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2008 Acting Schools and Coaches List

The following is a list of New York-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized alphabetically. Also included is a separate list of career coaches/counselors. This is an update of the list that ran in the March 2007 issue of Back Stage.

Entries are divided into six categories: Acting Technique, Children/Teens, Comedy/Improv, Monologue/Audition/Coaching, Multipurpose, and On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial).

Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable and supplied by the teacher or school: (a) name of teacher or school, (b) address, (c) phone and fax numbers, (d) email address and/or website, (e) average number of students per class, (f) whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught, (g) whether auditing is permitted, (h) whether classes are ongoing or by sessions, (i) any special emphasis used in classes or coaching, (j) whether a work/study program is offered, and (k) acting school categories. Descriptions of the class, school, or coaching are provided by the instructor or institution and edited by Back Stage.

If any schools or names have been omitted, contact, in writing, Listings, c/o Back Stage, 770 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY 10003, so that we may include you in our next list.

ABC FILM & VIDEO, LLC — MEDIA AT LARGE

303 Fifth Ave., 10th fl.

New York, NY 10016

(212) 686-3490/fax (212) 504-7943

Website: www.abcfilmvideo.com

6-10 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Method and contemporary techniques. Individualized study. All students have preference for casting projects.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

GREGORY ABELS

120 Washington Pl.

New York, NY 10014-6819

Phone/fax: (212) 691-2972

Email: gregoryabels@earthlink.net

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. Also available for film coaching on location. Exclusive relaxation and practical voice exercises to work from the outside in and inside out.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ABRONS ARTS CENTER

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT THEATER PROGRAM

466 Grand St.

New York, NY 10002

(212) 598-0400, ext. 223/fax (212) 388-1418

Email: ablitz@henrystreet.org, ssapp@henrystreet.org

Website: www.abronsartscenter.org

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Classes in acting, playwriting, directing and poetry for children, teens and adults. Performance opportunities for teens.

Work study program offered.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

ACT NOW WORKSHOPS

Karen Etcoff and Bill Tripician (Kee Casting)

Website: www.actnowworkshops.com

Covers the business of the business, the commercial audition experience, auditioning with cold film-scene copy, and networking events.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ACTEEN — ACTING FOR TEENS

c/o Rita Litton, dir.

35 W. 45th St., 6th fl.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 391-5915

Email: rita@acteen.com

Website: www.acteen.com

8-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions: year-round and summer academy.

Film, television, theater, audition technique, improve, musical theater, movement, speech, monologues, showcases, private coaching. Specialized for ages 13-15, 16-20.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ACTING CENTER OF NY

(212) 724-2299

Email: zenspeak2@aol.com

Website: www.speakeeezi.com/drama.htm

10 students average per class.

Beginning and intermediate levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Scene study, monologue work, improvisation, basic acting technique, and help overcoming stage fright. The goal is to teach performers the fundamentals of acting while offering a supportive environment to get past any issues of nervousness or stage fright.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ACTING CREATIVELY WITH KERRY LEA

122 W. 26th St., 10th fl.

New York, NY 10001

(646) 336-7985/fax (646) 336-7986

Email: actingcreatively@aol.com

Website: www.ActingCreatively.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

No auditing permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Offers classes, workshops, showcases, and private coaching to kids and teens of all levels of experience. Film/TV theatre, improve, sketch comedy, character development, confidence.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ACTING/DIRECTING AT THE TISH STUDIO

Phone/fax: (212) 929-4156

8-10 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is open to discussion.

By sessions and ongoing.

Gentle, detailed approach to discovering a process of acting and directing for theatre and camera, emphasizing supportive encouragement, personal expression and growth, release and relief for those stuck in the corporate grind and those wanting to return to acting.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV)

THE ACTING PLACE

32-15 38th St.

Astoria, NY 11103

(718) 721-7610/fax (718) 721-7127

Email: skipitaris@theatroninc.org

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of free expression.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

THE ACTING STUDIO INC.

James Price and John Grabowski, assoc. dirs.

c/o Shetler Studio & Theatre

244 W. 54th St., 12th fl.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 580-6600/fax (212) 295-1513

Email: actingstudioinc@yahoo.com

Website: www.actingstudio.com

12-16 students, depending on class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Acting program classes are based on the work of Sanford Meisner and taught by master teachers in association with Chelsea Repertory Company.

Work/study programs are not offered on introductory level classes. Limited opportunities on advanced level classes.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose.

ACTING TRAINING WITH KATHRYN ROSSETTER

325 W. 45th St.

New York, NY 10036

(917) 750-0124

Email: NYKass@gmail.com

10 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Acting program classes are based in the work of Sanford Meisner and taught by master teachers in association with Chelsea Repertory Company.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

Not for introductory level classes. Limited opportunities for advanced level classes.

ACTION THEATRE CONSERVATORY

68 Union Ave.

Clifton, NJ 07011

(973) 772-6998/fax (973) 772-7684

Email: atcstudios@aol.com

Website: www.atcstudios.org

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classes in acting, musical theatre, improv, TV/film, standup comedy, hip-hop, classics, and children's theatre.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ACTOR'S ADVANTAGE

Greg and Genevieve Seel

250 Fifth Ave., Ste. #501

New York, NY 10001

(212) 447-5649/ (212) 726-2863

Email: jgregs@aol.com

Website: www.actorsadvantage.com

8-12 students per class plus individual lessons

All levels.

Free demo lesson.

By sessions.

Acting technique using modern/contemporary scene study and monologues integrating hands-on Alexander Technique to free the instrument.

Sometimes offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching.

THE ACTORS CENTER

12 W. 27th St., Ste. 1700

New York, NY 10001

(212) 447-6309/fax (212) 447-9688

Website: www.theactorscenter.org

12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Individual courses with master teachers as well as full-time programs.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ACTORS CONNECTION

Lisa Gold, owner and president

Tony Nation, dir. of operations, vice president

630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1410

New York, NY 10036

(212) 977-6666

Email: contactus@actorsconnection.com

Website: www.actorsconnection.com

18-22 students average per seminar; 10-14 students per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels for seminars and classes.

By sessions (seminars) and ongoing (classes).

Trained actors network with casting directors and agents. Monologues, scenes, songs, and/or commercial copy are presented in varied settings, one-on-one or in groups. Not effective for beginners.

Acting School Category: On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ACTORS CONSERVATORY

Lily Lodge, dir.

312 W. 36th St., Rm. 6B

New York, NY 10018

Phone/fax: (212)967-0658

Email: conservatory@netzero.net

Website: www.actorsconservatory.org

6-16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

We develop the actor with sense memory technique.

Offers work/study program when there is a vacancy.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ACTOR'S GESTALT WITH RICHARD ZANE ROSS

96 Main St.

Tarrytown, NY 10591

(917) 608-6625/ (914) 631-3590 (fax)

Email: gestaltkid@gmail.com

Single private coaching sessions or 5- to 20-session packages.

Intermediate and advanced (some beginners).

Intensive: Character development via "psychological expressive gesture"; monologue and scene work. Private coaching: Individual or scene partners. Specialty: Choosing and directing monologues and preparing for auditions. Optional: Focus on dissolving emotional, psychological, or physical limitations.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ACTORS LOFT

Maggie Maes

Classes held at:

244 W. 54th St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 358-5003/fax (646) 349-1118

Email: actorsloft@aol.com

8-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not usually permitted if a casting directing is teaching the class.

By sessions.

6-week musical theatre class with Bob Cline; six-week acting class with Maggie Maes; six-week lab with Erica Jensen; one-day workshops with casting directors in film, TV, and theatre & musical theatre concentrate on auditioning skills.

Offers work/study program in some classes.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ACTORS MOVEMENT STUDIO

PO Box 1098

New York, NY 10018

Studio address: 302 W. 37th St., 6th fl., New York, NY

(212) 736-3309/fax (212) 736-2596

Email: ams@actorsmovementstudio.com

Website: www.actorsmovementstudio.com

12-18 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted; free introductory classes offered every semester

Ongoing.

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.

Offers work/study and intern programs.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

ACTORS TECHNIQUE, NY

c/o Todd Etelson

20 Newport Parkway, Ste. 2308

Jersey City, NJ 07310

(917) 763-1777

Website: www.actorstechnique.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

On camera audition technique taught by casting directors and agents

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

THE ACTORS THEATRE WORKSHOP

The Scott Conservatory

Thurman E. Scott, artistic dir. and founder

145 W. 28th St., 3rd fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 947-1386/ fax (212)947-0642

Email: outreach@actorstheatreworkshop.com

Website: www.actorstheatreworkshop.com

30 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Professional acting technique with an emphasis on developing the imagination and creating original work. For more information, visit the website.

Offers work/study.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ACTORS TRAINING INSTITUTE

Crystal Brook Professional Building

174 Main St., Rte. 35

Eatontown, NJ 07724

(732) 578-0055/fax (732) 578-9119

Email: ati@monmouth.com

Website: www.actnj.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Stanislavsky, Meisner, Method, audition and monologue techniques, radio/TV voiceover techniques, foreign dialects.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

STELLA ADLER STUDIO OF ACTING

31 W. 27th St., 3rd fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 689-0087/ (800) 270-6775/fax (212) 689-6110

Email: info@stellaadler.com

Website: www.stellaadler.com

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Focus on the Stella Adler technique of acting.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

Tom Vasiliades, dir.

19 W. 34th St., Ste. 1013

New York, NY 10001

(212) 564-5472

Email: info@atcpd.com

Website: www.atcpd.com

6-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

WAYNE ALLEN STUDIO

206 W. 23rd St.

New York, NY 10011

(646) 861-0035

Email: rsvp@wayneallenstudio.com

Website: www.wayneallenstudio.com

One-on-one sessions and small classes.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing by appointment.

One-on-one sessions and small classes. Work concentrates on Shakespearean and contemporary scene study and vocal improvement.

Acting School Technique: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

GLENN ALTERMAN'S FINDING/REHEARSING/PERFORMING THE "PERFECT" MONOLOGUE

(212) 769-7928

Website: www.glennalterman.com

One-on-one personalized coaching only.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

For actors looking for exciting and rarely done audition monologues. Total audition preparation from entrance to exit. All levels and ages, flexible scheduling, reasonable rates. Author of the "Perfect Audition Monologue."

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS-NY

120 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10016

(212) 686-9244 or (800) 463-8990

Email: admissions-ny@aada.org

Also:

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-LA

1336 N. La Brea Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 464-2777 or (800) 222-2867

Email: admissions-ca@aada.org.

Website: www.aada.org

16 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

The academy presents comprehensive conservatory training in its full-time college program (nationally and regionally accredited) that leads to an associate degree with bachelor degree options. Both campuses offer a summer program. In NYC, there are also part-time Saturday programs for children, teens, and adults, and an evening program for adults.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

AMERICAN COMEDY INSTITUTE

481 Eighth Ave., Rm. 736

New York, NY 10001

(212) 279-6980/fax (212) 279-6981

Email: info@comedyinstitute.com

Website: www.comedyinstitute.com

14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

One-year comprehensive program in comedy performing and writing. Courses in standup comedy, comedy writing, improvisation, sketch comedy, sitcom audition technique, commercial technique, and acting. Program culminates in an industry showcase at Carolines. Also individual classes and private writing sessions to create a standup set and perform at Carolines.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

AMERICAN GLOBE THEATRE CONSERVATORY

145 W. 46th St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 869-9809/fax (212) 869-9807

Website: www.americanglobe.org

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

First Folio approach to Shakespeare.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE AMERICAN MIME THEATRE

Paul J. Curtis, dir.

Jean Barbour, asst. dir.

61 Fourth Ave., 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-1710

Email: AmMime@aol.com

Website: www.americanmime.org

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 the director, Paul J. Curtis. It is a blending of acting and moving simultaneously, a silent theatre totally different from the French tradition.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

AMERICAN MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY

2109 Broadway

New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-5300/ (800) 367-7908/fax (212) 247-0488

6305 Yucca St.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

(866) 374-5300/ (323) 469-3300

Website: www.amda.edu

20 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Full-time two-year programs, 15 weeks per session.

