing not permitted.
All inclusive training for on-camera commercials and voiceovers with state-of-the-art digital demo reel production. Private master-level coaching available as well as small group workshops.
Specialties: On-Camera Technique


David Cady
Donna DeSeta Casting
584 Broadway, Ste. 1001
New York, NY 10021
davidcadyclass@gmail.com
www.davidcady.com
212-274-9696
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 8-week sessions.
On-camera commercial audition techniques.
Specialties: On-Camera Technique


Ron Millkie
The Producer’s Club
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
rmillkie@aol.com
www.ronmillkie.com
212-244-6545; 646-831-5945
7–12 students per class; All levels; No children; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing sessions.
Class offerings emphasize a Meisner-plus approach. Tuesday night classes, three scene nights per year with industry people, and a “Success in Soap Opera, Film, and TV Commercials” workshop available. Reasonable rate of $140 a month.
Specialties: On-Camera Technique


Susanna Dalton
146 E. 49th St.
New York, NY 10017
tvcoach911@aol.com
212-980-1971
Six students per class max; Private coaching for individuals and pairs; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Sessions are ongoing and by appointment.
On-camera and voiceover coaching, demo production, acting for TV/film, commercials, broadcasting, audition prep, and marketing plans. Master instant script analysis, camera-worthy acting choices, cold readings, cue cards, industry interviewing, marketing/career strategy, and image makeover. Audition taping for castings is available.
Specialties: On-Camera Technique, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Young Performers



Singing/Musical Theater


Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, LLC
324 W. 23rd St., Ste. 3B
New York, NY 10011
lizcaplan@mac.com
www.lizcaplan.com / twitter: @lizcaplannyc
212-645-9369
fax: 212-645-9369
8–12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; No drop-in visitors; Ongoing sessions.
Musical theater/pop/rock singing technique. College workshops, master classes, private coaching, and group classes available. Apps available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the Apple App Store under Liz Caplan Vocal Studios.
Specialties: Singing/Musical Theater, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Robert Marks
850 Seventh Ave., Ste. 804
New York, NY 10019
bob@bobmarks.com
www.bobmarks.com
212-365-4840
Private coaching only; All levels
Musical audition and voice coaching in private sessions. Midtown studio.
Specialties: Singing/Musical Theater, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


The Singing Experience
Linda Amiel Burns, Director
315 E. 86th St., Ste. 4NE
New York, NY 10028
labstarmaker@gmail.com, linda@singingexperience.com
www.singingexperience.com
212-315-3500
12–15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Public invited to performance; New workshop begins every two months.
MAC Award–winning director Linda Amiel Burns conducts this complete performance workshop (established in 1977) that concentrates on technique, singing out with confidence, lyric interpretation, and choosing material, all in a nurturing, supportive environment. After four rehearsal sessions, the Workshop culminates in a gala performance at a well-known NY cabaret followed a week later by a Video Viewing Party (DVD included in tuition). Private coaching available and cabaret acts prepared and directed.
Specialties: Singing/Musical Theater


Steve Potfora
New York, NY
stevepotfora@gmail.com
facebook/steve potfora
212-496-8864
Private coaching only; All levels.
Result-oriented, with clients in ninety shows on Broadway. Coaching to improve marketability in musical-theater auditions. Classes are held on the Upper West Side, Manhattan.
Specialties: Singing/Musical Theater



Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


Julie Budd
www.juliebudd.com
917-445-8799
Private coaching only; Intermediate, advanced, and professional levels.
Julie Budd understands the toll performance takes on the voice, and as a result has developed a course and technique to protect, preserve and enhance an actor’s vocal instrument. A professional singer from the age of 12, Budd’s acclaimed course draws upon the disciplines of the master vocal teachers, including Lydia Summers and Willard Young. Budd’s method is simple, helping vocal performers maintain an ongoing awareness about their vocal health. Julie teaches principally in New York, but also lectures at colleges, performing arts centers, and universities around the country.
Specialties: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Young Performers


