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New York Acting Schools and Coaches

April 26, 2012


The following is a list of New York-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school, address, phone and fax numbers, email address and/or website, average number of students per class, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught, whether auditing is permitted, whether classes are ongoing or by sessions, any special emphasis used in classes or coaching, and whether a work/study program is offered. Descriptions of the class, school, or coach are provided by the instructor or institution and edited by Back Stage.

Schools or teachers who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listings, c/o Back Stage, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.

Acting Technique/Scene Study


ACTING CENTER OF NY
225 West End Ave., Ste. 67
New York, NY 10023
info@acting-center.com
www.acting-center.com
212-724-2299
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Scene study, monologue work, improvisation, basic acting technique, and overcoming stage fright. Class goal is to teach the fundamentals of acting while providing a supportive environment.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTING ON IMPULSE
Seth Michael May
sethmmay@gmail.com
www.actingonimpulse.com
917-805-9899
Auditing is not permitted; Trial classes available; Work study available; Ongoing

Spontaneous scene study is improv for actors and intuitive text work. It is a place for actors to work on and sharpen their craft and develop their own intuitive way of working both with Improvisation and text, using exercises from Mick Napier, Harold Guskin, Michael Chekhov, and others to get actors past creative and career hurdles. Private lessons and audition prep also available.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Classical; Business of Acting; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

THE ACTING PLACE
32-15 38th St.
Astoria, NY 11103
skipitaris@theatroninc.org
718-721-7610
Private coaching only; All levels

Emphasis on overcoming obstacles, whether physical, emotional or technical, that block the way to our creativity.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

THE ACTING STUDIO INC.
James Price and John Grabowski, associate directors
c/o Shetler Studio & Theatre
244 W. 54th St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10019
actingstudioinc@yahoo.com
www.actingstudio.com
212-580-6600, Fax: 212-295-1513
12-16 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted in some cases; By sessions; Offers work study program.

Offering a part-time, conservatory-style acting program and classes in association with Chelsea Repertory Company. Programs draw on the standards and traditions established by Stanislavsky and the Moscow Art Theatre and continued in the United States by Harold Clurman and the Group Theatre.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ACTING TRAINING WITH KATHRYN ROSSETTER
325 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
nykass@gmail.com
917-750-0124
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Technique and scene study, classical and contemporary, for stage, film, and TV. Teaches at NYU, Head of Acting Department at The New School of Drama, MFA Program. Works with many musical theater performers.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTORS CHAMBER
Ricardo Cordero
c/o The Producers Club
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
actorschamber@aol.com
646-761-7045
10-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

The Actors Chamber sessions, entitled "Master Drama," will be structured as a combination of lectures, exercises, and intensive scene work, and will focus on each actor's unique talents.

ACTORS CONSERVATORY
Lily Lodge, director
315 W. 39th St., Studio 1206
New York, NY 10018
conservatory@netzero.net
www.actorsconservatory.org
212-967-0658
6-16 students per class; All levels; Admission by interview only; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program when there is a vacancy.

Developing the actor with sense memory techniques, heightening sensitivity to taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight, and encouraging the actor to make daring and personal choices.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTORS MOVEMENT STUDIO & CONSERVATORY
Janice Orlandi, artistic director
302 W. 37th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
ams@actorsmovementstudio.com
www.actorsmovementstudio.com
212-736-3309, Fax: 212-736-2596
12-18 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Free introductory classes offered every semester; Summer intensives, master classes and workshops, fall/spring ongoing professional classes and teen conservatory; Offers work study and intern programs.

Specializing in movement for actors and character development and transformation, including Michael Chekhov technique, Williamson movement, viewpoints, rasaboxes, period styles and dance.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTORS PLAYGROUND SCHOOL OF THEATRE
Ralph Colombino, artistic director
922 Highway 33-BR
Bldg. 7, Ste. 7
Freehold, NJ 07728
info@actorsplay.com
www.actorsplay.com
732-935-1800, Fax: 732-414-4272
8-10 students per class; Private coaching and audition prep available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By session and ongoing; Offers work study/internship program.

Partnered with Industry Film School, acting and film students work together. Seminars, workshops, camps, and classes are offered specializing in the Meisner technique for young actors.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE ACTORS THEATRE WORKSHOP
Thurman E. Scott, artistic director/executive producer/founder
The Scott Conservatory
145 W. 28th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
outreach@actorstheatreworkshop.com
www.actorstheatreworkshop.com
212-947-1386, Fax: 212-947-0642
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 10-session intensive offered certain times of the year, master class is ongoing; Offers internship and volunteer programs separate from conservatory.

Professional acting technique with an emphasis on developing the imagination and creating original work.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ACTORS TRAINING INSTITUTE
John Eyd, artistic director
Crystal Brook Professional Bldg.
174 Main St.
Eatontown, NJ 07724
ati@monmouth.com
www.actnj.com
732-578-0055, Fax: 732-578-9119
10 students per class; All levels;
Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

ATI's curriculum provides concrete and tangible exercises to master the physical and psychological aspects of acting. Adult workshops include Stanislavsky, Meisner, Method, audition and monologue techniques, radio/TV voiceover techniques, and foreign dialects. Specialized program for kids in acting.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ADAM ROEBUCK STUDIOS
Midtown
New York, NY
adam@everythingadam.com
www.everythingadam.com
917-572-4592
Private coaching only; All levels.

Singing instruction, vocal coaching, acting instruction, and audition technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

AGS: ANTHONY GRASSO STUDIO
Anthony Grasso, director/teacher
Pearl Studio
500 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
grassoact@gmail.com
www.breakthroughstudios.com
646-528-0500
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for some classes; Ongoing.

Monthly on-camera workshops for TV and film.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

ALAN GORDON STUDIO
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
ajg0103@yahoo.com
www.alangordonstudio.com
718-622-4150/917-566-2223
12-16 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; One free audit permitted; Ongoing.

Classes in the Meisner technique, scene study, cold reading, script analysis, and interpretation. Small class sizes specializing in process-oriented approach to achieving truthful behavior.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ALAN WYNROTH
61 Morton St.
New York, NY 10014
awynroth@aol.com
212-675-9267, Fax: 212-675-9267
Private coaching only, $75/hour;
All levels.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ALBERTO VAZQUEZ ACTORS WORKSHOP
14 E. 28th St., #616
New York, NY 10016-7457
avworkshop@verizon.net
www.actoralbertovazquez.com
917-331-3850
10-12 students per class at The Producer's Club; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitting for a $15 fee; Ongoing.

Organized primarily for beginners, semitrained, and working actors who wish to enhance their training through the exercises and techniques as taught to Alberto Vazquez throughout his training and career.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Tom Vasiliades, director
330 W. 38th St., Ste. 805
New York, NY 10018
info@atcpd.com
www.atcpd.com
212-564-5472
6-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Classes focus on helping performers improve their breathing coordination and vocal production, while also increasing their emotional availability, allowing them to create the physical life of characters with ease.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS
120 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
admissions@ny.aada.org
www.aada.edu
800-463-8990
16 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

America's first and foremost acting conservatory, the Academy was founded in 1884 to train actors in the disciplines required to be a working professional. The Academy's New York campus offers a two-year acting conservatory Associate Degree (AOS), as well as two- and five-week summer intensive programs. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts also has a location in Hollywood, California.

AMERICAN GLOBE THEATRE CONSERVATORY
John Basil,
producing artistic director
145 W. 46th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
www.americanglobe.org
212-869-9809, Fax: 212-869-9807
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

First folio approach to Shakespeare. Master classes for actors as well as workshops designed specifically for teachers to incorporate theater into their classrooms.

Other: Classical/Shakespeare.

THE AMERICAN MIME THEATRE
Paul J. Curtis, director; Jean Barbour, assistant director
61 Fourth Ave., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10003
ammime@verizon.net
www.americanmime.org
212-777-1710, Fax: 212-777-1778
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing, followed by an interview, is a prerequisite; Ongoing; Company trainee program.

"American Mime" is an art form created by TAMT's director, Paul J. Curtis. It is a blending of acting and moving simultaneously, a silent theater that differs from the French tradition of pantomime.

AMERICAN MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY
211 W. 61st St.
New York, NY 10023
info@amda.edu
www.amda.edu
212-787-5300/800-367-7908,
Fax: 212-247-0488
20 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Fall, spring, and summer semesters; No work study, but AMDA offers extensive scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

AMDA offers actors a chance to train with, and learn from, a premier faculty comprising accomplished actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, designers, and educators who inspire and work with students on an individual basis. AMDA offers two-year conservatory programs in acting (studio program), musical theater (integrated program), and dance (dance theater program) as well as BFA programs in acting, dance, performing arts, and musical theater. AMDA L.A. is located at 6305 Yucca St., L.A., CA 90028.

AMERICAN THEATER OF ACTORS
James Jennings,
founder/artistic director
314 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
www.americantheatreofactors.org
212-581-3044
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Method technique, sense memory technique, monologue, video, and scene study. ATA offers group and private adult acting classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AMERICAN THEATER WING - SPRINGBOARD NYC
Randy Ellen Lutterman,
founder and director
570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 501
New York, NY 10018
springboardnyc@
americantheatrewing.org
www.americantheatrewing.org/springboardnyc
212-765-0606, ext. 307
36 students max; Private coaching available; Preprofessional training for college students, or students who have just graduated; Auditing not permitted; Two-week summer program; Need-based scholarships available.

Curriculum that includes workshops, seminars, master classes, coachings and field trips, placing participants in the center of New York's theatrical community, with access to influential working artists.

Other: Young Performers; Business of Acting; Singing/Musical Theater.

AMERICAN THEATRE OF HARLEM
Keith Johnston, artistic director
South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
info@americantheatreofharlem.org
www.americantheatreofharlem.org
718-744-8696
15 students per class; All levels;Auditing permitted once; Sessions twice a year (fall and spring).

ATH provides an environment where the actor discovers multiple methods of expression, a unique personal style, and a collaborative spirit. Classes focus on improv, script analysis, ensemble work, and acting technique for stage and film, culminating in a scene showcase.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

ANANIA STUDIO
Joseph Anania
212 W. 29th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
janania1@aol.com
www.ananiastudio.com
646-382-4171
12-15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Free working audit; By sessions.

Two-year professional program teaching from a Meisner perspective. Acting skills such as the ability to really listen, to live truthfully in the moment, and to respond impulsively are stressed.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ANTHONY ABESON STUDIO
411 W. 50th St.
New York, NY 10019
aabeson@ptd.net
www.anthonyabeson.com
212-581-4471
15 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced, must audition; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing, rolling admission; Internships available.

The goal of these classes is doing work that gets work. Taping and unlocking of sides from currently casting film and television. Classes also cover individual acting concerns, choice-making, monologues, improvisation, and scene study.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ARIANE BRANDT
New York, NY
ari@eutechniaconsulting.com
www.5dactingclass.com
646-467-3229, Fax: 866-212-8630
8-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels, but requires professional-level commitment; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Ongoing scene study/role preparation class. Private coaching for role preparation, auditioning, Shakespearean text, vocal production, and dialects.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

THE ART OF ACTING -
THE ACTOR'S GESTALT WITH RICHARD ZANE ROSS
96 Main St.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
richardz.ross@gmail.com
www.rzract.com; www.rzractblog.blogspot.com
917-608-6625, Fax: 914-631-3590
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 10-week sessions and ongoing; Partial work study/internships available.

Rapid and organic character development via the PEG, "Pathological Expressive Gesture." Built on two conflicting CORE personality traits, centered in the body and materialized via, instinct, imagination and gesture.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ATC STUDIOS
Kathleen Kellaigh, artistic director
68 Union Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
atcstudios2@gmail.com
www.atcstudios.org
973-772-6998, Fax: 973-772-7684
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By semester (6-12 weeks long); Offers work study program.

Classes in acting, TV/film, musical theater, dance, hip-hop, speech, and voiceover for adults, teens, and children.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 537
New York, NY 10011
admissions@atlantictheater.org
www.atlanticactingschool.org,
www.atlantictheater.org
212-691-5919, Fax: 212-691-6280
16-18 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for a fee; By sessions; Work study available.

Inspired by the Group Theater, Stanislavsky, and a passion for ensemble acting, David Mamet and William H. Macy formed the Atlantic Theater Company in 1985 with a select group of undergraduate drama students. Atlantic's conservatory program offers in-depth training in the Practical Aesthetics Technique.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Young Performers.

