Where to Study

The following is a listing of New York area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized in alphabetical order. Also included are a few British listings. See the quick reference chart at the end of this list. We've tried to include as many as possible. The entries are divided into six categories: Acting Technique, Children/Teens, Comedy/Improv, Monologue/Audition/Coaching, Multipurpose, and On-Camera (Film/TV/Commerical). Each entry contains the following information, if applicable: name of school, address, phone number, number of years experience or in operation, average number of students in the class, whether beginners, intermediate, or advanced students are taught, if auditing is permitted, whether classes are ongoing or by sessions, and any special emphasis used in classes or coaching. Editing of listings are 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, 6th floor, New York, NY 10003, so that we may include you in our next listing.

ACTeen

c/o Rita Litton, dir.

at Weist-Barron Studios

35 W. 45 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 391-5915

Website: www.acteen.com

20 years in operation.

6-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions; year-round and summer academy.

Film (including film directing), television, commercials, improvisation, auditioning, musical theatre, movement, Shakespeare, speech, voice, stage combat, script writing, monologues, agent & casting director showcases, private coaching, specialized for ages 13-20.

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

ACTING CREATIVELY WITH KERRY LEA

128 St. Marks Pl., Ste. A

New York, NY 10009

(212) 228-8217

Email: ActingCreatively@yahoo.com

Website: www.ActingCreatively.com

6 years of teaching experience (Kerry Lea).

One year in operation (Acting Creatively).

12 students average per class.

All levels.

No auditing permitted.

Classes by sessions.

Fun, creative acting classes for kids & teens based on improvisation, second character development with focuses on everything from theatre to commercials. Agent showcases included.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

ACTING FOR CAMERA

Maria Greco, Tony Greco

The Film Center Building

630 9th Ave., Suite 702

New York, NY 10036

(212) 247-2011

28 years in operation.

10 students or less per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted by arrangement.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Special emphasis in classes on cold reading.

Commercials, films, soaps, audition techniques.

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

ACTING MANAGEMENT INC.

140 W. 22 St., 4th floor

New York, NY 10011

(212) 989-8709

10 years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

On-camera and audition technique for commercial, soaps, film, and theatre.

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

THE ACTING PLACE

Loukas Skipitaris, dir.

32-15 38 St. (near Kaufman-Astoria Studios)

Astoria, NY 11103

(718) 721-7610

Email: ActStudio@aol.com

22 years in operation.

One-on-one and classes of no more than ten actors.

All levels.

An ongoing acting workshop.

Acceptance and enrollment only after free interview.

"The Core of the Creative Center" approach to acting.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

THE ACTING STUDIO, INC.

29 E. 19 St., 4th floor

New York, NY 10003

(212) 228-2700

James Price, John Grabowski

15 years in operation.

12-16 students average per class.

All levels.

Conditional auditing is permitted.

Both term sessions and on-going.

Creative self-expression following theories and practices of Meisner and Stanislavsky. Classes and workshops in acting, directing, auditioning, voice, movement, Alexander Technique, Shakespeare, and performance experience, in association with Chelsea Repertory Co. and Chelsea Repertory Lab.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ACTING TRAINING WITH KATHRYN ROSSETTER

325 W. 45 St., # 207

New York, NY 10036

(212) 946-5135/fax (212) 262-6612

Email: NYKass@aol.com

5 years in operation.

10 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Private coaching available.

Classes consist of technique and scene study combining Meisner and Strasberg. Students receive intense individual attention preparing them for work in all areas of theatre, film & TV. Also a specialist in teaching stand-up comics to act.

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

ACTION THEATRE

CONSERVATORY

68 Union Ave.

Clifton, NJ 07011

(973) 772-6998

Fax: (973) 772-7684

8 years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Acting, musical theatre, dance, and improvisation.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ACTORS ADVENT LTD.

Esther Brandice, dir.

212 W. 29 St.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 627-0854/fax (212) 627-0638

26th year in operation.

10 students maximum per workshop.

All levels—contemporary through classics.

Auditing is permitted-appointment necessary.

Ongoing.

Audition material and stage technique.

On-camera/commercials/soap.

Professional and career guidelines.

Private coaching available.

Free brochure upon request.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ACTORS AND WRITERS LAB

Diane Shalet, dir., published author ("Grief in a Sunny Climate," St. Martin's Press), and teaching associate of the late Robert "Bobby" Lewis (20 yrs.).

(212) 245-8411

Email: shalet@dellnet.com

25 years in operation/experience.

15-20 students average per class.

All levels.

No auditing permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Actors Workshop: Technique, scene study; Writers Workshop: Acting technique for novelists, playwrights, and screenwriters. Interactive workshop for actors and writers: Ongoing workshop to create and develop material.

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

THE ACTORS CENTER

12 W. 27 St., Suite 1700

New York, NY 10001

(212) 447-6309

4 years in operation.

Classes limited to 12 students per class.

Intermediate and advanced level students.

Auditing is not permitted.

Admission by audition only.

Classes offered by session, with both classical and contemporary emphases.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ACTORS CONNECTION

Lisa Gold, owner & president

Tony Nation, operations mgr.

630 9th Ave., Suite 1410

New York, NY 10036

(212) 977-6666

Email: info@ActorsConnection.com

Website: www.actorsconnection.com

11 years in operation.

18-22 actors per seminar.

Intermediate and advanced levels for seminars and classes.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing (classes) and by sessions (seminars).

Free consultation.

Trained actors network with casting directors and agents, as well as fellow actors. Monologues, scenes, songs, and/or commercial copy is presented in varied settings; one on one, or groups.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ACTORS CONSERVATORY

Elaine Aiken, Lily Lodge, Dirs.

750 8th Ave., Studio 400-401

New York, NY 10036

(212) 764-0543

Fax: (212) 580-5021

16 years in operation.

8-18 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Development of the actor with sense memory techniques.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ACTOR'S CREATIVE

EXPERIENCE, Ltd.

PO Box 834

or 39 Hudson Ave.

Nyack, NY 10960

(914) 348-3915

Fax: (914) 348-3914

8 years in operation (5 in LA and 3 in NY).

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and Ongoing.

Emphasis is on small supportive classes where students work in each class. Top professional faculty from N.Y.C. Classes available for all levels, beginner through advanced, children, teens, and adults. Faculty includes agents and casting directors from N.Y.C. for on-camera dept.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ACTORS GESTALT WITH RICHARD ZANE ROSS

324 E. 85 St.

New York, NY 10028

(212) 794-8983/fax (212) 517-3654 (call before faxing)

Email: gestaltkid@worldnet.att.net

20 years experience.

8 students average per "Intensives" class

Beginners and advanced.

12 students average per "Audition Cold" class

Ongoing and by sessions (workshops)

"Intensives": Character development through "Pathological Expressive Gesture" and "Experimental Awareness" techniques, to free and heighten creative instinct and authenticity of emotional range, via monologue and scene work. Coaching: As above with additional focus on emotional and physical resistance. Also audition monologues. "Audition Cold": Simplified, but specific "Cold Reading" technique.

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

THE ACTORS INSTITUTE

159 W. 25th St., 9th floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 924-8888

Fax: (212) 627-5045

Email: taires@concentric.net

Over 20 years in operation,

TAI began as a result of its core program, The Mastery.

12 students average per class.

No more than 15 students per group.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted by appointment, free of charge.

By sessions and ongoing.

Strong emphasis on combining physicality with text work and practical application of all facets of the artistic framework from scene study to audition technique. Classical and contemporary work introduced through new approaches. Career coaching and developmental skills stressed.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ACTORS LOFT SEMINARS

(212) 358-5003

Limited to 10-12 students per class.

All levels.

One-day audition seminars with casting directors and agents for film/TV, commercials, and musical theatre.

Also soap audition class with NY soap agent. How soap auditions differ from film. Take this class and experience the difference while this agent works with you. Runs periodically.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ACTORS MOVEMENT STUDIO

PO Box 1098

New York, NY 10018

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

Email: actmost@erols.com

20 years in operation

18 students average per class

Beginners and Intermediate

Comprehensive training in he actor's physical process. Advanced projects in Victorian, Restoration, and Elizabethan styles.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique.

ACTORTEC

Ken Schatz, Artistic Dir.

106 Hicks St. #4A

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 625-8372

Email: info@actortec.com

Website: www.actortec.com

2 years in operation.

Class size varies

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Comprehensive personal coaching for professional actors; project coaching and group classes for acting technique, text, scene study, monologue and audition prep, voice, speech, and dialects, movement, mask technique, and physical character work. Call for information and class schedules..

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

ACTORS THEATRE WORKSHOP, INC.

Thurman E. Scott, Artistic Director and Founder

145 W. 28 St.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 947-1386

Over 25 years in operation.

All levels.

By sessions.

Professional acting technique with an emphasis on development of the imagination and leading to the creation of original work.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ACTORS TRAINING INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 2096

91 Monmouth St.

Red Bank, NJ 07701

(732) 219-0055/fax (732) 219-0098

11 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Stanislavsky, Meisner, Method, audition, and monologue techniques, radio/TV voice-over techniques, foreign dialects.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ALISON ADLER

(212) 252-3704

11 years in operation

All levels

By session

My coaching technique is based on the Stella Adler technique (Stanislavsky method).

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STELLA ADLER CONSERVATORY OF ACTING

419 Lafayette St., 6th floor

New York, NY 10003-7033

(212) 260-0525/ (800) 270-6775

Fax: (212) 260-8944

Website: www.stellaadler.com

Email: sadler@idt.net

49 years in operation.

14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Focus on acclaimed Stella Adler technique of acting.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

GLENN ALTERMAN'S

CREATING & PERFORMING YOUR

OWN MONOLOGUES

(212) 769-7928

Website: www.glenalterman.com

8 years teaching experience.

One-on-one only.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted. Now also audition/monologue coaching.

Sessions prearranged.

For actors wishing to create and perform their own monologues for auditions, performance art, one-person shows, and classroom work, taught by the author of "Creating Your Own Monologue," Allworth Press, 1999; "Street Talk (Original Character Monologues for Actors)," "Two Minutes and Under," "100 Acting Jobs for Actors," "Promoting Your Acting Career,", and others.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

AMARANTH STUDIO

Pamela Childs, Director

164 Lake St.

Englewood, NJ 07631

(201) 871-7155/fax (201) 871-7154

14 years in operation.

Private coaching and small workshops.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Special Method acting, speech, improv, scene study, monologues, commercials, soaps, videotaping, audition preparation, image consulting.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF

DRAMATIC ARTS

120 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10016

(212) 686-0620/fax (212) 696-1284

Website: www.aada.org

Email: admissions-ny@aada.org

115 years in operation (founded 1884).

Never more than 16 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

The Academy offers comprehensive conservatory training for professional careers. In addition to the accredited full-time program, there are part-time Saturday and evening classes and summer school.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

AMERICAN COMEDY

INSTITUTE

1600 Broadway, Room 614

New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-5555/fax (212) 247-5568

Website: www.comedyINSTITUTE.com

12 years in operation.

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Both ongoing, by sessions, and a one-year program.

Classes include writing and performing stand-up comedy, improvisation, sitcom writing, sitcom audition technique, sketch comedy writing and performing, commercial audition technique, and acting. Private coaching available with Stephen Rosenfield.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

AMERICAN COMEDY

INSTITUTE ONE-YEAR

PROGRAM

1600 Broadway, Room 614

New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-5555/fax (212) 247-5568

Website: www.comedyINSTITUTE.com

2 years in operation.

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

27 instructional weeks, a one-year comprehensive program in comedy.

Comprehensive program in writing and performing stand-up comedy, on-camera acting, sitcom audition class, acting through improv, fundamentals of acting, commercial audition technique, improv, and sketch comedy writing and performing.

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 years in operation

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Classical especially First Folio Technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

AMERICAN MIME THEATRE

61 Fourth Ave., 2nd floor

New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-1710

Website: www.americanmime.org.

Email: AmMime@aol.com

Paul J. Curtis, director

C.J. Barbour, asst. dir.

48 years in operation.

15-20 students average per class.

All levels plus a company trainee program.

