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New York City Acting Schools and Coaches

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.

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

ANTHONY ABESON STUDIO

411 W. 50th St.

New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 581-4471

Fax: (570) 296-6812

Website: www.anthonyabeson.com

Intermediate and advanced levels.

15 students per class.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Goal of classes: Doing work that gets work. Minimum of sitting and listening, mostly doing/experiencing. Attention to currently casting sides, individual casting concerns, monologues, improvisation, and scene study.

Work study program offered.

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

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, improv, 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 pres.

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

6-12 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- the-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-hr 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

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

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

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.

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 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

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