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New York Acting Schools & 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 Back Stage.

Schools or teachers who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listings, c/o Back Stage, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.


Acting Technique/Scene Study

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
(212) 712-8712,
Fax: (212) 242-9008
Maximum 10 per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
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.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Improv and
Comedy

Gregory Abels
120 Washington Pl.
New York, NY 10014-6819
gregoryabels@earthlink.net
(212) 691-2972,
Fax: (212) 691-2972
Private classes only (with scene partner if necessary); Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted when appropriate; Ongoing
Abels is a master coach in Shakespeare 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.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Abrons Art Center
Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand St.(at Pitt St.)
New York, NY 10002
mgomez@henrystreet.org
www.henrystreet.org/arts
(212) 598-0400, ext. 216,
Fax: (212) 388-1418
15 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study program offered. Classes in acting, playwriting, directing, and poetry for children, teens, and adults.  Teenage students are given the opportunity to audition for the Urban Youth Theater, Abrons' pre-professional acting company. Other: Young Performers;  Singing/Musical Theater

Acteen- Acting For Teens
Rita Litton, director
35 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
rita@acteen.com
www.acteen.com
(212) 391-5915
8-12 students max., private coaching; All levels; Auditing is permitted; fall, winter, spring terms (interview required), plus four unique summer academies (applications/audition required) The nation's first (est. 1978) on-camera acting program for teens (ages 13-15, 16-20). Professional film and television acting courses (involving the intimacy of the camera) combine with over 14 electives incorporating: theater technique and discipline. Theater, film acting, speech and voice, movement, Meisner, improv, Shakespeare, musical theater, commercials and voiceovers, directing, scriptwriting, auditioning, monologues, and modern drama. Distinguished graduates are currently in TV series, film, on Broadway, and in the most competitive theater conservatories. Rigorous training and industry showcases. Staffed entirely by working professionals who provide individualized instruction, career guidance, and showcases for the focused actor. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

The Acting Place
32-15 38th St.
Astoria, NY 11103
skipitaris@theatroninc.org
(718) 721-7610,
Fax: (718) 721-7127
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing
Class emphasis on overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of free expression.
Other: 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, depending on class, private coaching available; Intermediate; Auditing is permitted with restrictions; By sessions; Offers work study program. Now in its 26th year of operation, the Acting Studio Inc. offers a 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. They also incorporate 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. Other: 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; By sessions. Technique and scene study, classical and contemporary, for stage, film, & TV. Teaches at NYU, The New School of Drama, MFA Program, and Marymount Manhattan College. Works with many musical theater performers. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Acting-Drama Therapy Center of NY
225 West End Ave. #67
New York, NY 10023
acting@speakeeezi.com
www.speakeeezi.com/drama.htm
(212) 724-2299
10 students average per class; Beginning and intermediate levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. 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. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Actor's Advantage
Greg and Genevieve Seel
250 Fifth Ave., Ste. 501
New York, NY 10001
www.theactorsadvantage.com
(212) 447-5649
8-12 students per class plus individual lessons; All levels; Free demo lesson; By sessions and ongoing; Sometimes offers work study program. Acting technique using modern/contemporary scene study and monologues integrating hands-on Alexander technique to free the instrument. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Actor's Gestalt With Richard Zane Ross
96 Main St.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
gestaltkid@gmail.com
(917) 608-6625,
Fax: (914) 631-3590
Single private coaching sessions or 5 to 20 session packages; Intermediate and advanced (some beginners)Character development via natural and instinctive body, thought, voice, movement, and gesture called, "Psychological Expressive Gesture" (PEG). Specializes in audition monologues and simple, quick, and effective "PEG Cold Reading" techniques.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Actor's Technique New York
Todd Etelson
20 Newport Parkway, Ste. 2308
Jersey City, NJ 07310
info@actorstechniqueny.com
www.actorstechniqueny.com
(917) 763-1777
14 students average per class; private consultations; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing. Agent- and casting director-based on-camera training and audition forum for kids, teens, and adults. Classes at: Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Ave., 4th floor, New York, NY 10018. Other: Young Performers; On-Camera Technique

The Actor's Center
J. Michael Miller, president
Jennifer Smith Rockwood, managing director
New York, NY
info@theactorscenter.org
www.theactorscenter.org
(212) 447-6309
12-20 students average per class; Professional; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Offer exclusive, by nomination only, courses and workshops with master teachers. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Actors Conservatory
Lily Lodge, director
312 W. 36th St., Rm. 6B
New York, NY 10018
conservatory@netzero.net
www.actorsconservatory.org
(212) 967-0658,
Fax: (212) 967-0658
6-16 students average per class; All levels; Admission is by interview only; auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program when there is a vacancy. Founded by Lee Strasberg protégés Elaine Aiken and Lily Lodge. Schooling actors in the Method tradition,  development is focused on using sense memory techniques that allow each actor to make choices emotionally connecting them with the five senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight. With sensory awareness and behavior modification, the actor becomes willing to pour themselves into the special eccentricities of a character and make choices that are innovative and inspiring. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Actors Loft
Maggie Maes
244 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
info@actorsloftnyc.com
www.actorsloftnyc.com
(212) 358-5003,
Fax: (646) 349-1118
8-12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not usually permitted if a casting director is teaching the class; By sessions; Offers work study program in some classes
Techniques for the actor, both on and off camera. Classes include the actor within, monologues, scenes, audition skills, and business of the business. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Actors Movement Studio
Janice Orlandi, co-director
P.O. Box 1098
New York, NY 10018
ams@actorsmovementstudio.com
www.actorsmovementstudio.com
(212) 736-3309,
Fax: (212) 736-2596
12-18 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted, free introductory classes offered every semester; Ongoing; Offers work study and intern programs. Specializing in physical technique: Williamson movement training, period-style character (Elizabethan, Restoration, Edwardian), and Michael Chekhov technique, designed to expand and develop the actor's instrument, physical flexibility, imagination, and freedom. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Actors Playground School of Theatre
1 Main St., Ste. 217
Eatontown, NJ 07724
info@actorsplay.com
www.actorsplay.com
(732) 935-1800,
Fax: (732) 935 -1802
8-10 students average per class;  private instruction and audition prep also available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By session and ongoing; Offers work study programs. 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. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

The Actors Theatre Workshop
Thurman E. Scott, founder/artistic director
The Scott Conservatory
145 W. 28th St., 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@actorstheatreworkshop.com
www.actorstheatreworkshop.com
(212) 947-1386,
Fax: (212) 947-0642
30 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study. Professional acting technique with an emphasis on developing the imagination and creating original work. Other: 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., Rte. 35
Eatontown, NJ 07724
ati@monmouth.com
www.actnj.com
(732) 578-0055,
Fax: (732) 578-9119
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions 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." Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Adam Roebuck Studios
Midtown location In N.Y.C.
New York, NY
(917) 572-4592
All levels; First class is free
Singing instruction, vocal coaching, acting instruction, and audition technique. Midtown location In N.Y.C. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AIDA - Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts
Champion Studios
257 W. 39th St., 14th fl.
New York, NY 10018
newyork@aidaacting.com
www.aidaacting.com
(347) 482-2074
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. Artistic director Paul Parker's mission is to train and coach aspiring and seasoned actors in the renowned Australian technique. Focus is on helping actors access their full emotional range and broaden their artistic palette. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Alan Gordon Acting Studio
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
ajg0103@yahoo.com
www.alangordonstudio.com
(718) 622-4150/(917) 566-2223
12 students average per class, also one-on-one; Beginners, intermediate, and advanced; One free audit permitted; By sessions. Ongoing classes in the Meisner Technique and scene study, cold reading, script analysis, and interpretation. Small class sizes specializing in process-oriented approach to achieving truthful behavior. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Alberto Vazquez Actors Workshop
14 E. 28th St., #616
New York, NY 10016-7457
avaw04@verizon.net
www.actoralbertovazquez.com
(917) 286-0466 or (917) 331-3850, Fax: (212) 213-6422
10-12 students per class at The Producer's Club; private coaching; All levels; Auditing
is permitting for a $15 fee; Ongoing. Organized primarily for beginners, semi-trained, and working actors who wish to enhance their training through the exercises and techniques as taught to Alberto Vazquez throughout his training and career. Other: 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
6-10 students average per class, group classes and individual lessons; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Sessions year round. Performers improve their breathing coordination and vocal production, create the physical life of characters with ease, and have greater emotional availability. Group classes and individual lessons available. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

American Academy of Dramatic Arts - NY
120 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
admissions-ny@aada.org,
admissions-ca@aada.org
www.aada.org
(800) 463-8990
16 students maximum per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program. The oldest acting school in the English-speaking world, the Academy was founded in 1884 on the East Coast to train actors in the basics of their craft. The Academy offers a two-year conservatory program in acting and musical theater as well as a two year program in dance. In NYC, there are also part-time Saturday programs for children, teens, and adults, and an evening program for adults. Also: American Academy of Dramatic Arts-LA, 1336 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (800) 222-2867.

American Globe Theatre Conservatory
John Basil, producing artistic director
145 W. 46th St., 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
www.americanglobe.org
(212) 869-9809,
Fax: (212) 869-9807
16 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; 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.

The American Mime Theatre
Paul J. Curtis, director; Jean Barbour, assistant director
61 Fourth Ave., 2nd fl.
New York, NY 10003
mime@americanmime.org
www.americanmime.org
(212) 777-1710
15-20 students per class; All levels plus a company trainee program; Auditing, followed by an interview, is a prerequisite to studying; Ongoing. "American mime" is an art form created by AMT's director, Paul J. Curtis. It is a blending of acting and moving simultaneously, a silent theater that differs from the French tradition of pantomime often associated with Marcel Marceau.

American Musical and Dramatic Academy
211 W. 61st St.
New York, NY 10023
info@amda.edu
www.amda.edu
(212) 787-5300/(800) 367-7908 & (323) 469-3300/(866) 374-5300, Fax: (212) 247-0488
20 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing with fall, spring, and summer semesters; No work study, but AMDA offers extensive scholarship and financial aid opportunities. AMDA, America's premier college of performing arts, 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. AMDA also offers BFA programs in acting, dance, and musical theater.