Auditing: A prerequisite to studying followed by an interview.

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 MUSIC AND

DRAMATIC ACADEMY (AMDA)

2109 Broadway

New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-5300/fax (212) 799-4623

Website: www.amda.edu

35 years in operation

20 students average per class

Intermediate level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

AMDA offers two programs of study in a conservatory setting. Integrated program offers training in singing, acting, and dance; the sutdio program trains students in acting for stage, film, and TV.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

AMNESIA WARS IMPROVISATION: CLASSES

c/o Rob Reese

454 W. 49 St., 4B

New York, NY 10019

(917) 752-0657

Website: www.amnesiawars.com

Email: classes@amnesiawars.com

Four years in operation in Chicago; two in New York.

12 students average in a class; 16 maximum.

All levels; first two levels prequisite for advanced.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions. Next session begins Feb 1st.

Longform (Chicago style) improvisation, techniques, and styles. Focus on scenework (also good for non-improv actors) and structures (also good for non-longform improvisers).

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

AMNESIA WARS IMPROVISATION:

PERFORMANCE LAB

C/o Rob Reese

454 W. 49 St., #4B

New York, NY 10019

(917) 752-0657

The Lab itself takes place on Monday nights 7-10PM

At the Parkside Lounge, 317-E Houston, NYC.

18 students per class

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing: The lab includes a public performance free to the public (potential lab

Members can audit by attending).

Ongoing.

The Lab is a kind of "missing link" between the class/rehearsal room and the full produced show.

A kind of "improv semi-open mike," the A.W. Lab allows selected, experienced New York improviser to play with various longform improvisational elements and sturctures under the guidance of the A.W. director and company members.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY ACTING SCHOOL

453 W. 16 St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 691-5919

Website: www.atlantictheater.com

12 years in operation.

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted: $20 fee.

By sessions.

Teaches the Practial Aethetics Technique, developed by David Mamet and William H. Macy ("Fargo"), and outlined in "A Practical Handbook for the Actor." We emphasize clarity through script analysis and moment to moment work.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

RON AUGUST

516 E. 83rd St.

New York, NY 10028

(212) 861-4528

20 years teaching experience.

10-15 students average per class.

Advanced levels.

Auditing by permission.

By Sessions and Ongoing.

What one thing can stop you as an actor or your true self is fear. Learn to listen, listen to learn. Acting simply through hard work. Know your line and show up on time for class.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

THE MARJORIE BALLENTINE

STUDIO

236 W. 78th St.

New York, NY 10024

(212) 501-7436

Fax: (212) 861-9480

Email: stella@idt.net

10 years plus experience.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing permitted, by appointment only.

By sessions.

Two classes offered this year: Script Interpretation and Advanced Scene Study. Script Interpretation teaches the ability to break down and analyze a script and then bring the playwright's ideas into actual stage work. Highly recommended. Advanced Scene Study will blend general scene study work and learning to take direction with advanced technique and character work. Offered only to students already possessing a basis in technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

BOB BARRON

WEIST-BARRON ACTING

FOR TELEVISION/FILM/THEATRE

35 W. 45 St., 6th floor

New York, NY 10036

(212) 840-7025

45 years in operation; first on-camera acting school in the nation.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

By sessions.

Auditing is permitted.

TV commercials (basic & advanced), soap/film/prime-time, theatre, acting technique and scene study, cold readings, monologues, voice-over, showcase opportunities. Separate casting division.

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

THE BARROW GROUP

PO Box 5112

New York, NY 10185

(212) 501-2545/fax (212) 253-1909

Website: barrowgroup@earthlink.net

14 years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

The Barrow Group technique focuses on maximizing natural behavior and spontaneity onstage.

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

NANCY BARRY

PO Box 1384

New York, NY 10023

(212) 642-5396/fax (718) 545-3798

Email: nsbmta@yahoo.com

One student average per class.

Private audition coaching with specialty in finding suitable songs and monologues to build audition portfolio.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ELINOR BASESCU STUDIO

529 W. 42nd St., 8D

New York, NY 10036

(212) 868-1278

Almost 18 years in this studio, 4 in another. Other previous teaching experience at New School, etc.

Private 1-3.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

All of my ongoing students explore classical and contemporary roles unless they are seeking my help for particular assignments.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

JOHN BASIL

American Globe Theatre Conservatory

145 W. 46 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 869-9809

16 years of teaching experience.

One on one class.

All levels.

Auditing not permitted.

Ongoing.

Classical Audition Coach. Specialize in Shakespeare

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

JOANNA BECKSON

325 W. 38 St., Ste. #209-210

New York, NY 10018

(212) 586-6300 or (917) 749-6922 (cell)

Fax: (212) 741-2283

14-16 students per class.

17 years in operation.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted. Interview only.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Contemporary emphasis based in Meisner technique.

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

LYNNEA BENSON

Actors Studio member, Artistic prod'r. of Frog & Peach Theatre Co.

(212) 330-7784

7 years experience.

6-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on sensory. All materials including Shakespeare.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

TANYA BEREZIN

171 W. 79 St.

New York, NY 10024

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

Six years in operation.

Ms. Berezin, an Obie Award-winning actress, is co-founder and former artistic director of the Circle Repertory Company. Six years of coaching private clients for film, TV, and theatre as well as resident acting coach on "All My Children," "One Life to Live," and "As the World Turns."

10 students average per class (Studio Classes).

All levels. Including professional class for young people, 13-18.

Auditing permitted by appointment.

Coaching by session or on set for audition and developing a role.

Special emphasis in classes on contemporary acting; developing the connection of imagination and organic behavior. Private coaching-ongoing, audition, monologue. Studio classes-acting technique.

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

KATHRYN BILD

1341 Second Ave., #5N

New York, NY 10021

(212) 517-3265

8 years teaching.

Private coach, one on one.

All levels.

Free interview.

Classes are by appointment.

Private training and career guidance in Stanislavsky/Strasberg, from the spiritual perspective: integrating acting as an art, a business and a calling. Ms. Bild is also a speech and personal success coach, as well as a Grammy award-winning producer and director.

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

BETH K. BONGAR

135 Watts St.

New York, NY 10013

(212) 941-8964

Fax: (212) 253-6263

Email: romantic@interport.net

25 years experience, 5 years operating school.

4-5 average students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Variety of skills are addressed for all levels of training.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

JIM BONNEY STUDIO

134 W. 26 St., Ste. 602

New York, NY 10001

(212) 713-5277

14 years teaching.

12-14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

2-year Meisner –Plus® technique, plus 12-week sessions and scene study.

This class is different from others in that emotional development is encouraged and fostered, and movement and body energy are an integral part of the technique. Mr. Bonney is a trained Meisner teacher and certified Core Energetic body worker.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE BOVA ACTORS WORKSHOP/

ERIC MORRIS SYSTEM

Anthony Vincent Bova

(212) 726-8380

Teaching since 1978.

12 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Ongoing weekly classes and weekend workshops.

Emphasis on the Eric Morris System, as in "No Acting Please."

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

SULLY BOYAR

(212) 840-1234

(718) 352-7895

Over 20 years teaching experience.

30 years acting experience.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Coaching.

Thinking and focus of the actor, stimulating imagination, fulfilling writer's vision, creating a live and animated space, objectives, relaxation, exercises that count, scene work and analysis.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

KEVIN BROFSKY

SAGE THEATRE INSTITUTE at RAW SPACE

529 W. 42nd. St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 929-3423

16 years in operation.

15 students average per class.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

MARK J. BROOKS

(AMERICAN MUSICA AND DRAMATIC

ACADEMY)

2109 Broadway

New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-5300/fax (212) 799-4623

Website: www.AMDA.edu

In operation since 1964.

20 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

No auditing permitted.

By sessions (15 week semester, full-time).

AMDA offers two programs of study in a conservatory setting. Integrated program offers training in singing, acting, and dance; the studio program trains students in acting for stage, film, and TV.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

DELOSS BROWN

444 Central Park West, 5A

New York, NY 10025-4356

(212) 865-1127

Fax: (212) 865-1579

Acting Shakespeare's Verse.

6 years in operation.

7 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is sometimes permitted; free sample class offered at beginning of session.

Sessions.

Emphasis on Shakespeare.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ELIZABETH BROWNING

Classes in Midtown Manhattan

(212) 946-1702

15 years in operation.

15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Scene study and monologues (classical and contemporary), audition exercises and personalized "instrumental" work, and development of original material.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

DAVID BRUNETTI

71 W. 71st St., #1G

New York, NY 10023

(212) 580-3292/fax (212) 580-3292

21 years in operation.

All levels.

Private coaching.

Meisner-based acting technique applied to songs.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

WALTRUDIS BUCK

155 W. 68 St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-3104

Fax: (212) 787-2830

8 years in operation.

All levels.

Private coaching only. Techniques for all media.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

RICHARD CALIBAN

PO Box 929

New York, NY 10009

(212) 529-0796

Email: Caliban421@aol.comu

Website: members.aol.com/RCWorkshop/Web/Home.html

First year in operation.

20 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced.

Auditing is permitted, beginning in Oct.

Ongoing.

This is not a technique class, and no particular style or method is taught or promoted. The workshop includes actors, playwrights, and directors.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

JAMES CALLERI

416 W. 42nd St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 564-1235

fax: (212) 594-0296

10 years in operation/experience.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing sometimes permitted

By sessions.

Private coaching only at this time. No classes available.

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

LIZ CAPLAN

344 W. 23 St., Ste. 2E

New York, NY 10011

(212) 645-9369 (also fax)

Email: LizVocal@aol.com

Website: www.LizCaplan.com

23 years in operation.

1 student average per private class.

10 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing permitted by appointment.

By sessions.

Musical theatre technique for singing/rock/pop technique. Students are principals in Broadway shows and with major record labels.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition Coaching (vocal coaching/voice teacher)

AMANDA CASTLE

325 W. 45 St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 765-8330

All levels.

Group classes/Private coaching available

I have been teaching for 12 years and have seen consistently that all actors face the same challenge: Being totally present in the moment on stage. Actors tend to be judging the line they just said or interpreting the line to come, rather than allowing BEHAVIOR (right brain function) to inform lines (left brain function) It is the ability to fuse those two brain functions that is the source of all good acting. My class gives you a simple process to do just that.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ROBERT CASTLE

Mail: 529 3 St.

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Classes taught in Manhattan.

(718) 369-1121

10 years in operation.

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.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

CAYMICHAEL PATTEN

STUDIO

211 W. 61 St., 6th fl.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 765-7021

Website: www.cpattenstudio.com

16 years in operation.

16 students maximum.

All levels.

No auditing.

Ongoing.

Preparation for scene study, scene study, advanced scene study, audition, movement, vocal production, sensory workout and teen class. Also coaching.

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

THE CENTAUR STAGE

Gillien Goll, Artistic Director

P.O. Box 250795 C. U. Station

New York, NY 10025

(212) 501-6196

14 years in operation.

Private coaching one-on-one plus small (4-6 students) semi-private classes.

Coaching for all levels.

On-camera class.

Auditing is encouraged for classes.

Ongoing.

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

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

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS

1105 First Ave.

New York, NY 10021

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

Website: www.chicagocitylimits.com

Email: CCLComedy@aol.com or ChicagoCityLimits.com

20 years in operation.

10-15 students average 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. Recommended for actors, writers, comedians, and directors.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

THE CHILDREN'S ACTING ACADEMY

Monica May, dir.

1050 5th Ave.

New York, NY 10028

Classes taught at 131 W. 72 St.

(212) 860-7101

29 years in operation.

8-10 students per class.

All levels.

Ages 7-18 average

Professional teen program.

No auditing; admission by interview and audition.

By sessions. Classes after school.

A professional theatre program for the shy or outgoing with emphasis on speech, improv, scene study, and performance. Staged production of famous scenes is given to invited audience of friends and talent scouts. Private coaching available.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE

THEATRE SCHOOL

1633 Broadway at 50th Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 307-0388

Fax: (212) 307-0257

37 years in operation.

18 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.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

CITY LIGHTS YOUTH

THEATRE, INC.