BARBARA KAHN
barbara@barbara-kahn.com
www.barbara-kahn.com
646-263-9140
Private coaching only; All levels; Limited program.

Greenwich Village location. Private coaching by a veteran director/coach.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE TED BARDY STUDIO, INC.
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 601
New York, NY 10001
tedbardy@tedbardy.com
www.tedbardy.com
212-725-7575; 212-769-7666
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing occasionally permitted; Ongoing; Work study occasionally permitted.

Offers an accelerated three-phase program in the Meisner technique as well as a teen program. Workshops for working professionals, and advanced scene study leading to public performance and industry showcase.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE BARROW GROUP
Robert Serrell, director of education
312 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
school@barrowgroup.org
www.barrowgroup.org
212-760-2615, Fax: 212-760-2962
16 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program on a limited basis.

The Barrow Group offers tools to maximize natural behavior and spontaneity on stage and on screen, believing there is no one way to approach acting. It's about finding whatever works.

Other: Young Performers;Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading;On-Camera Technique.

BECKY LONDON
beckyonel@aol.com
www.beckylondon.com
917-498-1983
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study possible.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BEVERLY HILLS PLAYHOUSE
Allen Barton, executive director
The 45th Street Theater
354 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
interviewer@bhplayhouse.com
www.bhplayhouse.com
646-200-5790
20 student per class; All levels;
Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing; Some scholarships available for returning students.

The BHP offers ongoing intensive scene study classes to instruct aspiring professionals in the areas of acting, career administration, and attitude. "Instruction focuses on identifying the goal of honest, authentic, moment-to-moment, behavior-oriented acting work, and finding each actor's individual way into that work, rather than on rote enforcement of a certain school of acting technique," says executive director Allen Barton. "High-quality, well-rehearsed scene study is emphasized, with exercises few and far between." No auditions, but an interview is required for admission. New York classes are held on Monday night 7-11 p.m. and taught by Cotter Smith.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BILL GALARNO
461 W. 44th St., Ste. 1-E
New York, NY 10036
willgala@hotmail.com
212-765-9002
1-3 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Preparation for audition/performance with working actor-director: film, stage, TV, monologues, scenes, dialects, and songs. Explore text, style, language for Shakespeare, comedy, musicals, and more.

BIZ KIDS NY
Peggy Lewis, director
PO Box 340
New York, NY 10014
info.bizkids@pierstudios.com
www.bizkidsny.com
646-336-9101, Fax: 646-336-9101
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Conservatory training, clown, mask, Lecoq, Grotowski, Stanislavsky, musical theater, dance, cabaret, on-camera, and audition technique. Studio address: Pier Studios, Pier 40, West Houston St. and West Side Hwy., south side, New York.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

BLACKOUT THEATRE WORKSHOP
Abraham Gorlin, artistic director
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
ag@btworkshop.com
www.btworkshop.com
212-721-3830
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Students work on monologues, scenes, and improvisational exercises. Classes in playwriting and directing are also offered.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BLAKE LAWRENCE
blakelaw2@gmail.com
www.blake-lawrence.com
917-406-4282
Private coaching only; All levels; Free 30-minute consultation available.

Focuses on contemporary and classical texts that best represent the actor. Also works on cold reading skills and sides preparation.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BOB McANDREW STUDIO
mcandrewstudio@aol.com
www.bobmcandrew.com
212-580-3834
12 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Contemporary film and television acting for serious actors.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

BODY DYNAMICS (TM)
Carol Reynolds,
founder and director
212-288-8380
8-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 3-month course and ongoing classes.

A quintessential movement program for actors. Reynolds teaches at T. Schreiber and Caymichael Patten Studios.

BOVA ACTORS WORKSHOP
Anthony Vincent Bova,
artistic director
Times Sq. Arts Center/Ionica Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10036
admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com
www.bovaactorsworkshop.com
212-620-0414
12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Eight-week sessions; Offers internship programs.

The exclusive New York training center of the Eric Morris System. Method-based approach. Weekly classes and intensives.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

BRUCE ORNSTEIN
ACTING WORKSHOP
61 Fourth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
info@actingclassnyc.com
www.actingclassnyc.com
212-802-4955
12-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program
Offers scene study, exercise work, and improvisation, all leading toward overall artistic growth.

CAP21 AMERICA'S MUSICAL THEATRE CONSERVATORY & THEATRE COMPANY
Vernon Goodman, director of admissions and recruitment
18 W. 18th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
vgoodman@cap21.org
www.cap21.org
212-807-0202 x21, Fax: 212-807-0166
18 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Two-year course starting in August; Musical theater training program offers work-study.

CAP21 offers a two-year professional musical theater training program. The curriculum includes courses in acting, musical scene study, vocal performance, audition technique, business of musical theater, vocal technique, private voice lessons, applied music theory, and musical theater history and literature.

CAROL FOX PRESCOTT
Saugerties, NY
cfprescott@hvc.rr.com
www.carolfoxprescott.com
914-388-0850
Private coaching in person and
by Skype only; All levels; ages 18
and over; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

A joyful, reliable, physically based acting technique that gives rise to actors who draw their strength from the text through the breath.

CAROLINE THOMAS' TOTAL THEATRE LAB
118 W. 79th St., Ste. 12A
New York, NY 10024
cttheatre@nyc.rr.com
www.totaltheatrelab.com
212-799-4224, Fax: 212-595-9770
10 students per class; All levels;
Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

An integrated acting process, combining Meisner, Method, physical acting styles, voice, and showcases.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

CATHERINE GAFFIGAN
catherineg@verizon.net
www.catherinegaffigan.com
12 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Catherine's wide range of offerings include professional classes for all levels, private coaching, mentoring and topic-specific workshops.

CAYMICHAEL PATTEN STUDIO
939 Eighth Ave., Ste. 206
New York, NY 10019
info@cpattenstudio.com
www.cpattenstudio.com
212-765-7021, Fax: 212-765-6388
10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Admission by interview; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced scene study; auditioning; acting on camera; vocal production; body dynamics.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

THE CENTAUR STAGE
Gillien Goll, artistic director
PO Box 250795
C.U. Station
New York, NY 10025
censtageny@aol.com
www.gilliengoll.com
212-501-6196
Private coaching only; All levels.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

CIRCLE IN THE
SQUARE THEATRE SCHOOL
E. Colin O'Leary, executive director
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
admissions@circlesquare.org
www.circlesquare.org
212-307-0388, Fax: 212-307-0257
17 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Work study for financial aid recipients who qualify; some nonpaid internships available.

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

CLASS ACT STUDIOS
Lynne Tannen, director
77 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10607
www.classactstudios.com
914-946-3391, Fax: 914-946-1547
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Classes and workshops in basic technique, commercial, improv, on-camera training, and musical theater. Also offers an academy for intermediate actors.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

DANI SUPER
New York, NY
danisupercoach@gmail.com
www.danisuper.com
917-992-2273
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers free 30-minute introductory session.

Private coaching and counseling focused on acting as an art form as well as a business. Emphasis in coaching is developing the bridge between imagination and text.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Classical; Improv and Comedy; Commercials/Voiceover; Business of Acting; Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Conservatory/University.

DAVID EPSTEIN
depsn1@gmail.com
www.actorclass.com
917-224-0873
14-18 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

David is an award-winning director, actor, and published writer who has collaborated with the creators of "Black Swan," "Mystic River," and "W." His fresh approach to acting has landed actors work at every level of the industry, including Emmy-nominated projects.

DAVID GIDEON/
THE ACTING CLASS
939 Eighth Ave., Ste. 206
New York, NY 10019
david@davidgideon.com
www.davidgideon.com
917-453-7455, Fax: 845-876-8733
12-15 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing.

Taught to teach by Lee Strasberg, Gideon's classes meet once a week for four hours. Daytime and evening sections available.

DEENA LEVY THEATRE STUDIO
deenalah@aol.com
www.deenalevy.com
212-340-1084
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing.

Meisner/Grotowski fusion: intensive acting and scene study. A "whole person" approach, which deeply explores process while teaching and harnessing technique all the way to performance.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

DELOSS BROWN: ACTING SHAKESPEARE'S VERSE
444 Central Park West, Ste. 5A
New York, NY 10025-4356
delossbrown@prodigy.net
www.delossbrown.com/
backstagecover.html
212-865-1127
9 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted in some cases; By sessions; Might consider work study upon request.

Classes concentrate on dramatic verse technique with emphasis on Shakespeare, including how to prepare a Shakespearean audition and how to prepare for the part when you get cast.

DONNA MARRAZZO STUDIO
donna@donnamarrazzostudio.com
www.donnamarrazzostudio.com
917-239-8823
Limited number of students per class; All levels; Call for auditing info; By sessions.

Located in midtown Manhattan, a studio for the serious actor. Develops techniques that work for each individual actor.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

DOUGLAS HALL
PO Box 1758
New York, NY 10011
dugall@earthlink.net
www.douglasshall.com
917-923-5339
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

DRIFTER FILMS PRESENTS: A PAUL LE MOS WORKSHOP
312 W. 36th St., 6th Fl., Studio 6A
New York, NY 10018
plemos@drifterfilm.com
www.drifterfilm.com
212-714-5042
Limited class size; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Paul ‘ a director, screenwriter, producer and former actor ‘ is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York and studied with Sanford Meisner and David Mamet. His workshops include Meisner technique, scene study, monologues, cold reading, auditioning, and on-camera.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

E. KATHERINE KERR
195 Sharp Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897
actingclass@aol.com
www.ekatherinekerr.com
203-762-7304
12 students per class; All levels; One free audit offered; Ongoing.

Teaches at the Theater Artists Workshop in Norwalk, CT. Acting classes for actors, singers, and writers that bring out authentic expressions and uncover one's own genius. Author of "The Four Principles: Applying the Keys of Brilliant Acting to Life."

THE EINHORN SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Tessa LaNeve, director
307 W. 38th St., Ste. 1510
New York, NY 10018
espa@primarystages.org
www.primarystages.org/espa
212-840-9705, Fax: 212-840-9725
8-10 students per class; Intermediate to advanced; Auditing permitted by arrangement only; By session; Scholarships available.

Students hone their skills and develop their careers in a collaborative environment. Acting courses are designed to simultaneously enable students to refine fundamentals and step outside their comfort zone.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Business of Acting; Commercials/Voiceover; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction.

ELECTA BROWN
241 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
casting@electabrown.com
www.electabrown.com
212-242-4161, Fax: 212-366-1810
Private coaching only; All levels.

For private sessions, Brown works on whatever the actor needs or wants to work on, whether audition technique, monologues, scene study, or something else.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ERIC HOFFMANN
310 Riverside Dr., Ste. 1505
New York, NY 10025
bardyard@aol.com
212-662-5790
8 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Shakespeare, auditions, and Meisner technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

THE ERIC MORRIS SYSTEM
Eric Morris, master instructor;
Anthony Vincent Bova, producer
Times Sq. Arts Center/Ionica Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10036
admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com
www.bovaactorsworkshop.com
212-620-0414
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Weekend intensives.

Author of seven best-selling acting text books, including "No Acting Please" (foreword by Jack Nicholson), "Being & Doing," and "Irreverent Acting."

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

EUGENIA MACER-STORY
511 Avenue of the Americas,
PMB 173
New York, NY 10011
mmc-feedback@att.net
www.magickmirror.com or
www.theatre-cosmos.com
212-255-2111, Fax: 212-208-2951
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Playwriting and acting workshops with a zen-related emphasis on the interdimensional, inner experience as this forms performance.

GENESIS REPERTORY
Jay Michaels and John Stillwaggon, acting instructors; Mary Elizabeth MiCari, vocal instructor; Robert Liebowitz and Francis Callahan, playwriting class.
376 Bay 44th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
genesis.brooklyn@gmail.com
www.genesis-repertory.org
347-492-0534
15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by approval of the instructor; Ongoing; Work study program is offered on a case-by-case basis; Internship, apprentice, and scholarship opportunities available.

Art and educational organization with classes in vocal training, speech, diction, acting, theater management, and film performance. Students are considered associate members of the company and are invited to be a part of productions.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

GOLDSTON MIME STUDIO
PO Box 974
New York, NY 10113
goldmime@aol.com
www.goldmime.com
917-776-4333
Small classes; Private coaching on a limited basis; All levels.