AMDA is a conservatory training program in New York City and Los Angeles. Integrated program offers training in singing, acting, and dance. Studio program trains students in acting for stage, film and television.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

AMERICAN THEATER OF ACTORS

James Jennings, founder and artistic dir.

314 W. 54th St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 581-3044

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Contemporary Method technique, sense memory technique, and scene study.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

AMERICAN THEATRE OF HARLEM

Keith Johnston, instructor

138 S. Oxford St., Ste. 4E

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 857-2783/fax (718) 398-2794

Email: info@americantheatreofharlem.org

Website: www.americantheatreofharlem.org

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classes focus on improv, acting technique, script analysis, and ensemble work.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ANANIA STUDIO

350 W. 24th St.

New York, NY 10011

(646) 382-4171

Email: Janania1@aol.com

Website: www.ananiastudio.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

All classes, including scene study, are taught from a Meisner perspective.

Offers a work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV)

THE ART OF VOICE-OVER

Steve Harris

241 E. 76th St.

New York, NY 10021

(212) 517-8616

Website: www.theartofvoiceny.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

All inclusive training for on-camera commercials and voice-overs with state of art digital demo reel production.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL

76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 537

New York, NY 10011

(212) 691-5919/fax (212) 691-6280

Email: admissions@atlantictheater.org

Website: www.atlantictheater.org

16-18 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted for a fee.

By sessions.

Acting classes in the technique developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

AUDITION MONOLOGUES WITH KAREN KOHLHAAS

c/o Atlantic Acting School

76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 537

New York, NY 10011

(212) 252-4200

Website: www.monologueaudition.com

8 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By 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. See website for info.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

RON AUGUST

516 E. 83rd St.

New York, NY 10028

(212) 861-4528

Email: ronaugust@earthlink.net

10-15 students average per class.

Advanced level.

Auditing by permission

By sessions and ongoing.

Emphasis: To free the actor of mannerisms that can hinder the free expression of creativity.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

AIDA — AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ARTS

Champion Studios

257 W. 39th St. 14th fl.

New York, NY 10018

(323) 850-8558

Email: admin@aidaacting.com

Website: www.aidaacting.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted; free classes bimonthly.

Ongoing.

Classes offer a wide range of studies, from on-camera classes to neutral mask to scene study, movement, voice, and creating characters. All with an Australian flavor, as the curriculum is different. Classes meet for three hours a week, four weeks at a time.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

THE TED BARDY STUDIO

Ted Bardy and additional faculty

153 W. 27th St., Ste. 301

New York, NY 10001

(212) 769-7666 (24-hour message center)

(212) 725-7575 (studio line/coaching appointments)

Email: tedbardy@tedbardy.com

Website: www.tedbardy.com

18-plus years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is occasionally permitted.

Ongoing.

Basic technique classes (Meisner approach), ongoing workshops for advanced actors/working professionals, and advanced scene study leading to public performance and industry showcase. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

THE BARROW GROUP

Seth Barrish, Lee Brock, and Eric Paeper

312 W. 36th St., Ste. 4W

New York, NY 10018

(212) 760-2615/fax (212) 760-2962

Email: school@barrowgroup.org

Website: www.barrowgroup.org

18 years in operation.

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

The Barrow Group offers tools to maximize natural behavior and spontaneity on stage and on screen.

Offers work/study program on a limited basis.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JOHN BASIL

American Globe Theatre Conservatory

145 W. 46th St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 869-9809

24 years of teaching experience.

One-on-one coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Classical audition coach. Specializes in Shakespeare.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

THE STEVE BEAUCHAMP ACTING STUDIO

553 Third Ave., Ste. 34

New York, NY 10016-3559

Studio address:

440 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10003

Contact class executive asst.:

Anastasia (917)627-3554

Email: mtnhippo@aol.com

25 years of experience.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JOANNA BECKSON — J. BECKSON STUDIO

325 W. 38th St., Ste. 203

New York, NY 10018

(917) 749-6922

Email: JTBeck417@aol.com

Website: www.joannabeckson.com

14-16 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

The Meisner approach based on "the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." The actor aims to leave himself alone, eliminating self-consciousness. The improvisation exercises are based on the actor's sense of truth and sensitivity. For more information, visit the website.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

JASON BENNETT ACTOR'S WORKSHOP

Mailing address:

432 E. 14th St., Ste. 1903

New York, NY 10009

(212) 777-7603

Email: info@jbactors.com

Website: www.jbactors.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

One of the only professional acting schools in New York that offers a synthesis of all the great acting methods for theatre, television, and film. Also offers voice and movement.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

TANYA BEREZIN — PRIVATE COACHING FOR THE ACTOR

171 W. 79th St.

New York, NY 10024

(212) 874-1945/fax (212) 874-3862

Email: tberezin@verizon.com

10 years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels, including a professional class for young people, ages 13-18.

Auditing is permitted by appointment.

Classes by sessions; coaching is ongoing.

Special emphasis in classes on contemporary acting, developing the connection between imagination and organic behavior. Private coaching: auditions, monologues. Studio classes: acting technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

KATHRYN BILD

1341 Second Ave., #5N

New York, NY 10021

(212) 517-3265/fax (212) 517-5713

Email: Kmbild@aol.com

Website: www.kathrynbild.com

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. Bild is also a success coach and the author of Acting From a Spiritual Perspective and The Actor's Quotation Book.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

BIZ KIDS NY

PO Box 340

New York, NY 10014

Studio:

Pier Studios

Pier 40, West Houston St. and West Side Hwy., south side

New York, NY

Phone/fax: (646) 336-9101

Website: www.bizkidsny.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Conservatory training, clown, mask, Lecoq, Grotowski, Stanislavsky, musical theatre, dance, cabaret, on-camera, and audition technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

PETER BLOCK

1710 First Ave., Box #170

New York, NY 10128

(212) 332-9777

Email: block_casting@hotmail.com

6 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

Beginner and intermediate levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Stanislavsky-based approach geared to helping the actor develop an individual way of working on both contemporary and classical material through scene study and monologue work.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

BLUE ROSES PRODUCTIONS/THE WORKSHOP & SCENE STUDY

Mailing address:

E. Duricko

236 W. 64th St., #6B

New York, NY 10023

(212) 592-0356

Email: erma@blueroses.org

Website: www.blueroses.org

4 years in operation, 20 years of experience.

10 students average per class/16 students per workshop.

Advanced level.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Instructors Peg Denithorne, Erma Duricko, and Michael Powell (formerly of Circle Rep) team-teach. The workshop is for actors, directors, and writers. Lanford Wilson and Tennessee Williams scene study for advanced professionals.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

JIM BONNEY ACTING STUDIO

(212) 713-5277

Email: info@jimbonneyacting.com

Website: www.jimbonneyacting.com

18 years of teaching experience.

8-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Special focus on expanding emotional life/core energetic body work. Specialty is private coaching for film and stage auditions.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

BOVA ACTORS WORKSHOP, ERIC MORRIS SYSTEM (NY)

Anthony Vincent Bova

300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504

New York, NY 10036

(212) 726-8380

Email: admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com

Website: www.bovaactorsworkshop.com

12 students average per class, plus private classes.

All levels.

By sessions and ongoing.

Method-based technique based on the acting book No Acting Please and others by Eric Morris. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ARIANE BRANDT

Classes held in New York City.

(646) 334-5943/fax (866) 212-8630

Email: ari@healingartshaven.org

Website: www.healingartshaven.org/PA.html

Private coaching sessions only.

Advanced level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By private sessions.

Private work based on a combination of the Method's psycho-emotional grounding and British text-based techniques. Classical and contemporary material. Specialty is professional audition and role preparation for Broadway, TV, and film. Dialects, speech, and vocal production also available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

BREAKTHROUGH STUDIOS

Anthony Grasso, artistic dir.

212 W. 35th St., 11th fl.

New York, NY 10001

Studio: (212) 594-9616/fax (212) 594-9618

Email: Anthony@breakthroughstudios.com

Website: www.breakthroughstudios.com

14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Breakthrough Studios specializes in on-camera training using various acting techniques (Method and Meisner). Classes focus on cold readings, commercial copy, film/TV scenes, and monologues.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE

Musical Theater Intensive for Teens

Mailing address:

209 W. 40th St., Ste. 202

New York, NY 10018

Summer and winter classes held at:

Ripley-Grier Studios, NYC

(212) 561-9429 or (646) 709-9918

Email: info@broadwayartistsalliance.org

Website: www.broadwayartistsalliance.org

15 students average per master class, 65 per camp session/summer intensive.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted on scheduled dates.

By sessions.

Summer and winter curriculum integrates dance, drama, and music. Instructors are Broadway performers, directors, and composers. Tony Award winning guests. Admittance by application and national auditions.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens, Monologue/Audition/Coaching

EUGENIA BUERKLIN

New York City and Woodstock, New York

(917)779-9804

Email: info@lumin8.us

Website: www.lumin8.us and www.eugeniabuerklin.com

12 students average per class

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Classes and private coaching in the Lumin8 Technique taught by its developer Eugenia Buerklin. For more information, visit websites.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Multipurpose

DELOSS BROWN: ACTING SHAKESPEARE'S VERSE

444 Central Park West, #5A

New York, NY 10025-4356

(212) 865-1127/fax (212) 865-1579

http://pages.prodigy.net/delossbrown/asv.htm

9 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is sometimes permitted.

By sessions.

Emphasis on Shakespeare.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ELECTA BROWN

241 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10014

(212) 242-4161/fax (212) 366-1810

Email: e@electabrown.com

Website: www.electabrown.com

One student in private sessions.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and 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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ELIZABETH BROWNING STUDIO

Classes in midtown Manhattan.

(212) 946-6575/fax (914) 788-1559

Email: elizabethbrowningstudio@gmail.com

Website: www.elizabethbrowningstudio.com

12 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Scene study, monologues, auditions exercises, and original material developed. All levels, classical and contemporary. Also offers acting classes for teens. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

DAVID BRUNETTI

71 W. 71st St., #1G

New York, NY 10023

(212) 580-3292

Email: davidb7171@aol.com

Private lessons.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Meisner-based acting technique applied to songs.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

WALTRUDIS BUCK

155 W. 68th St., #22F

New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-3104

All levels.

Emphasis on methods and exercises created by Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

DAVID CADY

Mailing address:

Long Dog Enterprises

30-2315 River Court

Jersey City, NJ 07310

All classes held in Manhattan.

(212) 274-9696/ (201) 222-3314/fax (201) 222-3314

Email: DCRazmo@aol.com

Website: www.davidcady.com

12 students average per class.

Beginning level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

On-camera commercial audition techniques.

Acting School Category: On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

PAUL CALDERON

135 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11238

(347) 715-7596

Email: islaverde@optonline.net

8-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Audition material, personal material, classical and contemporary, scene study, script analysis.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

CAPES COACHING

826 Broadway, 4th fl.

New York, NY 10003

(212)777-2270

Email: info@capesco.com

Website: www.capesco.com

1-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted for select classes.

Ongoing.

Career coaching center for actors and artists. Private coaching, career classes, and practical training include personal attention form industry experts.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

LIZ CAPLAN VOCAL STUDIOS

324 W. 23rd St., Ste. 3-B

New York, NY 10011

Phone/fax (212) 645-9369 or (866) SING-OUT

Email: LizVocal@mac.com

Website: www.lizcaplan.com

Private Coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Musical theatre/pop/rock singing technique. For more info, visit website www.lizcaplan.com

Acting School Category: Audition/Coaching

ROBERT CASTLE

17 Little West 12th St., Studio #11

New York, NY 10014

(212) 592-0137

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Scene study and sense memory classes. Class works on one or two playwrights per session. Private coaching also available. Also teaches Shakespeare as well as acting on camera.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

MICHAEL CECCHI STUDIO

Mailing address:

513 E. 6th St., #4R

New York, NY 10009

(212) 358-5262/fax (212) 529-4496

Email: michael@michaelcecchi.com

Website: www.michaelcecchi.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Classes focus on text analysis, scene study, and monologues, with special classes in Shakespeare and Chekhov.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

THE CENTAUR STAGE

Gillien Goll, artistic dir.