130 W. 56 St.

New York, NY 10019

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

Website: www.clyouththeatre.org

10 years in operation.

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Fall after-school and weekend theatre arts classes for grades 2-12 begin Sept. 16. Age appropriate instruction in acting, musical theatre, dance, playwriting, and production. Call for a brochure (212) 262-0200.

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 years in operation.

8-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

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

CLASS CLOWN COMPANY

135 Watts St.

New York, NY 10013

(212) 941-8964/fax (212) 925-6459

5 years in operation.

5 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Clown skills, juggling, magic, balloon animals, facepainting, clown characer.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

COACHING BY ARIANE BRANDT

39-1/2 Washington Square South #2

New York, NY 10012

(212) 473-4803 or (877) 426-2294

Fax (212) 473-4803

Email: coachan@aol.com

10 years in operation.

10 students average for groups

Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Auditing by permission per group.

By sessions (privately) and ongoing (scene study).

Classical and contemporary material approached with a combination of British text-based techniques and method psycho-emotional grounding. Specialties in audition and role preparation for the working actor, with a focus on the artists's well being.

Acting Category: Multipurpose

SUSAN GRACE COHEN

STUDIO

(in association with John Strasberg Studio)

Located in Chelsea area.

(212) 678-8515

Email: sgcstudio@aol.com

25 years teaching experience.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is suggested.

Ongoing day and evening classes.

Sense memory/scene study training for the stage screen, with focus on development of working actors. Scene nights, film, musical theatre classes, and workshops with agents. Private coaching on audition monologues, cold readings, career development.

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

SUSAN GRACE COHEN

STUDIO-TEEN PROGRAM

(in association with John Strasberg Studios)

Located in Chelsea area.

(212) 678-8515

Email: sgcstudio@aol.com

25 years teaching experience.

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

A diversified Saturday program for teens 13-17 focusing on communcations skills, technique, scenes, monologues, and movement. Audition skills and private coaching is available for professional teens; or as preparation for college entrance exams.

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

LEE MICHAEL COHN

(800) 560-0093

Location TBA.

Teaching and coaching privately for 12 years.

12-16 students average per class.

All levels.

One audit is permitted.

By 10-week sessions.

Emphasis on technique described in Cohn's book "A Practical Handbook for the Actor"; classes include script analysis, scene study, and technique. Focus on making strong action choices and executing them with imagination/spontaneity. Strong moment-to-moment work also emphasized. Mr. Cohen was recently profiled in "Qualified Coaches: NY," published by Smith & Kraus.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

COLLABORATIVE ARTS

PROJECT 21

18 W. 18 St., 6th floor

New York, NY 10011

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

Website: www.cap.21.org

5 years in operation.

18 students maximum per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Classes in acting, voice and music, and dance. 4-year musical theatre performance training program with NYU. Also comprehensive summer professional program including acting/scene study and audition/preparation.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

CREATIVE ACTING COMPANY

Gus Waite, artistic dir.

122 W. 26 St., #1102

New York, NY 10001

(212) 352-2103/fax (212) 352-2076

Website: www.creativeacting.com

4 years in operation.

10 students average per class; private coaching available.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Company seeks to provide a creative home for actors to develop and maintain their craft; emphasizes the need to hone skills and encourages students to audition and to maintain a high profile within the community. Comedy performances weekly by students in black box theatre.

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

THE CREATIVE ACTOR'S

WORKSHOP

Jeffrey Zeiner

451 W. 43 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 245-1237

15 years teaching experience.

10 students average per class.

Advanced training for professionals by

interview and reference.

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.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

CREATIVE ARTISTS LABORATORY

946 Columbus Ave.

New York, NY 10025

(212) 316-0400

Fax: (212) 316-0400

5 years in operation.

15 students per class.

Intermediate and advanced.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Bringing your character to life by knowing your characters objectively, working moment to moment.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ROBERT DAGNY

Box 852, FDR Station

New York, NY 10150-0852

(212) 371-8258 (telephone/fax/ans. machine)

Creator of "The Performer Audition Package"

25 years teaching experience.

Private one-on-one sessions.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Custom-directed film, TV, and stage monologues, scenes, musical numbers, and tailor-made cabaret acts; emphasis on cold readings, image presentation, "grab 'em" monologue selection; commercial copy preparation sessions.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SUSANNA DALTON

146 E. 49 St., PHN

New York, NY 10017

(212) 980-1971

7 years teaching experience.

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

8-week sessions and coaching by appointment.

Small, affordable on-camera classes, marketing and career strategy, and private coaching in on- camera skills for commercials, films, sitcoms, soaps, infomercials, and home-shopping hosts, agent interviewing, and image makeovers by established industry professional.

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

COLETTE DELACROIX

MA, Reiki Practicioner

(718) 788-8453

Introduction to acting: preparation and presentation; the business of acting; determination and discipline; "Reiki": Energy & Effectiveness.

Acting School Category:Acting Technique

BRIAN DELATE

(212) 924-1154

15 years teaching experience.

Private coaching only.

All levels.

The most personal way to be yourself in any role.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ELYNN DIAMOND STUDIO

for singers, actors, and dancers.

28 W. 27 St., 5th fl.

New York, NY 10001

(646) 935-0661

22 years teaching experience.

Maximum 15 students.

One-on-one instruction every week.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing process.

Offering monologue and scene study classes, singing performance classes, private singing lessons, and private coaching with Elynn Diamond. Students work at their own level, following their individual and unique paths to artistry and self-expression.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

NINA DOVA ON-CAMERA

COMMERCIAL TRAINING

280 Riverside Drive, 10B

New York, NY 10025

(212) 222-7651

Fax: (212) 222-7651*51 (service must be on)

Email: dovakoor@hotmail.com

10 years in operation.

8 students average per class.

Beginning and intermediate levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Affordable on camera acting, monologues, and audition classes. Private sessions available.

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

COLETTE DUVALL

425 W. 23 St., # 9A

New York, NY 10011

(212) 352-2103/fax (212) 352-2076

10 years—5 years in New York; 5 years in L.A.

10-15 students for on-camera and acting technique/scene study classes; private coaching available.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Focus is on getting to performance level being your own director. Technique marries the emotional/physical to the text to build the scene dramatically and professionally to its most dramatic potential.

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

THE EASTERN HILL THEATRE WORKSHOP

460 W. 50 St., #1D

New York, NY 10019

(212) 245-9223 (also fax no.-press *)

Email: Ebeasthill@aol.com

Two years in operation.

10 students average per class.

Advanced level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Eastern Hill was formed two years ago as a commitment to the work of the great 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. 40 St., No. 4H

New York, NY 10016

(212) 953-6926

Email: pauleise@aol.com

Over 20 years experience.

1 student average per class.

All levels.

By sessions and ongoing.

One-on-one private coaching by acting coach consistently recommended to their clients by NY top agents and managers. 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 STUDIO

19 W. 21 St., Ste. 404

New York, NY 10010

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

One year in operation.

12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted by arrangement.

By sessions and ongoing.

Audition technique.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE

549 W. 52 St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-4982 or (212) 581-9409

Fax: (212) 664-0041

Website: www.ensemblestudiothe atre.org

28 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

For actors, playwrights, and directors. Ten-week sessions, ongoing labs, and weekend workshops.

Emphasis on creating new work and mastering the classics. Specializes in giving artists a chance to "crossover" into directing, playwriting, or acting.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

WILLIAM ESPER STUDIO

261 West 35 St., 7th fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 904-1350

32 years of experience.

Maximum of 22 students in a class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Dedicated to the work of Sanford Meisner and William Esper. 2-year professional actor training program. Script analysis, cold reading, auditioning, voice/speech, classical text, mask, and advanced scene study.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LARRY EUDENE

(800) 607-4942

Website: www.efworks.com/aif.htm

8 years in operation. Teaches both in NYC and L.A.

Classes limited to 8-10 students.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Acting and films with advanced scene study and sub-text improvisation designed to help actors make the transition into feature films. Class concentrates on a focusing technique used to draw the camera to the actor.

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

THE PETER FLINT STUDIO

484 W. 43 St., 32 L

New York, NY 10036

(212) 244-2649/fax (212) 947-0693

Email: scottyrob@aol.com

28 years in operation.

6-8 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Classical, contemporary, actor/singer development, cold readings.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

GENE FRANKEL THEATRE & FILM WORKSHOP

24 Bond St.

New York, NY 10012

(212) 777-1767

45 years in operation.

Size of class varies.

All levels.

Most classes are ongoing.

Acting for theatre, film, and television from contemporary to classical: clowning, speech and diction, voice, tap, Shakespeare, improvisation, image and marketing. Scene, monologue, and cold reading coaching/ classes.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

RUTH FRANKLIN

PO Box 142

New York, NY 10023-0142

(212) 496-9696

20 years voice-over teaching experience.

Eight-week course, culminating with a professional demo tape.

Career-oriented master class in every facet of voice-overs. Highly specialized, individual curriculum. Subjects taught: radio and television spokesperson, cartoon and character voices, narration, marketing plan, etc. Audition required for entrance. Held in professional working record studio. 90% graduates working in field.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

FREESTYLE REPERTORY THEATRE

120 W. 86 St., 1A

New York, NY 10024

(212) 642-8202

Website: www.echony.com/freestyle

Email: freestyle@echonyc.com

15 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions (weekly classes) Ongoing (monthly drop-in).

Narrative theatrical improvisation; strong characters and relationships; both short-form and long- form with focus on teamwork, support and fun!

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

CATHERINE GAFFIGAN

(212) 586-6300

Website: members.theglobe.com/gaffigan,catherine.htm

29 years in operation.

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. 44 St. 1-E

New York, NY 10036

(212) 765-9002

Private coach for 15 years.

1-2 students per class.

Preparation for audition and performance (stage, film, TV, cabaret): monologues, songs, scenes, dialects, cold readings. Emphasis: text, style, language, Shakespeare, musicals, contemporary comedy. (Training: Lloyd Richards; David Perry; Royal Nat. Theatre Studio, London.) Working actor/dir.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

GATE—GREGORY ABELS TRAINING ENSEMBLE

28 W. 27 St.

New York, NY 10001-6906

Phone/Fax: (212) 689-9371

Website: www.gateacting.com

5 years in operation; 39 years experience

12 students average per class; faculty of 6 and guest artists, private coaching available.

Intermediate and advanced students.

Auditing is encouraged.

By sessions.

Several approaches in both classical and contemporary; one year, full day time conservatory; Mr. Abels is available for private coaching; New York performances in March and May.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

JOSEPH GIARDINA

772 Piermont Ave.

Piermont, NY 10968

(212) 626-9059

14 years teaching experience.

15-20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on sensory work. Vocal workshops included. Teaching method draws from various techniques and philosophies to help develop an organically connected and responsive instrument.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

DAVID GIDEON, THE ACTING

CLASS

111 Barrow St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 645-1025

23 years teaching experience.

18 years at Lee Strasberg Institute.

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing may be permitted.

Ongoing.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

GWYN GILLISS

COMMUNICATIONS

666 Fifth Ave., Suite 323

New York, NY 10103

Phone/Fax: (212) 595-9001

Website: www.actingcareer.com

10 years in operation.

Private one-on-one.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

A career coach, who helps actors obtain excellent marketing tools, confidence in presentation, and auditioning and connections to industry professionals.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

BLAIR GLASER

The Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy

526 W. 26 St., Ste. 309

New York, NY 10001

(212) 726-1592

Website: www.askblair.com

Email: blair@askblair.com

4 years teaching experience.

1-2 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

An eclectic myriad of modalities are used to bring actors to their full potential, builidng confidence and consistency in their ability to be simple, honest, and mesmerizing in any type of acting work.

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

ABRAHAM GORLIN

245 W. 75 St., Apt. 1E

New York, NY 10023

(212) 721-3830

Email: _abraham.gorlin@gte.net

16 years in operation.

1 student averager per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

GOTHAM CITY IMPROV, INC.

158 W. 23 St., Suite 2

New York, NY 10011

(212) 367-8222/fax (212) 367-8185

Website: www.gothamcityimprov.com

10 years in operation.