Gregg Goldston's contemporary style of mime offers the improviser, standup, actor, and mime a broad base of movement training. Specializing in physical comedy, mime, and solo performance development.

GRACE KILEY ACTING - ACTING & PERFORMANCE COACH
gracekiley@gmail.com
www.gracekiley.com
917-593-2662
14 students max; All levels;
Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Some scholarships available, work study options, please inquire.

This course will enhance your work onstage, onscreen, and in audition pieces. You will be provided individualized support and guidance for artistic development as well as career goals.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

GREGORY ABELS
120 Washington Pl.
New York, NY 10014-6819
gregoryabels@earthlink.net
212-691-2972, Fax: 212-691-2972
Private coaching only (with scene partner if necessary); Intermediate and advanced
Abels is a master coach in Shakespeare and general monologue preparation who teaches exclusive relaxation and practical voice exercises, working from the outside in and inside out. He is also available for film coaching on location.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

HB STUDIO
Edith Meeks, executive director
120 Bank St.
New York, NY 10014
info@hbstudio.org
www.hbstudio.org
212-675-2370, Fax: 212-675-2387
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted and recommended; By sessions; Offers work study program.

Acting technique (featuring Uta Hagen's exercises), scene study, improv, movement, bodywork, speech, voice, stage combat, musical theater, playwriting.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; On-Camera Technique.

HENRY RAVELO
484 W. 43rd St., Ste. 10C
New York, NY 10036
info@6dmpr.com
www.6dmpr.com;
www.ramtalent.com
212-695-9101
10 students max.; Private audition coaching avail.; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions vary per class; Internship available.

Study with someone who can get you work. Classes taught by top celebrity acting coach and talent manager. One-on-one Skype sessions available for students outside the N.Y. area.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

HISPANIC ORGANIZATION OF LATIN ACTORS
107 Suffolk St., Ste. 302
New York, NY 10002-3305
holagram@hellohola.org
www.hellohola.org
212-253-1015, Fax: 212-253-9651
10 students per class; Auditing not permitted; Sessions twice a year.

English- and Spanish-language classes in voiceover, audition, and acting technique. Focuses on expanding the presence of Latino actors in mainstream entertainment and communications media.

HOWARD MEYER'S ACTING PROGRAM IN WESTCHESTER, N.Y.
PO Box 1004
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
axialtheatre@gmail.com
www.hmacting.org
914-962-8828
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for advanced class only; By sessions for beginners and intermediate, ongoing for advanced; Offers work study program for previously enrolled students.

In its 18th year, offers technique based in Strasberg and Meisner. Classes held at: 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

JACQUELINE SOLOTAR
212-595-3039
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing.

Acting technique and scene study. Monologues, auditions.

JAMES BRILL
212-642-1095
10 students per class; All levels;
Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Classes are in Meisner-based technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

JASON BENNETT ACTOR'S WORKSHOP
New York, NY
info@jbactors.com
www.jbactors.com
212-777-7603
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Award-winning classes/workshops reflect a synthesis of the great acting methods for theater, TV, and film. Offerings include special workshops, voice and movement classes, and classes for teenagers.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

JEFFREY ZEINER STUDIO
AT WEIST-BARRON
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
jeffreyzeiner@gmail.com
www.weistbarron.com
212-245-1237
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Free introductory seminar offered three times a year; Ongoing.

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

JIM BONNEY ACTING STUDIO
Institute of Core Energetics
115 E. 23rd. St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
epbonney@aol.com
www.jimbonneyacting.com
917-721-7278
8-12 students per class; Specializes in private coaching; All levels; Work audit available; By sessions and ongoing.

The tradition of the Jim Bonney Acting Studio is to develop the emotional life of the actor as well as teaching the tools of the trade. Classes feature unique exercises to make the actor fully expressive by removing blocks and mannerisms, helping to relieve jamming and anxiety, improving the actor's own judgment, and uncovering fears about the actor's feelings.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

JOANNA BECKSON -
 J. BECKSON STUDIO
242 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
jtbeck417@aol.com
www.joannabeckson.com
917-749-6922
14-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Focus is on the Meisner approach, where the actor aims to leave himself alone, eliminating self-consciousness. Improvisation exercises are based on the actor's sense of truth and suggestibility.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

JOHN CHARLES MURPHY CHEKHOV-LECOQ INTERNATIONAL STUDIO OF ACTING AND MOVEMENT
140 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 701
New York, NY 10069
jmurphy@clisam.com
www.clisam.com
212-501-2357
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing by special permission only; By sessions and courses; Work study or internship program available.

Movement-based actor training and technique incorporating classical and contemporary approaches, with a focus on methodologies of J. Lecoq and Michael Chekhov.

JOHN STRASBERG STUDIOS
An International Center for Creativity and Theater Arts Research
555 Eighth Ave., Ste. 403
New York, NY 10018
info14@johnstrasbergstudios.org
www.johnstrasbergstudios.org
212-721-5809, Fax: 212 721-5809
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 10-week program in spring and fall; Five-week summer program; Two-week intensives in January and July; Work study/apprentice program available to students currently studying.

A consciously intuitive, personal, individual creative process/technique within scene work. Based on the "nine natural laws of creativity," talent, imagination, spontaneity, intentional dreaming, and truth.

JOHN WINDSOR-CUNNINGHAM
433 W. 34th St., Ste. 2E
New York, NY 10001
jwcactor@yahoo.com
www.thealmostfree.com
347-633-0398
Students per class varies; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study available.

Coaching for auditions for British plays by "the excellent John Windsor-Cunningham," (Ben Brantley, New York Times). London ‘s National Theatre called his workshops "second to none."

JUDITH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY NYC
Joanne Zipay, founder
and artistic director
367 Windsor Hwy., Ste. 409
New Windsor, NY 12553
judithshakes@gmail.com
www.judithshakespeare.org
5-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Shakespeare acting technique based in the text taught by Joanne Zipay. Bridges the worlds of contemporary and classical acting.

JULIE GARFIELD
c/o T. Schreiber Studios
151 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
info@tschreiber.org
www.tschreiber.org
212-741-0209
16-18 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study program offered at T. Schreiber Studios

This is a scene study and script analysis class. We also do ongoing exercises in Meisner technique and sense memory, and learn how to apply these techniques directly to scene study.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

KATHRYN BILD
PO Box 878
New York, NY 10021
kmbild@aol.com
www.kathrynbild.com
212-517-3265, Fax: 212-517-5713
Private coaching only; All levels.

Private training and counseling in Stanislavsky/Strasberg, integrating acting as an art, a business, and a calling. Also the author of "Acting From a Spiritual Perspective" and "The Actor's Quotation Book."

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

KEN SCHATZ ACTOR TRAINING
106 Hicks St., Ste. 4A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
info@kenschatz.com
www.kenschatz.com
718-625-8372
All levels; Occasional open classes; Ongoing.

Classes cover acting technique and scene study, monologue study and audition preparation, voice, speech, accents and dialects, movement, improvisation, and physical character work.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

LARRY GLEASON
860 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
info@larrygleason.com
www.larrygleason.com
917-549-5173
Individuals or private groups; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Gleason, an acting coach at Circle in the Square Theater School, combines text with emotional work to improve classical and contemporary scenes and monologues for personal growth, auditions, or upcoming roles.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

LARRY SINGER STUDIOS
160 Wadsworth Ave., Ste. 401
New York, NY 10033
larrysinger@nyct.net
www.larrysingerstudios.com
917-327-5406, Fax: 212-740-1736
18 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Interview required; Monthly ongoing and summer conservatory; Very limited work study program.

Classes include acting and scene study, focusing on development of the actor as an individual. Separate classes in fundamentals of acting technique, Alexander technique, and commercial and voiceover intensives. Studio address: Space on White: 81 White St., New York, NY.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE LEE STRASBERG THEATRE AND FILM INSTITUTE
115 Lee Strasberg Way (E. 15th St.)
New York, NY 10003
lstfi@strasberg.com
www.methodactingstrasberg.com
212-533-5500, Fax: 212-473-1727
16-22 students per class; All levels; acceptance determined by application and interview; Auditing not permitted; Two-year certificate program; Full or part-time study; Offers limited work study program.

Method acting and voice, singing, dance, movement, and film and TV.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

LETTY SERRA
15 Charles St., Apt. 12B
New York, NY 10014
lserra8@verizon.net
646-263-8100
6 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Basic and advanced workshops in film/TV acting using Adler/Meisner techniques. Classes are videotaped and focus on characterization, script analysis, work on self, and the business of acting. One-on-one coaching for auditions.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

LOUIS SCHEEDER
7 Stuyvesant Oval, Ste. 9D
New York, NY 10009
ls36@nyu.edu
212-614-9131
14 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted for nominal fee; By sessions.

Classes concentrate on Shakespearean and contemporary scene study.

LUNA STAGE COMPANY
Jane Mandel, artistic director; Robin Irwin, director of education and community outreach
555 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
education@lunastage.org; robinirwin.luna@gmail.com
www.lunastage.org
973-395-5551, Fax: 973-395-3755
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 9-to-18-week sessions.

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

Other: Young Performers; On-Camera Technique.

LYNETTE SHELDON ACTORS STUDIO
28th St. and Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
lsactorstudio@gmail.com
www.lsactorstudio.com
212-477-0171
12-16 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Weekend intensives; coaching year round.; One internship offered per term.

Master classes in professional actor training specializing in the specific system of acting technique taught by Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, and Larry Moss. Includes physical training in Alexander Technique with scene study, script analysis, character development, improvisation, and audition process.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

MAGGIE FLANIGAN STUDIO
153 W. 27th St., Ste. 803
New York, NY 10001
info@maggieflaniganstudio.com
www.maggieflaniganstudio.com
917-606-0982
16-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Internships for advanced students available.

The work at the studio is based on the Sanford Meisner technique. Admission is through a personal interview and audition. Full course curriculum listed on website.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

MALISA THEATRE ACADEMY
Michael Luggio, director
244 W. 54th St., Ste. 614
New York, NY 10019
davina@malisatheatre.com
www.malisatheatre.com
212-757-4939
6-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Sample classes are available; Ongoing; An internship is offered every semester.

We prepare actors to work professionally. Our staff is dedicated not only to educating the actor in the studio, but also to sharing the experience of performing on stage. Students accepted by audition only.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Business of Acting.

MARC TASLIT/ACTING OPERA
marctaslit@verizon.net
www.actingopera.com
727-859-4599, Fax: 727-376-3844
10-12 students per class; Actors' workshops: all levels; Singer-actors' workshops: intermediate and professional; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Emphasis is on audition preparation and presentation skills. Separate workshops are offered for actors and singer-actors.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

MATTHEW COROZINE STUDIO THEATRE, INC.
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 502
New York, NY 10036
matthew@matthewcorozinestudio.com
www.matthewcorozinestudio.com
212-592-4138
8-12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by interview only; Ongoing.

Helping the actor get outta your head since 2000. Acting classes are rooted in the Meisner technique. Experience "the reality of doing" and finding the truth within yourself. The purpose in every class and performance is to reconnect to truthful self-expression.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

MICHA, THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ASSOCIATION
Jessica Cerullo, managing director
PO Box 20168
New York, NY 10014
info@michaelchekhov.org
www.michaelchekhov.org
202-841-5141
8-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 1-to-2 week sessions.

A not-for-profit organization that links the artistic vision Michael Chekhov created with the work of performers, teachers, and directors of today.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV
ACTING STUDIO
Lenard Petit
138 W. 15th St., 1st Fl.
New York, NY 10011
chekhovstudionyc@gmail.com
www.michaelchekhovactingstudio.com
917-495-2079
12 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By 12-week sessions in September and February, and ongoing.

Acting technique is a ‘psycho-physical approach' in which transformation, working with impulse, imagination, and inner and outer gesture are central. Offers clear and practical tools in working with imagination, feelings, and atmosphere.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

MICHAEL HOWARD STUDIOS
Michael Howard, founder
152 W. 25th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@michaelhowardstudios.com
www.michaelhowardstudios.com
212-645-1525
15 students per class; Some previous training preferred; Auditing not permitted, enrollment through interview; Ongoing; Work study is very limited.