PO Box 250795, C.U. Station

New York, NY 10025

(212) 501-6196

Email: CenStageNY@aol.com

Website: www.gilliengoll.com

Private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Instruction for all media, including monologues, commercials, audition and acting technique, on-camera, business tips, public presentation skills. Emphasis is on supportive moment-to-moment technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING STUDIO

Lenard Petit and Ragnar Freidank

138 W. 15th St. 1st fl

New York, NY 10011

(516) 351-0842/fax (646) 201-4119

Email: lenardmcas@yahoo.com

Website: www.michaelchekhovactingstudio.com

10 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

A new one-year intensive accredited certification course begins in September. Chekhov technique covers both contemporary and classical scene study.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV PROJECT

David H. Cohen and Bryan L. Cohen

Classes taught at the Actors Movement Studio.

Mailing address:

133 Stein Road

Pine Bush, NY 12566

(914) 850-3226 (cell phone)

Email: improv@warwick.net

Website: www.studioupstairs.com

10-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

MCP specializes in a creative and practical approach to the actor's process using the Michael Chekhov technique and the art of inner movement. Offers classes at SUNY Orange in Chekhov technique, improvisation and stage combat. Offers classes and private coaching at The Actors Movement Studio in New York City. Now accepting Spring enrollment for Chekhov and Improvisation classes. We also offer acting and director showcases. For more information, visit the website. David H. Cohen teaches at SUNY Middletown and New Paltz.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS

318 West 53rd St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 888-5233/fax (212) 888-0810

Email: info@chicagocitylimits.com

Website: www.chicagocitylimits.com

10-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted for some classes.

By sessions.

Classes teach the improv techniques used by the performers of CCL. The emphasis is on scene-making skills, learning to work quickly and intelligently.

Offers work/study program (interns take classes for free).

Acting School Category: Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv

THE CHILDREN'S ACTING ACADEMY

Mimi Stuart, dir.

Classes taught at 131 W. 72nd St., NYC.

(212) 860-7101

Website: www.childrensactingacademy.com

8-10 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

A professional theatre program for the shy or outgoing, with emphasis on speech, improv, scene study, and performance. Classes after school or on Saturday. Private coaching available, for newborn-17. Admission by interview and audition. Two professional theater camps ages 5-8 and 9-16 June-August.

Offers work/study programs

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE SCHOOL

1633 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

(212) 307-0388/fax (212) 307-0257

Email: circleinthesquare@att.net

Website: www.circlesquare.org

17 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

An eclectic approach to actor training, exposing students to various acting styles and different viewpoints on those styles. Both acting and musical theatre are available for summer and full-time workshops.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

CITY LIGHTS YOUTH THEATRE

630 Ninth Ave. Ste 1411

New York, NY 10036

(212) 262-0200/fax (212) 262-1888

Email: program@clyouththeatre.org

Website: www.clyouththeatre.org

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions: fall and spring semesters and special summer program.

Afterschool and Saturday classes for ages 3-19. Age-appropriate instruction in acting, musical theatre, and playwriting, as well as opportunities to perform in full-scale productions.

No work/study program, but does offer teaching and administrative internships.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

A CLASS ACT NY

Classes held at Ripley-Grier Studios, 131 W. 72nd St., NYC.

(212)479-8480

Email: Jessica@aclassactny.com

Website: www.aclassactny.com

Focuses primarily on musical theatre, drama 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. Private coaching is also available.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

CLASS ACT STUDIOS

77 Tarrytown Rd.

White Plains, NY 10607

(914) 946-3391/fax (914) 946-1547

Website: www.classactstudios.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SUSAN GRACE COHEN STUDIO

Classes located on the Upper West Side.

(212) 678-8515/fax (212) 961-9250

Email: sgcstudio@aol.com

Private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Special emphasis on career development.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

LEE MICHAEL COHN

Located in West Los Angeles/West Hollywood, Calif.; also teaches periodic seminars in New York City.

(310) 709-9101/fax (818) 888-8009

Email: Shuriken4@sbcglobal.net

Website: www.shortfusetheater.com

14 years of teaching experience.

10-12 students average per class; private coaching available.

All levels.

One audit is permitted.

By sessions in NYC on a periodic basis; by 10-week session in L.A.

Emphasis on technique described in Cohn's book A Practical Handbook for the Actor; advanced classes include styles, Shakespeare, audition skills, and showcases; classes include script analysis, scene study, and technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

COLLABORATIVE ARTS PROJECT 21

18 W. 18th St., 6th fl.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 807-0202/fax (212) 807-0166

Website: www.cap21.org

18 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Four-year musical-theatre training conservatory with NYU. Also year-round professional and high school programs. Classes in acting, voice, music and dance.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

SUSAN CAMPOCHIARO CONFREY

Career Breakthroughs Unlimited

(212) 978-0715

Email: info@cbucoaching.com

Website: www.cbucoaching.com

10-16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By session and some classes ongoing.

Classes and workshops are all based on transformational coaching. Also offers musical theatre intensive and scene study. Ms. Confrey now also manages actors and works on casting projects. Offers coaching on the business of acting.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

MATTHEW COROZINE STUDIO THEATRE

300 W. 43rd St., Ste. #502

New York, NY 10036

(212) 592-4138

Email: matthew@matthewcorozinestudio.com

Website: www.matthewcorozinestudio.com

8-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted by interview only.

Ongoing.

Acting classes rooted in the Meisner technique. Experience "the reality of doing" and finding the truth within yourself. The purpose in every class and performance is to reconnect truthful self-expression. Private coaching also available. Showcases in 40-seat theatre.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

THE CREATIVE ACTOR'S WORKSHOP

Jeffrey Zeiner Studio at Weist-Baron

451 W. 43rd St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 245-1237

Website: www.weistbarron.com

10 students average per class.

Advanced level.

Free introductory seminar offered three times a year.

Ongoing.

Contemporary material. Emphasis on development of actor's own technique, ability to direct imagination, accomplished through improvisation. Advanced training for professionals by interview and reference.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ROBERT DAGNY'S PERFORMER AUDITION PACKAGE

Box 852, FDR Station

New York, NY 10150-0852

(212) 371-8258

Website: www.actorsauditioncoaching.com

Private one-on-one sessions.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Creator of "The Performer Audition Package." Custom-directed film, TV, and stage monologues, scenes, musical numbers, and tailor-made cabaret acts; emphasis on cold readings, image presentation, monologue selection; commercial-copy preparation sessions. For more info, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SUSANNA DALTON

146 E. 49th St.

New York, NY 10017

(212) 980-1971

Email: TVcoach911@aol.com

1-3 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Private and semi-private coaching on camera by appointment.

Affordable intensive on-camera and voice-over training, audition, taping and demo production with established industry professionals for TV/film, commercials, hosting, news, and music videos. Master cold readings, cue cards, work on close-ups, image, interviews, marketing and career strategy.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SAM DEFAZIO/FILM AND TV ACTORS WORKSHOP

Studio address:

Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St., New York, NY.

Phone/fax: (212) 724-3963

Email: samdefazio@verizon.net

Website: www.samsclass.com

8-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

On-camera intensive. Personal coaching in a group setting for working film and TV actors. Private coaching available.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV)

ROB DEROSA

Studio location TBA.

(917) 202-6680

Email: Robderosa@nyc.rr.com

12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

This is an eight-week class dedicated to building a performance. A practical and instinctive approach designed to serve the playwright's intentions and the language of the play. Private coaching available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

GEORGE DICENZO

Acting master class held at:

Shetler Studios

244 W. 54 St., 12th fl.

New York, NY

Mailing address:

Random Acts of Theater

c/o Jane Stojak

1220 N. Lawrence Street.

Philadelphia, PA 19122

(212) 352-4315, (215)760-0230/fax (215) 922-4028

Email: info@randomactsoftheater.com

Email: janetstojak@aol.com (for NYC classes)

Website: www.triangletheater.com

30 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted for a fee.

Classes concentrate on acting, scene study, and directing for stage and film.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STEVEN DITMYER — DITMYER STUDIO

484 W. 43rd St., #35-S

New York, NY 10036

(917) 915-1175/fax (212) 643-5440

Email: Ditmyerstudio@aol.com

One-on-one coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Meisner-trained teacher-director who currently works with the National Actors Theatre and is artistic director of the Neighborhood Theatre Company.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

DOVETAILACTORS_STUDIOS, INC.

Antonia Badon - Acting Coach

Film Center Building

Studio A

630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 201

New York, NY 10036

(212) 247-2204/ office cell (646) 250-4874

Email: studio@dovetailactors.com

Website: www.dovetailactors.com

7 students maximum per class

All levels.

Helps integrate students who are ready into the community of working actors, arming them with knowledge of the business of acting. Teaches the Maria Greco method.

Work study program available.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Children/Teens; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

DREAMCATCHER REPERTORY THEATRE

Laura Ekstrand, artistic dir.

Baird Center

5 Mead St.

South Orange, NJ 07079

(973) 378-7754, ext. 2228

Website: www.dreamcatcherrep.org

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions, with a teen program during the month of July.

Classes and coaching for adults, teens, and children focus on discovering and bringing to the fore the special qualities each student has and giving him or her the technical skills to fully express them.

Offers work/study program (internships for high school and college students; credit can be arranged).

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SALLY DUNN

(917) 769-7768

Email: sally@sallydunn.net

Website: www.sallydunn.net

14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Scene study/exercise classes and personal one-on-one coaching.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

THE EASTERN HILL THEATRE WORKSHOP

460 W. 50th St., #1A

New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 245-9223

Email: easternhill@rcn.com

10 students average per class.

Advanced level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Eastern Hill was formed ten years ago as a commitment to the work of the director and teacher Bobby Lewis. Edward Burke, assistant to Mr. Lewis for 14 years, conducts all sessions. Coaching available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

PAUL EISEMAN

305 E. 40th St., #4H

New York, NY 10016

(212) 953-6926

Email: pauleise@aol.com

1 student average per class.

All levels.

By sessions and ongoing.

One-on-one private coaching by acting coach. Concentrating on connecting the actor emotionally to the character, finding you in the character to produce truthful, unpredictable, exciting, emotionally charged performances. Method acting customized and made practical for each actor.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ENDEAVOR STUDIOS

12 W. 21st St., 4th fl.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 645-2641/fax (212) 645-4102

Email: acting@endeavorstudios.com

Website: www.endeavorstudios.com

10-12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Audition technique. Audition skills. Also teaches musical theatre. For more info, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

WILLIAM ESPER STUDIO

208 W. 37th St.

New York, NY 10018

(212) 904-1350/fax (212) 904-1349

Website: www.esperstudio.com

22 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Dedicated to the work of Sanford Meisner and William Esper. Two-year professional actor training program. Script analysis, cold reading, auditioning, voice/speech, classical text, mask, advanced scene study, and on-camera (film and TV).

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

LARRY EUDENE

(800) 607-4942

Email: efworks@ix.netcom.com

Website: www.efworks.com/acting.htm and 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. Teaches in both New York and L.A.; comes to New York when six or more people sign up.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

F.A.C.T.

(Franco-Americaine Cinema Theatre)

Sarah Eigerman, artistic dir.

65, Rue de Reuilly

75012 Paris, France

Phone/fax: +33-1-43-44-76-98

Email: factinfo@free.fr

Website: http://factinfo.free.fr

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing permitted by special arrangement.

By sessions and ongoing.