13 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Short- and long-form improvisational comedy (emphasis on character development), and comedy writing (monologues and scenes.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

THE GROWN-UP'S

PLAYGROUND

Joy Newman, founder-director

New York Comedy Club

241 E. 24 St.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 714-8275

7 years in operation (5 years teaching independently).

Average students per class varies.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted. (Free sample classes).

Ongoing.

Comedy and improvisation, teaches quick-thinking, helpful for auditions; ensemble work, character work, emotional-pantomime. Give & take exercises help develop good listening skills, an attentive mind, a fluid body, a generous nature. Be more spontaneous and gain confidence.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

GS IMPROV

Improvisational Comedy Acting Instruction at Producers Club Theaters, 358 W. 44 St., just east of Ninth Ave.

Greg Sullivan, instructor

(212) 501-2905

Website: www.gsimprov.com

Email: greg@gsimprov.com

4 years in operation.

16 students average per class; 8 students average per workshop.

All levels.

Classes—For those under 18, Sat. 1-3 pm; Adults Performance Workshop, Mon. 8-10 pm; Long-Form Improv Class, 8-10:30 pm; Short-Form Improv Class, Wed. 8-10:30 pm.

Auditing and trial classes permitted.

Ongoing.

The focus is on listening, spontaneity, comedy, and creating the environment. See display ad for more info.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

GUSHEE-Anania Studio

306 W. 38 St.,

New York, NY 10018

(212) 279-0707

Interviewing now for fall classes.

Acting classes in the Meisner technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

DOUGLAS HALL

PO Box 1758

New York, NY 10011

(212) 802-7298

9 years in operation.

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Classes formerly taught by Charles Kakatsakis.

Acting School Technique: Acting Technique

CAROL HANSEN

(212) 222-4145

16 years experience.

Private coaching.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Experienced acting coach will help select monologue and/or scenes, plus in-depth work on sides.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

KATE HARPER

ENCORE STAGE COMPANY

525 West End Ave., 2F

New York, NY 10024

(212) 721-3286

16 years in operation.

15-20 students.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted—admittance through interview only.

Seasonal workshop master classes, private coaching.

Body/mind connection, using your experience to guide your work, unblocking of creative energy, exercises, scene study, monologues, the study of a role.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

THE HARRISON PROJECT

Peter Kelley

105 Greene St.

New York, NY 10012

(212) 966-3100

Fax: (212) 431-3733

Website: www.harrisonproject.com

7 years in operation.

12 students per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

The Harrison Project offers rigorous scene-based study of film acting techniques.

A camera is used occasionally to illustrate issues specific to actor's work on-camera; actors should be prepared to work extensively outside of class. Free materials available.

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

ROSEMARY HAY

Artistic dir.

REV Theatre Company

302 W. 51 St., #4D

New York, NY 10019

(212) 581-5377

10 years experience teaching & directing; Royal Shakespeare Co., Williamstown Theatre Festival, Juilliard School, NYU Graduate Acting, Stella Adler Conservatory, American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Private coaching/one-on-one sessions.

Shakespeare and classical coaching, with focus on selection of monologues, preparation and rehersal especially for undergraduate/graduate and conservatory programs in the U.S. and England.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

HB STUDIO

120 Bank St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 675-2370

Website: www.hbstudio.org

55 years in operation.

20-25 students average per class.

All levels.

Classes for young people.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

No film or on-camera classes.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

HENRY STREET

SETTLEMENT ABRONS ARTS CENTER DRAMA PROGRAM

466 Grand St.

New York, NY 10002

(212) 598-0400/fax: (212) 505-8329

Email: jBWardarts@aol.com

105 years in operation.

15 students in class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing classes.

American Method Acting and other techniques to develop actors for a culturally diverse theater.

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

HISPANIC ORGANIZATION OF LATIN ACTORS (HOLA)

107 Suffolk St., Ste. 302

New York, NY 10002-3305

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

Website: www.hellohola.org

Email: holagram@aol.com

26 years in operation.

10 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Workshops & seminars designed to perfect Spanish language voice-over and on-camera commercial technique.

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

ERIC HOFFMANN

310 Riverside Drive., No. 1505

New York, NY 10025

(212) 662-5790

Email: bardyard@aol.com

20 years experience.

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Shakespeare and audition technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

PRUDENCE HOLMES

"The Monologue Detective"

255 W. 108 St., #9D

New York, NY 10025

(212) 864-6525/fax (212) 865-9084

Email: merwan1@gte.net

17 years in operation.

1 student average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Emphasis on monologue selection and audition preparation.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

HOMEGROWN THEATER

Wally Strauss, artistic director

2628 Broadway, 2nd floor

New York, NY 10025

(212) 961-0962

6 years in operation, 3 in new theatre space.

Private coaching; up to 15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Beginning scene study, sensory acting exercises, advanced scene study, body movement, and improv. Students are showcased after six months.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ARABELLA HONG-YOUNG

Studio: Nola Studios

250 W. 54 St., 11th fl.

New York, NY 10019

(914) 354-1422

Technique: A solid vocal foundation based on classical techniques and adapted for each style in music—from musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz to opera. A unique acting approach structured for singers producing individual conviction, spontaneous body movement, and expressive freedom in high notes. Ms. Hong-Young is the author of the new book on studying singing, "Singing Professionally."

Specialization: A special vocal adaptation for each style of singing form musical theater, prop, rock, and jazz to opera-based on a classical vocal method.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

WILLIAM D. HOPKINS

190 Webster Ave.

Jersey City, NJ 07307

(201) 659-2256/fax (201) 610-0503

Email: Har2Hop@aol.com

8 years in operation.

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Single-camera acting techniques, both comedy and drama. Not multi-camera sit-com—a soap opera situation.

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

MICHAEL HOWARD STUDIOS

152 W. 25 St.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 645-1525

Website: www.michaelhowardstudios.com

46 years in operation.

15 students average per class.

Some previous training preferred.

Auditing is not permitted.

Most enrollment through interview. Free weekly information sessions.

Ongoing classes.

Workshops by session.

Work in all disciplines for the professional actor. Special workshops with international master teachers.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

HUMBER COMEDY CENTER

1600 Broadway, Ste. 614

New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-5555/fax (212) 247-5568

Website: www.comedyinstitute.com

First year in operation.

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

27 instructional weeks, a one-year, comprehensive program in comedy.

Comprehensive program in writing and performing stand-up comedy, on-camera acting, sitcom audtiion class, acting through improv, fundamentals of acting, commercial audition technique, improv, sketch comedy writing and performing.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improf

I.N.C. PRODUCTIONS

(212) 877-2460

Over 20 years experience.

Actors and singing actors.

Technique to encourage your uniqueness. Private, semi-private, and small classes.

Complete professional training for serious actors.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

IMPROVISATIONAL

THEATER FOR CHILDREN

Vivian B. Teich, dir.

50 Central Park West, #4B

New York, NY 10023

(212) 874-5054

Classes on Upper East and West Side.

12 years in operation.

15-20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing permitted in most classes.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Classes for children in a theatre setting; non-threatening, relaxed atmosphere; chance to perform regularly.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

SUSAN JEFFRIES

Private coaching at Savoir Studio

228 W. 72 St., #2R

New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-8352

8 years teaching experience.

Private coaching.

One-on-one and scenes with partners.

Professional actors.

Clear and concise approach to working with the script, developing the character, and audition preparation.

Acting School Category: Multipurpsoe

ED JENNINGS

515 W. 110 St., 11G

New York, NY 10025

Phone/fax: (212) 865-3203

Two years in operation.

10 students average per class.

Beginning and intermediate levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Emphasis on acquiring an agent. How to audition for casting directors and talent agents. Make a living as a working actor.

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

JAMES JENNINGS

American Theatre of Actors

314 W. 54 St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 581-3044

22 years in operation.

10-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Sense memory, emotional memory, environment, and scene study. Video classes available. Method.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

BARBARA KAHN

Greenwich Village location

(212) 840-1234

17 years teaching independently.

Private sessions.

Intermediate and advanced only.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions or ongoing.

Audition techniques, monologues, callbacks, performance trouble-shooting, and expanding acting skills.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

PROFESSOR JULIA L. KEEFER

408 E. 78 St., 3B

New York, NY 10021

(212) 734-1083

Email: julia.keefer@nyu.edu

Website: ww.nyu.edu/classes/keefer

30 years in operation.

15 students maximum per class.

All levels.

By sessions.

Free participation as performers in NYU's screenwriting showcases and cyberperformances—

Private coaching for one-person shows.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

RAPHAEL KELLY

SHAKESPEARE STUDIO

168 E. 89 St.

New York, NY 10028

(212) 289-1392

26 years in operation.

7-8 students average per class.

All levels, by interview.

By sessions and private coaching.

True classical traditions emphasizing phrasing, motivation, vocal imagery, and physical style in classical acting.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

E. KATHERINE KERR

195 Sharp Hill Rd.

Wilton, CT 06897

(212) 769-9405

(203) 762-7304

Website: www.ekatherinekerr.com

Email: Actingclass@aol.com

16 years in operation.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Monologue, scene study, improvisation, original writing, songs. Emphasis on authentic acting, expanding creative expression, risk-taking. The ground-breaking acting book, "The Four Principles," by award-winning actress actress Kerr is available to interested students. Free class by apoointment.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

KIDS LOVE ACTING

at Weist-Barron Studios

Sharon Richardson, children's dir.

35 W. 45 St.

New York, NY 10036

Inquiries: (212) 874-1081

Studio: (212) 840-7025

7-10 students per class.

Beginning through advanced levels.

Focus is on ages (6)7-12. (Little people's workshops 4 to 6-year-olds.) Eight or 14-week programs, and private coaching.

Commercials, film, TV, and stage. After-school or Saturday workshops. Full summer programs July or August.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

REX KNOWLES & SHERRY LANDRUM

The New Actors Workshop

259 W. 30 St., 2nd floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 947-1310

Fax: (212) 947-9729

Website: www.newactorswork shop.com

Email: newactorsw@aol.com

25 years of teaching experience.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Improvisation: fun, fast-paced, supportive classes using work of Spolin and Johnstone. Recommended by former student, Garry Shandling.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

WILLIAM KOCH

Theatre of the Elephant

540 W. 47 St., #16

New York, NY 10036

(212) 956-2006

30+ years teaching experience.

10-15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

My classes offer a regular, safe, fun workspace for performers to grow as individual artists through performing, constructive caring criticism, and observation/assimilation.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ED KOVENS

THE PROFESSIONAL

WORKSHOP

20 Dongan Place, 311

New York, NY 10040

(212) 567-6761

Fax: same as above, call first.

Website: www.buzznyc.com/edko

33 years in operation.

9-15 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Method-oriented; Strasberg technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

BOB KRAKOWER

Teaching at One On One Productions

126 W. 23 St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 691-6000/fax (212) 633-1492

Website: www.oneoneone.bigstep.com

8 years in operation.

14 students average per class.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Classes are by audition only.

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

DEBORAH KYM

PO Box 1702

New York, NY 10101-1702

(212) 841-1672

12 years as a teacher.

5 years at Stella Adler Conservatory.

6 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing permitted on certain days.

Classes are ongoing and by sessions; private coaching.

Theatre, film, and TV: Mainly contemporary except in theatre audition classes. Script interpretation based on Stella Adler's technique and physical truth through improvisation.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

THE LAB THEATER SCHOOL

140 W. 44th St.

New York, NY 10036

School: (212) 252-5510

Theater Office: (212) 719-5699

Fax: (212) 391-1909

Email: thelabco@aol.com

Inaugural season.

8-12 students in class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By session.

The artists formerly associated with Circle Rep offer classes in acting, directing, and playwriting. Fall faculty includes Lanford Wilson, Michael Warren Powell, Peg Denithorne, Alison Summers, Ray Steinberg, Annie Eurie, and Kim Moare Fi.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

SHERRY LANDRUM

The New Actors Workshop

259 W. 30 St., 2nd floor

New York, NY 10001

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

Email: newactorsw@aol.com

Website: www.newactorsworkshop.com

25 years of teaching experience.

Call for interview.