Workshops in all disciplines, including special sections with international master teachers. Offer a one-year and two-year conservatory program as well as a summer conservatory. Daytime and evening sessions.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

MTB STUDIO
Mary T. Boyer, artistic director
330 W. 38th St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10018
mtbstudio@hotmail.com
www.mtbstudio.com
917-885-7450
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

MTB Studio instills and nurtures passion and integrity for acting in every student and at the same time creates "smart actors": actors who are intelligent about the craft and savvy about the business. By using a combination of techniques, each actor acquires a set of problem-solving tools that will be beneficial throughout their careers, regardless of medium.

Other: On-Camera Technique.

NATASHA YANNACANEDO
of The New York Acting Company, professor
St. Francis College, Communication Arts Department
180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
natasha.yannacanedo@gmail.com
www.nyactingcompany.com
646-391-6136
12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Work study or internship in some cases.

Private coaching and group classes offered in contemporary and classical work in a challenging yet nurturing environment where actors hone their craft, allowing them to take risks and grow as artists.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
info@neighborhoodplayhouse.org
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org
212-688-3770, Fax: 212-906-9051
25 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; free open houses, visit website to reserve spot; By sessions and ongoing; Two-year program begins in September; Summer session begins in June.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

NEW JERSEY YOUTH THEATRE
(Formerly Westfield Young Artists' Cooperative Theatre)
172 W. Westfield Ave.
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
info@njyouththeatre.org
www.njyouththeatre.org
908-233-3200
6-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Two semesters per year: Oct.-Feb. and Feb.-May; Scholarships and internships available.

NJYT acting classes focus on technique, scene study, and monologue work. Workshops and classes are available in musical theater, acting, voice, and dance. Instructors prepare young performers for college auditions.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

NEW PERSPECTIVES
THEATRE COMPANY
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
contact@nptnyc.org
www.nptnyc.org
212-630-9945, Fax: 212-594-2553
15 students max; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted for certain classes; By sessions.

New Perspectives conducts a range of programs designed to provide tools and enhance skills for theater artists as well as offer development opportunities for the community at large.

Other: Young Performers; Classical.

THE NEW YORK CONSERVATORY FOR DRAMATIC ARTS
Mark Jeter,
director of admission
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
info@sft.edu
www.sft.edu
212-645-0030/888-645-0030
16 students per class average; All levels; Auditing permitted by interview; By sessions; Offers work study program: class and office positions by interview.

NYCDA offers two- and three-year professional training programs as well as a four-week summer program. NAST accredited. Focus on Meisner technique.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
100 E. 17th St.
New York, NY 10003
film@nyfa.com
www.nyfa.com
212-674-4300; 800-611-FILM,
Fax: 212-477-1414
12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

All acting for film courses are offered for college credit and range from one-week immersion workshops to one-year courses. Also offers audition prep services.

Other: On-Camera Technique

THE NEW YORK MASK AND CLOWN WORKSHOP
Ariane Anthony
117 W. 141 St., Apt. 35
New York, NY 10030
arianeanthony@yahoo.com
www.maskandclown.com
718-349-0008
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

This European commedia dell'arte mask and clown acting technique trains timing, confidence, concentration, and use of space. Actors are trained to be fearless and vulnerable on the stage.

Other: Improv and Comedy.

NINA MURANO STUDIO
300 W. 43rd St., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
ninamurano@mac.com
www.ninamurano.com
646-220-6142
14 students per class; Private coaching and coaching by Skype also available; All levels; Auditing permitted once by interview; Ongoing sessions Aug.-Dec., Jan.-June, and a summer intensive.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE NY ACTING SCHOOL FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
Mark Stolzenberg, director
2440 Broadway, Ste. 275
New York, NY 10024
stolzfun@earthlink.net
www.actingclassforfilm.com
212-877-2219
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing, call for schedule.

Film and camera technique: monologues, scenes, improv. Audition technique, essentials class, and scene study class. Agent night and screening.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

O'NEILL NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE
Jeff Janisheski, artistic director
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
305 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385
nti@theoneill.org
www.theoneill.org
860-443-7139, Fax: 860-444-1212
25-30 students per class; Intermediate; Auditing permitted by appointment; By sessions.

14-week conservatory program that delves deeply into the craft of theater. Actors train with working professionals who challenge actors on every level to develop and expand artistic horizons.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ONE ON ONE NYC
Marc Isaacman,
executive director
34 W. 27th St., 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@oneononenyc.com
www.oneononenyc.com
212-691-6000
14 students per class; Advanced; Membership by audition; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Actors meet and study with NYC's top agents, managers, and casting directors for film, TV, and theater. For the serious actor only.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ORGANIC CREATIVE PROCESS AT JOHN STRASBERG STUDIOS
Dennis Davies
312 W. 36th St., Ste. 403
New York, NY 10019
itsmedennis@gmail.com
917-334-7225
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by appointment; Ongoing.

Actors use their imagination and intuition deliberately, and with specific purpose. Developing a sense of truth in this way is such a personal process that actors advance their professional technique in less time that they might have thought possible.

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY WORKSHOP
Tisa Chang, artistic director; Ernest Abuba, resident instructor
520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 314
New York, NY 10018
info@panasianrep.org
www.panasianrep.org
212-868-4030, Fax: 212-868-4033
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Scholarships available.

Workshops and classes on technique, speech, and movement offered summer and fall/winter. New play lab in fall; email for info and registration.

PATRICIA McGINNIS
344 W. 89th St.
New York, NY 10024
patmcg17@aol.com
212-362-3374
Private sessions; some small classes; All levels; Ongoing.

Alexander Technique eliminates unwanted tension and performance anxiety for actors, singers, dancers, and musicians. M.AmSAT and ACAT certified.

THE PATTERSON STUDIO
170 W. 74th St.
New York, NY 10023
rpatterson@thepattersonstudio.com
www.thepattersonstudio.com
646-400-5556
10 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Free two-hour master class/acting seminars; Ongoing.

Introductory and professional level classes, classical and contemporary. Focuses on acting as a complete craft, learned as one continuous action.

PAUL EISEMAN
305 E. 40th St., Ste. 4H
New York, NY 10016
pauleise@aol.com
212-953-6926
Private coaching only; All levels.

Coaching focuses on connecting emotionally to character, resulting in truthful, unpredictable, exciting, and emotionally charged performances. Method acting customized and made practical for each actor.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

PAULA J RILEY -
ACTING TEACHER & COACH
Cap21
18 W. 18th St.
New York, NY
paula@pjrileystudio.com
www.pjrileystudio.com
212-689-4362; 917-544-5986
10 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Month to month scene study classes beginning May 8, 2012.

Paula is the originator of the Primary Principles of Acting. Classes and workshops focus on helping the actor achieve a deeper understanding of character development through visualization and improvisation. Discounts for private packages available.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

PEACHCRAFT STUDIOS OF DRAMA, VOICE AND FILMMAKING (PDVF)
Kate Kennedy, founder/owner
371 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
peachcraft@gmail.com
www.peachcraftstudios.com
908-673-1485
10-12 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner to master company class; Auditing not permitted; Entrance by interview only; By sessions; College preparatory available.

Established in 2005, PeachCraft has built an outstanding reputation for artist development, providing classical as well as cutting-edge training in drama, voice, dance, and filmmaking.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

PENNY TEMPLETON STUDIO
Penny Templeton and Hank Schob
344 W. 38th St., Ste. 203
New York, NY 10018
pts158@pennytempletonstudio.com
www.pennytempletonstudio.com
212-643-2614
14 students max; Private coaching available in studio or via Skype as well as auditions on tape; Al levels; Auditing not permitted; Free class offered once a month; By session and ongoing.

Classes emphasize strong technique for theater, film, and TV. In addition to master classes in acting and advanced on-camera acting technique, courses are also available in beginning technique, advanced scene study, script analysis, monologues, summer intensive, and voice.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

PIERSTUDIOS
Peggy Lewis, director
PO Box 340
New York, NY 10014
pierstudios@pierstudios.com
www.pierstudios.com
646-336-9101, Fax: 646-336-9101
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Conservatory training, clown, mask, Lecoq, Grotowski, Stanislavsky, musical theater, dance, cabaret, on-camera, and audition technique. Studio address: Pier Studios, Pier 40, West Houston St. and West Side Hwy., south side, New York.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE'S CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY
PO Box 1295
Madison, NJ 07940
info@ptnj.org
www.ptnj.org
973-514-1787, Fax: 973-514-2060
14 students per class; All levels and ages; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program.

Classes offered in acting, musical performance, playwriting and more. Spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; On-Camera Technique.

PUERTO RICAN
TRAVELING THEATRE
Raul Julia Training Unit
1680 Lexington Ave., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10029
prtt@prtt.org
www.prtt.org
212-354-1293; 212-427-8835,
Fax: 212-307-6769
20 students per class; 14-25 years old; Beginning and intermediate; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Internship program available.

The training unit teaches all styles of acting with an emphasis on contemporary Latino theater and American playwrights.

Other: Young Performers.

PULSE ENSEMBLE THEATRE
Alexa Kelly, artistic director
248 W. 35th St., 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
theatre@pulseensembletheatre.org
www.pulseensembletheatre.org
212-695-1596
10 students max; Intermediate and advanced; Adults and children; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program/internship.

Private coaching as well as classes focusing on acting technique and directing, scene study, building a character, voice for the actor, and playwright's lab.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

RENEE'S STUDIO
Renee Weisband
875 Cox Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
rrweisband@aol.com
www.renees-studio.com
609-220-7537, Fax: 856-778-5906
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By session and ongoing.

Acting through process. A drive for perfection. Performing with passion. Renee's Studio provides a solid foundation for actor's to achieve their dreams.

Other: Commercials/Voiceover; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ROBERT CASTLE &
ALEJANDRA OROZCO
New York, NY
itny@itnewyork.org
www.itnewyork.org
917-476-6238
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Two-to-three-week sessions; Work study or internship program only for students we have worked with extensively.

IT New York promotes the exchange of artistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the performing arts around the world. Intensive international workshops in acting and directing. Check website for current schedule.

ROBERT X. MODICA ACTING STUDIO
302 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
robertxmodica@hotmail.com
www.robertxmodica.com
917-763-5206 (Donna)
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Meisner-based classes where students participate in exercises and techniques that allow them to discover the truth and uniqueness of themselves, and grow as actors in personal, meaningful, and imaginative ways.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ROD MCLUCAS: CLASSICAL SCENE & MONOLOGUE WORKSHOPS
Rod McLucas
307 W. 71st St.
New York, NY 10023
rodmclucas@nyc.rr.com,
rod@rodmclucas.com
www.rodmclucas.com
212-362-8793
8 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing sometimes permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Concrete techniques for language, voice and body to mine the classics' poetry and passion. Dancers and singers welcome.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE ROSETTA LENOIRE MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY
Amas Musical Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
amas@amasmusical.org
www.amasmusical.org
212-563-2565, Fax: 212-239-8332
30 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Saturdays, Oct. - May; Offers work study program.

A preprofessional musical performance and training program that enrolls up to 30 culturally and economically diverse young people between the ages of 14 and 20 in Saturday classes.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

SANDE SHURIN ACTING STUDIO-TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTING
New York, NY/Woodstock, NY
shurinacting@earthlink.net
www.sandeshurin.com
917-545-5713
15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Specializing in advanced and professional; Admission by interview; Ongoing; Some workshops by session.

Shurin's "transformational acting" classes work with present emotions, utilizing the actor's authentic self and essence, rather than recalling from the past. Also offers "star power" and "breakthrough" workshops.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS AT THE JCC
Deb Roberts, director
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
droberts@jccotp.org
www.jccotp.org
201-569-7900, ext. 1492,
Fax: 210-569-5039
8-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Informal work study can be arranged.

Technique classes and performing workshops in singing, acting, auditioning, musical theater, and dance. N.Y. agents and casting directors attend programs several times a year.

Professional and recreational tracks. Currently have 16 students on Broadway or national tours.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

SCOTT POWERS STUDIOS
135 W. 29th St., Ste. 404
New York, NY 10001
getworking@scottpowers.com
www.scottpowers.com
212-242-4700, Fax: 212-242-4768
6-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Online and sample-class days offered; By sessions; Offers work study program.

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

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY
Bonnie J. Monte, artistic director
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
information@shakespearenj.org
www.shakespearenj.org
973-408-3278, Fax: 973-408-3361
10-30 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; EMC points/stipends available; By sessions; Non-performance internships available.

Focus on Shakespeare and other classic works through performance and classroom training. Summer professional intensive and touring opportunities as well as programs for young actors ages 11 to 17.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Young Performers.

