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 2006 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) number of years of experience or in operation, (f) average number of students per class, (g) whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught, (h) whether auditing is permitted, (i) whether classes are ongoing or by sessions, (j) any special emphasis used in classes or coaching, (k) whether a work/study program is offered, and (l) 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, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003, so that we may include you in our next list.