Kristen Penner, Vocal/Acting Coach, Actor, Composer
32-86 33rd St., Apt. C5
Astoria, NY 11106
Kapenner43@gmail.com
www.coachingwithkristen.com
443-722-7690
Private coaching only; Beginner through professional levels; Ongoing sessions; Students can sign up for classes at any time.
I cultivate a safe environment where the actor, young or old, beginner or professional, can express themselves freely and explore their art. With beginners, I teach a solid foundation to approaching a character, a clear idea of their type, and guidance on choosing pieces that will show them off and instill a passion for the art of theater. With more seasoned actors, I focus on what is blocking their progress and enjoyment in pursuing their art and exploring their own talents. I help them choose audition pieces that they love performing and will inspire good work. And, above all, rekindle the flame that sparks their passion.
Specialties: Voice/Singing, Acting Technique/Scene Study


Linda Glick
Upper West Side
New York, NY
lglickvoiceworks@gmail.com
www.lglickvoiceworks.com / lindaglick.com
212-769-8288
212-580-7758
6–8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted with special permission; Classes by session.
Workshops and Private Instruction focusing on script analysis, style, interpretation. Emphasis on vocal and physical freedom; both for non-musical and musical material. Audition preparation, scenes, monologues. Connect breath to images and imagination. Deepen range, vitality, dynamics.
Specialties: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Singing/Musical Theater


Linklater Center for Voice and Language
Andrea Haring, Associate Director
P.O. Box 504
New York, NY 10025
mail@thelinklatercenter.com
www.thelinklatercenter.com
212-340-4762
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted with special permission; Classes by session.
Championing the power of the human voice, the center offers classes and workshops where language and the human voice are exercised and celebrated. Courses build on investigation of personal vocal freedom and explore vocal energies, dynamics, and power. Students develop greater breath capacity and vocal stamina.
Specialties: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Improv and Comedy


Robert Stecko - Vocal Caoch
New York, NY
pro.voice@yahoo.com
212-580-0399
Private coaching only; All levels.
Musical director-arranger for Jane Olivor and many Broadway productions offers professional vocal coaching, arranging, and recording services for auditions, shows, and cabaret acts. Stecko teaches song interpretation techniques covering subtext, emotion, lyrics, character, and style. For cabaret performance, he offers direction in song selection, song structure, set list, pacing, monologue, and movement as well as custom arrangements for any vocal performance.
Specialties: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Acting Technique/Scene Study


Shane Ann Younts
New York, NY
say1@nyu.edu
www.shaneannyounts.com
917-496-0529
10–12 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Complete program runs October–June.
Specializing in voice and speech for actors, emphasizing vocal ease, range, and flexibility, Ms. Younts teaches actors to strengthen their vocal stamina, eliminate their regionalisms, clarify their speech without sounding phony, and develop a resonant, flexible voice. She also prepares actors to work on their own and to analyze a text in-depth. Advanced class includes detailed work on Shakespeare’s monologues. Private coaching and audition coaching available. Shane Ann has been teaching in New York City for over twenty-six years. Her former students are currently appearing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in regional theaters, and film and television.
Specialties: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Wickham Vocal Studios
Charlie Demos, Administrator
Performers Career Center
22 W. 38th St., Seventh Fl.
New York, NY 10018
admin@vocalstudios.com
www.vocalstudios.com
646-473-0900
fax: 646-473-2005
12–16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Classes by sessions and ongoing; Offers work-study program.
Professional development in performance; emphasis on vocal technique.
Specialties: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Acting Technique/Scene Study



Young Performers


A Class Act NY
Jessica Rofe, Artistic Director
200 W. 60th St., Ste. 28 E
New York, NY 10023
info@aclassactny.com
www.aclassactny.com
212-315-3010
8–24 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; One-day workshops and ongoing sessions; Offers internship program.
Musical theater, on-camera, voiceover and drama one-day workshops and ongoing classes, agent and manager showcases, private coaching, as well as Broadway camp programs with Broadway actors or kids and teens. Educators are professional industry folk including Broadway veterans, casting directors, and agents. Classes are held in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, and Pennsylvania.
Specialties: Young Performers