Private coaching for monologues.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

SARA LAZARUS STUDIO

Classes in Midtown Manhattan

(212) 864-7901

10 years in operation.

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

ROSETTA LENOIRE MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY

c/o AMAS Musical Theatre, Inc.

450 W. 42 St., Suite 2J

New York, NY 10036

(212) 563-2565

Fax: (212) 263-5501

Email: AMAS@westegg.com

Website: Westegg.com/AMAS

32 years in operation.

35 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Students take classes in singing, dancing, acting, and the business of theatre and perform a musical for two weeks on Theatre Row.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

DEENA LEVY THEATRE

STUDIO

215 W. 20 St., 2W

New York, NY 10011

(212) 340-1084

9 years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

No auditing permitted.

Ongoing.

Approach utilizing Meisner, Method, and Grotowski techniques, based on the assumption "that the character is stuck with you." The studio also offers a weekend intensive for beginner/intermediate actors.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ERIC LOEB STUDIO

(212) 243-5331

16 years teaching experience.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

New technique, contemporary, on-camera, audition technique, and career help.

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

BERNICE LOREN

AT EXPRESSIONS

350 W. 55 St., 3F

New York, NY 10019

(212) 586-8604

Over 25 years teaching experience.

Private and group classes (with a maximum of 4 in each group).

All levels.

Auditing not permitted at private lessons. Lengthy interviews are offered instead.

Groups by term; private study by sessions.

Total performing preparation: Acting, voice, and dance approached as a unit.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

THE BOB LUKE

ACTING STUDIO

Bob Luke, Casting Consultant

341 W. 47 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 245-2831/fax (212) 957-5363

Email: blukeactst@aol.com

15 years teaching experience.

Private coaching.

All levels.

Initial interview class is free.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on the individuals and their ability to "direct" themselves. Current audition techniques; commercial, film/TV training, and marketing to prepare the actor for the working market as quickly as possible.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

LUNA STAGE COMPANY

7 Oak Place

Montclair, NJ 07042

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

Website: www.lunastage.org

Email: lunastage@viconet.com

7 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classes are process-oriented; geared to the individual's creative process. Classes are "serious fun"—theatresports, improvisation, and scene study.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

EUGENIA MACER-STORY

511 Avenue of the Americas, PMB 173

New York, NY 10011-8436

(212) 727-0002/fax (212) 208-2951

Email: Mindstyles@aol.com

25 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted with fee.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Very contemporary, using the "inner Force" to develop individual "signature" and "style" for all media, including internet.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

MAGGIE MAES

Actor's Loft Lab

(212) 358-5003

14 years teaching experience.

10-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Interview/audition required.

Auditing possible.

Ongoing.

12-week session with periodic industry guest teachers.

Private coaching available. Runs Mondays 6-9PM, and Thursdays, 11AM-2PM.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

CATHERINE MARKS

WORKSHOP

250 E. 73 St.

New York, NY 10021

(212) 737-5911

21 years in operation.

All classes private one-on-one.

All levels.

Interview required (no fee).

On-going in five one-hour session cycles.

All major drama techniques. All classes are on-camera (students retain videocassettes). Training for all media including commercials, soaps, film, and stage. Emphasis on monologues, directions for auditions and cold read. Voice-overs: training/coaching professional demos (J-card/labels). Singers; direction & producing for cabaret and CD's. Telephone coaching available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ROBERT MARKS

850 Seventh Ave., Suite 804

New York, NY 10019

(212) 664-1654/fax 245-4120

Email: bob@bobmarks.com

Website: www.bobmarks.com

28 years in operation.

Private only.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Preparation of songs for performance for auditions, clubs, and recordings. Digital orchestrations and transpositions.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

WILLIAM MARTIN

222 W. 83 St., #4B

New York, NY 10024

(212) 724-1548/fax (212) 724-1548

28 years in operation.

One or two students only per class.

All levels.

By sessions and ongoing.

Classical, contemporary, and voice and diction. Private coaching and consulting sessions for auditions, sharpening acting skills, scene breakdown, and character analysis and development.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ROBERT McCASKILL

c/o The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal St.

New York, NY 10012

(212) 777-6050

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

JEAN McCLELLAND

PO Box 2281

New York, NY 10108

(212) 969-0783/fax (201) 854-2483

Email: muzen@mindspring.com

20 years in operation.

10 students per class.

All levels.

By session.

Alexander technique uncovers the body's natural coordination leading to greater physical and vocal freedom, ease, and spontaneity.

Classes held at 129 W. 67 St., NYC.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

JODIE LYNNE McCLINTOCK

Private Coaching and Classes

49-01 39th Ave.

Sunnyside, NY 11104

(718) 476-2590

More than 20 years teaching experience in major universities and conservatory programs in this country and the United Kingdom and as a private acting coach.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted with some restrictions. Free sample class days available. Private coaching on an hourly basis. Classes by term (5 or 12 weeks).

Private coaching: monologue selection (classical and contemporary) and polishing, sides, role preparation, general auditions for graduate schools or overseas programs. Classes—Beginning Shakespeare: sonnets, soliloquies, and text; Advanced Shakespeare: playing with passion, rehearsal repertory into performance.

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

MEDICINE SHOW THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Barbara Vann and James Barbosa, Artistic Directors

549 W. 52 St., 3rd fl.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 262-4216

30 years in operation.

Under 12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted sometimes by arrangement.

Ongoing.

Classes designed to extend the actor's reach and vocabulary, and to build a company. Medicine Show is a theatre that uses entertainment to present new ideas about theatre and life, melds the strength of theatrical tradition with experiment and innovation, and works with a company of dedicated practitioners to build new visions of communal endeavor.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

CHRISTOPHER MERTZ

Former talent agent

364 W. 18 St., 3A

New York, NY 10011

(212) 255-4810

4 years teaching experience.

One-on-one.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Commercial acting technique and/or career counseling.

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

WILLIAM METZO

300 W. 55th St., Apt. 175

New York, NY 10036

(212) 956-8294

Website: http://home.att.net/~metzo

12 years in operation.

6 students in class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Includes work on Shakespeare, monologues, and helping advanced students with auditions.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

HOWARD MEYER'S

ACTING CLASSES IN NORTHERN WESTCHESTER

The Schoolhouse Theatre

1 Owens Road

Croton Falls, NY 10519

(914) 628-0118

10 years teaching experience.

12 students per class; private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Method orientation based in Strasberg and Meisner, coupled with heavy influence from physical theatre.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

STEPHEN MICHAELS

(212) 684-0630

18 years teaching experience.

10 students maximum per class. Also private coaching for auditions and work on roles.

All levels.

By interview only.

Ongoing: payment is by the month.

My work can be broken down into six major technical areas: script interpretation, action, and intent, use of the personal self, use of the partner, character work, and performance problems. Audition preparation and work on roles.

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

ROBERT X. MODICA

Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave., Room 809

New York, NY 10019

(212) 245-2089

41 years teaching.

16-20 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

For students to realize their talents by doing fully and truthfully all elements that make up the work they do in and out of class.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

MONOLOGUES

with Karen Kohlhaas of Atlantic Theater Company

(212) 252-4200

11 years teaching experience.

8 students average per class.

6-week workshops.

Classes in the fall and spring; call for dates.

A dynamic and reliable approach to rehearsing monologues that also addresses all aspects of auditioning. For actors who have some previous training (not suitable for beginners).

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE ERIC MORRIS SYSTEM

Eric Morris, author of "No Acting Please"

(212) 726-8380

40 years in operation.

20 actors per two-day workshop maximum.

All levels.

By session: two-day workshops, 10AM-6PM.

Method base technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LUCY MOSES SCHOOL

129 W. 67 St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 501-3360/fax (212) 874-7865

40 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

Beginners and Intermediate levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Adults and teens - scene study and performance. Children - musical theater, creating a role.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

DOUG MOSTON

DRAMA PROJECT, INC.

440 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10003

(212) 674-1166

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

NINA MURANO

C/o Raw Space

529 W. 42 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 840-1234 (ans. svc.)/fax (212) 722-8351

6 years in operation.

10-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted by interview.

By sessions (first and second year training).

Meisner technique is a way of working and learning its craft of acting; can be applied to stage, film, and television.

JOHN CHARLES MURPHY

2272 Broadway, #2A

New York, NY 10024

(212) 501-2357

Over 20 years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

By sessions.

Movement-based training developed from classical and contemporary approaches. Joins the work of Stansislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and Jacques Lecoq, where imagination and inner awareness express themselves in spontaneous physical choices.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

NATIONAL THEATER

INSTITUTE

305 Great Neck Rd.

Waterford, CT 06385

(860) 443-7139/fax (860) 443-9653

Website: www.conncoll.edu/nti

Email: ntiadmit@conncoll.edu

30 years in operation (since 1970).

Maximum of 32 students per semester.

Intermediate level.

By session (semester).

NTI is a semester long theatre intensive open to college-age students seeking a conservatory based training to compliment a theatre arts or liberal arts education.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

NATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP OF THE HANDICAPPED

354 Broome St., Loft 5F

New York, NY 10013

(212) 941-9511/fax (212) 941-9486

Email: ntwh@aol.com

23 years in operation.

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Specialize in training for persons with disabilities.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

NEIGHBORHOOD

PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE

340 E. 54 St.

New York, NY 10022

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

Website: www.the-neiplay.org

Email: hgb340@aol.com

73 years in operation.

26 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Meisner technique - 2 year full-time program - 18 years and up. Special Saturday junior school, 9am - 2pm - 8 years to 17 years acting/movement/voice.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

NEIGHBORHOOD

PLAYHOUSE

SATURDAY JUNIOR SCHOOL

340 E. 54 St.

New York, NY 10022

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

Website: www.the-neiplay.org

In operation since 1928.

Ages 8-17.

Saturdays 9AM-2PM.

Acting, singing, and dance.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

EVELYN NEINKEN

Founder/pioneer of "Stanislavsky One-Step More," drama not trauma for spontaneity and beyond the Method.

(212) 473-0392

20 years teaching and directing experience.

Private coaching and group classes.

Beginners, advanced, and professionals. Teaches at Wings Theatre.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Stanislavsky plus one step more: "Drama—No Trauma." For spontaneity and to go beyond the method, and be successful. Don't use your own personal conflicts. Separate the role from yourself and get into the role of the playwright. Losing stage fright.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose; Children/Teens

RUTH NERKEN

Technique for the Whole Actor

259 W. 30 St., 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 362-5277

10 years teaching experience.

12 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Taking risks and breaking habits. Integrates voice, movement, emotional work and script analysis into acting and auditioning.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE NEW ACTORS

WORKSHOP

Founded by George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills

259 W. 30 St., 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10001

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

Website: www.newactorswork shop.com

Email: newactorsw@aol.com

12 years in operation.

14-16 students average per class.

Six-week evening program (fall & spring sessions), and three-week summer sessions (July & August).

Auditing is not permitted.

Two-year, full-time training program. Each with dual focus on improvisation and Stanislvsky-based method technique.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

NEW ENGLAND ACTORS

THEATRE

160 Little Meadow Road

Guilford, CT 06437-2024

(203) 458-7671

Website: www.neatct.org

7 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing permitted in some classes.

Classes are by sessions and ongoing.

Professional faculty with stage, film and TV experience - regional and international.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY

100 E. 17 St.

New York, NY 10003

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

Website: www.nyfa.com

Email: film@nyfa.com

7 years in operation.

16 students average per class (enrollment limited).

Basic and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Eight-, six-, and four-week workshops in NYC and at Universal Studios in LA. 12-week and advanced directing and evening workshop available. New "total immersion" workshops starting on the first Monday of every month, all year round. Advanced and evening workshops starting every other month. Special summer workshops available at Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard Faculty Club, American University of Paris, and Cambridge University. Intensive, hands-on filmmaking workshops in which students write, direct, shoot, and edit their own short 16mm films using professional Arriflex cameras.

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

NEW YORK PERFORMANCE ALLIANCE

85 West Broadway (at 128 Chambers St.)

New York, NY 10007

(212) 566-1500

8 years in operation.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Emphasis on performance/respect.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

DIANE NICOLE

Director of the Center for Contemporary Culture

West Side Y

5 W. 63 St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 875-4110/fax (212) 875-4184

5 years in operation/professional staff with years of experience.