American Theater of Actors
James Jennings, founder/artistic director
314 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
www.americantheatreofactors.org
(212) 581-3044
All skill levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. Contemporary 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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

American Theater Wing - Springboard NYC
Randy Ellen Lutterman, director
570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 501
New York, NY 10018
www.americantheatrewing.org/springboardnyc
(212) 765-0606, ext. 307
Limited class size; Preprofessional training program for college students; Application required, no auditing; need-based scholarships are available; Two-week summer program, cost is $1800. Two-week concentrated preprofessional training course for college students planning careers in the theater with a curriculum that includes workshops, seminars, master classes and field trips, placing participants in the center of New York's theatrical community, with access to influential working artists.Springboard NYC provides the job-seeking skills, insight into the business of theater and the urban survival tools necessary to translate academic training into a productive career. Other: Young Performers; Business of Acting; Singing/Musical Theater

American Theatre of Harlem
Keith Johnston, artistic director
South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford St., Ste. 4A
Brooklyn, NY 11217
info@americantheatreofharlem.org
www.americantheatreofharlem.org
(718) 857-2783,
Fax: (718) 398-2794
15 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted once; Sessions twice a year (fall and spring). ATH provides a healthy environment using a proven technique where the actor discovers individual methods of expression, a unique personal style, and a collaborative spirit. Classes focus on improv, acting technique, script analysis, and ensemble work.
Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Anania Studio
Joseph Anania
212 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
info@ananiastudio.com,
ananiaseminar@juno.com (seminars)
www.ananiastudio.com
(646) 382-4171
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers a work study program. Teaching 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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Anthony Abeson Studio
411 W. 50th St.
New York, NY 10019
aabeson@ptd.net
www.anthonyabeson.com
(212) 581-4471
15 students average per class; private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced levels, must audition; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing, rolling admission; internships available
Goal of classes: doing work that gets work. Taping and unlocking of currently casting sides from film and television. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

The Archibald Studio
1024 Harding Ave., Ste. #202
Venice, CA 90291
craig@craigarchibald.com
www.craigarchibald.com
(646) 567-7210
12 students max; All levels; Free half hour for new students; Ongoing. A realistic approach to the art in the business and the business in the art. Private coaching, classes, and an actors' production workshop in which students produce a short film available in Los Angeles; private coaching only in New York. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading;
Young Performers

ATC Studios
Joel Robertson and Kathleen Kellaigh
68 Union Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
atcstudios@aol.com
www.atcstudios.org
(973) 772-6998,
Fax: (973) 772-7684
12 students on average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By semester (6-12 weeks long); Offers work study program. Classes in acting, TV/film, musical theater, dance, hip-hop, speech, voiceover, private coaching. Adults, teens, children. Other: 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 average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted for a fee; By sessions
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, a six-week summer intensive, ongoing workshops, and specialized classes for children and teens. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Young Performers

The Ted Bardy Studio Inc.
Ted Bardy and Faculty
153 W. 27th, Ste. 301
New York, NY 10001
tedbardy@tedbardy.com
www.tedbardy.com
(212) 725-7575
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is occasionally permitted; Ongoing; Occasionally. The studio offers a unique accelerated three-phase program in the Meisner technique. Also ongoing workshops for advanced actors/working professionals, and advanced scene study leading to public performance and industry showcase.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

The Barrow Group
Christel Ferguson
312 W. 36th St., Ste. 4W
New York, NY 10018
school@barrowgroup.org
www.barrowgroup.org
(212) 760-2615,
Fax: (212) 760-2962
16 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program on a limited basis The Barrow Group offers tools to maximize natural behavior and spontaneity on stage and on screen, 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. Work study and apprentice programs are available for students of merit.  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. More than 18 years in operation. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Tanya Berezin
Private Coaching For The Actor
171 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
tanya@tanyaberezin.com
www.tanyaberezin.com
(212) 874-1945,
Fax: (212) 874-3862
10-12 students average per class; private coaching for auditions and monologues available; All levels, including a professional class for young people, ages 13-18; Auditing is permitted by appointment; Classes by sessions; Offers work study program. Special emphasis in classes on contemporary acting, developing the connection between imagination and organic behavior. Over 15 years in operation. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Beverly Hills Playhouse
The Wings Theatre
154 Christopher St. btw Washington and Greenwich
New York, NY 10014
interviewer@bhplayhouse.com
www.bhplayhouse.com
(646) 200-5790
20 student average per class; All levels; Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing; 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 nights from 7-11 pm and taught by Jenifer Gelfer. Other: 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; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Classes are by appointment
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." Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Biz Kids NY
Peggy Lewis, director
P.O. Box 340
New York, NY 10014
www.bizkidsny.com
(646) 336-9101,
Fax: (646) 336-9101
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. 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. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Blackout Theatre Workshop
Abraham Gorlin,
artistic director
358 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
ag@btworkshop.com
www.btworkshop.com
(212) 721-3830
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Students work on monologues, scenes, and improvisational exercises. Classes in playwriting and directing are also offered. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Bob McAndrew Studio
www.bobmcandrew.com
(212) 580-3834
12 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program. Contemporary film and television acting for serious actors. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Body Dynamics Classes
Carol Reynolds, founder and director
345 E. 81st St., Apt. 19N
New York, NY 10028
(212) 288-8380,
Fax: (917) 432-1179
8-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. A quintessential movement program for actors. Reynolds teaches at T. Schreiber and CayMichael Studios.

Bova Actors Workshop - The Eric Morris System (NY)
Anthony Vincent Bova
Times Sq. Arts Center/Ionica Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10036
admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com
www.bovaactorsworkshop.com
(212) 726-8380
12 students average per class, plus private coaching; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Eight-week cycles; Offers internship programs. N.Y. training center of the Method-based Eric Morris system. Weekly classes and intensives. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Ariane Brandt
ari@healingartshaven.org
www.healingartshaven.org/pa.html
(646) 334-5943,
Fax: (866) 212-8630
Limited class size, private coaching; Advanced level; Auditing is not permitted. Private coaching sessions for role preparation, auditioning, Shakespearean text, vocal production, and dialects. Also workshops in emotional clearing, structural alignment, futuring, and personal growth. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Breakthrough Studios
Anthony Grasso, artistic director
212 W. 35th St., 11th fl.
New York, NY 10001
anthony@
breakthroughstudios.com
www.breakthroughstudios.com
(212) 594-9616,
Fax: (212) 594-9618
14 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted for some classes; By sessions; Offers work study program. Breakthrough offers a two-year conservatory, a six-week intensive, one-on-one seminars, master class workshops, and on-camera classes with leading industry professionals. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

James Brill
(212) 642-1095
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Classes are in Meisner-based technique, both beginning and advanced. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Electa Brown
241 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
e@electabrown.com
www.electabrown.com
(212) 242-4161,
Fax: (212) 366-1810
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. For private sessions, Brown works on whatever the actor needs or wants to work on, whether audition technique, monologues, scene study, or something else. Other: Improv and Comedy; 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; Offers work study program. Offers scene study, exercise work, and improvisation, all leading toward overall artistic growth.

Julie Budd
www.juliebudd.com
(917) 445-8799
One-on-one classes; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; No auditing; Ongoing
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. Budd teaches principally in New York but also lectures at colleges, performing arts centers, and universities around the country. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Young Performers

Capes Coaching
826 Broadway, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
info@capesco.com
www.capesco.com
(212) 777-2270
8 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Career planning center for actors, artists, and creative professionals. Offering classes to create a one-year business plan for creative careers, private career coaching, and an online career-planning subscription program. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Carol Fox Prescott: Acting Classes
23 Watson Woods
P.O. Box 89
Lake Hill, NY 12448
cfprescott@hvc.rr.com
www.carolfoxprescott.com
(845) 679-5984
12-16 students average per class; All levels; ages 18 and over; No auditing, but participation in a single class is encouraged; Ongoing. Classes held at Stage Left Studios, 438 W. 37th St., Ste. 5-A, New York, NY. 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.

Caroline Thomas' Total Theatre Lab
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 average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program. An integrated acting process, combining Meisner, Method, physical acting styles, voice, and showcases. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Carter Thor Studio East
Bronwen Booth, instructor
438 Center Rd.
Middlesex, VT 05602
info@thoreast.com,
newyork@thoreast.com
www.thoreast.com and
www.carterthor.com
(917) 208-3877
Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing; Offers a limited work study program
Acting-for-film scene study classes are on hiatus at this time. Private coaching continues to be available. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Robert Castle
c/o International Theatre
New York (ITNY)
17 Little West 12th St.,
Studio #11
New York, NY 10014
robertcastle@itnewyork.org
www.itnewyork.org
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. IT New York facilitates and promotes the exchange of artistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the performing arts around the world. Weekly classes and international workshops include technique, scene study, Shakespeare, acting on camera, and sense memory.

Caymichael Patten Studio
939 Eighth Ave., Ste. 206
New York, NY 10019
info@cpattenstudio.com
www.cpattenstudio.com
(212) 765-7021,
Fax: (212) 765-6388
16 students maximum per class; private coaching available; All levels; Admission by interview; auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced scene study; auditioning; acting on camera; vocal production; body dynamics. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

The Centaur Stage
Gillien Goll, artistic director
P.O. Box 250795
C.U. Station
New York, NY 10025
censtageny@aol.com
www.gilliengoll.com
(212) 501-6196
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. 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. Other: 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 average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; Work study for financial aid recipients who qualify; some unpaid 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.