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.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

DOUGLAS FARWELL ACTING STUDIO

327 W. 22nd St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 243-7017

Email: farwellstudio@yahoo.com

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Specialization in the Meisner technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

MAGGIE FLANIGAN STUDIO

153 W. 27th St., Ste. 803

New York, NY 10001

(917) 606-0982/fax (917) 606-0983

Email: info@maggieflaniganstudio.com

Website: www.maggieflaniganstudio.com

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

CATHERINE GAFFIGAN

(212) 586-6300

Website: www.catherinegaffigan.com

12 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Wide range of material; Stanislavsky technique plus strategies learned on the job.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

BILL GALARNO

461 W. 44th St., Ste. 1-E

New York, NY 10036

(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, more.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

CHRIS GAMPEL

139 E. 33rd St., Apt. 3D

New York, NY 10016

(212) 685-4160

Email: mgampel@verizon.net

1 student average per class.

Advanced level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

To help the actor open to his or her full potential.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

JULIE GARFIELD

c/o T. Schreiber Studios

151 W. 26th St.

New York, NY 10001

Phone/fax: (212) 799-6967 (for private coaching only)

Email: jgarfield2@nyc.rr.com

Website: www.tschreiber.com

16-18 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Concentrates on Meisner and Strasberg techniques, monologue work, script analysis, and contemporary scene study.

Work/study program offered at T. Schreiber Studios.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

GENESIS ARTS FOUNDATION

Jay Michaels and Mary Elizabeth MiCari, dirs.

Mailing address:

23-23 30th Ave., 2nd fl.

Astoria, NY

School address:

30-44 Crescent St.

Astoria, NY

(646) 226-0370

Email: GenesisAstoria@gmail.com

Website: www.Genesis-Repertory.org

15 students per class; private lessons and sessions available.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted by approval of the instructor.

By sessions and ongoing.

Faculty: Jay Michaels, artistic dir. & professor of theatre arts and speech; Mary Elizabeth MiCari, supervisor, hair/make-up artist for Broadway musicals and plays. All classes include guest lecturers: Acting, acting for the singer/singing for the actor, stage make-up and special effects classes, playwriting, directing, and audition techniques. All ages. Special concentration on college age students and senior citizens.

Work/study program is offered on a case-by-case basis. Internship, apprentice, and scholarship opportunities available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

DAVID GIDEON/THE ACTING CLASS

211 W. 61st St., 6th fl.

New York, NY 10023

(917) 453-7455/fax (845) 876-8733

Email: david@davidgideon.com

Website: www.davidgideon.com

12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted after interview.

Ongoing.

The work of Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

BLAIR GLASER, M.A., LCAT, R.D.T.

The Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy

526 W. 26th St., Ste. 309

New York, NY 10001

(212) 726-1592

Email: info@spiritplay.org

Website: www.spiritplay.org

1-7 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Learn how to be free in your body and to allow the power of your creative impulses. Coaching, drama, therapy, groups, and workshops.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

LARRY GLEASON

360 W. 21st St., #3M

New York, NY 10011

(917) 549-5173

Email: info@larrygleason.com

Website: www.larrygleason.com

10-15 students maximum per class.

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 Theatre School. He combines text with emotional work to improve classical and contemporary scenes and monologues for personal growth, auditions, or upcoming roles. Private sessions available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

LINDA GLICK

(212) 769-8288/fax (212) 873-8215

Website: www.lindaglick.com

6-8 students per class.

Private Coaching also available.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted (by permission).

By sessions.

Contemporary integrative acting-based techniques relating to song; concentration on vocal and character development.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

THE GOLDSTON STUDIO FOR MIME

PO Box 974

New York, NY 10011

(212) 560-4333

Email: goldmime@aol.com

Website: www.goldmime.com

All levels.

Private coaching on a limited basis.

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.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

MICHAEL GOLDSTROM

(Teaches both in New York City and Los Angeles.)

17530 Ventura Blvd. #201

Encino, CA 91316

(310) 694-8322

Email: michael@goldstrom.com

Website: www.actingcoaching.com

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Audition preparation for theatre, film, television, conservatories, classical and contemporary. Dialect coaching, comedy preparation. Juilliard graduate.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

ALAN GORDON STUDIO

Mailing address:

847 Carroll St., #4

Brooklyn, NY 11215

All classes held at Ripley-Grier Studios or Players Theatre (115 Macdougal St., NYC).

(718) 622-4150/ (917) 566-2223/fax (718) 399-0678

Email: ajg0103@yahoo.com

Website: www.alangordon.com

12-plus students average per class; private instruction available.

All levels.

By sessions.

Apply the Meisner technique to script analysis/interpretation. Auditions/scenes. Interviewing now for scene-study class.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ABRAHAM GORLIN

245 W. 75th St., Apt. 1E

New York, NY 10023

(212) 721-3830

Email: abrahamgorlin@aol.com

1 student average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

GOTHAM CITY IMPROV

48 W. 21 St., 8th fl.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 367-8222

Website: www.gothamcityimprov.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Short- and long-form improvisational comedy. Comedy writing and character development. Students perform at the theatre. Learn and perform in a supportive environment. Classes available for performers and nonperformers alike.

Offers work/study program; spaces are limited.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv

ED GREEN'S VOICE OVER TRAINING COURSE

(212) 752-9123

Email: ed@edgreen.com

Website: www.edgreen.com

One student average per class; private training only.

Beginning and intermediate levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Students also learn to market themselves.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

GS IMPROV

Greg Sullivan, instructor

Producers Club theatres, 358 W. 44th St., NYC.

Email: classes@gsimprov.com

Website: www.gsimprov.com

13 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Improvisational comedy acting. Mixes short- and long-form styles. Admission strictly by audition. First semester free to new students; returning students pay a modest fee. See website for details.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

DOUGLAS HALL

PO Box 1758

New York, NY 10011

(917) 923-5339

Email: dugall@earthlink.net

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

All scene study/monologues. No exercises. Every student works every week.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

PAUL HARMAN

(212) 252-4767

Website: www.auditionsuccess.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

The actor is provided with a clearly delineated process that will support him or her in the crafting of any song at all.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ROBERT HAUFRECHT

Teaches classes at the Producers Club, NYC.

(917) 294-9833

Email: rhauf55@yahoo.com

7-15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Sense memory and personalized exercises effectively integrated into the actor's scenes and monologues, enabling him to be in the moment — truthful, alive, and real. Some audition technique as well. Private coaching available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

HAYMARKET ANNEX

Jennifer Gelfer, artistic dir.

Carol Mennie, assoc. artistic dir.

300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 506

New York, NY 10036

(917) 733-7718/fax (212) 222-3757

Email: jgelfer@haymarket.com or cmennie@haymarket.com

Website: www.haymarket.com

10 students average per class.

Advanced level

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Scene study class for the professional working actor. Both contemporary and classical theatre. One-on-one coaching available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

HB STUDIO

120 Bank St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 675-2370/fax (212) 675-2387

Website: www.hbstudio.org

20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted and recommended.

Ongoing.

Acting technique (Uta Hagen's exercises featured), scene study, improv, movement, body work, speech, voice, stage combat, musical theatre, and playwriting.

Offers work/study program; key student and studio assistant positions available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

HISPANIC ORGANIZATION OF LATIN ACTORS

107 Suffolk St., Ste. 302

New York, NY 10002-3305

(212) 253-1015/fax (212) 253-9651

Email: holagram@hellohola.org

Website: www.hellohola.org

10 students per class.

Spanish language necessary.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions (three to four times a year).

Voiceovers in Spanish. Classes in Spanish language pronunciation, some Spanish language acting classes.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ERIC HOFFMANN

310 Riverside Dr., #1505

New York, NY 10025

(212) 662-5790

Email: bardyard@aol.com

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Shakespeare, auditions, and Meisner technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

PRUDENCE HOLMES

"The Monologue Detective"

123 W. 93rd St., #2E

New York, NY 10025

(917) 723-0164

Email: prudenceholmes@hotmail.com

Website: www.prudenceholmes.com

Private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Emphasis on monologue selection and audition preparation.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

MICHAEL HOWARD STUDIOS

152 W. 25th St., 10th fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 645-1525

Website: www.michaelhowardstudios.com

15 students average per class.

Some previous training preferred.

Auditing is not permitted; information sessions by appointment.

Ongoing classes; workshops by session.

Work in all disciplines for the professional actor. Special workshops with international master teachers. One-year conservatory begins September 2008. Also summer conservatory, evening/daytime. Most enrollment through interview.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER FOR CHILDREN

Vivian B. Teich, dir.

50 Central Park West, #4B

New York, NY 10023

Classes on Upper East and Upper West Sides.

(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 theatre setting; nonthreatening, relaxed atmosphere; chance to perform regularly.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

THE INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AT ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE

549 W. 52nd St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-4982/fax (212) 664-0041

Email: institute@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Website: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not usually permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Classes and labs concentrating on acting and playwriting. See website for more info.

Offers internships.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

STEVEN IVCICH STUDIO

c/o John Sierros

481 Fort Washington Ave., #51

New York, NY 10033

(212) 740-2850

Website: www.theactorsprocess.com

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

One-day intensives and ongoing weekly classes that explore creative approaches. In depth info on website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

CLARK JACKSON

(212) 592-4745

Email: clarkjacksonc@aol.com

10 students maximum per class.

By sessions.

Special focus on practical application of actor training: rehearsal technique in real-life situations; given circumstances, actions, and objectives; physical and vocal choices to create character.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ZINA JASPER SCENE STUDY

11 Riverside Dr.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 873-2370/fax same number before noon

20 students average per class.

Advanced.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Private coach working one-on-one with actors for auditions and on scripts in preparation for upcoming or current roles in film, TV, and theatre; contemporary and classical scene-study class for the intermediate and advanced actor.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SUSAN JEFFRIES

Private coaching at Savoir Studio

228 W. 72nd St., #2R

New York, NY 10023

Phone/fax: (212) 787-8352

Email: savoirstudio@aol.com

14 years of teaching experience.

All levels.

Offers clear and understandable approach to working with the script, discovering intentions, and developing the character.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SALLY JOHNSON STUDIO

Jennifer Krater and Brad Calcaterra, instructors

25 W. 23rd St., 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 463-7962/fax (212) 463-7847

Email: sjohnsonstudio@aol.com

Website: www.sallyjohnsonstudio.com

16-20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Work focuses on booking the part. Cold reading, framing the audition, creative risk-taking, releasing blocks, staying powerful in auditions.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JUDITH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY/NYC SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP

Joanne Zipay, founder and artistic dir.

PO Box 60

Times Square Station

New York, NY 10036

(212) 592-1885

Website: www.judithshakespeare.org

10-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Taught by Joanne Zipay. Shakespeare acting technique based in the text. Bridging the worlds of contemporary and classical acting. Individual coaching available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

BARBARA KAHN

Greenwich Village location

(212) 840-1234

Email: barbara@barbara-kahn.com

One student per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Private coaching by a veteran director/coach, focused on the craft of acting, tailored to the individual actor and applied to getting the job and keeping it.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

KAMP NYC

2Inspire Productions

PO Box 6309

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

(212)252-3294

Email: info@kampnyc.com

Website: www.kampnyc.com

18 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Kamp NYC is for students who are driven, passionate, and excited to be challenged. All material is age-appropriate.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

PETER KELLEY ACTING

601 W.26th St. Ste 1762.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 431-4000

Website: www.actingonfilm.com

10-12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Rigorous, text-based training that focuses specifically on film technique and process for the experienced actor. All work is taped and screened.

Acting School Category: On-Camera (Film/TV)

E. KATHERINE KERR

Mailing address:

195 Sharp Hill Rd.

Wilton, CT 06897

Studio:

48th Street Studios

353 W. 48th St., 2nd fl., NYC

(203) 761-0206

Email: ActingClass@aol.com

Website: www.ekatherinekerr.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

One free audit offered.

Ongoing.