THE SIMON STUDIO
Roger Hendricks Simon, director
New York, NY
rhsstudio@gmail.com
www.simonstudio.com
212-841-0204, Fax: 845-485-7526
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

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

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction.

SITI COMPANY
Anne Bogart, artistic director
520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 310
New York, NY 10018
training@siti.org
www.siti.org/training
212-868-0860, Fax: 212-868-0837
25-60 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 4 workshops a year; Offers a limited number of internships and scholarships for returning students.

Focus is on the Suzuki and Viewpoints methods of actor training that is principally concerned with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context, and uncovering the actor's innate expressive abilities.

STELLA ADLER STUDIO OF ACTING
31 W. 27th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@stellaadler.com
www.stellaadler.com
212-689-0087; 800-270-6775,
Fax: 212-689-6110
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program.

The Stella Adler Studio's mission is to create an environment with the purpose of nurturing theater artists who value humanity, their own and others, as their first and most precious priority while providing art and education to the greater community. Three year conservatory, evening conservatory, summer sessions, N.Y.U. affiliated B.F.A. program, and workshops are offered.

STEPHEN MICHAELS
c/o Barrow Group Theatre
312 W. 36th Street, Ste. 6A
New York, NY 10018
smichaels2@nyc.rr.com
917-626-0860
12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; One free audit is permitted; Ongoing.

Acting teacher and private coach. Student of Lee Strasberg who has taught at Tisch (NYU), the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Strasberg Institute, and others. Classes help actors develop their talents to the utmost.

STETSON STUDIOS
Ron Stetson
New York, NY
ronstetson@hotmail.com
www.stetsonstudio.com
917-742-0141
14 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

The Stetson Studios provides quality training for the professional and preprofessional actor based in the Meisner technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

STRIKE ANYWHERE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
Leese Walker
PO Box 2396
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108
office@strikeanywhere.info
www.strikeanywhere.info
212-875-7476
10-25 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers internship program.

Master classes in soundpainting, teaching-artistry, improvisation, and multidisciplinary techniques. Also offers "The Ensemble Roundtable," a quarterly series for ensemble practitioners to swap ideas.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy.

THE STUDIO (FORMERLY SALLY JOHNSON STUDIO)
Brad Calcaterra, instructor
25 W. 23rd St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10010
studio@thestudio-acting.com
www.thestudio-acting.com
212-463-7962
16-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study available.

Workshops and classes focus on cold reading, framing, creative risk-taking, releasing blocks, staying powerful in auditions, and booking the part.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

SUSAN BATSON STUDIO
Times Square Arts Center
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 300
New York, NY 10036
sbsinformation@gmail.com
www.susanbatsonstudionyc.com
212-226-4630, Fax: 212-226-4456
6-20 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Full- and part-time, year-round instruction.

Audition technique, monologue, on- and off-camera scene study, improv, script breakdown, performance block, voice, movement, dance, and young actors workshops. Industry nights and original material developed for independent theater.

SUSAN GRACE COHEN STUDIO
Susan G. Cohen, president
NY
sgcstudio@aol.com
212-678-8515, Fax: 212-961-9250
Private coaching only; All levels.
Classes located on the Upper West Side. Special emphasis on career development.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

SUSAN SLAVIN ACTORS & SINGERS ACADEMY AT
CARNEGIE HALL
119 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-582-0321
Advanced professionals only; Ongoing.

Innovative acting and musical performing techniques. Comprehensive approach dealing with the unique identity of each individual, art and invisible craft, and marketing oneself accurately in the industry. Offers master classes, private coaching, career development, and image work in affiliation with image guru David Kibbe.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Singing/Musical Theater; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SUZANNE SHEPHERD
225 W. 86th St.
New York, NY 10024
suzannesshepherd@aol.com
www.suzanneshepherd.com;
www.agiftoffire.com
518-672-4305
20 students per class; Private coaching available; Advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

T. SCHREIBER STUDIO
Terry Schreiber, artistic director
151 W. 26th St., 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@tschreiber.org
www.tschreiber.org
212-741-0209, Fax: 212-741-0948
12-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Weekly info sessions available; Ongoing.

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

TANYA BEREZIN - PRIVATE COACHING FOR THE ACTOR
171 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
tanya@tanyaberezin.com
www.tanyaberezin.com
212-874-1945, Fax: 212-874-3862
10-12 students per class; Private coaching on set, auditions, and monologues; All levels, including a professional class for young people, ages 13-17 and preteen; Auditing permitted by appointment; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

Special emphasis in classes on contemporary acting, developing the connection between imagination and organic behavior. Over 15 years in operation.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THEATER FOR PERSONAL GROWTH
Eric O'Keefe, program director
66 W. 38th St., Ste. 40E
New York, NY 10018
newyork@galli-group.com
www.gallitheaterny.com
212-731-0668
12 students per class; private coaching for children available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study is available for adults.

Explore classic archetypes and integrate movement with sensory method techniques. Get practical career advice and audition experience. Students may even audition for our ongoing productions.

Other: Young Performers.

THOMAS G. WAITES
ACTING STUDIO
17 Lexington Ave. (inside Baruch College)
New York, NY 10010
tw90876@aol.com
www.thomasgwaites.com
917-710-5795
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

An accomplished Broadway, film, and TV veteran, studio founder Waites drew on his own practiced skills to develop techniques to empower actors. Work includes his unique "meeting a crisis and dealing with it" technique, text analysis, and scene breakdown. Focus is on the classics and performance.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

TOM TODOROFF STUDIO & CONSERVATORY
Emily Moulton, executive producer
347 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
nycstudio@tomtodoroff.com
www.tomtodoroff.com; www.tom
todoroff.com/conservatory
212-362-8141
15-30 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted, interview or audition required depending on program; Ongoing.

Tom Todoroff has acted with, directed, or coached: Peter O'Toole, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Claire Danes, Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Tony Goldwyn to name a few.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

TVI ACTORS STUDIO
165 W. 46th St., Ste. 509
New York, NY 10036
nyadmissions@tvistudios.com
www.tvistudios.com
212-302-1900, Fax: 212-302-1926
16 students per class; All levels; audition required; Auditing permitted in some classes; By sessions and ongoing; Internships and work study available.

Casting directors, producers, film studio execs, and talent agents teach classes in auditioning for TV, film, soaps, commercials, voiceovers, and hosting. Additional location in L.A.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

29th STREET REPERTORY SCHOOL OF THEATRE
Tim Corcoran, artistic director
56 Seventh Ave., Studio 5H
New York, NY 10011
corcorantim@hotmail.com
www.29thstreetrep.com
917-509-7277, Fax: 212-242-9008
10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Classes focus on teaching students how to make truthful acting choices using contemporary material and one's own personal life experience. Also prepares students to become working actors.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Improv and Comedy.

VOICEOVERS UNLIMITED
Dan Duckworth, owner
c/o CityVox, 630 Ninth Ave., #415
New York, NY 10036
voiceoversunltd@aol.com
www.voiceoversunlimited.com
917-363-9877
Private coaching only; All levels.

Classes concentrate on setting up a voiceover business, including technique, demos, and marketing. Also offers separate casting company: aaavoicecasting@aol.com.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

VOICETHEATRE
Shauna Kanter, artistic director
219 Avenue B, #3B
New York, NY 10009
skantervt@yahoo.com
www.voicetheatre.org
212-201-9337, Fax: 845-679-0154
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

From scene study, technique, and monologue coaching to full productions for the public. Studio Address: 45 E. 33rd St. (between Madison and Park), New York, NY 10016

Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

WARD ACTING STUDIO
Wendy Ward
Altered Stages
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 303
New York, NY 10001
wardactingstudio@gmail.com
www.wardstudio.com;
www.wardstudiocompany.com
917-816-2122
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; J1 via internships for qualified international company applicants.

Meisner Studio in New York, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, Australia and International Company Program with residency in Philadelphia. No mail accepted.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

WILLIAM ESPER STUDIO
Laith Nakli, administrative director
208 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
www.esperstudio.com
212-904-1350, Fax: 212-904-1349
22 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions, 6-week summer intensive and two-year program; Offers work study for second year students.

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

Other: On-Camera Technique.

WITCOVER ACTING STUDIO
Walt Witcover
40 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
training@witcover.com
www.witcover.com
212-691-4367, Fax: 212-989-7274
1-2 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Structured, practical training from the inside out. Author of "Living on Stage: Acting From the Inside Out: A Practical Process."

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ZINA JASPER SCENE STUDY
11 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10023
212-873-2370, Fax: 212-873-2370
15-17 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Contemporary and classical scene-study class for the intermediate and advanced actor. Private coach works one-on-one with actors for auditions and in preparation for upcoming or current roles in film, TV, and theater.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ALICE SPIVAK
c/o Three of Us Studios
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
alice.spivak@gmail.com
212-924-0561
22 students per class; Advanced and professional; Auditing is permitted; By sessions in the spring, fall, and winter.

A step-by-step approach to the Stanislavsky technique in scene study. Author of the book "How to Rehearse When There Is No Rehearsal - Acting & The Media," Limelight Editions. Admission through personal interview with Ms. Spivak.

AUDITION MONOLOGUE AND COLD READING CLASSES WITH KAREN KOHLHAAS
PO Box 1587
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
karen@monologueaudition.com
www.monologueaudition.com
212-252-4200
8 students per monologue workshop, 12 students per cold reading class; Intermediate and advanced; must have scene study experience; Auditing not permitted; occasional free intro classes and one-day seminars; Five-week monologue sessions, three-week cold reading sessions; Work study occasionally available.

Atlantic Theater Co. Director/Teacher/Author Karen Kohlhaas was voted "Favorite Cold Reading Teacher" and "Favorite Monologue Teacher" in the 2010 Backstage Reader’s Choice Awards. Monologue and cold reading classes offered; check the website for dates.

BARBARA SPIEGEL THEATRE WORKSHOPS
500 W. 43rd St., Ste. 31A
New York, NY 10036
sbejoyus@gmail.com
212-465-9477, Fax: 212-465-9497
Private coaching only; All levels.

All areas and methods, including classical and contemporary. Periodically teaches group classes.

DENISE SIMON
PO Box 5
South Salem, NY 10590
denisesimoncoach@gmail.com
www.simoncoachinggroup.com
914-621-2663
Small classes; All levels, ages 6 and up; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Emphasis on audition coaching as well as business consultation. Group classes available.

GLENN ALTERMAN STUDIO
glenn@glennalterman.com
www.glennalterman.com
212-769-7928
Private coaching only; All levels.

"Best monologue/audition coach in the tri-state area." - Theater Resource Magazine. "Best monologue coach"- Back Stage readers. Winner of the Arts and Letters Award in Drama. All levels and ages, flexible scheduling, reasonable rates and over 6,000 rarely done monologues. 23 years experience. Author of "The Perfect Audition Monologue, An Actor’s Guide - Making It In New York (Second Edition)," and 24 other theater-related and original monologue books.

JACK WALTZER ACTING WORKSHOPS
5 Minetta St., Apt. 2B
New York, NY 10012
info@jackwaltzer.com
www.jackwaltzer.com
212-473-7056/212-840-1234
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing, with three workshops in Paris, two in London and L.A., and one in NY.

Workshops on technique, sense memory, improv, cold reading, and scene study.

JEFFREY D. STOCKER - FILM ACTING STUDIO
New York, NY
studio-90-lexs@prodigy.net
www.filmactingstudio.com
917-902-4174
Private coaching online only; All levels.

All classes taught on the internet via Skype. On-camera, monologues, scene study, audition/pre-shoot coaching, career consultation.

Other: On-Camera Technique.

JODIE LYNNE McCLINTOCK @ THE QUEENS STUDIO
49-01 39th Ave.
Sunnyside, NY 11104
info@jodiemcclintock.com
www.thequeensstudio.com
718-476-2590
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted only on sample-class day; Ongoing.

Specialized coaching for MFA grad school/international programs with mock audition. Also private coaching in monologue selection/polishing, film/TV/theater/commercial sides, and role rehearsal. Shakespeare classes on demand.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

KAREN PORTER WHITE
410 E. Sixth St., #16B
New York, NY 10009
kpwsdt@yahoo.com
646-265-3767
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Work study is offered
Classes and private coaching on audition technique. Michael Shurtleff’s only authorized "audition guideposts" instructor in New York.