Class Act Studios
Alyssa McEnaney, director
77 Tarrytown Rd.
White Plains, NY 10607
www.classactstudios.com
(914) 946-3391,
Fax: (914) 946-1547
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions
Classes and workshops in basic technique, commercial, improv, on-camera training, and musical theater.  Also offer an academy for intermediate actors. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Coach Samantha Jones' Wild Improv! And Acting Classes
C/O Dora Mae Productions
P.O. Box 141,
Planetarium Station
New York, NY 10024
wildimprov@gmail.com
www.doramae.com
(917) 306-9642
10 students average per class; also coaches for monologues, standup comedy, and solo development; All levels; Auditing is permitted; contact for info; Ongoing and by sessions
Improv group classes are short-form-based. Acting classes take a well-rounded approach based on Meisner, Uta Hagen, and others.Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Collaborative Arts Project 21
18 W. 18th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
jbulleri@cap21.org
www.cap21.org
(212) 807-0202,
Fax: (212) 807-0166
18 students maximum per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions
CAP21 is a professional theater company with a conservatory. It has a four-year in-depth actor training program with NYU specializing in musical theater performance. Six-week professional and pre-college summer programs are also available with classes in acting, voice, and music and dance. Theater artists hone their skills in a collaborative environment. Each season, three new works are produced for a  two-week "work in progress" run. CAP21 also works in development with 20 new musicals and plays providing
public and in-house readings.

David Gideon/The Acting Class
211 W. 61st St., 6th fl.
New York, NY 10023
david@davidgideon.com
www.davidgideon.com
(917) 453-7455,
Fax: (845) 876-8733
12 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted after interview; Ongoing. Former director of the Actor's Studio and taught by Lee Strasberg himself, Gideon has over 27 years of experience. Class emphasis is divided into two parts: practical training techniques that 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.

David Zema Enterprises Inc.
Voice of Success Programs
1123 Broadway, Ste. 1012, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010
davidzema@aol.com
www.davidzema.com
(212) 675-4978,
Fax: (212) 675-6065
12 students average per class; All levels; First hour of technique class may be audited; other classes may be sampled; Ongoing. Techniques and training include audition skills in microphone work, studio recording sessions, opening vocal range, and stylistic variety. All areas covered, including commercials, characters, narration, animation, industrials, corporate, books, documentaries.

Deena Levy Theatre Studio
deena@deenalevy.com
www.deenalevy.com
(212) 340-1084
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Meisner/Grotowski fusion: intensive acting and scene study. A "whole person" approach which deeply explores process while teaching and harnessing technique all the way to performance. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Deloss Brown: Acting Shakespeare's Verse
444 Central Park West, #5A
New York, NY 10025-4356
delossbrown@prodigy.net
http://pages.prodigy.net/delossbrown/asv.htm
(212) 865-1127,
Fax: (212) 865-1579
9 students max per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is sometimes permitted; By sessions; 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 the part when you get cast.

George DiCenzo
Triangle Theater
c/o Jane Stojak
708 N. Bodine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
triangleacting@aol.com
www.randomactsoftheater.com
(215) 760-0230,
Fax: (215) 922-4028
30 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted for a fee; Ongoing. Classes concentrate on acting, scene study, and directing for stage and film. Acting master class held at: Shelter Studios, 244 W. 54 St., 12th fl., New York, NY.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Donna Marrazzo Studio
donna@donnamarrazzostudio.com
www.donnamarrazzostudio.com
(917) 239-8823
Limited number of students per class; All levels; Call for auditing info; By sessions
Located in midtown Manhattan, a studio for the serious actor. Develop techniques that works for each individual actor. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Douglas Farwell Acting Studio
327 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
info@douglasfarwellstudio.com
www.douglasfarwellstudio.com
(212) 243-7017
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Specialist in the Sanford Meisner technique. Open to serious students of all levels. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Laura Ekstrand, artistic director
Baird Center
5 Mead St.
South Orange, NJ 07079
info@dreamcatcherrep.org
www.dreamcatcherrep.org
(973) 378-7754, ext. 2228,
Fax: (973) 994-1561
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By 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 ages 10 to 17 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Professionals in their respective fields teach all classes, and students receive individual attention, constructive feedback, and the support needed to achieve their personal goals. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Sally Dunn
c/o T. Schreiber Studio
151 W. 26th St., 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
sally@sallydunn.net
www.sallydunn.net
(917) 769-7768
14 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Scene study/exercise classes, special workshops, and personal one-on-one coaching. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Ed Green's Voice Over Training Course
300 E. 57th St.
NY, NY 10022
ed@edgreen.com
www.edgreen.com
(212) 752-9123
One-on-one coaching; seminars available upon request; Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels; Consultation required; By sessions and ongoing. Specializes in voiceover training and self-marketing, with students receiving a completed demo at. Private one-on-one coaching. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Paul Eiseman
305 E. 40th St., #4H
New York, NY 10016
pauleise@aol.com
(212) 953-6926
Private coaching; All levels; No auditing; By sessions and ongoing. 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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Elizabeth Browning Studio
Elizabeth Browning, Rhonda Musak, and David Pixley
Classes in midtown Manhattan
elizabethbrowningstudio@gmail.com
www.elizabethbrowningstudio.com
(212) 946-6575,
Fax: (914) 788-1559
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing. Scene study, monologues, audition exercises, and original material developed. All levels, classical and contemporary. Also offers acting classes for teens and workshops in Los Angeles. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Ernie Martin Acting Studio
(646) 388-0594
www.erniemartinstudiotheatre.com
Class size varies, private coaching available; All levels
A lifetime member of of the Actor's Studio and its former West Coast artistic director, Martin teaches and privately coaches actors of all levels as well as directs, acts, and produces. 
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Larry Eudene
c/o MSRG
P.O. Box 1091
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
info@screenplayreadinggroup.com
www.screenplayreadinggroup.com
Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Three-day weekend intensive class concentrates on a focusing technique used to draw the camera to the actor. Acting in films, with advanced scene study and subtext improvisation. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

F.A.C.T. (Franco-Americaine Cinema Theatre)
Sarah Eigerman,
artistic director
65, Rue de Reuilly
75012 Paris,
factinfo@free.fr
http://factinfo.free.fr
+33-1-43-44-76-98,
Fax: +33-1-43-44-76-98
15 students average per class; All levels; Auditing permitted by special arrangement; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program. Inspired by but not limited to the Stanislavsky approach, the training integrates many techniques to help the actor develop his or her own transforming process in creating a real experience of an imaginary life. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Catherine Gaffigan
catherineg@verizon.net
www.catherinegaffigan.com
(212) 586-6300
12 students maximum per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Catherine's wide range of offerings include professional classes for all levels, private coaching, and topic- specific workshops.

Galli Acting School - NYC
38 W. 38th St., 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10018
newyork@galli-group.com
www.gallitheaterny.com
(212) 810-6485
Free introductory classes on Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.; By sessions and ongoing; Work study is available. Offers acting training and the opportunity for all students to perform in the theater's ongoing productions. Galli believes acting is a healing process where students connect with their true selves. Other: Young Performers

Julie Garfield
c/o T. Schreiber Studios
151 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
juliegarfield3@gmail.com
www.tschreiber.org
(212) 741-0209
16-18 students average per class; private coaching; Intermediate to Advanced; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study program offered at T. Schreiber Studios
Concentrates on scene study and script analysis. Sense memory and Meisner technique.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Genesis Repertory
Jay Michaels and Mary Elizabeth Micari, directors
509 72nd St., Ste. 3F
Brooklyn, NY 11209
genesis.brooklyn@gmail.com
www.genesis-repertory.org
(347) 492-0534
15 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted by approval of the instructor; By sessions and ongoing; Work study program is offered on a case-by-case basis; internship, apprentice, and scholarship opportunities available
Nonprofit theater arts organization offers a year-round series of classes and workshops in voice, vocal training, speech, diction, acting, and theater management, all in a supportive environment. All students are considered associate members of Genesis Repertory's theatrical company and are invited to be a part of all productions in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Blair Glaser, M.A., R.D.T
The Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy
526 W. 26th St., Ste. 309
New York, NY 10001
info@spiritplay.org
www.spiritplay.org
(212) 726-1592
1-7 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Workshops and individual coaching.

Larry Gleason
360 W. 21st St., #3M
New York, NY 10011
info@larrygleason.com
www.larrygleason.com
(917) 549-5173
10-15 students maximum per class, private sessions; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions 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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Linda Glick
www.lindaglick.com
(212) 769-8288,
Fax: (212) 873-8215
6-8 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted (by permission); By sessions. Contemporary integrative acting-based techniques relating to song. Weekly musical performance technique workshop in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Douglas Hall
P.O. Box 1758
New York, NY 10011
dugall@earthlink.net
(917) 923-5339
15 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. All scene study/monologues, no exercises. Every student works every week. Other: 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 average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted and recommended; Ongoing; 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. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; 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 is not  permitted; By sessions (twice a year). English and Spanish-language workshops and classes including voiceover, audition, acting technique, and more. Geared toward expanding the presence of Hispanic actors in the Latino and mainstream entertainment and communications media.

Eric Hoffman
310 Riverside Dr., #1505
New York, NY 10025
bardyard@aol.com
(212) 662-5790
8 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. Shakespeare, auditions, and Meisner technique. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Howard Meyer's Acting Program in Westchester, N.Y.
P.O. Box 1004
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
hmaxial@aol.com
www.hmacting.org
(914) 962-8828,
Fax: (914) 962-8828
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted for advanced class only; By sessions for beginners and intermediate; ongoing for advanced; Offers work study program for previously enrolled students. In its 18th year, offers technique based in Strasberg and Meisner. Classes held  at: 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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

Jeffrey Zeiner Studio at Weist-Barron
Jeffrey Zeiner
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
 www.weistbarron.com
(212) 245-1237
10 students average per class; Advanced level; Free introductory seminar offered three times a year; advanced training for professionals by interview; Ongoing. Contemporary material. Emphasis on development of actor's own technique, ability to direct imagination, accomplished through improvisation.