Acteen - Acting for Teens
Rita Litton, Director
35 W. 45th St., Sixth Fl.
New York, NY 10036
rita@acteen.com
www.acteen.com
212-391-5915
fax: 212-768-8918
8–12 students per class max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Fall, winter, and spring terms (interview required), plus six summer conservatories (application/audition required, video chat auditions accepted). See dates online.
The nation’s first (est. 1978) on-camera acting program for teens (ages 13–15, 16–20). Three time Backstage Readers’ Choice Award Winner (“Favorite Acting Courses for Teens.”) Professional film and television acting courses (involving the intimacy of the camera) combined with over 16 electives incorporating theater technique and discipline. Fall, winter, spring, and six summer conservatories offer theater, speech and voice, movement, Meisner, improv, Shakespeare, musical theater, commercials, voiceovers, script writing, monologues and college audition prep. Rigorous training and industry showcases. Staffed entirely by working professionals who provide individualized instruction, career guidance, and showcases for the focused actor. Also offered: ACTeen Juniors for ages 10–12.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Actor’s Technique NY Kids & Teens!
Todd Etelson, Program Director
Actors Technique NY @Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
info@actorstechniqueny.com
www.actorstechniqueny.com
917-763-1777
12–14 students per class; One-hour private coachings and audition tapings available; Beginners to Advanced Actors; Auditing is permitted; Sessions all year round; Work-study or internships available.
Top kids and teen acting and audition technique, educational, and industry networking. Age-divided classes with top casting directors, Broadway instructors, and ATNY coaches. Classes include improvisation, on-camera audition technique, Meisner technique, monologue/scene study, Broadway/pop vocal, speech and diction, dance, and one-on-one casting director cold reads.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, On-Camera Technique


Broadway Artists Alliance/Musical Theatre Instensive Training for Young Performers
Michelle Lehrman, Admissions Director
Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
masterclass@broadwayartistsalliance.org
coachings@ broadwayartistsalliance.org
www.broadwayartistsalliance.org
212-561-9429
fax: 212-214-0953
15 students per master class; 100 students per session/summer intensive; 22 students per college/pro workshop; Intermediate to advanced/professional levels only; Auditing not permitted; Admittance by application and national auditions; Winter, summer, and year-round master class sessions; Private coaching year round; Work-study and internships available for ages 19+.
Curriculum integrates dance, drama, and music. Instructors are Tony winners, Broadway performers, dancers, directors, choreographers, and composers. Participants also perform for and get feedback from NYC’s top casting directors and agents in a final showcase. Programs offered for Ages 10–14, Ages 15–21, and College/Professionals. Participation is by audition only.
Specialties: Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


The Children’s Acting Academy
Mimi Stuart, Director
c/o Ripley-Grier
131 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
caanyc@gmail.com
www.childrensactingacademy.com
212-860-7101
8–10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Admission by interview and audition; Classes by session.
A professional theater program for the shy or outgoing, with emphasis on speech, improv, scene study, and performance. Classes after school or on Saturday, plus summer camp. Private coaching available. Professional pre-teen/teen program for ages 9–15. Admission by interview and audition.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Denise Simon Acting and Coaching 
P.O. Box 353 
South Salem, NY 10590 
denisesimoncoach@gmail.com 
denisesimoncoaching.com 
914-621-2663 
Small classes; All levels, ages 6 and up; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing sessions. 
Emphasis on audition coaching as well as business consultation. Group classes available. 
Specialties: Young Performers, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


 