Teaching acting technique for actors, singers, and writers. This class brings out authentic expressions and uncovers one's own genius. Also offers "Creative Explosion," a two-day workshop in creative breakthroughs.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

KIDS LOVE ACTING

at Weist-Barron Studios

Sharon Richardson, children's dir.

35 W. 45th St.

New York, NY 10036

For inquiries:

(212) 874-1081/fax (212) 768-8918

Studio: (212) 840-7025

10 students per class.

All levels.

Free interview/consultation used instead of auditing.

By sessions.

Workshops focus on professional-quality acting for commercials, film, TV, and stage in a nurturing environment. Classes include: commercials, improv, acting technique and scene study for film, TV, and stage, auditions/cold readings, monologues, musical theatre, and showcases. Ages 10-12 and ages (seven) eight-nine. Also ages (five) six-seven.

Acting School Category: Children/Pre-Teens

GRACE KILEY

Acting and Life Coach

255 Cabrini Blvd.

New York, NY 10040

(917) 593-2662

Email: gracekiley@gmail.com

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Specialty is in working through creative blocks with actors. The goal is to prepare and present your most dynamic work for auditions and performance.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

MICHAEL KNOWLES

Email: michael@7aproductions.com

Website: www.michaelknowles.com

Private Coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

COACH SAM LALLY'S WILD IMPROV! AND ACTING CLASSES

c/o Dora Mae Productions

PO Box 141, Planetarium Station

New York, NY 10024

(917) 306-9642

Email: info@doramae.com

Website: www.doramae.com

10 students average per class.

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. One-on-one coaching for monologues, standup comedy, and solo shows.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

BLAKE LAWRENCE

(917) 406-4282

Email: blake@blake-lawrence.com

Website: www.blake-lawrence.com

Private coaching only.

All levels.

Free 30-minute consultation available.

By sessions.

Director and private audition coach. The focus is on selecting contemporary and classical texts that best represent the actor and perfecting his performance of them. Also work on cold reading skills and sides preparation. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SARA LAZARUS STUDIO

Classes in midtown Manhattan.

(973) 218-0417

10 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Musical theatre audition and performance technique; private coaching on monologues, scenes, and songs.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

THE ROSETTA LENOIRE MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY

Mailing address:

115 Macdougal St., Ste. 2B

New York, NY 10012

(212) 563-2565/fax (212) 239-8332

Website: www.amasmusical.org

30 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

The academy is a teen training program, ages 14-20, held on Saturdays, culminating in a fully produced showcase.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

DEENA LEVY THEATRE STUDIO

(212) 340-1084

Website: www.deenalevy.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Meisner/Grotowski: intensive and imaginative scene study and showcases.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

THE LINKLATER CENTER FOR VOICE AND LANGUAGE

PO Box 504

New York, NY 10025

(212) 340-4762

Email: mail@thelinklatercenter.com

Website: www.thelinklatercenter.com

14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is allowed by permission only.

By sessions.

Offering classes and workshops where language and the human voice is exercised and celebrated. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Multipurpose

BECKY LONDON

160 Cabrini Blvd.

New York, NY 10033

(212) 568-8868

10 students average per class; individual coaching available.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions (8-12 classes) and ongoing.

Technique classes and private, individual coaching focusing on technique and auditioning; practical skills developed from Yale School of Drama curriculum.

Work/study possible.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

THE LONG ISLAND ACTORS WORKSHOP

464 Jericho Turnpike

Mineola, NY 11501

(516) 445-3180

Website: www.longislandactorsworkshop.com

Private instruction only.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

LIAW has been designed for actors of various ages and levels of experience to both develop and hone their acting technique. For more info, visit the website or call for an appointment.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

BERNICE LOREN AT EXPRESSIONS

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 during private instruction; lengthy interviews are offered instead.

Groups by term; private study by sessions.

Total performing preparation: Acting, voice, and dance unified out of a single creative source. All ages.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

LUNA STAGE COMPANY

Jane Mandel, artistic dir.

695 Bloomfield Ave.

Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 744-3309/fax (973) 509-2388

Email: education@lunastage.org

Website: www.lunastage.org

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

9- to 18-week sessions.

Classes offered in musical theatre, improv, playwriting, basic and advanced acting, plus workshops of all kinds.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

EUGENIA MACER-STORY

Mailing address:

511 Avenue of the Americas, PMB 173

New York, NY 10011

(212) 255-2111

Fax & voicemail: (212) 208-2951

Email: mindstyles@aol.com

Website: www.magickmirror.com or

www.theatre-cosmos.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Emphasis on finding individual "signature" for flexibility. Write or email for info for new "Theatre-Cosmos" project.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

MAIN STREET THEATRE & DANCE ALLIANCE

548 Main St.

New York, NY 10044

(212) 371-4449

Email: mstda@mstda.org

Website: www.mstda.org

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

In addition to classes, students perform in theatre and dance productions. Also offers Shakespeare workshops and a writing/acting class for teens, plus K-2nd grade creative drama. For more information, visit website.

Offers work/study program for the appropriate students.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

LARKIN MALLOY'S ON-CAMERA ACTING

35 W. 45th St., 6th fl.,

New York, NY 10036

Email: ParkSlopeActor@gmail.com

Website: wwww.LarkinMalloy.com

8-10 students per class

Intermediate and advanced.

Auditing is permitted by appointment.

Ongoing.

Private coaching (CBS-TV performance consultant, 1999-2006), acting on soaps, audition technique, cold reading mastery.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; OnCamera (Film/TV/Commercial)

HOLLY MANDEL AND IMPROVOLUTION!

(212) 696-6893

Website: www.hollymandel.com or www.improvolution.org

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Mandel trained and performed as a member of L.A.'s Groundlings Theatre Company before moving to New York. Her mission is to train each and every person in a safe, supportive, and fun environment to be a good improviser who can play in all situations and all formats.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

ROGER MANIX

Classes held at the Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC.

(212) 252-2426

Email: Rogermanix@aol.com

Two-year professional training in the Sanford Meisner technique. Available for private coaching and monologue work.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

TRACEY MOORE MARABLE

"The Spirited Actor"

593 Vanderbilt Ave. Ste 120

Brooklyn, NY 11216

(212) 465-2580

Email: spiritedcollege@yahoo.com

Website: www.thespiritedactor.com or www.myspace.com/thespiritedactor

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted for first class only.

By sessions.

Class is designed to empower the "person" inside the actor. Also has seminars. Private sessions are also available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

CATHERINE MARKS WORKSHOP

250 E. 73rd St., Ste. 17D

New York, NY 10021

(212) 737-5911

Private coaching only.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted; interview required.

Five one-hour-session cycles.

All major drama techniques. All classes are on camera. Training for all media. Emphasis on skills, cold reading, monologues, and direction for auditions. Separate classes for voiceovers, including professional demo. Singers: direction and producing for cabaret and CDs.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ROBERT MARKS

850 Seventh Ave., Ste. 804

New York, NY 10019

(212) 664-1654/fax (212) 245-4120

Website: www.bobmarks.com

1 student average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Musical audition coaching. Private sessions to prepare for singing auditions.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

DONNA MARRAZZO STUDIO

(917) 239-8823

Email: donna@donnamarrazzostudio.com

Website: www.donnamarrazzostudio.com

Limited number of students per class.

All levels.

By sessions.

A studio for the serious actor. Develop a technique that works for you. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN

564 Hudson St., #1

New York, NY 10014

(212) 691-4883

Email: xrismartin@aol.com

1-5 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on Shakespeare, classics, and European drama.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ERNIE MARTIN STUDIO THEATRE

690 Leonard St., Apt. 2R

Brooklyn, NY 11222

(917) 941-0151

Email: info@erniemartinstudiotheatre.com

Website: www.erniemartinstudiotheatre.com

10 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Contemporary and classical scene study, sensory exercises, improvisations, character and script analysis. For more info, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

WILLIAM MARTIN

222 W. 83rd St., #4B

New York, NY 10024

Phone/fax: (212) 724-1548 (dial *51 for fax)

Email: WGMartinJr@aol.com

1 student average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Coaching Shakespeare and contemporary audition preparation; acting skills sharpened.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

BOB McANDREW STUDIO

(212) 580-3834

Website: www.bobmcandrew.com

12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Contemporary film and television acting for serious actors. For more info, visit the website.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV)

JODIE LYNNE McCLINTOCK

49-01 39th Ave.

Sunnyside, NY 11104

(718) 476-2590/fax (718) 505-3733

Email: jlmcclintock@hotmail.com

Website: www.jodiemcclintock.com

6 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted only on sample-class day.

Private coaching: monologue selection and polishing (classical and contemporary) for general auditions, grad schools, and overseas programs; sides prep, cold readings, commercial copy, and role rehearsal. Classes: Shakespearean text, soliloquies, scenes, rehearsal and performance.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

PATRICIA McGINNIS

344 W. 89th St.

New York, NY 10024

Phone/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.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

WILLIAM METZO

300 W. 55th St., Apt. 17-S

New York, NY 10019

(212) 956-8294

Email: bill@williammetzo.com

Website: www.williammetzo.com

6 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on auditions, Shakespeare. Private coaching also available. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

HOWARD MEYER'S ACTING PROGRAM IN WESTCHESTER, N.Y.

48 Wheeler Ave.

Pleasantville, NY 10570

(914) 962-8828/fax (914) 245-8562

Email: hmaxial@aol.com

Website: www.hmacting.com

10-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted for advanced class only.

By sessions for beginners and intermediate; ongoing for advanced.

Technique based in Strasberg and Meisner.

Offers work/study program for previously enrolled students.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STEPHEN MICHAELS

107 E. 35th St., Apt. 3A

New York, NY 10016

(212) 684-0630

All levels.

Ongoing.

Private coaching for monologues, auditions, and role work.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

RON MILLKIE

400 W. 43rd St. #22J

New York, NY 10036

(212) 724-2800

Email: rmillkie@aol.com

Website: www.officerdorf.com

7-12 students per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on Meisner-Plus. Also has Saturday afternoon class. Also has three scene nights per year.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ROBERT X. MODICA ACTING STUDIO

Carnegie Hall Studio

881 Seventh Ave., Rm. 809

New York, NY 10019

(212) 245-2089

Email: rxmodica@hotmail.com

Website: www.robertxmodica.com

16-20 students per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Meisner-based classes lead students to develop their talent by participating fully and truthfully in all elements of the work.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

THE ERIC MORRIS SYSTEM

300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504

New York, NY 10036

(212) 726-8380

Average number of students per class depends on the structure of the workshop.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Method-based technique based on the acting book No Acting Please and others by Eric Morris. For more information, visit www.bovaactorsworkshop.com.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

NINA MURANO STUDIO

Classes taught at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44th St., New York, NY.

(212) 946-1262

Email: ninamurano@mac.com

Website: www.ninamurano.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted once.

By sessions.

Meisner-based full training program. Accepts students wanting to continue training.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JOHN CHARLES MURPHY

140 Riverside Blvd., #511

New York, NY 10069

(212) 501-2357

Email: goplayon@yahoo.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing by special permission only.

By sessions.

Movement-based training incorporating classical and contemporary approaches.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE JUNIOR SCHOOL

340 E. 54th St.

New York, NY 10022

(212) 688-3770/fax (212) 906-9051

Website: www.playhousejuniors.com

12-18 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Acting, dance, and voice for young people, ages 6-18. Saturdays.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE

340 E. 54th St.

New York, NY 10022

(212) 688-3770/fax (212) 906-9051

Website: www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org

25 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Two-year full-time program; also six-week summer session. "Where the Meisner Technique was born."

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

RUTH NERKEN

10 W. 66th St., Apt. 12G

New York, NY 10023

(212) 362-5277

Private coaching only.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Private coaching for both on-camera and stage.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

THE NEW ACTORS WORKSHOP

259 W. 30th St., 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 947-1310/fax (212) 947-9729

Email: newactorsw@aol.com

Website: www.newactorsworkshop.com

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

NEW JERSEY YOUTH THEATRE

(formerly Westfield Young Artists' Cooperative Theatre)

656 Westfield Ave.

Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone/fax: (908) 233-3200

Website: www.NJYouthTheatre.org

6-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions (two per year, September-May; students can join anytime until March).