Jim Bonney Acting Studio
Institute of Core Energetics
115 E. Third St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@jimbonneyacting.com
www.jimbonneyacting.com
(212) 713-5277
8-12 students average per class; All levels; Work audit; By sessions and ongoing. Offers a complete two-year program as well as emotional workshops, individual work, 12-week sessions, core energetics, monologue and audition classes, plus singing workshops. Specializes in private coaching for film and stage auditions. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Joanna Beckson - J. Beckson Studio
325 W. 38th St., Ste. 203
New York, NY 10018
jtbeck417@aol.com
www.joannabeckson.com
(917) 749-6922
14-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program. Focus is on the Meisner approach, "the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances,"  where the actor aims to leave himself alone, eliminating self-consciousness. Improvisation exercises are based on the actor's sense of truth and suggestibility. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

John Strasberg Studios
An International Center for Creativity and Theater Arts Research
555 Eighth Ave., Ste. 403
New York, NY 10018
info14@johnstrasbergstudios.org
www.johnstrasbergstudios.org
(646) 435-7867,
Fax: (646) 435-7867
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions: Full-time program, individual classes, intensive workshops. 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.

Judith Shakespeare Company NYC
Joanne Zipay, founder and artistic director
367 Windsor Hwy., #409
New Windsor, NY 12553
judishakes@gmail.com
www.judithshakespeare.org
(212) 592-1885
10-15 students per class, also individual coaching; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. Shakespeare acting technique based in the text taught by Joanne Zipay,  Bridges the worlds of contemporary and classical acting.

Barbara Kahn
barbara@barbara-kahn.com
www.barbara-kahn.com
(212) 840-1234 (service)
One student per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; Limited program
Greenwich Village location. Private coaching by a veteran director/coach. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Ken Schatz Actor Training
106 Hicks St. #4A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
info@kenschatz.com
www.kenschatz.com
(718) 625-8372
Class size varies; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. 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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

E. Katherine Kerr
195 Sharp Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897
actingclass@aol.com
www.ekatherinekerr.com
(203) 762-7304
12 students average per class; All levels; One free audit offered; Ongoing. Teaches at the Theater Artists Workshop in Norwalk, CT. Acting classes for for actors, singers, and writers that bring out authentic expressions and uncover one's own genius.

Grace Kiley - Acting and Performing Coach
gracekiley@gmail.com
www.gracekileyperformance
coach.com
(917) 593-2662
8 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program. Specialty is in working through creative blocks with actors. The goal is to prepare and present one's most dynamic work for auditions and performance. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Larry Silverberg - The Meisner Intensive Training Program
c/o The School for Film and Television
39 W. 19th St., 12th fl.
New York, NY 10011
trueacting@actorscraft.com
www.actorscraft.com
20 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted only at open class performances, three times a year; Ongoing; Offers work study program. Master classes and workshops. Meisner intensive training program.

Larry Singer Studios
160 Wadsworth Ave., #401
New York, NY 10033
larrysinger@nyct.net
www.larrysingerstudios.com
(917) 327-5406,
Fax: (212) 740-1736
18 students average per class; private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Limited work study program. Classes include technique, development of the actor as an individual, and voice work. Studio address: Space On White, 81 White St., New York. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Blake Lawrence
coaching@blake-lawrence.com
www.blake-lawrence.com
(917) 406-4282
Private coaching only; All levels; Free 30-minute consultation available; By sessions. Focuses on contemporary and classical texts that best represent the actor. Also works on cold reading skills and sides preparation. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
115 Lee Strasberg Way
(E. 15th St.)
New York, NY 10003
lstfi@strasberg.com
www.strasberg.com
(212) 533-5500,
Fax: (212) 473-1727
16 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Two-year certificate program; full- or part-time introductory program; Offers limited work study program. Method acting and voice, singing, dance, movement, and film and TV. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

The Linklater Center for Voice and Language
Kristin Linklater, artistic director; Andrea Haring, associate director
P.O. Box 504
New York, NY 10025
mail@thelinklatercenter.com
www.thelinklatercenter.com
(212) 340-4762
14 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is allowed by permission only; By sessions. Offers classes and workshops where language and the human voice is exercised and celebrated. Other: Improv and Comedy

Becky London
beckyonel@aol.com
www.beckylondon.com
(917) 498-1983
10 students average per class; individual coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions (8-12 classes) and ongoing; Work study possible. Technique classes and private, individual coaching focusing on technique and auditioning; practical skills developed from Yale School of Drama curriculum. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Bernice Loren
350 W. 55th St., #3F
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-8604
4 students maximum per class; also private instruction; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Groups by term; private study by sessions. Total performing preparation: acting, voice, and dance unified. Also general self-improvement. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Luna Stage Company
Jane Mandel, artistic director
education@lunastage.org
www.lunastage.org
(973) 744-3309,
Fax: (973) 509-2388
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 9-to-18 week sessions. Classes offered in musical theater, improv, playwriting, basic and advanced acting, plus more workshops of all kinds. Other: Young Performers; On-Camera Technique

Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio
28th St. and 5th Ave.
New York, NY
classinfo@lsactorstudio.com
www.lsactorstudio.com
(212) 477-0171
12-16 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. Specific training in the Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner, and Australian techniques, with improvisation. Studios in New York, Los Angeles, and Australia. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Lynn Winters' Studio of Acting and Voice
P.O. Box 369, Village Station
New York, NY 10014
(212) 636-9829
12 students maximum per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. Stage and acting technique based on Stanislavsky principles. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Eugenia Macer-Story
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 average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions 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.

Maggie Flanigan Studio
153 W. 27th St., Ste. 803
New York, NY 10001
info@maggieflaniganstudio.com
www.maggieflaniganstudio.com
(917) 606-0982,
Fax: (917) 606-0983
12-16 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. The work at the studio is based on the Sanford Meisner technique. Admission is through a personal interview and audition. Full course curriculum listed on website. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
548 Main St.
New York, NY 10044
jackiemstda@yahoo.com
www.mstda.org
(212) 371-4449
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program for the appropriate students. Offers a wide variety of classes to children of all ages including writing/acting class for teens and kindergarten to second-grade creative drama. Additionally, students perform in theater and dance productions.Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Marc Taslit/Acting Opera
marctaslit@verizon.net
www.actingopera.com
(727) 859-4599,
Fax: (727) 376-3844
10 students average per class; Singers: intermediate to professional; all levels of nonsingers welcome; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. In its 19th year, workshops and classes throughout the U.S. and Europe for singer-actors and nonsinging actors including opera, musical theater, oratorio, and art song repertoire.  Emphasis is on audition prep, presentation skills, and text memorization. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Martin Acting Studios
Diánna Martin
112 W. 27th St.
New York, NY 10001
martin.acting.studios@
gmail.com
www.martinactingstudios.com
(917) 941-0151
8-10 students average per class; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Contact for more info. Cross-section of Strasberg and Meisner, by main protégé of Ernie Martin. Contemporary and classical scene/monologue study, sensory exercises, improvisations, repeat exercises, Linklater exercises, character and script analysis. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Christopher Martin
564 Hudson St., #1
New York, NY 10014
xrismartin@aol.com
(212) 691-4883
1-5 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Emphasis on Shakespeare, classics, and European drama. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 502
New York, NY 10036
matthew@matthewcorozinestudio.com
www.matthewcorozinestudio.com
(212) 592-4138
8-12 students average per class; private coaching also available; All levels; Auditing is permitted by interview only; Ongoing. MC Studio cultivates a new generation of professional artists that currently work on Broadway, Hollywood, television, film, and live theater. Acting classes are rooted in the Meisner technique. Experience "the reality of doing" and finding the truth within yourself. Actors learn to trust their instincts and impulses fully, and respond truthfully from their humanity. The purpose in every class and performance is to reconnect truthful self-expression. Showcases in 40-seat theater. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Jodie Lynne McClintock
49-01 39th Ave.
Sunnyside, NY 11104
info@jodiemcclintock.com
www.jodiemcclintock.com
(718) 476-2590,
Fax: (718) 505-3733
6 students average per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted only on sample-class day; Ongoing. Classes include; monologue selection and polishing (classical and contemporary) for auditions, grad schools, and overseas programs, audition technique, sides prep, cold readings, commercial copy, role rehearsal, Shakespearean text, soliloquies, scenes, rehearsal, and performance. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Patricia McGinnis
344 W. 89th St.
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-3374,
Fax: (212) 362-3374
Private sessions, some small classes; All levels; Ongoing. Alexander Technique eliminates unwanted tension and performance anxiety for actors, singers, dancers, and musicians. Certified by ACAT and AmSAT.

The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio
Lenard Petit
138 W. 15th St., 1st Fl.
New York, NY 10011
lenardmcas@yahoo.com
www.michaelchekhovacting
studio.com
(646) 385-2876
10 students maximum per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Chekhov technique covers contemporary and classical scene study. Workshops, classes, and private coaching for auditions available as well as a 24-week full-time training program. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

The Michael Chekhov Project
David H. Cohen and
Bryan L. Cohen
PO Box 97
Burlingham, NY 12722
improv@warwick.net
(914) 850-3226 (cell phone)
10-12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions
Classes are taught at the Actors Movement Studio in NYC and specialize in a creative and practical approach to the actor's process using the Michael Chekhov technique and the art of inner movement. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; 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,
Fax: (212) 645-9159
15 students average per class; Some previous training preferred; Auditing is not permitted, enrollment through interview; Ongoing classes; Work study is very limited. Workshops in all disciplines for the professional actor including special sections with international master teachers. Offer a one-year and two-year conservatory program and summer conservatory, daytime and evening sections. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera
Technique

Tracey Moore
"The Spirited Actor"
593 Vanderbilt Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11216
thespiritedactor@hotmail.com
www.myspace.com/thespiritedactor
16 students average per class; private sessions; All levels; Auditing is permitted for first class only; By sessions. Classes designed to empower the "person" inside the actor. Moore also offers seminars. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

John Charles Murphy
140 Riverside Blvd., #701
New York, NY 10069
johncharlesmurphy@yahoo.com
(212) 501-2357
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing by special permission only; By sessions
Movement-based training and technique incorporating classical and contemporary approaches.