8-10 students average per class.

All levels—beginners to professionals.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Shakespeare, musical theatre, scene study, Acting I-II, screenwriting.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

OASIS THEATRE COMPANY, INC.

PO Box 1153, Madison Sq. Station

New York, NY 10159

(212) 307-7014

10 years in operation.

5-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Focus is on classical and modern classics; Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw, Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, etc. Focus on text and character development.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

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Duffy Theater

1553 Broadway, 3rd fl.

New York, NY 10036

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

Email: postarvis@aol.com

15 years in operation.

7-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted. First class is free, and you participate fully.

On camera work on cold readings of monologue and scenes; three-hour classses, each student works twice every class.

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

ON CAMERA...and off, INC.

Larry Conroy

42 W. 13 St.

New York, NY 10011-7922

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

Email: oncamoff@aol.com

16 years in operation.

Private one-on-one coaching.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted. N/C evaluation offered.

Ongoing.

Meisner based techniques developed by my work/methods with individual student/clients.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ONE ON ONE PRODUCTIONS

c/o Bob Krakower

126 W. 23 St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 691-6000

7 years in operation.

14 students average per class.

Intermediate and Advanced classes.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

On-camera audition classes with Marci Phillips, Manager ABC Primetime, and Eve Battaglia, Casting Director. On-camera scene work with independent filmmakers/ directors. Uses film & TV scripts for on-camera audition.

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

BRUCE ORNSTEIN

(212) 802-4955

Email: actingclass@aol.com

7 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Scene study, exercise work, improvs - all leading toward overall artistic growth.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY

(212) 505-5655

21 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

By sessions.

Offer workshops that vary year-to-year: Young Artists Forum—Creative Workshop for Teens, Oct. 7-Nov. 25, Ernest Abuba, dir.; Chinese Theatre Techniques, Sept. 26-Dec. 12, Lu Yu, dir. Call for information.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ROBERT PATTERSON STUDIO

170 W. 74 St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 840-1234/fax: (212) 595-3785

27 years teaching experience.

8-10 students per class.

Beginner level.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

2-year program, 10 months a year- classical by nature.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

PERFORMANCE

OF A LIFETIME

588 Broadway, Suite 403

New York, NY 10012

(212) 343-2884/fax (212) 219-1989

Email: info@performanceofalife time.com

Website: www.performanceofalife time.com

4 years in operation.

10 average students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

The joy and universality of performance.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv; Acting Technique; also has acting and performance for non-actors.

MICHAEL PERRECA

(212) 714-4669

Classes currently held on Mondays, 7-10PM, winter, spring, and fall sessions

at Michael Carson Studios, 250 W. 54 St., 10th fl., NYC.

4 years in operation.

Intermediate and advanced.

Auditing permitted.

Audition and performance class that combines work on songs and monologues. Alternates weeks working on songs and monologues, to brush up on students' overall audition techniques, for both actors and singers.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

TODD PETERS

345 W. 85 St.

New York, NY 10024

(212) 873-5836

14 years in operation.

Private coaching only.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

The focus is on personalization & characterization for all kinds of material.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

LENARD PETIT: MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING STUDIO

PO Box 20168

West Village Station

New York, NY 10014

(212) 802-8350/fax (718) 858-2498

Email: meglenium@earthlink.net

10 years teaching experience.

10 students limit per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Overview and practical application of Michael Chekhov technique.

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

DARCI PICOULT AND LOUIS SCHEEDER

(212) 614-9131

10 years teaching experience.

15 students average per class; private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Sessions start every 10 weeks.

Classical and contemporary scene work and monologues.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

JACK POGGI

MONOLOGUE COACH

880 W. 181 St., Apt. 4B

New York, NY 10033

(212) 928-6882

Service: (212) 382-3535

30 years teaching experience.

5 students average per class.

Intermediate/advanced in monologue workshops; all levels privately.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions for workshops. Ongoing for private coaching.

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

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

JANIS POWELL

223 W. 14 St., #1A

New York, NY 10011

(212) 675-0719

25 years in operation.

8-14 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Beginner's sessions by appointment.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Available for private coaching.

Scene study and monologue work, including Meisner/Hagen exercises. Interview and audition required.

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

SCOTT POWERS

PRODUCTIONS, INC.

150 5th Ave., Suite 623

New York, NY 10011

(212) 242-4700

Email: getworking@scottpowers.com

Website: www.scottpowers.com

12 years in operation.

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

All levels.

Sample class days offered.

Overriding goal is to prepare the committed actor to obtain professional work in the industry. Curriculum includes professional-level training in on-camera commercials, soap, film, commercial print, and corporate video. Agents and casting directors showcases.

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

CAROL FOX PRESCOTT:

ACTING CLASSES

The Basement Space

102 W. 75 St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 501-7776/fax (914) 679-6707

Email: CFPrescott@aol.com

Over 20 years teaching experience.

12-18 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing (by participation) is encouraged.

Ongoing.

Special emphasis on developing and maintaining a solid acting technique, which serves for stage, film, and TV. Additional workshops in improv and musical theatre offered.

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

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL

Kim Bruno, Asst. Principal

328 W. 48 St.

New York, NY 10036

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

Email: mgc@mail.con2.com

8 years in operation.

20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

PPAS has a partnership with The Actors Institute. All of our drama classes are taught by Actors Institute instructors.

(See Actors Institute listing for description.)

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

PULSE ENSEMBLE THEATRE

432 W. 42 St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 695-1596

10 years in operation. Professional acting school.

10 students average per class.

Monologue coaching group or individual.

All levels.

Participatory auditing is permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Emphasis on building a character based on the Stanislavsky technique. Work with contemporary and classical, prose, and verse.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

LOIS RAEBECK

(718) 624-8145

Over 25 years of teaching experience.

Private coaching only.

Intermediate and advanced students, or beginners with some previous training.

No auditing permitted, but free interview.

Now focusing on alleviating stage fright and difficulty memorizing for actors.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

REV THEATRE COMPANY

302 W. 51 St., #4D

New York, NY 10019

(212) 581-5377

12-14 students maximum.

Shakespeare Foundation class for beginners; Monologue Intensive for intermediate students; Shakespeare Lab for intermediate and advanced actors.

Auditing is permitted.

10-12 week sessions, except for Lab, which is on-going throughout the year.

Interview and audition required.

Focus on classical training: Shakespeare Foundation class, Monologue Intensive, Shakespeare Lab.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

CAROL REYNOLDS

BODY DYNAMICS™ CLASSES

(212) 288-8380

Over 25 years teaching.

10-18 students per class.

Basic course and ongoing workshop.

Auditing permitted in basic course.

Reynolds is founder/director of Body Dynamics™ —quintessential movement for actors.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

KYMBERLY HARRIS RIGGS

105 North Seventh, #4

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(917) 781-1263/fax (718) 388-8446—call first

Website: www.bway.net/~fresh

10 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

A "good" monologue is gold: Each audition will be revelation of yourself as artsist and human being. I will choose a monolgue for you and help you make it your own, so you can freely express your creative instincts and get the job.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ACTING TRAINING WITH KATHRYN ROSSETTER

325 W. 45 St., # 207

New York, NY 10036

(212) 946-5135/fax (212) 262-6612

Email: NYKass@aol.com

5 years in operation.

10 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Private coaching available.

Classes consist of technique and scene study combining Meisner and Strasberg. Students receive intense individual attention preparing them for work in all areas of theatre, film & TV. Also a specialist in teaching stand-up comics to act.

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

DESERRIE RUPTASH

Certified Body Dynamics Instructor

(212) 665-1388

6-8 students.

All levels.

12-week introductory class, ongoing and individual sessions.

Process-oriented body work technique for identification and release of muscular tension.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

CATHERINE RUSSELL

(212) 532-7268

20 years teaching experience.

Private coaching onstage and on camera.

All levels.

Emphasis on text, cold readings, monologues, and audition preparation.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LUCILLE SAINT-PETER

(212) 877-9540

30 years teaching experience.

Limited to 12 students.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Includes exercises, improvisations, and poetry to show how language and the subtext work together to help actors express their actions and objectives with simplicity, clarity, and honesty.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

SARATOGA INTERNATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE (The Siti Company)

PO Box 1922

Old Chelsea Station

New York, NY 10011

Phone/fax: (212) 477-1469/fax (212) 477-0564

Email: inbox@siti.org

Website: www.siti.org

8 years in operation.

20 students average per class.

Beginning and intermediate levels.

Auditing is permitted by arrangement.

Classes are by sessions.

Suzuki method of actor training and viewpoints.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique; Multipurpose

SCHOOL FOR FILM AND

TELEVISION AT THREE OF US STUDIOS

39 W. 19 St., 12th fl.

New York, NY 10011

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

Email: info@filmandtelevision.com

Website: www.filmandtelevision.com

20 years in operation.

10-12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted, by interview.

By sessions.

SFT is an accredited conservatory school with a large offering of part-time courses and a two-year Meisner program.

Film and TV techniques, on-camera commercials, voice-overs, auditions, image, basic and advanced acting, voice and speech. Accredited by National Association Schools of Theatre. College credits. Performance Fundamentals Certificate; Film Fundamentals Certificate. 2-year Meisner program for film and television. Financial aid available to those who qualify.

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

T. SCHREIBER STUDIO

151 W. 26 St., 7th fl.

New York, NY 10001

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

Email: info@t-s-s.org

Website: t-s-s.org

32 years in operation.

18 students average 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, (ensemble) acting, body dynamics, auditioning, playwriting, plus an annual season of full-scale productions showcasing current student/alumni.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTER

1616 N. Wells

Chicago, IL 60614

(877) 2ND-CITY/fax (312) 664-9837

Website: www.secondcity.com

40 years in operation.

17 students averager per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Improv, acting, and comedy writing taught in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Detroit.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

JACQUELINE SEGAL

88 Lexington Ave., PH G

New York, NY 10016

(212) 683-9428

Private coaching & classes.

14 years experience.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing not permitted.

Ongoing.

Basic techniques/scene study - creating truthfulness on stage.

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

LAURA SEGAL/

THE TARA STUDIO

83 Leonard St., 4th fl

New York, NY 10013

(212) 966-1997

Email: Tarastudio@aol.com

23 years experience.

8-12 students per class.

All levels.

No auditing permitted.

By sessions.

A comprehensive course in movement for the theatre; dance, mime, mask, physical comedy, commedia dell'arte, and improvisation.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LEDDY SERRA

(212) 243-3589/fax (212) 903-7945

Current professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

25 plus years experience.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

No auditing permitted.

Private coaching is ongoing.

Basic technique and coaching; characterization, classical and contemporary, script analysis.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

78TH STREET THEATRE LAB

General Information (212) 873-9050

Mark Zeller and Dana Zeller-Alexis (212) 362-1736

236 W. 78 St.

New York, NY 10024

25 years teaching experience.

10 students average per class.

Serious actors of all levels.

Interview/audition.

Ongoing.

Development lab, classes, and productions.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY

70 Kemble St.

Lenox, MA 01240

(413) 637-1199 ext. 114/fax (413) 637-4274

Email: training@shakespeare.org

Website: www.shakespeare.org

23 years in operation.

Average number of students in class: 60 per month-long intensive/12 per weekend intensive.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing may be permitted.

By sessions.

Shakespeare.

Participants immerse themselves in our training aesthetic; text analysis, voice, movement, Elizabethan dance, Alexander Technique, stage combat, exploration of the actor/audience relationship, sonnet work, scene work, Linklater voice work, and Tina Packer's "Dropping In."

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

SHAKESPEARE LAB PROJECT

435 W. 48th St., #3

New York, NY 10019

(212) 265-4832

website: www.angelfire.com/ny/shakespearelabprojec/mission.html

1 year in operation.

20 students in class.

All levels.

Ongoing classes.