KIMBERLY VAUGHN PERFORMANCE STUDIO
Kimberly Vaughn, founder and artistic director
New York, NY
performingcoach@gmail.com
kimberlyvaughnperformancestudio.com
212-340-9598
8-10 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Teacher, regional director, and Tony Award-nomiated Broadway producer on the faculty of Circle in the Square Theater School. Musical performance audition-technique classes and private coaching for monologues and audition sides. Clients work on Broadway, in national tours, and regionally.

MARIA RIBOLI ACTING STUDIO
c/o Champion Studios
257 W. 39th St., 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
info@mariariboliactingstudio.com
www.mariariboliactingstudio.com
10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing.

We work on scenes, monologues, improvs, commercial sides, character development and much more. Ten-dollar trial classes held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.

MARTIN ACTING STUDIOS
Dianna Martin
112 W. 27th St., 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
dianna@martinactingstudios.com
www.martinactingstudios.com
917-941-0151
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Cross section of Strasberg and Meisner by main protege of Ernie Martin. Classes cover scene/monologue study, sensory exercises, improvisations, repeat exercises, Linklater exercises, and character and script analysis.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

MELODY BROOKS
New Perspectives Theatre Company
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
melody@nptnyc.org
www.nptnyc.org
212-630-9945, Fax: 212-459-1854
Private coaching only; All levels; Work study/internship offered.

Audition and skills-building coaching, by appointment only, with award-winning director/producer. Specializing in Shakespeare and the classics, as well as animating your audition for maximum impact.

MN ACTING STUDIO
Matt Newton
New York, NY
info@mnactingstudio.com
www.mnactingstudio.com
718-913-4814
10 students per class; Private and Skype coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing.

Private coaching, group classes, and Skype lessons by successful working actor with over 12 years of experience in film and television ("Ugly Betty," "Criminal Minds," "Gilmore Girls,"). On-camera audition technique, scene study, monologues, breaking into the business.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Business of Acting.

ON CAMERA ... AND OFF, INC. (LARRY CONROY)
42 W. 13th St., Ste. 4D
New York, NY 10011
oncamoff@aol.com
www.larryconroy.com
212-741-1444, Fax: 212-366-5688
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers free evaluations.

Presentation and performance coach for actors, hosts, spokespeople, narrators, voiceover artists, radio personalities, corporate presenters, and news media. Meisner-based. All work done on camera and on audio tape for immediate playback. Work centered on the individual and that individual’s personality.

Other: Commercials/Voiceover; Acting Technique/Scene Study.

PAUL HARMAN
paulharman@mindspring.com
www.auditionsuccess.com
212-252-4767
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Emphasis on musical theater. The actor is provided with a clearly delineated process that will support him or her in the crafting of any song and result in an audition that is professional and emotionally true.

PRUDENCE HOLMES, THE MONOLOGUE DETECTIVE
123 W. 93rd St., #2E
New York, NY 10025
prudenceholmes@hotmail.com
www.prudenceholmes.com
917-723-0164
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers work study program.

Coaching for over 28 years. Emphasis on monologue selection and audition preparation.

ROBERT DAGNY’S PERFORMER AUDITION PACKAGE
PO Box 852
FDR Station
New York, NY 10150-0852
robert@actorsauditioncoaching.com
www.actorsauditioncoaching.com
212-371-8258
Private coaching only; All levels.

Creator of "The Performer Audition Package." Custom-directed coaching on film, TV, and stage monologues, scenes, musical numbers, and tailor-made cabaret acts.

RUTH NERKEN
10 W. 66th St., Apt. 12G
New York, NY 10023
rnerken@gmail.com
212-362-5277
Private coaching only; Intermediate and advanced. Private coaching for on-camera and stage.

SARA LAZARUS STUDIO
saralazarus@comcast.net
973-218-0417
10 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; admission by audition; By sessions.

Classes in midtown Manhattan. Musical theater audition and performance technique; private coaching on monologues, scenes, and songs. Currently teaches/directs at Circle in the Square Theater School and Paper Mill Playhouse Conservatory.

Other: Singing/Musical Theater.

STEVEN DITMYER - DITMYER STUDIO
484 W. 43rd St., #35S
New York, NY 10036
sditmyer@aol.com
917-915-1175, Fax: 212-643-5440
Private coaching only; All levels.

Meisner-trained teacher-director, graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, who currently teaches at American Academy of Dramatic Art.

WEIST-BARRON ACTING FOR TELEVISION & FILM
Valerie Adami, director
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
www.weistbarron.com
212-840-7025
10 students per class; All levels plus showcase programs; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

"Whatever your technique, the camera is the great equalizer." Prepares actors for the real world of on-camera casting and performance. Classes and workshops for technique, improv, on-camera classes.

Other: On-Camera Technique.

WILLIAM METZO
300 W. 55th St., Apt. 17-S
New York, NY 10019
bill@williammetzo.com
www.williammetzo.com
212-956-8294
6 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Emphasis on auditions, Shakespeare.

Business of Acting

ACTING BUSINESS BOOT CAMP
Peter Pamela Rose, PCC, owner and certified career coach
330 E. 75th St., Ste. 8H
New York, NY 10021
actingbusinessbootcamp@gmail.com
www.actingbusinessbootcamp.com
212-388-2747
Group intensives; Private coaching available; All levels; Free phone and live seminars; free mp3 by email request; Ongoing.

Peter Pamela Rose, PCC, uses her extensive experience and skills as a certified coach to motivate actors, empowering them with the courage and opportunity to show their talent with honesty and confidence without fear. Recommended by top agents and casting directors. Also coaches in L.A.

BRIAN O’NEIL - ACTING AS A BUSINESS
322 E. 89th St., #1B
New York, NY 10128
actingasabiz@aol.com
www.actingasabusiness.com
212-459-4502, Fax: 212-369-3814
6 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Classes concentrate on monologue preparation and delivery as well as career strategy.

CAPES COACHING
826 Broadway, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
info@capesco.com
www.capesco.com
212-777-2270
8 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Career coaching for actors, artists, and creative professionals. Offering classes to create a one-year business plan for creative careers, one-on-one phone-coaching, as well as an audio career-coaching program.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

CAREER BREAKTHROUGHS UNLIMITED, INC
Susan Campochiaro Confrey, owner
Upper West Side, NY
info@cbucoaching.com
www.cbucoaching.com
212-978-0715
10-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By session and ongoing.

Private coaching on the business of acting. Acting classes, intensives with industry professionals, private monologue and scene work coaching, on-set coaching, casting projects, and theater company: The CBU Players.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

JANICE HOFFMAN - CAREER AND LIFESTYLE COACHING
New York, NY
www.successissweetest.com
917-208-0779
6 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Design better goals and strategies, break through inertia, and develop inspiring and creative ways of doing things.

SUE PORTER HENDERSON - CAREER COUNSELOR
360 E. 65th St., Ste. 15-E
New York, NY 10065
sue@hendersonenterprises.com
www.hendersonenterprises.com
212-472-2292, Fax: 212-472-5999
Private consultation in person or by phone; All levels; Some free workshops and events available through AFTRA, SAG, the Network and Actors Connection.; Ongoing.

Consults actors about the business of acting so they may better promote their career and pursue it to the highest level. Helps actors avoid pitfalls and unnecessary waste of time and money no matter where you live.

THE ACTOR’S MARKET
Kristen Langely
331 W. 57th St., Ste. 173
New York, NY 10019
info@theactorsmarket.com
www.theactorsmarket.com
212-595-9001, Fax: 917-591-9177
Work study/internships offered.

A marketing firm for actors providing high level marketing tools: lifestyle photos, sizzle reels, one-on-one and group career coaching, and free monthly seminars and webcasts. Our bi-coastal (NY and LA) "ActorMarathons" have helped thousands get representation and work in primetime TV and films.

Classical


CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
564 Hudson St., #1
New York, NY 10014
xrismartin@aol.com
www.christophermartinshakespeare.com
212-691-4883
Private coaching for 1-4 people; All levels; Ongoing.

Emphasis on Shakespeare character study and text analysis, classics, and European drama.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Singing/Musical Theater.

JOHN BASIL
American Globe Theatre Conservatory
145 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
www.americanglobe.org
212-869-9809
14 students per class; All levels.

Classical audition coach. Specializes in Shakespeare. Over 30 years of teaching experience.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SHAKESPEARE - WITH RON SONG DESTRO
Ron Song Destro, Oxford Shakespeare Company
18 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10007
destro@shakespeareclass.org
www.shakespeareclass.org
917-627-2334
15 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Free monthly class; By session and ongoing; Work study/internship available.

Destro is a Kennedy Center Award–winning playwright, actor, director, and teacher and offers a four-week focus class on Shakespeare in the RADA method that emphasizes voice, movement, and text, culminating in performances. Located in Tribeca.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

Commercials/Voiceover

DAVID ZEMA ENTERPRISES, INC.
Voice of Success Programs
1123 Broadway, Ste. 1012, 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
davidzema@aol.com
www.davidzema.com
212-675-4978, Fax: 212-675-6065
12 students per class; All levels; First hour of technique class may be audited; other classes may be sampled at per class rate; Ongoing; Internship by invitation only.

Over 20 years experience in voiceover coaching. Learn audition skills, copy reading, microphone techniques, home studio recording, and opening vocal range. Technique training for commercials, animation, industrials, audiobooks, and documentaries.

Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction; Acting Technique/Scene Study.

ED GREEN’S VOICE OVER TRAINING COURSE
300 E. 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
ed@edgreen.com
www.edgreen.com
212-752-9123
Private coaching; seminars available upon request; Beginning, intermediate, and advanced; Consultation required; By sessions and ongoing.

Specializes in voiceover training and self-marketing, with students receiving a completed demo upon completion of course. Private one-on-one coaching.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

Improv and Comedy


AMERICAN COMEDY INSTITUTE
Stephen Rosenfield, director
481 Eighth Ave., Ste. 736
New York, NY 10001
info@comedyinstitute.com
www.comedyinstitute.com
212-279-6980, Fax: 212-279-6981
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sept. through Apr.

One-year professional comprehensive program in comedy performing and writing, culminating in an industry showcase at Gotham Comedy Club, and a monthly standup comedy workshop with Stephen Rosenfield.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS
318 W. 53rd St., Ste. 207
New York, NY 10019
info@chicagocitylimits.com
www.chicagocitylimits.com
212-888-5233, Fax: 212-888-0810
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for some classes; By sessions; Offers work study program (interns take classes for free).

Classes teach the improv techniques of the theatrically based, emotionally grounded comedy style used by the performers of CCL. Also offers music improv classes, children's and teen classes, and improv for business professionals.

Other: Young Performers.

FACE OFF UNLIMITED
Eric Robinson, co-founder
c/o The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd. St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
info@faceoffunlimited.com
www.faceoffunlimited.com
917-478-2785
5-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Students begin with the Intro to Face Off class, a comfortable, fun, and creative environment in which to explore the fundamentals of improvisation and introduce students to Face Off's unique approach. Using group games and exercises that any novice can master, the intro class is ideal for unlocking creative potential. Next you join the ongoing Face Off improv class, where each week we explore different disciplines including: short, mid, long, and experimental improvisation. Become a part of the Face Off Universe and dare to be awesome!

GOTHAM CITY IMPROV
Marc Adam Smith, artistic director
48 W. 21 St., 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@gothamcityimprov.com
www.gothamcityimprov.com
212-367-8222
10-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Sister company of the L.A.-based Groundlings, Gotham offers short- and long-form improvisational comedy classes for writing and character development.

Other: Young Performers.

GS IMPROV
Greg Sullivan, instructor
Producers Club Theatre
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
classes@gsimprov.com
www.gsimprov.com
646-567-0749
13 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Improv classes since 1997. Taught by the author of "There's No I in Improv."

THE IMPROV ADDICTION WITH SAMANTHA JONES
c/o Dora Mae Productions
PO Box 141, Planetarium Station
New York, NY 10024
samantha@doramae.com
www.doramae.com
917-306-9642
10 students per class; Private coaching available for monologues, standup comedy, and solo development; All levels; Auditing is permitted, contact for info; By sessions and ongoing.

Award-winning director, celebrity coach and short-form improv instructor leads small groups classes in Manhattan. Voted runner-up in the favorite improv coach category in Back Stage Readers' Choice issue.

Other: Young Performers; On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

IMPROVOLUTION!
Holly Mandel, Brendon Hunt
242 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
info@improvolution.org
www.improvolution.org
212-696-6893
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study available.