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Laura Ekstrand, Artistic Director
The Oakes Center
120 Morris Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
info@dreamcatcherrep.org
www.dreamcatcherrep.org
908-514-9654
fax: 973-994-1561
12 students per class; Private monologue coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Year-round sessions with a teen program during the month of July; Offers work-study program (internships for high school and college students).
Theater conservatory program for students aged 10 to 17 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Professionals in their field teach all classes, and students receive individual attention, constructive feedback, and the support needed to achieve their personal goals. Participants can tailor the program to suit their preferences, attending the conservatory for one, two, three, or all four weeks. Also classes and coaching for adults, teens, and children.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
548 Main St.
New York, NY 10044
info@mstda.org
www.mstda.org
212-371-4449
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by sessions and ongoing; Offers work-study program for the appropriate students.
Offers a wide variety of classes to children of all ages. Additionally, students perform in theater and dance productions. Also offers a writing/acting class for teens, plus kindergarten–second grade creative drama.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School
Kat Davis, Junior School Director
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
playhousejuniors@gmail.com
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org; www.playhousejuniors.com
212-688-3770
fax: 212-906-9051
12–18 students per class; Beginning and intermediate levels; Auditing not permitted; Classes by sessions; Summer program also available.
For over 80 years, the Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School has been fostering imaginations and building young actors. Classes include Creative Drama, Acting, Dance, Singing, Voice and Diction, TV/Film, Improv Comedy and Movement for the Actor. Application is by interview. Please email for space availability - a few spots currently are available. Ages 7–18; grouped by age. Interviews now being held for 2014 three-week summer intensive featuring the Meisner technique.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Professional Performing Arts School
Chuck Vassallo, Director of Performing Arts
328 W. 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
cvassallo@ppasshare.org
www.ppasnyc.org
212-247-8652
fax: 212-247-7514
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Students must audition; NYC residents only; Ongoing sessions.
Professional performing arts public school (grades 6–12). Courses include acting, dance, musical theater, scene study, voice and diction, movement, playwriting, directing, and theater history.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


Tada! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th St., Third Fl.
New York, NY 10001
education@tadatheater.com
www.tadatheater.com
212-252-1619, ext. 4
fax: 212-252-8763
20 students per class; Beginner levels for classes, advanced levels for Resident Youth Ensemble; Auditing not permitted; Open house available; Classes by session during the school year, weekly sessions during summer and school vacations, year-round sessions for ensemble program; Offers need-based financial aid for classes, and ensemble program is free.
One of NYC’s best-known youth theaters, TADA! offers musical theater skills, acting, and creative dramatic classes for children ages 2–14. Performance opportunities available through Resident Youth Ensemble program. See website for details.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Teen Studio Theatre Institute and Summer Theatre Institute - NYC
Allyn Sitjar, Artistic Director
23 Tomahawk Trail
Sparta, NJ 07871
youththeatreallyn@yahoo.com
www.youththeatreinstitutes.org
201-415-5329 (cell); 973-729-6026
15 students per class (ages 11–18); 28 students per class (ages 14–18) (summer); All levels; Auditing is permitted except for summer classes; 10-week sessions; Four-week summer session.
A complete theater program (ages 11–13, 14–18) offered during the school year with classes in acting, improvisation, movement, college prep audition, and singing. Summer Theatre Institute-NYC is a residential four-week theater training intensive program for teens (ages 14–18) – students are housed at the Rose building in Lincoln Center (The Juilliard School). Classes in acting, mime, singing, dance, musical theater, and more are taught at the NOLA studios in NYC. Email us for complete application packet and audition requirements.
Specialties: Young Performers, Acting Technique/Scene Study, Improv and Comedy, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, On-Camera Technique


WB Kids
Valerie Adami, Director
at Weist-Barron Studios
35 W. 45th St., Sixth Fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
212-840-7025
fax: 212-768-8918
Six students per class; All levels, children ages 5–10; Free interview/consultation used instead of auditing; Three six-week Saturday terms per year during fall/winter/spring; Summer one-week intensives.
Workshops focus on professional-quality acting for children in a nurturing environment and include: commercials, improv, acting technique and scene study for film, TV, and stage, auditions/cold readings, monologues, musical theater, and showcases.
Specialties: Young Performers


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