Neighborhood Playhouse Junior School
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org
(212) 688-3770,
Fax: (212) 906-9051
12-18 students per class; Beginning and intermediate levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Acting, dance, and voice for young people, ages 6-18. Saturdays. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org
(212) 688-3770,
Fax: (212) 906-9051
25 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing. 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 with 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. Two-year full-time program; also six-week summer session. "Where the Meisner Technique was born." Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

The New Actors Workshop
259 W. 30th St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
newactorsw@aol.com
www.newactorsworkshop.com
(212) 947-1310/(800)947-1318, Fax: (212) 947-9729
20 students average per class; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Two-year, full-time training program, each year with dual focus on improvisation and Stanislavsky-based Method technique. Founded by George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills.

New Jersey Youth Theatre
(Formerly Westfield Young Artists' Cooperative Theatre)
172 W. Westfield Ave.
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
info@njyouththeatre.org
www.njyouththeatre.org
(908) 233-3200
6-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Two semesters per year: Oct.-Feb. and Feb.-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, voice, and dance. Instructors prepare young performers for college auditions. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

New Perspectives Theatre Company
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
contact@newperspectivestheatre.org
www.newperspectivestheatre.org
(212) 630-9945,
Fax: (212) 594-2553
New Perspectives conducts a range of projects which are categorized into two program areas,  professional and youth/community, and are designed to provide tools for actors and the community at large. Other: Young Performers; Classical

New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts
The School for Film and Television
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
info@sft.edu
www.sft.edu
(212) 645-0030/
(888) 645-0030,
Fax: (212) 645-0039
10-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted by interview; By sessions; Offers work study program: class and office positions by interview. SFT is an NAST-accredited conservatory with a two-year program and a large part-time offering. Other: 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 average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. All acting for film courses are offered for college credit and range from one-week immersion workshops to one-year courses. Filmcraft master classes are also included as part of the acting for film program. Other: On-Camera Technique

The New York Mask and Clown Workshop
Ariane Anthony
69 Sutton St., #1
Brooklyn, NY 11222
arianeanthony@yahoo.com
www.maskandclown.com
(718) 349-0008
14 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. 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. Other: Improv and Comedy

The NY Acting School for Film and Television
Mark Stolzenberg, director
210 W. 89th St., Ste. 4E
Box 92
New York, NY 10024
stolzfun@earthlink.net
www.actingclassforfilm.com
(212) 877-2219
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions (12 in all); Offers work study program. Film and camera technique: monologues, scenes, improv. Audition technique, essentials class, and scene study class. Agent night and screening. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

O'Neill National Theater Institute
Jeff Janisheski, artistic director
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
305 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385
nti@theoneill.org
www.theoneill.org/nti
(860) 443-7139,
Fax: (860) 444-1212
25-30 students average per class; Intermediate level; Auditing is permitted by appointment; By sessions. One-semester (14 weeks) conservatory program that delves deeply into the craft of theater. Seven days a week, from sunup to sundown, actors train with working professionals who challenge actors on every level to develop and expand artistic horizons. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

On Camera...And Off Inc. - Larry Conroy
42 W. 13th St., Ste. 4D
New York, NY 10011-7922
oncamoff@aol.com
www.larryconroy.com
(212) 741-1444,
Fax: (212) 366-5688
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted but free evaluations are offered; Ongoing. 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. Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

One on One Production
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 average per class; Advanced level; Membership by audition; auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing. Actors meet and study with some of NYC's top casting directors for film, TV, and theater. For the serious actor only. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

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
10 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Workshops and classes on technique, speech, and movement. Also offers classes in Mandarin Chinese and yoga for actors.

Paul Le Mos Acting Workshop
Drifter Films
plemos@drifterfilm.com
www.drifterfilm.com
(212) 714-5042
Limited class size; All levels; No auditing; Ongoing. Paul is a director, screenwriter, producer and former actor. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York and studied with Sanford Mesiner and David Mamet. The workshops include Meisner technique, scene study, monologues, cold reading, auditioning, and on-camera. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Peachcraft Studios of Drama, Voice and Filmmaking
Kate Kennedy,
director of dramatic arts
371 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
peachcraft@gmail.com
www.peachcraft.net
(908) 673-1485
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Work study programs and internships available. Private acting studio with focus on Michael Chekhov technique and film academy training actors, vocalists, and filmmakers in the necessary professional disciplines required for successful careers in stage, film, and the media arts. Summer programs in musical theater, film, and drama. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Penny Templeton Studio
Penny Templeton and Hank Schob
261 W. 35th St., Ste. 304
New York, NY 10001
pts158@pennytempletonstudio.com
www.pennytempletonstudio.com
(212) 643-2614,
Fax: (212) 643-2615
15 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; 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 and film. In addition to master classes in scene study and film technique, courses are also available in intermediate technique, script analysis, voice/Linklater, commercials, monologues, and improvisation. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Playwrights Theatre's Creative Arts Academy
mailing address:
P.O.Box 1295
Madison, NJ 07940
info@ptnj.org
www.ptnj.org
(973) 514-1787,
Fax: (973) 514-2060
14 students average per class; All levels; children, teens, and adults; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program. Classes concentrate on scene study, in-depth preparation, and audition techniques. Spring, summer, and fall semesters. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; On-Camera Technique

Primary Stages School of Theater
Tessa LaNeve, director
307 W. 38th St., Ste. 1510
New York, NY 10018
info@primarystage.org
www.primarystages.org
(212) 840-9705,
Fax: (212) 840-9725
8-10 students per class; Intermediate to advanced; Auditing is not permitted, but arrangements can be made for prospective students to observe a class; By session; Scholarships are 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. Other: Improv and Comedy; Business of Acting; Commercials/Voiceover; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction; Stage Combat/Stunts

Professional Performing Arts School
Chuck Vassallo, director of performing arts
328 W. 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
www.ppasnyc.org
(212) 247-8652,
Fax: (212) 247-7514
20 students average per class; All levels; Open for audition for NYC residents only; auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Professional performing arts high school. Courses include musical theater, scene study, voice and diction, movement, playwriting, directing, and theater history. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Puerto RIcan Traveling Theatre
Raul Julia Training Unit
304 W. 47th  St.
New York, NY 10025
prttny@prtt.org
www.prtt.org
(212) 354-1293/(212) 427-8835, Fax: (212) 307-6769
20 students average per class; Beginning and intermediate levels; By sessions. The training unit teaches all styles of acting with an emphasis on contemporary Latino theater and American playwrights. Other: Young Performers

Pulse Ensemble Theatre
Alexa Kelly, artistic director
248 W. 35th St., 15th fl.
New York, NY 10018
www.pulseensembletheatre.org
(212) 695-1596
Up to 10 students per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; adults and children; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program. Private coaching as well as classes focusing on acting technique and directing. Also scene study and movement. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Henry Ravelo
484 W. 43rd St., #10-C
New York, NY 10036
www.ramtalent.com
(212) 695-9101,
Fax: (646) 219-4285
Private coaching; referrals preferred; All levels; Auditing is not permitted. Prepares students for an ever-competitive and fast-paced entertainment career, emphasizing industry demands and individual artistic expression. A blend of artistry and business. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Paula J. Riley - Acting Coach
paula@pjrileystudio.como
www.pjrileystudio.com
(212) 689-4362 or
(917) 544-5986
10 students per class; Auditing encouraged
Paula is the originator of the PPA (Primary Principles of Acting) Process. Classes and workshops focus on helping the actor achieve a deeper understanding of character development and progression. Improvisation is a main tool, enabling PPA students to make the conscious choices necessary to embrace a character's 'sense of truth.' Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Renee's Studio
Renee Weisband
875 Cox Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(609)220-7537
rrweisband@aol.com
www.renees-studio.com
Class size varies, private coaching available; All levels; 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. Other: Commercials/Voiceover, Audition Technique/Cold Reading 

Robert Patterson Studio
170 W. 74th St.
New York, NY 10023
rpatterson11201@yahoo.com
www.thepattersonstudio.com
(212) 840-1234,
Fax: (212) 595-3765
7 students average per class; Beginning and intermediate levels; Auditing is not permitted; free one-hour class; Ongoing. Intro class and 28-month course, classical and contemporary. Focuses on acting as a complete craft, learned as one continuous action.

Robert X. Modica Acting Studio
302 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
robertxmodica@hotmail.com
www.robertxmodica.com
(917) 763-5206 (Donna)
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Meisner-based classes where students participate in exercises and techniques that allow them to discover the truth of themselves in personal, meaningful, and imaginative ways. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Rod McLucas: Classical Scene & Monologue Workshops
307 W. 71st St.
New York, NY 10023
rodmclucas@nyc.rr.com,
rod@rodmclucas.com
www.rodmclucas.com
(212) 362-9793
Small classes - 8 students per class, private coaching; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing sometimes permitted; By sessions and ongoing. Concrete techniques for language, voice and body to mine the classics' poetry and passion. Dancers and singers welcome. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

The Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy
Amas Musical Theatre
115 Macdougal St., Ste. 2B
New York, NY 10012
amas@amasmusical.org
www.amasmusical.org
(212) 563-2565,
Fax: (212) 239-8332
30 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program. A preprofessional 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. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Catherine Russell
1627 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
postarvis@aol.com
(212) 445-1016,
Fax: (212) 445-1015
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Work study/internship program available. Private one-on-one coaching. Monologue and cold reading. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Sam Defazio/Film and TV Actors Workshop
Shetler Studios
244 W. 54th St.
New York, NY
samdefazio@verizon.net
(212) 724-3963,
Fax: (212) 724-3963
8-10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program. On-camera intensive. Personal coaching in a group setting for working film and TV actors. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Sande Shurin Acting Studio - Transformational Acting
208 W. 30th St., Ste. 701
New York, NY 10001
info@sandeshurin.com
www.sandeshurin.com
(212) 262-6848,
Fax: (212) 563-2275
15 students average per class, also offers private coaching; All levels, specializing in advanced and professional; Admission by interview; Ongoing; 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 "break-through" workshops. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Saratoga International Theater Instutitue (SITI Company)
Megan Wanlass Szalla,
executive director
520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 310
New York, NY 10018
training@siti.org
www.siti.org/training
(212) 868-0860,
Fax: (212) 868-0837
25-60 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers 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.