Founded by Groundlings alumna Holly Mandel, Improvolution! is an improv school, performing group, and, dare we say, philosophy of how to live, create, and collaborate on- and offstage.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

JOY NEWMAN
Founder, The Grown-Up's Playground
New York Comedy Club
241 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10010
212-714-8275
All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Improvisational writing and acting for people who want to study with Joy! Classes are taught in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Improv helps actors to develop characters, build confidence, and be quick on their feet.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

MAGNET THEATER
254 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
classes@magnettheater.com
www.magnettheater.com
212-244-2400, Fax: 212-244-1880
12-16 students per class; All levels; Free introductory class; Ongoing and by session; Internship program available.

Magnet is an improvisational comedy theater and improv school in New York City, located a few blocks below Madison Square Garden in Chelsea.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

THE PIT - PEOPLE'S IMPROV THEATER
123 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10001
info@thepit-nyc.com
www.thepit-nyc.com
212-563-7488
16 students per class (improv); 12 students per class (writing); elective classes vary; All levels; Auditing not permitted; free shows on Wednesday nights; By session and ongoing; Limited number of work-study slots for students (improv classes only).

PIT is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy and strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

TOM SOTER AT THE WINGNUT COMEDY STUDIO
1264 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
sundaynightimprov@earthlink.net
www.tomsoter.com or
www.sundaynightimprov.com
212-316-4916
5-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Classes concentrate on characters and scene work. Studio address: 78th Street Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St., New York, NY, 10024.

On-Camera Technique


ACTORS CONNECTION
Tony Nation, president; Christopher Dietrich, executive director
630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1410
New York, NY 10036
contactus@actorsconnection.com
www.actorsconnection.com
212-977-6666, Fax: 212-765-4274
10-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions (seminars and intensives) and ongoing classes.

Acting studio and networking facility for the professional actor. Nightly networking seminars with agents, casting directors, and personal managers, as well as audition technique classes and intensives.

ACTORS CONNECTION
Tony Nation, president; Christopher Dietrich, executive director
630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1410
New York, NY 10036
contactus@actorsconnection.com
www.actorsconnection.com
212-977-6666, Fax: 212-765-4274
10-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions (seminars and intensives) and ongoing classes.

Acting studio and networking facility for the professional actor. Nightly networking seminars with agents, casting directors, and personal managers, as well as audition technique classes and intensives.

THE ART OF VOICE-OVERS
Steve Harris
241 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
theartofvoice@aol.com
www.theartofvoiceny.com
212-517-8616
2-15 students per workshop; Private coaching available; Beginner through master level; Auditing not permitted.

All inclusive training for on-camera commercials and voiceovers with state-of-the-art digital demo reel production. Private master-level coaching available as well as small group workshops.

DAVID CADY
Donna DeSeta Casting
584 Broadway, Ste. 1001
New York, NY 10021
davidcadyclass@gmail.com
www.davidcady.com
212-274-9696
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 8-week sessions.

On-camera commercial audition techniques.

RON MILLKIE
400 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
rmillkie@aol.com
www.ronmillkie.com
212-244-6545; 646-831-5945
7-12 students per class; All levels; no children; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Class offerings emphasize a Meisner-plus approach. Tuesday night classes, three scene nights per year with industry people, and a "Success in Soap Opera, Film, and TV Commercial" workshop available.

SUSANNA DALTON
146 E. 49th St.
New York, NY 10017
tvcoach911@aol.com
212-980-1971
6 students max; Private coaching for individuals and pairs; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing and by appointment.

On-camera and voiceover coaching, demo production, acting for TV/film, commercials, broadcasting, audition prep, and marketing plans.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Young Performers.

Singing/Musical Theater

LIZ CAPLAN VOCAL STUDIOS
324 W. 23rd St., Ste. 3B
New York, NY 10011
lizcaplan@mac.com
www.lizcaplan.com
212-645-9369/866-SING-OUT,
Fax: 212-645-9369
12-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; no drop-in visitors; Ongoing.

Musical theater/pop/rock singing technique. College workshops, master classes, private coaching, and group classes available. Apps available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch at the Apple App Store under Liz Caplan Vocal Studios.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ROBERT MARKS
850 Seventh Ave., Ste. 804
New York, NY 10019
bob@bobmarks.com
www.bobmarks.com
212-365-4840
Private coaching only; All levels.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SINGERS FORUM
Jenny Wienert, administrator
49 W. 24th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@singersforum.org
www.singersforum.org
212-366-0541, Fax: 212-366-0546
10-12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers a work study program.

Founded in 1978 by Andy Anselmo and John Albert Harris, Singers Forum was envisioned as a training center for the vocal arts. Combining training in the bel canto method with performance training in various singing styles, Singers Forum is unique in that it offers private voice lessons, classes, and workshops ‘ and a place where students can develop performance skills in a wide variety of vocal and performing styles ranging from opera to cabaret and musical theater.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

THE SINGING EXPERIENCE
Linda Amiel Burns, director
315 E. 86th St., Ste. 4NE
New York, NY 10028
labstarmaker@gmail.com, linda@singingexperience.com
www.singingexperience.com
212-315-3500
12-15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; public invited to performance; New workshop begins every two months.

A cabaret/musical theater workshop (established in 1977) that culminates in performance at top NY Club. Concentration on vocal & mic technique, lyric interpretation, choosing material and learning to sing out with confidence, all in a nurturing, supportive atmosphere. Cabaret acts prepared and directed.

STEVE POTFORA
New York, NY
stevepotfora@gmail.com
facebook/steve potfora
212-496-8864
Private coaching only; All levels.

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


Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


JULIE BUDD
www.juliebudd.com
917-445-8799
Private coaching only; Intermediate, advanced, and professional.

Julie Budd understands the toll performance takes on the voice, and as a result has developed a course and technique to protect, preserve and enhance an actor's vocal instrument. A professional singer from the age of 12, Budd's acclaimed course draws upon the disciplines of the master vocal teachers.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Young Performers

LINDA GLICK
Upper West Side
New York, NY
lglickvoiceworks@gmail.com
www.lglickvoiceworks.com
212-769-8288, Fax: 212-873-8215
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted with special permission; By sessions.

Designed workshops in voice, vocal production, and audition preparation. Musical and nonmusical. Everything "voice related." Range, pitch, projection, delivery, style. Emphasis on lyrics/text.

Other: Singing/Musical Theater.

THE LINKLATER CENTER FOR VOICE AND LANGUAGE
Kristin Linklater, artistic director; Andrea Haring, associate director
PO Box 504
New York, NY 10025
mail@thelinklatercenter.com
www.thelinklatercenter.com
212-340-4762
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted with special permission; By sessions.

Offers classes and workshops where language and the human voice is exercised and celebrated.

Other: Improv and Comedy.

ROBERT STECKO - VOCAL COACH
New York, NY
pro.voice@yahoo.com
212-580-0399
Private coaching only; All levels.

Musical director/arranger for Jane Olivor and many Broadway productions offers professional vocal coaching, arranging, and recording services for auditions, shows, and cabaret acts.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

SHANE ANN YOUNTS
New York, NY
say1@nyu.edu
www.shaneannyounts.com
212-877-2567
10-12 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Complete program runs Oct.-June.

Voice and speech for actors: vocal ease, range, and flexibility. Prepares actors to work on their own and to analyze a text in-depth.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

WICKHAM VOCAL STUDIOS
Performers Career Center
249 W. 34th St., Ste. 707
New York, NY 10001
admin@vocalstudios.com
www.vocalstudios.com
646-473-0900, Fax: 646-473-2005
12-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Professional development in performance; emphasis on vocal technique.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

Young Performers

ACTEEN - ACTING FOR TEENS
Rita Litton, director
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
rita@acteen.com,
juniors@acteen.com
www.acteen.com
212-391-5915, Fax: 212-768-8918
8-12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 8-week sessions in fall, winter, spring terms (interview required), plus four unique summer academies (application/audition required); Some scholarships available through Will Sears Foundation.

Nation's first teen film acting program in its 33rd year. 16+ electives offer conservatory theater training, with a film/TV specialty, college audition prep, professional guidance, and showcases for the focused actor.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ACTOR'S TECHNIQUE
NY KIDS & TEENS!
Todd Etelson, program dir.
Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
info@actorstechniqueny.com
www.actorstechniqueny.com
917-763-1777
12-14 students per class; one-hour private coachings and audition tapings available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Year round; Work study or internships available.

Top kids and teen acting and audition technique, educational, and industry networking. Age-divided classes with top casting directors, Broadway instructors, and ATNY coaches.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; On-Camera Technique.

BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE/MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE TRAINING FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS
Michelle Lehrman, admissions
director
Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
masterclass@broadwayartistsalliance.org; coachings@
www.broadwayartistsalliance.org
212-561-9429, Fax: 212-214-0953
15 students per master class; 100 per session/summer intensive; 22 per college/pro workshop; Intermediate to advanced/professional only; Auditing not permitted; admittance by application and national auditions; Winter, summer, and year-round master class sessions, private coaching year round; Work study and internships available for ages 19+.

Curriculum integrates dance, drama, and music. Instructors are Tony winners, Broadway performers, dancers, directors, choreographers, and composers. Participants also perform for and get feedback from NYC top casting directors and agents in a final showcase. Participation by audition only.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE CHILDREN'S ACTING ACADEMY
Mimi Stuart, directors
c/o RIPLEY-GRIER
131 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
caanyc@gmail.com
www.childrensactingacademy.com
212-860-7101
8-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; admission by interview and audition; By sessions.

A professional theater program for the shy or outgoing, with emphasis on speech, improv, scene study, and performance. Classes after school or on Saturday, plus summer camp.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

A CLASS ACT NY
Jessica Rofe, artistic director
200 W. 60th St., Ste. 28 E
New York, NY 10023
info@aclassactny.com
www.aclassactny.com
212-315-3010
8-24 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; One-day workshops and ongoing; Offers internship program.

Musical theater, on-camera, voiceover, and drama one-day workshops and ongoing classes; agent and manager showcases; private coaching; as well as Broadway camp programs with Broadway actors or kids and teens.

DREAMCATCHER REPERTORY THEATRE
Laura Ekstrand, artistic director
Baird Center
5 Mead St.
South Orange, NJ 07079
info@dreamcatcherrep.org
www.dreamcatcherrep.org
973-378-7754, ext. 2228,
Fax: 973-994-1561
12 students per class; Private monologue coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Year-round, with a teen program during the month of July; Offers work study program (internships for high school and college students).

Theater conservatory program for students ages 10-17 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Professionals in their respective fields teach all classes.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

MAIN STREET THEATRE & DANCE ALLIANCE
548 Main St.
New York, NY 10044
info@mstda.org
www.mstda.org
212-371-4449
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program for the appropriate students.

Offers a wide variety of classes to people of all ages, including a writing/acting class for teens. Additionally, students perform in theater and dance productions.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE JUNIOR SCHOOL
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
playhousejuniors@gmail.com
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org; www.playhousejuniors.com
212-688-3770, Fax: 212-906-9051
12-18 students per class; Beginning and intermediate; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Summer program also available.

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

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
Chuck Vassallo, director of performing arts
328 W. 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
cvassallo@ppasshare.org
www.ppasnyc.org
212-247-8652, Fax: 212-247-7514
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; students must audition; NYC residents only; Ongoing.

Professional performing arts public school (grades 6-12). Courses include acting, dance, musical theater, scene study, voice and diction, movement, playwriting, directing, and theater history.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

TADA! YOUTH THEATER
15 W. 28th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
education@tadatheater.com
www.tadatheater.com
212-252-1619, ext. 4,
Fax: 212-252-8763
20 students per class; Beginner for classes, advanced for Resident Youth Ensemble; Auditing not permitted; open house available; By sessions during school year, weekly during summer and school vacations, year-round for ensemble program ; Offers need-based financial aid for classes and ensemble program is free.

One of NYC's best known youth theaters, TADA! offers musical theater skills, acting, and creative dramatic classes for children age 2-14. Performance opportunities available through Resident Youth Ensemble program.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

TEEN STUDIO THEATRE INSTITUTE & SUMMER THEATRE INSTITUTE - NYC
Allyn Sitjar, artistic director
23 Tomahawk Trail
Sparta, NJ 07871
youththeatreallyn@yahoo.com
www.youththeatreinstitutes.org
201-415-5329 (cell); 973-729-6026
15 students per class, ages 11-18; 28 students per class, ages 14-18 (summer); All levels; Auditing is permitted except for summer; 10-week sessions; Four-week summer session.

