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The following is a list of New York area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized alphabetically. Those asterisked (*) were contacted, but did not respond by press time; they were accurate as of January, 2003.

We've tried to include as many as possible.

Entries are divided into six categories: Acting Technique, Children/ Teens, Comedy/Improv, Monologue/ Audition/Coaching, Multipurpose, and On-Camera (Film/TV/Commercial). For alphabetical listing by category, see the Quick Reference Chart on page A17.

Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: (a) name of school, (b) address, (c) phone number, (d) number of years experience or in operation, (e) average number of students in the class, (f) whether beginners, intermediate, or advanced students are taught, (g) if auditing is permitted, (h) whether classes are ongoing or by sessions, (i) any special emphasis used in classes or coaching, and (j) if offered, work/study programs are indicated. Descriptions of the class, school, or coaching are provided by the instructor. Editing of listings is at the discretion of Back Stage.

If any schools or names have been omitted, contact B.L. Rice in writing c/o Back Stage, 770 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003, so that we may include you in our next listing.

*ABRONS ARTS CENTER

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT THEATER PROGRAM

466 Grand St.

New York, NY 10002

(212) 598-0400/fax (212) 388-1418

Email: HSSTheater@aol.com

Website: www.HenryStreet.org

109 years in operation.

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

American method acting and other techniques to develop actors for a culturally diverse theatre.

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

ACTeen–Acting for Teens

35 W. 45 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 391-5915/fax (212) 768-8918

Email: rita@acteen.com

Website: www.acteen.com

25 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Film, television, and theatre conservatory for teens (ages 13-20) See website www.acteen.com

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

ACTING CREATIVELY WITH KERRY LEA

122 W. 26 St., 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10001

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

Email: ActingCreatively@aol.com

Website: www.ActingCreatively.com

5 years in operation/of experience.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

No auditing permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Creative, inspiring classes for kids and teens. Visit website for more info.

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

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