Louis Scheeder
7 Stuyvesant Oval, #9D
New York, NY 10009
ls36@nyu.edu
(212) 614-9131
14 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. Classes concentrate on Shakespearean and contemporary scene study.

School of Performing Arts at the JCC
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
droberts@jccotp.org
www.jccotp.org
(201) 569-7900, ext. 1492/1493, Fax: (210) 569-5039
8-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study can be arranged. Children, teen, and adult divisions offer technique classes and performing workshops, preprofessional and recreational tracks as well as group and individual instruction in singing, acting, auditioning, musical theater, and dance. NY agents and casting directors attend programs several times a year. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Scott Powers Studios
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, also one-on-one consultations; All levels; Online and sample-class days offered; By sessions; Offers work study program. Emphasis on professional training by current agents, directors, casting directors, and producers to obtain work in the industry. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Letty Serra
15 Charles St., Apt. 12B
New York, NY 10014
lserra8@verizon.net
(646) 263-8100,
Fax: (212) 633-6834
8 students max., private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing
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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Shakespeare Lab
Rosemarie Tichler, director
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003
www.publictheater.org
(212) 539-8525
All levels
Acting intensive in Shakespeare designed to immerse the actor in his classic plays and language. Classes include acting, monologues, voice and speech, movement, text analysis, teaching, clown work, and stage combat.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Bonnie J. Monte,
artistic director
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
information@shakespearenj.org
www.shakespearenj.org
(973) 408-3278,
Fax: (973) 408-3361
10-30 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; EMC points/stipends available.; By sessions; Non-performance internships available. Focus on Shakespeare and other classic works through hands-on performance experience and classroom training. Summer professional intensive and touring opportunities as well as programs for young actors ages 11 to 17. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Suzanna Shepherd
225 W. 86th St.
New York, NY 10024
 suzannesshepherd@aol.com
www.suzanneshepherd.com and www.agiftoffire.com
(212) 873-5324
20 students average per class; available for private coaching; Advanced level; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. 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 & 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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

The Simon Studio
Roger Hendricks Simon, director
P.O. Box 231469,
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023
rhsstudio@hotmail.com
www.simonstudio.com
(212) 841-0204,
Fax: (845) 485-7526
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Founded by Roger Hendricks Simon, the studio was created to bring actors, writers, and directors together in one space where they could create collectively. Hendricks 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, and agents. Training and performance go hand in hand. The studio's working process allows for scenes and monologues to develop organically into performances. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Singers Forum
Alexia Tate, coordinator
49 W. 24th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@singersforum.org
www.singersforum.org
(212) 366-0541,
Fax: (212) 366-0546
10-12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers a work study program. Founded in 1978 by Andy Anselmo and John Albert Harris, Singers Forum was envisioned as a training center for the vocal arts. Combining training in the bel canto method with performance training in various singing styles, Singers Forum is unique in that it offers private voice lessons, classes and workshops, and also provides a place where students can develop performance skills in a wide variety of vocal and performing styles ranging from opera to cabaret and musical theater. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Jacqueline Solotar
(212) 595-3039
Private coaching; 10 students average per class; All levels; Ongoing. Acting technique and scene study. Monologues, auditions.

Deanna Sorenson
400 E. 59th St., #16H
New York, NY 10022-2368
(212) 759-7619
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Sessions specifically tailored individually for the actor. Taught by Lee Strasberg for nine and a half years, inspired by his genius. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

The Stage and Screen Lab for Kids
277 N. Seventh St., Ste. 1L
Brooklyn, NY 11211
mattmorrow@aol.com
(718) 963-2091
20 students average per class; Beginner and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. One day acting and audition sessions for kids ages 7-11 and 11-15. Basic fundamentals of acting for the stage and television include cultivating stage presence, scene study, creating character, cultivating the ensemble, and industry standards and professionalism. Other: Young Performers; On-Camera Technique

Stars Theatre & Dance Academy
51 Mount Bethel Road
Warren, NJ 07059
info@starstheatre.com
www.starstheatre.org
(908) 755-3400,
Fax: (908) 755-3507
10 students average per class; All levels; ages 4 to adult; Auditing is permitted; Offers work study program. Offers private lessons in voice, acting, and musical instruments. Also offers summer camp, birthday parties, and master classes for adults. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading;
On-Camera Technique

Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 W. 27th St., 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@stellaadler.com
www.stellaadler.com
(212) 689-0087/(800) 270-6775, Fax: (212) 689-6110
16 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; 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.

Stetson Studios
Ron Stetson
New York, NV
ronstetson@hotmail.com
www.stetsonstudio.com
(917) 742 0141
The Stetson Studios provides quality training for the professional and preprofessional actor based in the Meisner technique.

Steven Ivcich Studio
C/O John Sierros
481 Fort Washington Ave., #51
New York, NY 10033
(212) 740-2850
15 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing and by sessions
How to develop a clear, concise approach to an actor's work. How to problem-solve on the spot, grow with every audition, every rehearsal, and every performance. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

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; By sessions; Offers internship program. Offers master classes to professional performers in Lecoq technique, mask work, puppetry, improvisation, and multidisciplinary techniques. Participants work alongside SA ensemble members. Also offers "The Learning Exchange," a monthly technique swap with members of a different featured ensemble. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy

The Studio (Formerly Sally Johnson Studio)
Jennifer Krater and Brad Calcaterra, instructors
25 W. 23rd St., 2nd fl.
New York, NY 10010
sjohnsonstudio@aol.com
www.sallyjohnsonstudio.com
(212) 463-7962,
Fax: (212) 463-7847
16-20 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. Workshops and classes focus on booking the part, cold reading, framing the audition, creative risk-taking, releasing blocks, and staying powerful in auditions. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Summer Theatre Institute NYC
Allyn Sitjar, artistic director
23 Tomahawk Trail
Sparta, NJ 07871
youththeatreallyn@yahoo.com
www.youththeatreinstitutes.org
(201) 415-5329 (cell) or
(212) 258-2110 (evenings),
Fax: (973) 729-3654
15 students average per class; teens, ages 12-18.; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. A program of Youth Theater of New Jersey in residence at Hunter College, CUNY. This intensive, multidisciplinary teen theater program focuses on training the whole actor through a variety of classes in movement, voice, acting, and musical theater. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Susan Grace Cohen Studio
sgcstudio@aol.com
(212) 678-8515,
Fax: (212) 961-9250
One-on-one private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Classes located on the Upper West Side. Special emphasis on career development. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Susan Slavin Actors & Singers Academy at Carnegie Hall
119 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-0321
10-20 students per class; also private coaching; All levels; Ongoing. 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. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

T. Schreiber Studio
Terry Schreiber, artistic director
151 W. 26th St., 7th fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@tschreiber.org
www.tschreiber.org
(212) 741-0209,
Fax: (212) 741-0948
14-16 students per class; All levels; Weekly info sessions available; auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program (students must be enrolled for at least three months)
Classes and workshops at the studio include scene study, beginning technique, beginning intensive, on-camera, audition, commercial acting, Shakespeare, vocal production, and body dynamics. A six-week conservatory incorporates acting, voice, and body work. The studio also provides current students and alumni professional development opportunities through its annual season of mainstage productions and industry evenings.

Tada! Youth Theater
15 W. 28th St., 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@tadatheater.com or classes@tadatheater.com
www.tadatheater.com
(212) 252-1619, ext. 4,
Fax: (212) 252-8763
20 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; open house available; By sessions; Offers need-based scholarships. One of NYC's best-known youth theaters, TADA! offers musical theater skills, acting, and creative dramatic classes for all ages. Also performance opportunities and school vacation programs.Other: 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
(646) 215-8722
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.
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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Tom Todoroff Studio
at the National Comedy
Theatre
347 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
ttwnewyorkcity@gmail.com.
www.tomtodoroff.com
(212) 362-8141
Class size varies; All levels; Offers a work study program
Classes provide a personalized road map to reach one's highest potential as an actor in a uniquely supportive studio. Actors work on scene and monologue study, improv, audition technique, cold reading, and additional skills for TV, film, and theater. Tom has directed, coached, cast, produced for, or acted opposite Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brendan Gleeson, to name a few. Now interviewing and auditioning for classes in NYC and L.A. Special rates available for AEA, SAG, and AFTRA members. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