In acting classes, NJYT focuses on technique (improv, character development, etc.) from September through January, then scene study (mostly contemporary, some Shakespeare) and monologue work (age- and level-appropriate) from January through May. Also teaches musical theatre, voice, and dance. Dance and musical theater classes are available.

Sometimes offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching.

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY

100 E. 17th St.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 674-4300/fax (212) 477-1414

Email: film@nyfa.com

Website: www.nyfa.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

All acting for film courses are offered for college credit and range from one-week immersion workshops to one-year courses. Film craft master classes are also included as part of the acting for film program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique, Children/Teens, Comedy/Improv, Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

THE NEW YORK MASK AND CLOWN WORKSHOP

Mailing Address:

69 Sutton St., #1

Brooklyn, NY 11222

(718) 349-0008

Email: arianeanthony@yahoo.com

Website: www.maskandclown.com

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, use of space, and working with the audience.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Multipurpose

DAVID NEWER

312 W. 36th St.

New York, NY 10018

(212) 501-4646

Email: david@davidnewer.com

Website: www.davidnewer.com

11 years in operation.

12-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted for scene study only.

By sessions.

Meisner technique; two-year program. Also offering a scene study class.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

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. Action/reaction. Emotional work. Pantomime, aka space work, etc. Also offers writing classes for actors.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

O'NEILL NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE

305 Great Neck Rd.

Waterford, CT 06385

(860) 443-7139/fax (860) 444-1212

Email: nti@theoneill.org

Website: www.theoneill.org/nti

32 students average per class.

Intermediate level.

Auditing is permitted by appointment.

By sessions.

One-semester, conservatory-level theatre training. Emphasis on ensemble work, deep exposure to a variety of methods, interaction with professionals.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ON CAMERA

Catherine Russell, teacher

Duffy Theater

1627 Broadway (at 50th Street)

New York, NY 10019

(212) 840-3257/fax (212) 921-7928

Email: postarvis@aol.com

Website: www.oncamera-newyork.com

8-12 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

On-camera work on cold readings of monologues and scenes. Three-hour classes; each student works twice every class.

Acting School Category: On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

ON CAMERA...AND OFF, INC. — LARRY CONROY

42 W. 13th St., #4D

New York, NY 10011-7922

(212) 741-1444/fax (212) 366-5688

Email: oncamoff@aol.com

Private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted but free evaluations are offered.

Ongoing.

Meisner-based. Focus, imagery; classical, contemporary. Also voiceovers and radio. Also ear prompter and teleprompter on camera.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

ONE ON ONE PRODUCTION

Marci Phillips, Meghan Rafferty, Paul Schnee, &

David Caparelliotis

126 W. 23 St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 691-6000

Website: www.oneononenyc.com

14 students average per class.

Advanced level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Meet and study with some of NYC's top casting directors for film, TV, and theatre. Private appointments with legit and commercial agents. For the serious actor only. Admission is by audition.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

BRUCE ORNSTEIN ACTING WORKSHOP

(212) 802-4955

Email: info@actingclassnyc.com

Website: www.actingclassnyc.com

12-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Scene study, exercise work, improvisation — all leading toward overall artistic growth.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

GERALDINE PAGE ACADEMY

Timothy Doyle, Angelica Page Torn, Marilyn Sokol

435 W. 22nd St., 1st fl.

New York, N.Y. 10011

(212) 206-7020

Email: duncandoyle@earthlink.net

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By session and ongoing.

Classes focus on contemporary and classical material, along with exercises designed to connect the actor with his creative, "acting" temperament.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY WORKSHOP WITH ERNEST ABUBA

520 Eighth Ave., 3rd fl.

New York, NY 10018

(212) 868-4030/fax (212) 868-4033

Email: panasian@aol.com

Website: www.panasianrep.org

10 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Ten-session fall, spring, and summer workshops in acting and writing with Ernest Abuba.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

CAYMICHAEL PATTEN STUDIO

211 W. 61st St., 6th fl.

New York, NY 10023

Phone/fax: (212) 765-7021

Email: info@cpattenstudio.com

Website: www.cpattenstudio.com

16 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Beginning, intermediate and advanced scene study; auditioning; acting on camera; vocal production; body dynamics. Also private coaching. Admission by interview.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV)

ROBERT PATTERSON STUDIO

170 W. 74th St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 840-1234/fax (212) 595-3765

Email: RPatterson11201@yahoo.com

7 students per class.

Beginning and intermediate levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Intro class and 28-month course. Classical, contemporary.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

PEACHCRAFT ACTORS STUDIO

Kate Kennedy, casting director, artistic director

371 Springfield Ave.

Summit, NJ 07901

(908) 673-1485/fax (973) 215-2792

Email: info@peachcraft.net

Website: www.peachcraft.net

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By session and ongoing.

Courses concentrate on Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler and Kate Kennedy. Private coaching available. Performance media conservatory.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

PEARL THEATRE COMPANY

80 St. Marks Pl.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 505-3401, ext. 21

Email: cevans@pearltheatre.org

Website: www.pearltheatre.org

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Intensive focuses on playing Restoration and 18th-century comedy, scene study, voice and speech, and period movement.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

PERFORMERS CAREER CENTER

249 W. 34th St., Ste. 707

New York, NY 10001

(646) 473-0900

Website: www.vocalstudios.com

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Professional development in performance; emphasis on vocal technique.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Categories: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

MICHAEL PERRECA SONGS & MONOLOGUES CLASS

Classes held at TADA!, 15 W. 28th St., New York, NY

(212) 714-4669

Email: mapbrook@aol.com

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Audition and performance class that combines work on songs and monologues. Alternates weeks working on songs and monologues so students can brush up on overall audition technique; for both actors and singers.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

PIER STUDIOS

Pier 40 Hudson Park River Trust

West Houston Street & Westside Highway

New York, NY 10014

(phone/fax) (646)336-9101

Website: www.pierstudios.com

12 students average per class.

Advanced.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Ongoing.

Physical theater, clown, mask, Lecoq which are all used for character development

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE'S CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

33 Green Village Rd.

PO Box 1295

Madison, NJ 07940

(973) 514-1787/fax (973) 514-2060

Email: info@ptnj.org

Website: www.ptnj.org

14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classes concentrate on scene study, in-depth preparation, and audition techniques. Spring, summer, and fall semesters. Classes for children, teens, and adults. For more information, visit the website.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JACK POGGI, MONOLOGUE COACH

880 W. 181st St., Apt. 4B

New York, NY 10033

(212) 928-6882/cell (646) 418-8933/fax (212) 928-6882

Email: jp.actor@verizon.net

8 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By six-week sessions for groups; ongoing for private coaching.

Emphasis on finding, rehearsing, and performing monologues for auditions. Author of The Monologue Workshop.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STEVE POTFORA

Classes are held on the Upper West Side, Manhattan.

(212) 496-8864

Email: sjpnyc@hotmail.com

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Result-oriented, with clients in almost every show on Broadway. Singing coaching to improve marketability in auditions.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SCOTT POWERS STUDIOS

135 W. 29th St., Ste. 404

New York, NY 10001

(212) 242-4700/fax (212) 242-4768

Email: getworking@scottpowers.com

Website: www.scottpowers.com

6-10 students per class; also one-on-one consultations.

All levels.

Online and sample-class days offered.

By sessions.

Emphasis on professional training by current agents, directors, casting directors, and producers to obtain work in the industry.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

CAROL FOX PRESCOTT: ACTING CLASSES

Classes held at:

Stage Left Studios

438 W. 37th St., Ste. 5-A

New York, NY

Mailing address:

PO Box 89

Lake Hill, NY 12448

(845) 679-5984

Email: cfprescott@hvc.rr.com

Website: www.carolfoxprescott.com

16 students average per class.

All levels.

No auditing, but participation in a single class is encouraged.

Ongoing.

Ages 18 and older. An approach to acting based on breathing awareness and joy.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL

Ryan Clark, arts coordinator

328 W. 48th St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 247-8652/fax (212) 247-7514

Email: rclark1921@aol.com

20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Courses include musical theatre, scene study, voice and diction, movement, playwriting, directing, filmmaking, and theatre history. All classes are taught by Actors Institute instructors.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

PUERTO RICAN TRAVELING THEATRE

Raul Julia Training Unit

1680 Lexington Ave.

New York, NY 10029

(212) 354-1293/(212)427-8835/fax (212) 307-6769

Email: prtt@prtt.org

Website: www.prtt.org

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 theatre and American playwrights. Classes offered free to motivated students from low-income homes, ages 14-25. One $150 materials fee requested.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens.

PULSE ENSEMBLE THEATRE

Alexa Kelly, artistic dir.

266 W. 37th St., 22nd fl.

New York, NY 10018

(212) 695-1596

Website: www.pulseensembletheatre.org

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classes focus on acting technique that includes voice and movement. Playwriting is also offered. See website.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

LOIS RAEBECK

31 Joralemon St.

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 624-8145

Email: Loisraebeck@aol.com

1 student per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Classes concentrate on contemporary and classical scene study and monologues.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

HENRY RAVELO

484 W. 43rd St., #10-C

New York, NY 10036

(212) 695-9101/fax (646) 219-4285

Website: www.ramtalent.com

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

CAROL REYNOLDS/BODY DYNAMICS CLASSES

TSS & Caymichael Patten Studio

New York, NY

(212)288-8380/fax (917) 432-1179

8-16 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

12-session course and private.

Reynolds is founder and director of Body Dynamics, quintessential movement for actors. Private sessions also available

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

PAULA J. RILEY STUDIO

4 Park Ave. #6G

New York, New York 10016

(212)689-4362/fax (212)725-6419

Email: paula@pjrileystudio.com

Website: www.pjrileystudio.com

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

To help the actor achieve the greatest possibility for the existence of nuance through character development

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ADAM ROEBUCK STUDIOS

Midtown location in NYC.

(917) 572-4592

Website: www.ActingMadeSimple.com or

www.SingingMadeSimple.com

Singing instruction, vocal coaching, acting instruction, and audition technique. First class is free.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

CATHERINE RUSSELL

Duffy Theatre

1627 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

(212) 445-1016/fax (212) 445-1015

Email: postarvis@aol.com

One student for private coaching; 5-8 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Private one-on-one coaching and small on-camera acting class.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SARATOGA INTERNATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE (SITI COMPANY)

520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 310

New York, NY 10018

(212) 868-0860/fax (212) 868-0837

Email: inbox@siti.org

Website: www.siti.org

20 students average per class.

Beginning and intermediate levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Suzuki method of actor training; Viewpoints and Composition. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

CARLA SAVOY AT CARLA SAVOY STUDIOS

230 E. 7th St., #5D

New York, NY 10009

(212) 979-5339

Email: ceesavoy@earthlink.net

Website: www.carlasavoystudios.com

4-8 students per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Focus is on character exploration. Play scenes that aren't in the play. Mostly contemporary work.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

KEN SCHATZ ACTOR TRAINING

Mailing Address:

106 Hicks St. #4A

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 625-8372

Email: info@kenschatz.com

Website: www.kenschatz.com

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

LOUIS SCHEEDER

7 Stuyvesant Oval, #9D

New York, NY 10009

(212) 614-9131

Email: LS36@nyu.edu or Louis.Scheeder@nyu.edu

Advanced level.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classes concentrate on Shakespearean and contemporary scene study.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE SCHOOL FOR FILM AND TELEVISION

Professional Division

39 W. 19th St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 645-0030/fax (212) 645-0039

Email: info@sft.edu

Website: www.sft.edu

10-12 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted by interview.

By sessions.

SFT is an NAST-accredited conservatory with a two-year program and a large part-time offering.