The Shakespeare Lab Project is an ongoing weekly workshop for actors of all levels of training and experience. The Lab allows actors to participate in a group warm-up (Tai-Chi, yoga, Alexander, and vocal work, followed by exercises and intense work of verse material for their monologues and scenes. The language and the text exercises are an integral part of the process designed to access the actors' imaginations for a deeper physical and emotional response to the text. Special sessions include work on scansion, prose technique, sonnets, and classical audition technique. Participants can also choose particular topics that they wish to focus on.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

JUDITH SHAKESPEARE

COMPANY

"SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP"

Joanne Zipay, founder and artistic dir.

PO Box 60, Times Square Station,

New York, NY 10036

(212) 592-1885

5 years class as structured; 20 years teaching experience.

14 students average per class.

Beginners and intermediate.

Auditing is permitted.

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

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

BARRY SHAPIRO

24 W. 25 St.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 807-7706/fax (212) 989-7734

17 years teaching experience.

Private coaching only.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

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

LYNETTE SHELDON ACTORS STUDIO

309 E. 5th St., #25

New York, NY 10003

(212) 477-0171/fax (212) 477-0171

12 years in operation.

16 students average per class.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Professional technique and scene study classes for all levels—Stanislavski, Stella Adler, and improv techniques. Private audition coaching/career planning and weekend audition intensives. The studio's purpose is to develop highly skilled professional working actors. Actors who succeed in their art and their careers. Scene study, technique, script analysis, character development, relaxation, and breathwork, coaching/ weekend audition intensives—career development on how to nail the job. Training for film, theatre, and television.

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

SUZANNE SHEPHERD

225 W. 86 St.

New York, NY 10024

(212) 873-5324/fax (917) 441-0139

26 years teaching experience.

20 students average per class.

Advanced level.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

An advanced class focusing on how to work on a text and to inhabit a character.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

SANDE SHURIN

311 W. 43 St., Ste. 602

New York, NY 10036

Or:

Box 644

Woodstock, NY 12498

(212) 262-6848/fax (212) 262-6849

Email: shurinacting@hotmail.com

21 years in operation.

Private class.

Advanced level (professionals).

Private sessions.

Sande Shurin private coaches professionasl, advanced actors, and celebrities for monologues and auditions. Also on script during shooting rehearsals and performances.

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

SANDE SHURIN ACTING

STUDIO & THEATRE

311 W. 43 St., Ste. 602

New York, NY 10036

(212) 262-6848/fax (212) 262-6849

Email: shurinacting@hotmail.com

18 years in operation.

20 years in operation.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is permitted. Private coaching available.

Ongoing.

Transformational acting, developed by Miss Shurin, uncovers and uses the actor's emotional body rather than relying on emotional recall. It also focuses on utilizing the actor's unique self to transform into character.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LARRY SILVERBERG

The Meisner Training Program

At The School For Film and Television

39 W. 19 St., 12th fl.

New York, NY 10011

13 years in operation.

24 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted at open class session only.

By session (one six-week in summer and the nine-month program which begins each September).

This is a most rigorous, demanding, and profoundly rewarding process. The Meisner work, taught by a world-leading proponent, Larry Silverberg, author of the internationally acclaimed series of books "The Sanford Meisner Approach," "An Actors Workbook."

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THE SIMON STUDIO

1501 Broadway, Suite 1603

New York, NY 100236

(212) 704-0488

or (212) 841-0204/fax (212) 543-0286

Website: www.simonstudio.com

21 years in operation.

8-15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classics and Shakespeare mixed with contemporary; actors with directors, writers, agents, and industry guests. Training with performance opportunity. Private coaching & group professional lab classes on-camera with Roger Hendricks Simon, dir., (NY Shakespeare Fstival, Royal Court Theatre, and Yale Rep), scene study/monologues, audition technique, cold reading, voice, improv, movement, stage combat, commercial/voice-over technique.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

BARBARA SINCLAIR

Acting Teacher/Private Coach

(212) 316-3024-private

Teaches focus-internal process that stresses individuality.

26 years teaching experience.

Combined scene study with private business training.

Original monologues for students written by 7th week.

Ongoing classes meet twice a week in Midtown location.

Students may take advantage of discount for eight-week package.

Auditing is permitted.

Seeking primarily college-trained or union actors.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

LYNN SINGER'S VOICEWORKS

201 W. 16 St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 242-3297

Email: LGSVoice@prodigy.net

25 years teaching experience.

15 students per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Acting and voice classes, technique, and scene study. Stanislavsky-based. Body work "informs" the class. Formerly at Yale and Circle in the Square. Presently on staff at T. Schreiber Studio. Private classes and coaching available.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

SINGERS ON STAGE

Bill Reed, Artistic Director

Cherilyn Bacon, Managing Director

200 W. 70th St.

New York, NY 10023

(212) 802-8708

(800) 888-SING-NYC (888-746-4692)

fax: (203) 966-2956

email: Bill@singersonstage.com

Cher@singersonstage.com

website: http://www.singersonstage.com

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

SUSAN SLAVIN ACTORS & SINGERS ACADEMY

119 W. 57 St.

New York, NY 10019

(212) 582-0321

18 years in operation.

10-20 students average per class.

All levels.

Individual curriculum, from one class to full-time program.

Complimentary interview.

Ongoing.

Innovative acting and musical performing techniques; business-related guidance; professional showcases.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

JACQUELINE SOLOTAR

(212) 595-3039

Over 20 years teaching experience.

Private coaching.

Class: 10 students average.

All levels.

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

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

TOM SOTER

WINGNUT COMEDY STUDIO

1264 Amsterdam Ave., 3B

New York, NY 10027

Phone/fax: (212) 316-4916

Email: tsoter@tuna.net

Website: tomsoter.com

17 years improv experience.

5-15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Variety of classes: musical performance, improv, narrative, and scene class.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

DEANNA SORENSON

411 E. 53 St.

New York, NY 10022

(212) 759-7619

8 years teaching/coaching experience.

Private coaching.

All levels: beginners to technically superb professionals.

Ongoing.

Lee Strasberg, the genius himself, taught me for 9-1/2 years in his private classes beginning in 1958. His teachings/technique are what I have to pass on to you: sense memory, affective memory, private moments, improv, etc.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

BARBARA SPIEGEL THEATRE WORKSHOPS

534 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10022

(212) 688-0945

20 years privately, 18 years at The New School.

Private coaching.

All levels.

All areas and methods, as well as 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. 19 St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 924-0561

30 plus years teaching experience.

22 students average per class.

Advanced students only.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions. Teaches only in the fall and winter.

Stanislavsky technique; scene study.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STAGEWRIGHTS INC.

John Albanese, Workshop Coordinator

(212) 642-6611

14 years in operation.

8 writers and 15 actors average per class.

All levels.

By sessions: 10-week session running February through April.

Developing the craft of playwriting through new material.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

THE STAND-UP COMEDY EXPERIENCE

1600 Broadway, Ste. 614

New York, NY 10019

(212) 247-5555/fax (212) 247-5568

Website: www.comedyinstitute.com

12 years in operation.

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions and ongoing.

Monthly sessions.

How to create and perform own stand-up comedy material, taught by Steven Rosenfield; workshops conclude with performance at Caroline's; how to prepare for jobs in television, film, clubs, and theatre; commercial classes available.

Acting School Category: Comedy/Improv

JEFFREY D. STOCKER

90 Lexington Ave., Suite 1H

New York, NY 10016

(212) 725-3437

23 years teaching experience.

6 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Soap opera, night-time TV series, sitcom, motion picture-commercial copy or request.

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

MICHAEL STORCK

PO Box 657

New York, NY 10101

(212) 982-9091

12 years teaching experience.

8 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is sometimes permitted.

Ten-session class; private coaching.

Film acting with emphasis on shooting a complete scene.

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

CHRIS STRANG

69-27 76 St.

Middle Village, NY 11379

(718) 326-7858

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Emphasis on method acting.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

JOHN STRASBERG

An International Center

For Theater Arts Research

and Creative Development

666 West End Ave., #20 F

New York, NY 10025-7357

Phone/fax: (212) 721-5809

Email: jcsstudios@aol.com

37 years in operation.

12-14 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted after interview.

By sessions.

Video camera in some classes. 10-20 week semesters; each focuses on a particular aspect that develops an individual, personalized, organic creative process in which technique is integrated directly within scene study: special topic, period of history, acting problem, Law of Creativity, playwright, or group of playwrights. Next semester begins Feb. 12.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LEE STRASBERG INSTITUTE

115 E. 15 St.

New York, NY 10003

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

Email: TLSTINY@aol.com

Website: www.strasberg.com

31 years in operation.

20 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Introductory, part-time, and full-time programs grounded in Lee Strasberg method.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

TADA!

120 W. 28 St., 2nd fl.

New York, NY 10001

(212) 627-1732/fax (212) 243-6736

Website: www.tadatheater.com

16 years in operation.

20-25 students average per class.

All levels.

Classes range from 10-week to full-year.

Auditing is not permitted.

Training for children, ages 5-17, in musical theatre and drama. Financial aid available. Classes divided by grade level.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

MARC TASLIT

800-806-7372 (toll-free) /fax (727) 786-0650

Email: marctaslit@earthlink.net

Websites:

www.actingopera.com

www.memorymasters.com

www.presentaction.com

10 years in operation

Average of 10 students per class.

Intermediate and Advanced students only.

Auditing is not permitted.

By Sessions. Weekend Intensives in NY offered periodically throughout the season. Next one: Nov. 18-19

Special emphasis: Singer-Actors; opera & musical theatre; includes techniques training in the following: text memorization, cold reading, audition preparation, monologue preparation and on-camera. Training approach is post-Sanford Meisner/ Charles Conrad. The training is non-Method and not personally invasive.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

PENNY TEMPLETON STUDIO

261 W. 35 St., Suite 304

New York, NY 10001

(212) 643-2614 (also fax no.)

Email: PTIMEMA@aol.com

Website: pennytempletonstudio.com

8 years in operation.

Private coaching and classes.

15 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced.

Auditing is not permitted.

All levels.

Ongoing and by sessions.

Advanced On-Camera Technique for the advanced professional (by invitation only) (8 weeks): work on film, prime time, and soap opera audition scenes in a "screen test" environment. This class is taught by two teachers, Ms. Templeton works on enhancing and deepening the acting work and Hank Schob teaches the technical aspects of working for the camera. Scenes are played back on a large 10' movie screen. Maximum 16 students. Basic On-Camera/Soap Opera Technique (6 weeks): learn Ms. Templeton's unique approach breaking down scripts and make dynamic choices plus all aspects of on-camera technique. For the beginning/intermediate actor. Maximum 12 students. On-Going Acting Technique/Scene Study: intermediate, advanced and professional master classes (by invitation). Each class includes Ms. Templeton's "Acting Barre" and other exercises including on-camera, followed by scene study.

Learn the techniques necessary for theatre, film, prime time, and soap opera. Every actor works at least twice in each class.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

DEBORAH JEAN TEMPLIN

c/o Ron Schwinn

104 Perry St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 642-8366

Email: djtemplin@hotmail.com

Website: www.susqu.edu\templin

27 years teaching experience.

Private coaching.

Taught at Susquehanna University, PA. Currently on national tour of Titanic. Served on faculty of The School for Film and Television at Three of Us Studios and Cornell University. Audition preparation, on-camera technique; interview skills; for film, TV, and CD-ROM.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

THEATRE NEXT DOOR

Jim Cowen, dir.

98-11 Queens Blvd. (basement studio)

Forest Hills, NY 11375

(718) 830-0265/fax (718) 275-2061

12 years in operation.

33 years private teaching.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Technique, monologues, scene study with Hagen/Berghof/Meisner approach. Emphasis is on truly doing, listening, accessing fellow actors while developing fluency, spontaneity, and believeability. Audition coaching and on camera available for actors. In-house repertory theatre. Also coach singers with acting for vocal freedom; musical accompaniment available for singers.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

TSI /ACTIVE WORK-STUDY

THE THEATRE-STUDIO, INC.

750 8th Ave., Suite 200

New York, NY 10036

(212) 719-0500

Instructors: A.M. Raychel, Jason Grant

Founded in 1980.

Limited to 15 students per three-hour session.

Call for interview.