TVI Actors Studio
165 W. 46th St., Ste. 509
New York, NY 10036
admissions@tvistudios.com
www.tvistudios.com
(212) 302-1900,
Fax: (212) 302-1926
16 students average per class; All levels; audition required; Auditing is permitted in some classes; By sessions and ongoing; Internships available. Casting directors, producers and agents from TV networks, film studios, and prestigious talent agencies, teach classes in auditioning for TV, film, soaps, commercials, voiceovers, hosting. Additional location in Los Angeles. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Ujamaa Black Theater School
Titus Walker, coach
P.O. Box 4383
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
blkbroadway@yahoo.com
(212) 642-8261
12 students average per class; Beginner and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program for severe hardships. African-American theater expertise. Classes held at: Times Square Theater Arts Center, 300 W. 43rd St., 6th fl., Theater Studio 608, New York, NY. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Voiceovers Unlimited
Dan Duckworth
123 W. 18th St., 7th fl.
New York, NY 10011
voiceoversunltd@aol.com
www.voiceoversunlimited.com
(917) 363-9877,
Fax: (212) 627-2838
1 student average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted, but no-charge evaluation sessions are available; Ongoing. Classes concentrate on setting up a voiceover business, including technique, demos, and marketing. Also offers separate casting company: aaavoicecasting@aol.com. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Voicetheatre
Shauna Kanter, artistic director
219 Avenue B, #3B
New York, NY 10009
shaunakanter@voicetheatre.com
www.voicetheatre.com
(212) 201-9337,
Fax: (845) 679-0154
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program. From scene study, technique, and monologue coaching to full productions for the public, classes are a fusion of the best acting techniques and the tools of acting. Studio Address: 45 E. 33rd St. (between Madison and Park), New York, NY 10016. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Ward Acting Studio
Wendy Ward
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 303
New York, NY 10001
wardactingstudio@yahoo.com
www.wardstudio.com
(212) 239-1001
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; Offers work study to locals; J1 via internships for qualified international applicants. Part-time and full-time acting program specializing in Meisner, voice, text and rigorous audition/monologue/career workshops. Classes meet in New York and Philadelphia. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Kerry Watterson
C/O New Perspectives Theatre
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
kerrwatt@gmail.com
(347) 665-3599
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing. Private coaching with a professional teacher-casting director. Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Wickham Vocal Studios
Performers Career Center
249 W. 34th St., Ste. 707
New York, NY 10001
admin@vocalstudios.com
www.vocalstudios.com
(646) 473-0900,
Fax: (646) 473-2005
12-16 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program. Professional development in performance; emphasis on vocal technique. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Wickham Vocal Studios
249 W. 34th St., Ste. 707
New York, NY 10001
www.vocalstudios.com
(646) 473-0900,
Fax: (646) 473-2005
15 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing and by sessions; Work study offered. The program is geared toward developing a solid acting technique in vocalists. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

William Esper Studio
208 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
esperstudio@gmail.com
www.esperstudio.com
(212) 904-1350,
Fax: (212) 904-1349
22 students maximum per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; 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  ntensives also available. Classes include script analysis, cold reading, auditioning, voice/speech, Alexander technique, classical text, movement, mask, and on-camera (film and TV). Other: On-Camera Technique

John Windsor-Cunningham
433 W. 34th St. #2E
New York, NY 10001
jwcactor@yahoo.com
(347) 633-0398
8 students average per class; private coaching; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study available. Coaching for British plays for auditions. Private and groups.

Florence Winston
New York, NY
(212) 541-7600
Private coaching and small groups; All levels; Ongoing. Private coaching and small classes are a blend of Stanislavsky, Carnovsky, Meisner, and Stella Adler.

Witcover Acting Studio
Walt Witcover
40 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
witcover@yahoo.com
www.witcover.org
(212) 691-4367,
Fax: (212) 989-7274
1-2 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Structured, practical training from the inside out. Author of "Living on Stage: Acting From the Inside Out: A Practical Process."Other: 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; All levels; By session. Individual attention to monologues and callbacks (cold reading or rehearsed); focus on specific personal choices in response to the spoken text. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Natasha Yannacanedo
of The New York Acting
Company
St. Francis College, Communication Arts Department
180 Remsen St
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
natashatheactress@yahoo.com
www.nyactingcompany.com
(646) 391-6136
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Private coaching offered in contemporary and classical work in a safe, nurturing, noncompetitive environment where actors hone their craft, allowing them to take risks and grow as artists. Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Shane Ann Younts
New York, NY
say1@nyu.edu
www.shaneannyounts.com
(212) 877-2567
12-13 students average per class; private coaching available; Auditing is permitted; Two-year program runs Oct.-June. Voice and speech for actors: vocal ease, range, and flexibility. Prepares actors to work on their own and to analyze a text in-depth. Other: 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 average per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. 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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique




Audition Technique/Cold Reading


Audition Monolgues with Karen Kohlhaas
C/O Atlantic Acting School
76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 537
New York, NY 10011
www.monologueaudition.com
(212) 252-4200
8 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; Five-week monologue sessions, three-week cold reading/audition technique session, and one-day seminars. A complete approach to monologues with the author of "The Monologue Audition" and director of the DVD "The Monologue Audition Video." Workshops also available.

Barbara Spiegel Theatre Workshops
500 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
sbejoy@aol.com
(212) 465-9477,
Fax: (212) 465-9497
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted. All areas and methods, including classical and contemporary. Periodically teaches group classes.


John Basil
American Globe Theatre Conservatory
145 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
(212) 869-9809
One-on-one coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Classical audition coach. Specializes in Shakespeare. Over 26 years of teaching experience.

Bill Galarno
461 W. 44th St., Ste. 1-E
New York, NY 10036
willgala@hotmail.com
(212) 765-9002
1-3 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted. Preparation for audition/performance with working actor-director: monologues, scenes, dialects, and songs. Explore text, style, language for Shakespeare, comedy, musicals, and more.

Glenn Alterman Studio
glenn@glennalterman.com
www.glennalterman.com
(212) 769-7928
One-on-one personalized coaching only; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing
For actors looking for exciting and rarely done audition monologues. Total audition preparation from entrance to exit. All levels and ages, flexible scheduling, numerous classes, reasonable rates. Author of "The Perfect Audition Monologue," "An Actors Guide - Making It in New York," and "Creating Your Own Monologue." Has been teaching for 19 years.

The Goldston Studio for Mime
P.O. Box 974
New York, NY 10011
goldmine@aol.com
www.goldmime.com
(917) 776-4333
Small classes, private coaching on a limited basis; All levels. Gregg Goldston's contemporary style of mime and 25-year touring career offer the improviser, standup, actor, and mime a broad base of movement training. Specializing in physical comedy, mime, and solo performance development.

Paul Harman
paulharman@mindspring.com
www.auditionsuccess.com
(212) 252-4767
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. 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.

Prudence Holmes, The Monolgue Detective
123 W. 93rd St., #2E
New York, NY 10025
prudenceholmes@hotmail.com
www.prudenceholmes.com
(917) 723-0164
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program. Coaching for over 25 years. Emphasis on monologue selection and audition preparation.

Jack Poggi, Monologue Coach
880 W. 181st St., Apt. 4B
New York, NY 10033
jp.actor@verizon.net
(212) 928-6882/cell (646) 418-8933, Fax: (212) 928-6882
Private coaching; Intermediate and advanced levels. Emphasis on finding, rehearsing, and performing monologues for auditions. Author of "The Monologue Workshop."

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, with three workshops in Paris and London a year. Workshops on technique, sense memory, improv, cold reading, and scene study. Also available in Los Angeles, London, and Paris.

Jeffrey D. Stocker-Film Acting Studio
90 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1H
New York, NY 10016
studio-90-lexs@prodigy.net
www.filmactingstudio.com
(917) 902-4174
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing and by sessions. All classes taught on the internet via Skype. On-camera, monologues, scene study, audition/pre-shoot coaching, career consultation. Other: On-Camera Technique

Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio
New York, NY
performingcoach@gmail.com
kimberlyvaughnperformance
studio.com
(212) 340-9598
8-10 students average per class; Advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing as well as periodic 2-4 week workshop. Teacher, regional director, and Tony-Award nominated Broadway producer, on the faculty of Circle in the Square Theatre School. Musical performance audition-technique classes and private coaching for songs, monologues, auditions, and career coaching.

Robert Marks
850 Seventh Ave., Ste. 804
New York, NY 10019
bob@bobmarks.com
www.bobmarks.com
(212) 365-4840,
Fax: (212) 245-4120
Private coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Musical audition coaching. Private sessions to prepare for singing auditions.

William Metzo
300 W. 55th St., Apt. 17-S
New York, NY 10019
www.williammetzo.com
(212) 956-8294
6 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing. Emphasis on auditions, Shakespeare.

Ruth Nerken
10 W. 66th St., Apt. 12G
New York, NY 10023
ruthnerken@yahoo.com
(212) 362-5277
1 student average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Private coaching for on-camera and stage.

Nina Murano Studio
300 W 43rd St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
ninamurano@mac.com
www.ninamurano.com
(646) 220-6142
12 students average per class; private coaching and coaching by Skype also available; All levels; Auditing is permitted once; By sessions. Meisner-based full training program. Accepts students wanting to continue training. Other: On-Camera Technique

Karen Porter White
410 E. Sixth St., #16B
New York, NY 10009
kpwsdt@yahoo.com
(646) 265-3767,
Fax: (212) 677-8134
8 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions; Work study is offered. Classes and private coaching on audition technique. Michael Shurtleff's only authorized "Audition Guideposts" instructor in New York.

Steve Potfora
New York, NY
stevepotfora@gmail.com
facebook/steve potfora
(212) 496-8864
All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Result-oriented, with clients in almost every show on Broadway. Coaching to improve marketability in musical theater auditions.

Robert Dagny's Performer Audition Package
P.O. Box 852
FDR Station
New York, NY 10150-0852
robert@actorsaudition
coaching.com
www.actorsaudition
coaching.com
(212) 371-8258
Private one-on-one sessions; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Creator of "The Performer Audition Package." Custom-directed coaching on film, TV, and stage monologues, scenes, musical numbers, and tailor-made cabaret acts.

Sara Lazarus Studio
saralazarus@comcast.com
(973) 218-0417
10 students average per class; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Classes in midtown Manhattan. Musical theater audition and performance technique; private coaching on monologues, scenes, and songs. Currently on staff at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC. Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

Denise Simon
P.O.Box 5
South Salem, NY 10590
denisesimon@optonline.net
www.denisesimonactors
workshop.com
(212) 501-2484
Small classes; size varies; All levels, ages 6 and up; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing
Emphasis on audition coaching as well as business consultation. Group classes available.

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 average per class; Advanced level; Auditing is permitted; 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."

Steven Ditmyer - Ditmyer Studio
484 W. 43rd St., #35S
New York, NY 10036
sditmyer@aol.com
(917) 915-1175,
Fax: (212) 643-5440
One-on-one coaching; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing. Meisner-trained teacher-director who most recently worked with the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater and the DiverseCity Theatre Company.