Offers work/study program: class and office positions by interview.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS AT THE JCC

JCC on the Palisades

411 East Clinton Ave.

Tenafly, NJ 07670

(201) 569-7900, ext. 315/fax (201) 569-7448

Email: info@jccotp.org

Website: www.jcconthepalisades.org

8-12 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Children and teen divisions offer technique classes and performing workshops, preprofessional and recreational tracks. New York agent and casting directors attend programs for children, teens, and adults several times a year. Also offers instruction in singing and musical-theatre dance.

Work/study can be arranged.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial).

T. SCHREIBER STUDIO

151 W. 26th St., 7th fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 741-0209/fax (212) 741-0948

Email: info@tschreiber.com

Website: www.tschreiber.com

16-18 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Variety of classes offered in acting technique, vocal production, acting for the camera, body dynamics, and auditioning, plus an annual season of full-scale productions showcasing current students and alumni.

Offers work/study program (students must be enrolled for at least three months).

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTER

Attn: Ranjit Souri, NYC Programs

1616 N. Wells St.

Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 475-3563/fax (312) 664-9837

Email: rsouri@secondcity.com

Website: www.secondcity.com

8-16 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Improvisation and sketch comedy.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

JACQUELINE SEGAL

(212) 683-9428

Private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on combining acting tools with intuitive and sensory work and on individual time for each student. One-day workshops are also given. Also teaches scene study.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

LETTY SERRA

15 Charles St., Apt. 12B

New York, NY 10014

(646) 263-8100/fax (212) 633-6834

Email: LSerra8@verizon.net

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing and private coaching.

Adler/Meisner technique. Worked with and for Stella Adler for 20-plus years. Currently coaching at SAG conservatory. Characterization, script analysis, etc., with emphasis on connecting truth and spontaneity.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SHAKESPEARE LAB

The Public Theater

May Adrales

425 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 539-8525

Email: madrales@publictheater.org

Website: www.publictheater.org

14-16 students average per class.

Auditing is not permitted.

Acting intensive in Shakespeare designed to immerse the actor in Shakespeare's plays and language. Classes include acting, monologues, voice and speech, movement, text analysis, teaching, clown work, and stage combat.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY

36 Madison Ave.

Madison, NJ 07940

(973) 408-3278/fax (973) 408-3361

Email: information@shakespearenj.org

Website: www.shakespearenj.org

10-30 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Focus on Shakespeare and other classic works through hands-on performance experience and in-depth classroom training. Eleven-week summer intensive and year-round touring opportunities. EMC points/stipends available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

LYNETTE SHELDON ACTORS STUDIO.

New York City studio:

1 E. 28th St., 3rd fl.

New York phone/fax: (212) 477-0171

Email: ClassInfo@lsactorstudio.com

Website: www.lsactorstudio.com

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Professional actor training for film, TV, and theatre for all levels of actors. Specific training in the Stanislavsky, Adler, Meisner, and Australian techniques, with improvisation. The focus is on teaching comprehensive professional technique through the Stanislavsky exercises with contemporary and classical scene study. Weekend career-building audition intensives and private coaching.

Work/study is offered for a qualified assistant only.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

SUZANNE SHEPHERD

225 W. 86th St.

New York, NY 10024

(212) 873-5324

Email: suzanneshepherd@aol.com

Website: www.AGiftofFire.com

20 students average per class; available for private coaching.

Advanced level.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

An advanced class focusing on how to work on a text and inhabit a character. Featured in chapter of Qualified Acting Coaches by Larry Silverberg.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SANDE SHURIN ACTING STUDIO — TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTING

208 W. 30th St., 7th fl.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 262-6848/fax (212) 563-2275

Email: info@sandeshurin.com

Website: www.sandeshurin.com

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" works with present emotions, utilizing the actor's creative "self" and "essence." No memory recall.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

LARRY SILVERBERG — THE MEISNER INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM

The School for Film and Television

39 W. 19th St., 12th fl.

New York, NY 10011

Email: trueacting@actorscraft.com

Website: 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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE SIMON STUDIO

Roger Hendricks Simon, dir.

PO Box 231469, Ansonia Station

New York, NY 10023

(212) 841-0204/fax (845) 485-7526

Email: rhsstudio@hotmail.com

Website: www.simonstudio.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Professional lab mixes stage with film training and production, classical with contemporary, actors with writers, directors, agents; training and showcase.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

DENISE SIMON

175 W. 92nd St.

New York, NY 10025

(212) 501-2484

Website: www.denisesimonactorsworkshop.com

Private coaching, ages 6 and up. Emphasis on audition coaching as well as business consultation. Group classes available.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

LARRY SINGER STUDIOS

300 W. 43rd St., Ste 500

New York, N.Y. 10036

Mailing address:

160 Wadsworth Ave., #402

New York, N.Y. 10033

(917) 327-5406/fax (212) 740-1736

Email: larrysinger@nyct.net

Website: www.LarrySingerStudios.com

18 students average per class.

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. For more information, visit website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

THE SINGING EXPERIENCE

Linda Amiel Burns, dir.

500 W. 56th St., Ste. 2303

New York, NY 10019

(212) 315-3500

Email: singlab@aol.com

Website: www.singingexperience.com

12-15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is sometimes permitted by special permission; auditors can attend final performance at New York club/cabaret.

By sessions.

Workshop concentrates on performance technique, singing out with confidence, lyric interpretation, and choosing material, all in a nurturing, supportive atmosphere. Private coaching available and cabaret acts prepared and directed.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SUSAN SLAVIN ACTORS & SINGERS ACADEMY AT CARNEGIE HALL

119 W. 57th St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 582-0321

10-20 students per class;

Private coaching and career planning.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Ms. Slavin developed her original technique through her years as an award winning actress, writer, director, producer and author. Learn to be the consummate artist as well as achieve your ultimate career success.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JACQUELINE SOLOTAR

(212) 595-3039

Private coaching; 10 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Acting technique and scene study. Monologues, auditions. Call for interview.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

DEANNA SORENSON

400 E. 59th St., #16H

New York, NY 10022-2368

(212) 759-7619

Individual coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

All sessions specifically tailored for each individual actor. Deanna Sorenson states: "Lee Strasberg taught me for nine and a half years. Lee's genius inspires my technique and style."

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

TOM SOTER — WINGNUT COMEDY STUDIO

Mailing address:

1264 Amsterdam Ave.

New York, NY 10027

Studio address:

78th Street Theatre Lab

236 W. 78th St.

New York, NY 10024

(212) 353-7716

Email: sundaynightimprov@earthlink.net

Website: www.tomsoter.com

5-10 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Classes concentrate on characters and scene work. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

BARBARA SPIEGEL THEATRE WORKSHOPS

500 W. 43rd St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 465-9477/fax (212) 465-9497

Private coaching.

All levels.

All areas and methods, including classical and contemporary, are covered. There will be sessions of group classes taught periodically.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ALICE SPIVAK

c/o Three of Us Studios

39 W. 19th St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 924-0561

22 students average per class.

Advanced level.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions. Teaches only in the fall and winter.

Stanislavsky technique, scene study.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STARS THEATRE ACADEMY

51 Mount Bethel Rd.

Warren, NJ 07059

(908) 755-3400/fax (908) 755-3507

Email: info@starstheatre.com

Website: www.starstheatre.org

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Classes for ages 4 to adult. Offers private lessons in voice, acting, and musical instruments. Also offers summer camp and birthday parties.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

TRUDY STEIBL

Mailing address:

210 E. 31st St.

New York, NY 10016

(917) 415-7710/ (212) 689-6349/fax (212) 689-6349

Email: trudysteibl@aol.com

All levels.

Teaches privately and at HB Studio to give the performer a craft to land the job.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

JEFFREY D. STOCKER — FILM ACTING STUDIO

90 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1H

New York, NY 10016

(212) 725-3437

Email: STUDIO-90-LEXS@prodigy.net

Website: www.filmactingstudio.com

Private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

On-camera, monologues, scene study, audition/pre-shoot coaching, career consultation, reader's theatre workshop (a production showcase to which casting directors and agents are invited). Original cold reading technique for stage and film.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (TV/Film/Commercial)

MARK STOLZENBERG

Pierrot Productions

210 W. 89th St., Ste. 4E, Box 92

New York, NY 10024

(212) 877-2219/fax (212) 874-3078

Email: stolzfun@earthlink.net

Website: www.actingclassforfilm.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions (12 in all).

Film and camera technique: monologues, scenes, improvs. Audition technique. Agent night and screening. For more information, see the website.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

MICHAEL STORCK

PO Box 657

New York, NY 10101

(212) 982-9091

8 students average per class; private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is sometimes permitted.

10-session classes; ongoing coaching.

Film acting with emphasis on shooting a complete scene.

Acting School Category: On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JOHN STRASBERG STUDIOS

An International Center for Creativity and Theater Arts Research

Mailing address:

555 8th Ave. #403

New York, NY 10018

Phone/fax: (646) 435-7867

Email: info14@johnstrasbergstudios.org

Website: www.johnstrasbergstudios.org

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE LEE STRASBERG THEATRE AND FILM INSTITUTE

115 E. 15th St.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 533-5500/fax (212) 473-1727

Website: www.newyork-strasberg.com

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Two-year certificate program; full- or part-time introductory program. Method acting and voice, singing, dance, movement, and film and TV.

Offers limited work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

STRIKE ANYWHERE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE

PO Box 2396, Times Square Station

New York, NY 10108

(212) 875-7476

Website: www.strikeanywhere.info

10-25 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Strike Anywhere offers master classes to professional performers in Lecoq technique, mask work, puppetry, improvisation, and multidisciplinary techniques. Participants work alongside SA ensemble members in the classes. For more information, visit website.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Multipurpose

TADA! YOUTH THEATER

15 W. 28th St., 3rd fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 252-1619, ext. 13 or ext. 18

Fax (212) 252-8763

Email: tada@tadatheater.com

Website: www.tadatheater.com

20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

One of the NYC's best known youth theatres, TADA! offers musical theatre skills, acting, and creative dramatics classes for all ages. Performing opportunities and school vacation programs.

Does offer need-based scholarships.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

TAKE AFTER TAKE/DENNIS SAKAMOTO

NYC workshops held at Actors Connection.

Mailing address:

Dennis Sakamoto

468 North Camden Dr., Ste. 285H

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

(310) 601-3088

Email: dennis@takeaftertake.com

Website: www.TakeAfterTake.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

How to do emotional performance on camera repeatedly take after take and hit your marks and match actions for continuity.

Acting School Category: On Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

MARC TASLIT/ACTING OPERA

(727) 859-4599/fax (727) 376-3844

Email: marctaslit@verizon.net

Website: www.actingopera.com

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Classes for actors and singer-actors. All classes emphasize cold readings and text-memorization exercises. Classes for singers include opera, musical theatre, oratorio, and art song repertoire.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

TEEN STUDIO THEATRE INSTITUTE

A program of Youth Theatre of New Jersey in residence at Hunter College, CUNY

Mailing address:

23 Tomahawk Trail

Sparta, NJ 07871

(201) 415-5329 (cell) or (212) 258-2110 (evenings)

Fax: (973) 729-3654

Email: youththeatreallyn@yahoo.com

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

This intensive, multidisciplinary teen theatre program focuses on training the whole actor through a variety of classes in movement, voice, acting, and musical theatre. Teens, ages 12-18.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SHERRY TEITELBAUM

215 W. 90th St., Apt. 2G

New York, NY 10024

(212) 873-5987/fax (212) 873-4424

1 student per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Eclectic approach combining Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and Shakespeare & Co. techniques to prepare for auditions and develop one-person shows.

Acting School Technique: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

PENNY TEMPLETON STUDIO

261 W. 35th St., Ste. 304

New York, NY 10001

(212) 643-2614/fax (212) 643-2615

Email: pts158@pennytempletonstudio.com

Website: www.pennytempletonstudio.com

15 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Classes emphasize strong technique for both theatre and film. Hank Schob also teaches basic technique on camera.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

TSI/THE THEATRE-STUDIO INC.