Scene study provided concurrent with professional performance opportunity every eight weeks, year-round. Reading technique; rehearsal technique; performance technique on Monday or Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Send resume to TSI/Workstudy Program; 750 Eighth Ave., Ste. 200, NYC 10036 or call for appointment (212) 719-0500.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose; Acting Technique

THE THEATRE WITHIN

Alec Rubin, dir.

247 W. 72nd St., #4RW

New York, NY 10023

(212) 724-7508

25 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

Intermediate and advanced levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing classes.

Creative process integrating Strasberg, Meisner, Grotowski, and primal emotional release work.

Conducted by director, master-teacher, and therapist, Alec Rubin. Strongly emphasizes emotional and physical freedom; exercises that enhance sensory and physical awareness and consciousness. Voice and movement. Monologues and scenes.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

CAROLINE THOMAS'

TOTAL THEATRE LAB

Office: 118 W. 79 St., Suite 12A

New York, NY 10024

(212) 799-4224

Email: cttheatre@aol.com

15 years teaching experience.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing; private and group classes.

Total Theatre Lab develops the actors/student's unique personal style from beginning acting through performances in showcases.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

PETER THOMPSON

(212) 736-0876

20 years teaching experience.

Private coaching; 20 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Primarily scene study; private coaching for auditions or work on particular roles.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

STEVE THORNBURG

SAGE THEATRE INSTITUTE at RAW SPACE

529 W. 42nd. St.

New York, NY 10036

(212) 929-3423

Email: CALTHOR@prodigy.net

Website: www.thorburg.org

16 years in operation.

15 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Classical, contemporary, new unpublished text "Tao of Acting."

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

PATRICIA WING TOBIAS

Director, Casting Director for Manhattan Playhouse

305 E. 86 St., # 5P West

New York, NY 10028-4703

(212) 289-4322/fax (212) 996-3338

15 years teaching experience.

One-on-one coaching.

Auditing is not permitted.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Helps students find monologues, both classical and contemporary.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

MIKHAIL TSOGLIN

1465 E. 45 St.

Brooklyn, NY 11234

(212) 410-7236

20 years teaching experience.

8 students average per class; private coaching.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Stanislavsky system.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

PAULINE TURLEY

Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st St.

New York, NY 10019

8 students average per class.

(212) 757-3318/fax (212) 247-0930

25 years in operation.

5 or one-on-one average number of students.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Masterclasses in Acting for Camera, Dialect Coaching, and Screen Writing. Classes are taught in 6-week semesters.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

TURTLE BAY MUSIC SCHOOL

244 E. 52 St.

New York, NY 10022

(212) 753-8811

Private and group instruction.

Ongoing registration.

McClosky technique for voice rehabilitation, Alexander technique for body alignment. Musical theatre, cabaret, sight-singing, and dramatic skills for opera singers.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

OLINDA TURTURRO

(212) 473-1701

11 years teaching experience.

Private coaching and classes with 4-6 students only.

All levels.

One working audit is permitted.

Ongoing (one-month commitment). New class sessions begin Sept. 12.

Meisner technique-oriented Monologues, cold readings, and audition technique. Call for telephone interview. On staff of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Acting School Technique: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

TVI ACTORS STUDIO

Actors' Equity Building

165 W. 46 St., Suite 509

New York, NY 10036

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

13 years in operation.

16 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted on some classes.

By sessions and ongoing.

Techniques in the realities of auditioning for theatre, TV, film, commercials, VO's, and musical theatre.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

29TH STREET REP PROFESSIONAL ACTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

212 W. 29th St.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 712-8712/fax (212) 465-0575

Website: www.29thstreetrep.com

12 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

Beginners.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

Contemporary acting technique taught with special emphasis on truthful, realistic work. Focus is toward film acting. Improvisation, scene study, monologues are all covered in this program which culminates with actors performing in a showcase production.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

THOMAS VASILIADES

(212) 726-1569

Currently on faculty, teaching at The Juilliard School, Actors Studio MFA Program, and NYU. Former chair and president of the American Center for the Alexander Technique.

5 years teaching experience.

Private lessons and group classes.

6-10 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is permitted.

By sessions.

Performers can meet the vocal, physical, and emotional demands with greater ease. Freedom in movement, improved breathing, better vocal production.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

KIMBERLY VAUGHN

Teacher, dir., B'way prod'r.

(212) 929-0805

13 years teaching experience.

Private coaching for stage, film/TV, and cabaret.

Musical performance audition classes for intermediate and advanced levels.

Audits welcome.

Ongoing.

Workshops with widely known industry casting directors, and agents. Clients work on Broadway, in national tours, and film/TV.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching; Multipurpose

JACK WALTZER ACTING

WORKSHOPS

5 Minetta St., Apt. 2B

New York, NY 10012

(212) 473-7056

(212) 840-1234

33 years teaching experience.

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

THE WARD STUDIO

145 W. 28th St., 8F

New York, NY 10001

(212) 239-1456

Website: www.wardstudio.com

18 years teaching experience.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

The Ward Studio is an actor training program specializing in the Meisner approach. We also offer a very popular Career Coaching workshop which helps actors identify and execute smarter strategies for building and sustaining their careers. (Classes in movement and voice are also part of the curriculum.)

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

"WAY-OFF BROADWAY"

THEATER SCHOOL

95 Christopher St., Ste. 6F

New York, NY 10014

(212) 741-1682/(516) 741-1682

Fax: (212) 242-3043

15 years in operation.

10 students average per class.

Beginners and intermediate.

Auditing is permitted.

Ongoing.

All styles.

Acting School Category: Children/Teens

BILL WENDT

115 MacDougal St.

New York, NY 10012

(212) 982-4434

12 years teaching experience.

10 students average per class.

All levels.

Private sessions and coaching available.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Sense memory, improv, scenes, monologue, on-camera (taping), and audition techniques.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

KAREN PORTER WHITE

410 E. 6 St., #16B

New York, NY 10009

(212) 252-2713/fax (212) 677-8134

Email: KPWSDT@aol.com

Four years in operation.

6-8 students average per class.

Auditing is not permitted.

All levels.

By sessions.

Michael Shurtleff's only authorized New York associate; teaching his 12 audition guideposts; suitable for all material for stage and screen.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

ARLYNN WILSON

(212) 802-7195

Email: arlynn@hotmail.com

Five years in operation.

One student average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

By sessions.

Dramatic and musical theatre actors work with Arlynn to find and prepare classic, comedic, and dramatic monologues, as well as songs and scenes. Arlynn is noted for finding students, the "perfect" audition piece and for charging very reasonable rates.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

FLORENCE WINSTON

(212) 541-7600

Over 20 years teaching experience.

Private coaching and in small groups.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Performances for public grow out of classes; contemporary and classical, dialects, building a repertoire; teaching style is a blend of Stanislavsky, Carnovsky, Meisner, and Stella Adler.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

LYNN WINTERS' STUDIO OF ACTING AND VOICE

154 Christopher St., Ste. 3B

New York, NY 10014

(212) 636-9829

20 years of teaching experience

15 students maximum per class

All levels

No audition needed.

"Winters" Acting Technique is a legit stage acting technique based on Stanislavski princples. Two year part-time program offered": acting intensive, scene study, and studio repertory classes I and II with a final performance showcase. One day workshops: acting audition workshop and music theatre audition workshop. Annual master singing class.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

WITCOVER ACTING STUDIO

40 W. 22 St.

New York, NY 10010

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

Website: www.gls.net/~witcover

40 plus years teaching experience.

2 students average per class.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

Structured supportive training, performance problems resolved, technique, monologues, scenes, and audition preparation.

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

CATHERINE WOLF

Private coaching and classes for professionals.

(212) 362-5332

30 years teaching experience.

Private coaching for professional actors for auditions.

Mixture of English and Meisner technique.

Also producing director of the Colleagues Theatre Company.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

MICHAEL WOODY

202 Riverside Dr., #6E

New York, NY 10025

(212) 749-5885

First year in operation.

20 students average per class.

Beginners and intermediate.

Auditing is not permitted.

Ongoing.

The Actors Studio via Milton Katselas, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique.

THE WORKING ACTOR

New York Spaces

131 W. 72 St.

New York, NY 10023

(212 978-3654

Frederick Rolf & Roni Dengel, professional actor/directors.

Coaching 14 years.

10-12 students per workshop.

Ongoing. Afternoon sessions for those in B'way shows.

Private coaching available.

Auditing: Sample class offered.

Upper West Side studio where actors work out privately in order to keep working professionally. 3-hour weekly workshops include: in-depth character work, improvisational and verbal skills, physical relaxation and mental concentration exercises, emotional and sensory techniques, scene and monologue study, individual coaching for auditions. Seasonal showcase performances. Highly supportive atmosphere. Reasonable rates.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

ALAN WYNROTH

61 Morton St.

New York, NY 10014

(212) 675-9267 (also fax no.-call first)

Over 30 years teaching experience and directing.

All levels.

By session.

Individual attention to monologues and call-backs (cold reading or rehearsed); focus on specific personal choices in response to the spoken text.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

TATYANA ZBIROVSKAYA

"A Russian Method of Learning Drama"

Carnegie Hall

57th St. & Seventh Ave., Studio 95

New York, NY 10019

(212) 581-8163

email: transfixed@earthlink.net

Interview and audition are required. Individual instruction available.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

DAVID ZEMA ENTERPRISES, INC.

Voice of Success Programs

150 5th Ave.

New York, NY 10011

(212) 473-3898

12 years teaching experience.

12 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Techniques include: audition, microphone, studio recording session, opening vocal range, and stylistic variety.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

STEWART J. ZULLY

(212) 288-2976

Private coaching.

From dedicated beginners through dedicated professionals.

Monologues, audition technique, the "business" of show business. Michael Chekhov based. Auditions are tough to come by, so when you get one...nail it. Call for brochure/information.

Acting School Category: Monologue/Audition/Coaching

TED ZURKOWSKI

Actors Studio member, artistic director of the Frog & Peach Theatre Co.

(212) 866-7280

10 years teaching experience.

10-15 students average per class.

All levels.

Ongoing.

Private and audition coaching available. Material from all periods including Shakespeare; uses an emphasis on the Actors Studio method.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

SCHOOLS IN THE U.K.

LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA (LAMDA)

Tower House

226 Cromwell Road

London SW5 O5R

England

011-44-207-373-9883/fax 011-44-207-370-4739

Website: www.lamda.org.uk

Email: enquiries@lamda.org.uk

In operation since 1863.

All levels.

Auditing is not permitted.

Three fundamental principles of LAMDA training: communality, as essential for the success of any collaborative enterprise; the recogniiton of a student's innate qualities in order to encourage rather than alter; and teaching through the classical texts.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique

MOUNTVIEW

CONSERVATOIRE FOR THE ARTS

The Admissions Officer

Ralph Richardson Memorial Studios

Kingfisher Place

Clarendon Road

Wood Green

London, N22 6XF

England

011-44-181-881-2201/fax 011-44-181-365-7635

Website: www.mountview.ac.uk

Email: enquiries@mountview.ac.uk

Programs as follows: 3 year BA (Hons) in Performance (Acting & Musical Theatre options); 2 year BA (Hons) in Technical Theatre; 1 year postgraduate courses in Acting; Musical Theatre; Technical Theatre and Directing. Apprenticeships and summer courses available. Contact Admissions Officer for full details including audition dates.

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

ROYAL ACADEMY OF

DRAMATIC ARTS (RADA)

62-64 Gower St.

London WC1E 7ED

England

011-44-20-7636-7076/fax 011-44-20-7323-3865

Acting School Category: Multipurpose

FRANCE

F.A.C.T.

65, Rue de Reuilly

75012 Paris

FRANCE

011-33-1-43-44-76-98 (also fax)

Email: annefact@aol.com

11 years in operation.

20 students average per class.

All levels.

By sessions and ongoing (enrollment allowed any time, if place available; year is organized into semesters).

Professional training in an intimate atmosphere with international scope. An integrated approach to the actor's creative process and professional potential—exercise, improvisation, monologue, scene, audition, and on-camera work. Ongoing classes and short-term workshops.

Acting School Category: Acting Technique