Weist-Barron Acting for Television & Film
Valerie Adami, director
35 W. 45th St., 6th fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
www.weistbarron.com
(212) 840-7025
10 students average per class; All levels plus showcase programs; Auditing is permitted and free; By sessions. "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. Other: On-Camera Technique


Business of Acting


Janice Hoffman - Career and Lifestyle Coaching
New York, NY
www.successissweetest.com
(917) 208-0779
6 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Private coaching and workshops aimed on developing a client's best work by designing better goals, breaking through inertia, and developing new and creative ways of doing things.

Brian O'Neil
Acting as a Business
322 E. 89th St., #1B
New York, NY 10128
www.actingasabusiness.com
(212) 459-4502,
Fax: (212) 369-3814
6 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions. Classes concentrate on monologue preparation and delivery as well as career strategy.

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,
Fax: (212) 472-5999
Private consultation in person or by phone; All levels; Some free workshops and events available through AFTRA and SAG. Consults actors about the business of acting so they may better promote their career and pursue it to the highest level. Helps actors avoid pitfalls and unnecessary waste of time and money.

TAM - The Actor's Market
331 W. 57th St., Ste. 173
New York, NY 10019
info@theactorsmarket.com
www.thetamstore.com
(212) 595-9001
20-50 students per seminar (free); also private coaching; All levels; Seminars are free; Ongoing; Offers work study program. TAM is a marketing firm for actors that includes marketing packages, career coaching, monologue coaching, commercial prepping, and image consulting. Also produces seminars, "Auditions for the Industry," in New York City and Los Angeles.


Classical

Shakespeare - With Ron Song Destro
Ron Song Destro
New York, NY
www.shakespeareclass.org
(917) 627-2334
Destro is a Kennedy Center award winning playwright, actor, director, and teacher. He is the founding director of BoAR and the Oxford Shake-speare Company.  Destro offers a four-week focus class on Shakespeare in the RADA method that emphasizes voice, movement, and text. Eight-week performance workshop with training and rehearsals leading to a public performance of a Shakespeare play. At the end of each month is "Agent Night" where agents and casting directors watch and comment on student work. Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study


Improv and Comedy



American Comedy Institute
Stephen Rosenfield, director
481 Eighth Ave., Rm. 736
New York, NY 10001
info@comedyinstitute.com
www.comedyinstitute.com
(212) 279-6980,
Fax: (212) 279-6981
14 students average per
class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing. One-year professional comprehensive program in comedy performing and writing. Also 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.

Gotham City Improv
48 W. 21 St., 8th fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@gothamcityimprov.com
www.gothamcityimprov.com
(212) 367-8222
10 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions 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 learn in a supportive environment and perform at the theater. Other: Young Performers

GS Improv
Greg Sullivan, instructor
Producers Club Theatre
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY
classes@gsimprov.com
www.gsimprov.com
13 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions. Improvisational comedy acting. Mixes short and long-form styles.

Improvolution!
Holly Mandel
The Players Theatre Studios
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
info@improvolution.org
www.hollymandel.com or
www.improvolution.org
(212) 696-6893
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Fundamentals of improv in a safe, supportive, noncompetitive, and fun environment inspired by the Groundlings and its character-based approach. Students learn how to be a good improviser who can play in all situations and all formats. Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Magnet Theater
254 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
classes@magnettheater.com
www.magnettheater.com
(212) 244-8824
12-16 average per class; All levels; Free introductory class; 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.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

Joy Newman
founder, The Grown-Up's Playground
New York Comedy Club
241 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 714-8275
Number of students per class varies; All levels; Auditing is permitted (free sample class); Ongoing. Classes are taught in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Improv helps actors to develop characters, build confidence, and be quick on their feet.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

The PIT - People's Improv Theatre
154 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001-5301
(212) 563-7488
www.thepit-nyc.com   
Class size varies; All levels; No auditing; 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, scene work, and improv for kids. Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

The Second City Training Center
NYC Programs
1616 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
nholly@secondcity.com
www.secondcity.com
(312) 475-3563,
Fax: (312) 664-9837
8-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing, six terms per year; Offers work study program. Classes and workshops. Improvisation, sketch, and comedy writing.

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


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 average per seminar; Intermediate and advanced levels for seminars and classes, not for beginners; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions (seminars) and ongoing classes. 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.

The Art of Voice-Overs
Steve Harris
241 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
info@theartofvoiceny.com
www.theartofvoiceny.com
(212) 517-8616
As small as 2 students per workshop, private coaching; Beginner and advanced levels; Auditing is 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.

David Cady
Long Dog Enterprises
30-2315 River Court
Jersey City, NJ 07310
dcrazmo@aol.com
www.davidcady.com
(201) 222-3314
12 students average per class; Beginning level; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions
On-camera commercial audition techniques. All classes held in Manhattan.

Ron Millkie
400 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
rmillkie@aol.com
www.officerdorf.com
(212) 244-6545
7-12 students per class; All levels; no children; Ongoing. Millkie's class offerings emphasize a Meisner-plus approach. Saturday afternoon classes available, as well as three scene nights per year with industry people.


Singing/Musical Theater


The Singing Experience
Linda Amiel Burns, director
215 E. 24th St., Ste. 326
New York, NY 10010
labstarmaker@gmail.com
www.singingexperience.com
(212) 315-3500
12-15 students per class, private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Public invited to performance; New workshop begins every two months
A complete performance workshop that concentrates on technique, singing out with confidence, lyric interpretation, and choosing material, all in a nurturing, supportive atmosphere. Cabaret acts prepared and directed.


Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


Elocution Solution
(800) 597-9691
harriet@elocutionsolution.com
www.elocutionsolution.com
Elocution Solution's speech pathologists offer individual or group sessions in voice and diction for actors, including breathing, relaxation exercises, pitch adjustment, projection, resonance, and voice care. They also work with actors on reducing or acquiring accents and learning specific speech patterns such as those associated with hearing difficulties, strokes, and stuttering. Additionally, they specialize in articulation and tongue thrust therapy. Free evaluation.

New York Speech Improvement
Sam Chwat, M.S.
(212) 242-8435 or
(800) SPEAK WELL
www.nyspeech.com
All levels; No auditing
Sam Chwat's method has been used successfully for 30 years by stars of major feature films, Broadway, television, and radio. Some of the center's award-winning clients include Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Roberto Benigni, Abigail Breslin, Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson, Olympia Dukakis, Jude Law, and Rachel Weisz. The Chwat method teaches actors to take control of their speech by self-monitoring and self-correction and create speech patterns that are accent-free.

Robert Stecko - Vocal Coach
New York, NY
pro.voice@yahoo.com
(212) 580-0399
The musical director-arranger for Jane Olivor and several Broadway productions offers professional preparation and consultation 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. Other: 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) 479-8480
Space is limited; All levels; Ongoing. Musical theater and drama classes as well as a Broadway camp program and on-camera weekend workshops for kids and teens. Educators are professional industry folk including Broadway veterans as well as casting directors and talent agents.

Broadway Artists Alliance / Musical Theater Intensive for Teens
344 W. 46th St., Ste. 1F
New York, NY 10018
info@broadwayartists
alliance.org
www.broadwayartists
alliance.org
(212) 561-9429/
(646) 709-9918
15 students average per master class, 65 per camp session/summer intensive; Intermediate and advanced levels; Auditing is permitted on scheduled dates, admittance by application and national auditions; By sessions. Curriculum integrates dance, drama, and music. Instructors are Broadway performers, dancers, directors, choreographers, and composers. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

Career Breakthroughs Unlimited Inc.
Susan Campochiaro Confrey, actor, owner, and transformational coach
Upper West Side, NY
info@cbucoaching.com
www.cbucoaching.com
(212) 978-0715
10-16 students average per class; All levels; Auditing permitted in some cases; By session and some classes ongoing. Private coaching on the business of acting. Acting classes, intensives with industry professionals, private monologue and scene work coaching, on-set coaching and casting projects.Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Chicago City Limits
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 is permitted for some classes; By sessions; 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. Other: Improv and Comedy

The Children's Acting Academy
Monica May and Mimi Stuart, directors
25 Bartels Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801
mimi@childrensactingacademy.com
www.childrensactingacademy.com
(212) 860-7101
8-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted, admission by interview and audition; By sessions. A professional theater program for the shy or outgoing, with emphasis on speech, improv, scene study, and performance. Classes after school or on Saturday. Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

City Lights Youth Theatre
Melissa Fenton Herrod, executive director
630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1411
New York, NY 10036
program@clyouththeatre.org
www.clyouththeatre.org
(212) 262-0200,
Fax: (212) 262-1888
15 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions: fall and spring semesters and special summer program; No work study program, but does offer teaching and administrative internships. Afterschool and Saturday classes for ages 3-19. Age-appropriate instruction in acting, musical theater, and playwriting, as well as opportunities to perform in full-scale productions.

Susanna Dalton
146 E. 49th St.
New York, NY 10017
tvcoach911@aol.com
(212) 980-1971
6 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Eight-week sessions and coaching by appointment. On-camera and voiceover coaching, demo production, acting for TV/film, commercials, broadcasting, hosting, and music videos. Master instant script analysis, camera-worthy acting choices, cold readings, cue cards, industry interviewing, marketing/career strategy, and image makeover. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

Improvisational Theater for Children
Vivian B. Teich, director
50 Central Park West, #4B
New York, NY 10023
(212) 874-5054
15-20 students average per class; All levels; Auditing permitted in most classes; Ongoing and by sessions. Classes for children in a theater setting.

Kids Love Acting
at Weist-Barron Studios
Sharon Richardson, children's director
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 874-1081, (212) 840-7025, Fax: (212) 768-8918
10 students per class; All levels, children 5 to 12; Free interview/consultation used instead of auditing; By sessions. 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.

Liz Caplan Vocal Studios
324 W. 23rd St., Ste. 3B
New York, NY 10011
lizcaplan@mac.com
www.lizcaplan.com
(212) 645-9369/
(866) SING-OUT,
Fax: (212) 645-9369 (also fax)
12 students average per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted/No drop-in visitors; Ongoing. Musical theater/pop/rock singing technique. College workshops, master classes, private coaching, and group classes available. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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