750 Eighth Ave., Ste. 200

New York, NY 10036

(212) 719-0500, ext. 3/fax (212) 719-0537

Email: arayche@attglobal.net

Website: www.theatrestudioinc.org

12 students maximum per class.

Auditing is not permitted.

Acting and scene study by audition only.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

CAROLINE THOMAS' TOTAL THEATRE LAB

Office:

118 W. 79th St., Ste. 12A

New York, NY 10024

(212) 799-4224/fax (212) 595-9770

Email: cttheatre@nyc.rr.com

Website: www.totaltheatrelab.com

12 students average per class.

Intermediate level.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Individual and group classes, focusing on Meisner method techniques that bring monologues and scenes to life.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

CARTER THOR STUDIO EAST

Business office:

438 Center Rd.

Middlesex, VT 05602

(917) 208-3877

Email: info@thoreast.com

Website: www.thoreast.com and www.carterthor.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted for a fee.

Ongoing.

Acting-for-film scene study classes. See websites for more information.

Offers a limited work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

TITUS THEATER

Titus Walker, coach

Classes held at:

Times Square Theatre Arts Center

300 W. 43rd St., 5th fl., Theatre Studio 508

New York, NY

(212) 642-8261

Email: blkbroadway@yahoo.com

12 students average per class.

Beginner and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted by appointment.

Ongoing.

Titus Walker technique. Educational, social, and black theatre expertise.

Offers work/study program for severe hardships.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

TOM TODOROFF STUDIO

302 W. 37th St., 6th fl.

New York, N.Y. 10036

(212) 362-8141

Mailing address:

2800 Neilson Way, #911

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Email: info@actnowevents.com

Website: www.actnowevents.com

40 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

L.A. acting coach's monthly intensive workshops concentrate on building performance skills as well as the performers themselves. For more information, visit the website.

Offers a work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

OLINDA TURTURRO ACTING STUDIO

Studios in Manhattan and Montclair, N.J.

(212) 712-8608

Email: olintur@yahoo.com

Website: www.olindaturturroactingstudio.com

4-8 students per class (with two instructors per class, Olinda Turturro and Enzo Carlino); also private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on film and television. Meisner- and improvisation-based. Highly personalized and customized teaching. By invitation only. For more information, visit the website.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

TVI ACTORS STUDIO

165 W. 46th St., 5th fl.

New York, NY 10036

Also has locations in Los Angeles and Chicago.

(212) 302-1900/fax (212) 302-1926

Email: admissions@tvistudios.com

Website: www.tvistudios.com

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted in some classes.

By sessions and ongoing.

Course content covers cold reading and audition technique, acting in feature films, sitcoms, theatre, improv, prime-time and daytime TV, voiceovers, and commercials.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

UJAMAA BLACK THEATER SCHOOL

Titus Walker, coach

Classes held at:

Times Square Theatre Arts Center

300 W. 43rd St., 6th fl., Theatre Studio 608

New York, NY

Mailing address:

PO Box 4383, Grand Central Station

New York, NY 10163

(212) 642-8261

Email: blkbroadway@yahoo.com

12 students average per class.

Beginner and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

African-American theatre expertise.

Offers work/study program for severe hardships.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

KIMBERLY VAUGHN PERFORMANCE STUDIO

(212) 340-9598

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Teacher, director, and Tony Award nominated Broadway producer; coaching for Broadway musical performance audition technique, film/TV audition sides, and cabaret development and performance. Workshops and master classes with widely known industry casting directors, agents, composers, and directors.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

ALBERTO VAZQUEZ ACTING WORKSHOP

14 E. 28th St., #616

New York, N.Y. 10016-7457

(917) 331-3850

10 students per class

All levels.

Auditing is permitting for a $15 fee.

Ongoing.

Training actors to find their technique, relaxation, and confidence to audition and book jobs. Offers showcases.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

VOICEOVERS UNLIMITED

123 W. 18th St., 7th fl.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 675-3240/ (917) 363-9877

Fax: (212) 627-2838

Email: voiceover@vitacorp.net

Website: www.voiceoversunlimited.com

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Commercial)

VOICETHEATRE

Shauna Kanter, artistic dir.

Mailing address:

219 Avenue B # 3B

New York, New York 10009

Studio:

Actors Movement

302 W. 37th St. 6th fl.

New York, New York 10018

(212) 201-9337

Email: voicetheatre@gmail.com

Website: www.voicetheatre.com

Limited to 15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Classes taught by Shauna Kanter. A fusion of the best acting techniques and tools of acting. From scene study, technique, and monologue coaching to full productions for the public.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

THOMAS G. WAITES SCHOOL OF ACTING

235 E. 95th St., #3E

New York, NY 10128

(646) 215-8722

Email: TW90876@aol.com

15-20 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Focus is on the classic and performance.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

JACK WALTZER ACTING WORKSHOPS

5 Minetta St., Apt. 2B

New York, NY 10012

(212) 473-7056/fax (212) 840-1234

Email: info@jackwaltzer.com

Website: www.jackwaltzer.com

Private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Private coaching for specific roles; technical training; auditions for film, TV, theatre; script breakdown; cold readings.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

WARD ACTING STUDIO

145 W. 28th St., Ste. 8F

New York, NY 10001

(212) 239-1456

Email: wardactingstudio@yahoo.com

Website: www.wardstudio.com

12 students average per class.

All levels.

By sessions.

One-year Meisner training followed by an intensive audition preparation/career mentoring course and advanced performance workshops. One-year repertory company program. Also six week intensive.

Offers work/study program.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

KERRY WATTERSON

c/o New Perspectives Theatre

456 W. 37 St. (at Tenth Ave.)

New York, NY 10018

(347) 665-3599

Email: kerrywattersoncasting@gmail.com

1 student average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Private coaching with a professional teacher/casting director.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Comedy/Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

WEIST-BARRON ACTING FOR TELEVISION & FILM

Valerie Adami, dir.

35 W. 45th St., 6th fl.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 840-7025

Email: weistbarron@earthlink.net

Website: www.weistbarron.com

10 students average per class.

All levels plus showcase programs.

Auditing is permitted and free.

By sessions.

Prepares actors for the real world of on-camera casting and performance. Weist-Barron states, "Whatever your technique, the camera is the great equalizer."

Offers work/study program for camera operators for on-camera scene classes.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens (also classes for toddlers); Improv; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial; also includes voiceovers)

KAREN PORTER WHITE

410 E. 6th St., #16B

New York, NY 10009

(646) 265-3767/fax (212) 677-8134

Email: KPWsdt@yahoo.com

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Michael Shurtleff's only authorized "audition guideposts" instructor in New York.

Offers work/study program (once per session to class secretary).

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

WICKHAM VOCAL STUDIOS

249 W. 34th St., Ste. 707

New York, NY 10001

(646) 473-0900/fax (646) 473-2005

Website: www.vocalstudios.com

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

The program is geared toward developing a solid acting technique in vocalists.

Offers work/study program (office work).

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

JOHN WINDSOR-CUNNINGHAM

433 W. 34th St. #2E

New York, NY 10001

(347) 633-0398

Email: J@actorclub.fsnet.co.uk

Website: www.actorclub.co.uk

12 average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted if class agrees.

Ongoing scene study workshops on Shakespeare and modern British plays.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

FLORENCE WINSTON

(212) 541-7600

Private coaching and small groups.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Performances for public grow out of classes. Contemporary and classical, dialects, building repertoire roles. Teaching style is a blend of Stanislavsky, Carnovsky, Meisner, and Stella Adler.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LYNN WINTERS' STUDIO OF ACTING AND VOICE

PO Box 369, Village Station

New York, NY 10014

(212) 636-9829

12 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Winters' technique is a legit stage acting technique based on Stanislavsky principles.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

WITCOVER ACTING STUDIO

Walt Witcover

40 W. 22nd St.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 691-4367/fax (212) 989-7274

Email: walt@witcover.com

Website: www.witcover.org

1 student per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Structured, practical training and coaching. Author of Living on Stage — Acting From the Inside Out: A Practical Process. Special attention given to the actor-singer with the "seven-step sonnet solution" for verse and song.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

ALAN WYNROTH

61 Morton St.

New York, NY 10014

Phone/fax: (212) 675-9267

Email: awynroth@aol.com

1 student per class.

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. Rehearsal and performance technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

NATASHA YANNACANEDO

of The N.Y. Acting Company

Columbus Circle Station

PO Box 20846

New York, NY 10023

(646) 391-6136

Email: Natasha@nyactingcompany.com

Website: www.nyactingcompany.com

One student average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Private coaching offered in both contemporary and classical work. See www.nyactingcompany.com for acting philosophy.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial)

SHANE ANN YOUNTS

(212) 877-2567

Website: www.shaneannyounts.com

Voice and speech for actors; complete program to develop and train the actor's voice. Advanced classes include Shakespeare — scanning and verse speaking.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

DAVID ZEMA ENTERPRISES, INC.

Voice of Success Programs

135 W. 26th St., #200, 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 675-4978/fax (212) 675-6065

Email: davidzema@aol.com

Website: www.davidzema.com

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, and documentaries.

Offers work/study program

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

GREG ZITTEL

At the Independent Studio School of Acting

Mailing address:

49 Grove St., #6E

New York, NY 10014

Studio address:

52-A W. 8th St.

New York, NY

(212) 929-6192/fax (212) 243-2002

Email: greg49@aol.com

Website: www.theindependent.org

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Classes concentrate on the individual's character as basis for improvisation. Working honestly from oneself is the basis for creativity in the capable actor. The class enables the student in all styles. The center is improvisation with a focus on the actor's view of life.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STEWART J. ZULLY

(212) 288-2976

Email: zully10028@aol.com

1 student per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Emphasis on business advice, monologue work, and acting technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Children/Teens; Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

CAREER COACHES/COUNSELORS

SUE PORTER HENDERSON

Career Counselor

360 E. 65th St., Ste. 15-E

New York, NY 10065

(212) 472-2292/fax (212) 472-5999

Email: staff@hendersonenterprises.com

Website: www.hendersonenterprises.com

All levels.

Teaches actors the business of acting, so they may better promote their career and pursue it to the highest level. Helps avoid many pitfalls and the unnecessary waste of time and money. Offers what most others do not. Available by phone for follow-up questions at no additional cost.

JANICE HOFFMAN

Career and Lifestyle Coaching

(917) 208-0779

Website: www.successissweetest.com

6 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Private coaching and workshops are set up to elicit the client's best work by designing better goals, breaking through inertia, and developing new and creative ways of doing things. Offers annual "success grants."

MONDAY MORNING PRODUCTIONS

Email: Jason@mondaymorningproductions.com

Career counseling for young actors/singers and those new to New York City. Audition and interview preparation, mailing strategies, and more.

BRIAN O'NEIL

322 E. 89th St., #1B

New York, NY 10128

Phone/fax: (212) 369-3814

Website: www.actingasabusiness.com

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.

TAM, THE ACTOR'S MARKET

730 Fifth Ave, 9th fl.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 595-9001

Email: info@actorsmarket.com

Website: www.theactorsmarket.com

Private coaching.

All levels.

Ongoing.

TAM is a marketing firm for actors that includes: Marketing packages; career coaching; monologue coaching, commercial prepping, and image consulting among its many services. Also produces "networking" marathon seminars in New York City and Los Angeles.

UNSTOPPABLE ARTISTS BUSINESS SCHOOL

Instructors: Monroe Mann, founder and president; Greg Limi; Tracy Ransome; J.P. Richards (in Toronto.

Email: info@unstoppableartists.com

Website: www.unstoppableartists.com

(888) YSTARDOM

All levels.

Mission: To teach working artists how to get to the next level by showing them how to make their own opportunities and how to create their own breaks through attitude and business sense. Curriculum is based on the following books by Monroe Mann: The Theatrical Juggernaut, Battle Cries for the Underdog, and Operation: Stardom (2006).

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