A complete theater program offered during the school year with classes in acting, improvisation, movement, college prep audition, and singing. Summer Theatre Institute-NYC offers classes in acting, mime, singing, dance, and musical theater. Send email for complete application packet and audition requirements. Classes are held at NOLA studios, 244 W. 54th St., NYC.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

WB KIDS
Valerie Adami, director
at Weist-Barron Studios
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
212-840-7025, Fax: 212-768-8918
6 students per class; All levels, children 5-10; Free interview/consultation used instead of auditing; Three six-week Saturday terms per year, fall/winter/spring; summer one-week intensives.

Workshops focus on professional-quality acting for children in a nurturing environment and include: commercials, improv, acting technique and scene study for film, TV, and stage, auditions/cold readings, monologues, musical theater, and showcases.


New York Acting Schools and Coaches

April 26, 2012


The following is a list of New York-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school, address, phone and fax numbers, email address and/or website, average number of students per class, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught, whether auditing is permitted, whether classes are ongoing or by sessions, any special emphasis used in classes or coaching, and whether a work/study program is offered. Descriptions of the class, school, or coach are provided by the instructor or institution and edited by Back Stage.

Schools or teachers who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listings, c/o Back Stage, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.

Acting Technique/Scene Study


ACTING CENTER OF NY
225 West End Ave., Ste. 67
New York, NY 10023
info@acting-center.com
www.acting-center.com
212-724-2299
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Scene study, monologue work, improvisation, basic acting technique, and overcoming stage fright. Class goal is to teach the fundamentals of acting while providing a supportive environment.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTING ON IMPULSE
Seth Michael May
sethmmay@gmail.com
www.actingonimpulse.com
917-805-9899
Auditing is not permitted; Trial classes available; Work study available; Ongoing

Spontaneous scene study is improv for actors and intuitive text work. It is a place for actors to work on and sharpen their craft and develop their own intuitive way of working both with Improvisation and text, using exercises from Mick Napier, Harold Guskin, Michael Chekhov, and others to get actors past creative and career hurdles. Private lessons and audition prep also available.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Classical; Business of Acting; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

THE ACTING PLACE
32-15 38th St.
Astoria, NY 11103
skipitaris@theatroninc.org
718-721-7610
Private coaching only; All levels

Emphasis on overcoming obstacles, whether physical, emotional or technical, that block the way to our creativity.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

THE ACTING STUDIO INC.
James Price and John Grabowski, associate directors
c/o Shetler Studio & Theatre
244 W. 54th St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10019
actingstudioinc@yahoo.com
www.actingstudio.com
212-580-6600, Fax: 212-295-1513
12-16 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted in some cases; By sessions; Offers work study program.

Offering a part-time, conservatory-style acting program and classes in association with Chelsea Repertory Company. Programs draw on the standards and traditions established by Stanislavsky and the Moscow Art Theatre and continued in the United States by Harold Clurman and the Group Theatre.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ACTING TRAINING WITH KATHRYN ROSSETTER
325 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
nykass@gmail.com
917-750-0124
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Technique and scene study, classical and contemporary, for stage, film, and TV. Teaches at NYU, Head of Acting Department at The New School of Drama, MFA Program. Works with many musical theater performers.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTORS CHAMBER
Ricardo Cordero
c/o The Producers Club
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
actorschamber@aol.com
646-761-7045
10-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

The Actors Chamber sessions, entitled "Master Drama," will be structured as a combination of lectures, exercises, and intensive scene work, and will focus on each actor's unique talents.

ACTORS CONSERVATORY
Lily Lodge, director
315 W. 39th St., Studio 1206
New York, NY 10018
conservatory@netzero.net
www.actorsconservatory.org
212-967-0658
6-16 students per class; All levels; Admission by interview only; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program when there is a vacancy.

Developing the actor with sense memory techniques, heightening sensitivity to taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight, and encouraging the actor to make daring and personal choices.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTORS MOVEMENT STUDIO & CONSERVATORY
Janice Orlandi, artistic director
302 W. 37th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
ams@actorsmovementstudio.com
www.actorsmovementstudio.com
212-736-3309, Fax: 212-736-2596
12-18 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Free introductory classes offered every semester; Summer intensives, master classes and workshops, fall/spring ongoing professional classes and teen conservatory; Offers work study and intern programs.

Specializing in movement for actors and character development and transformation, including Michael Chekhov technique, Williamson movement, viewpoints, rasaboxes, period styles and dance.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ACTORS PLAYGROUND SCHOOL OF THEATRE
Ralph Colombino, artistic director
922 Highway 33-BR
Bldg. 7, Ste. 7
Freehold, NJ 07728
info@actorsplay.com
www.actorsplay.com
732-935-1800, Fax: 732-414-4272
8-10 students per class; Private coaching and audition prep available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By session and ongoing; Offers work study/internship program.

Partnered with Industry Film School, acting and film students work together. Seminars, workshops, camps, and classes are offered specializing in the Meisner technique for young actors.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE ACTORS THEATRE WORKSHOP
Thurman E. Scott, artistic director/executive producer/founder
The Scott Conservatory
145 W. 28th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
outreach@actorstheatreworkshop.com
www.actorstheatreworkshop.com
212-947-1386, Fax: 212-947-0642
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 10-session intensive offered certain times of the year, master class is ongoing; Offers internship and volunteer programs separate from conservatory.

Professional acting technique with an emphasis on developing the imagination and creating original work.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ACTORS TRAINING INSTITUTE
John Eyd, artistic director
Crystal Brook Professional Bldg.
174 Main St.
Eatontown, NJ 07724
ati@monmouth.com
www.actnj.com
732-578-0055, Fax: 732-578-9119
10 students per class; All levels;
Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

ATI's curriculum provides concrete and tangible exercises to master the physical and psychological aspects of acting. Adult workshops include Stanislavsky, Meisner, Method, audition and monologue techniques, radio/TV voiceover techniques, and foreign dialects. Specialized program for kids in acting.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ADAM ROEBUCK STUDIOS
Midtown
New York, NY
adam@everythingadam.com
www.everythingadam.com
917-572-4592
Private coaching only; All levels.

Singing instruction, vocal coaching, acting instruction, and audition technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

AGS: ANTHONY GRASSO STUDIO
Anthony Grasso, director/teacher
Pearl Studio
500 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
grassoact@gmail.com
www.breakthroughstudios.com
646-528-0500
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for some classes; Ongoing.

Monthly on-camera workshops for TV and film.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

ALAN GORDON STUDIO
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
ajg0103@yahoo.com
www.alangordonstudio.com
718-622-4150/917-566-2223
12-16 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; One free audit permitted; Ongoing.

Classes in the Meisner technique, scene study, cold reading, script analysis, and interpretation. Small class sizes specializing in process-oriented approach to achieving truthful behavior.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ALAN WYNROTH
61 Morton St.
New York, NY 10014
awynroth@aol.com
212-675-9267, Fax: 212-675-9267
Private coaching only, $75/hour;
All levels.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ALBERTO VAZQUEZ ACTORS WORKSHOP
14 E. 28th St., #616
New York, NY 10016-7457
avworkshop@verizon.net
www.actoralbertovazquez.com
917-331-3850
10-12 students per class at The Producer's Club; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitting for a $15 fee; Ongoing.

Organized primarily for beginners, semitrained, and working actors who wish to enhance their training through the exercises and techniques as taught to Alberto Vazquez throughout his training and career.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Tom Vasiliades, director
330 W. 38th St., Ste. 805
New York, NY 10018
info@atcpd.com
www.atcpd.com
212-564-5472
6-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Classes focus on helping performers improve their breathing coordination and vocal production, while also increasing their emotional availability, allowing them to create the physical life of characters with ease.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS
120 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016
admissions@ny.aada.org
www.aada.edu
800-463-8990
16 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

America's first and foremost acting conservatory, the Academy was founded in 1884 to train actors in the disciplines required to be a working professional. The Academy's New York campus offers a two-year acting conservatory Associate Degree (AOS), as well as two- and five-week summer intensive programs. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts also has a location in Hollywood, California.

AMERICAN GLOBE THEATRE CONSERVATORY
John Basil,
producing artistic director
145 W. 46th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
www.americanglobe.org
212-869-9809, Fax: 212-869-9807
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

First folio approach to Shakespeare. Master classes for actors as well as workshops designed specifically for teachers to incorporate theater into their classrooms.

Other: Classical/Shakespeare.

THE AMERICAN MIME THEATRE
Paul J. Curtis, director; Jean Barbour, assistant director
61 Fourth Ave., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10003
ammime@verizon.net
www.americanmime.org
212-777-1710, Fax: 212-777-1778
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing, followed by an interview, is a prerequisite; Ongoing; Company trainee program.

"American Mime" is an art form created by TAMT's director, Paul J. Curtis. It is a blending of acting and moving simultaneously, a silent theater that differs from the French tradition of pantomime.

AMERICAN MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ACADEMY
211 W. 61st St.
New York, NY 10023
info@amda.edu
www.amda.edu
212-787-5300/800-367-7908,
Fax: 212-247-0488
20 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Fall, spring, and summer semesters; No work study, but AMDA offers extensive scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

AMDA offers actors a chance to train with, and learn from, a premier faculty comprising accomplished actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, designers, and educators who inspire and work with students on an individual basis. AMDA offers two-year conservatory programs in acting (studio program), musical theater (integrated program), and dance (dance theater program) as well as BFA programs in acting, dance, performing arts, and musical theater. AMDA L.A. is located at 6305 Yucca St., L.A., CA 90028.

AMERICAN THEATER OF ACTORS
James Jennings,
founder/artistic director
314 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
www.americantheatreofactors.org
212-581-3044
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Method technique, sense memory technique, monologue, video, and scene study. ATA offers group and private adult acting classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AMERICAN THEATER WING - SPRINGBOARD NYC
Randy Ellen Lutterman,
founder and director
570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 501
New York, NY 10018
springboardnyc@
americantheatrewing.org
www.americantheatrewing.org/springboardnyc
212-765-0606, ext. 307
36 students max; Private coaching available; Preprofessional training for college students, or students who have just graduated; Auditing not permitted; Two-week summer program; Need-based scholarships available.

Curriculum that includes workshops, seminars, master classes, coachings and field trips, placing participants in the center of New York's theatrical community, with access to influential working artists.

Other: Young Performers; Business of Acting; Singing/Musical Theater.

AMERICAN THEATRE OF HARLEM
Keith Johnston, artistic director
South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
info@americantheatreofharlem.org
www.americantheatreofharlem.org
718-744-8696
15 students per class; All levels;Auditing permitted once; Sessions twice a year (fall and spring).

ATH provides an environment where the actor discovers multiple methods of expression, a unique personal style, and a collaborative spirit. Classes focus on improv, script analysis, ensemble work, and acting technique for stage and film, culminating in a scene showcase.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

ANANIA STUDIO
Joseph Anania
212 W. 29th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
janania1@aol.com
www.ananiastudio.com
646-382-4171
12-15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Free working audit; By sessions.

Two-year professional program teaching from a Meisner perspective. Acting skills such as the ability to really listen, to live truthfully in the moment, and to respond impulsively are stressed.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ANTHONY ABESON STUDIO
411 W. 50th St.
New York, NY 10019
aabeson@ptd.net
www.anthonyabeson.com
212-581-4471
15 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced, must audition; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing, rolling admission; Internships available.

The goal of these classes is doing work that gets work. Taping and unlocking of sides from currently casting film and television. Classes also cover individual acting concerns, choice-making, monologues, improvisation, and scene study.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ARIANE BRANDT
New York, NY
ari@eutechniaconsulting.com
www.5dactingclass.com
646-467-3229, Fax: 866-212-8630
8-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels, but requires professional-level commitment; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Ongoing scene study/role preparation class. Private coaching for role preparation, auditioning, Shakespearean text, vocal production, and dialects.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

THE ART OF ACTING -
THE ACTOR'S GESTALT WITH RICHARD ZANE ROSS
96 Main St.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
richardz.ross@gmail.com
www.rzract.com; www.rzractblog.blogspot.com
917-608-6625, Fax: 914-631-3590
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 10-week sessions and ongoing; Partial work study/internships available.

Rapid and organic character development via the PEG, "Pathological Expressive Gesture." Built on two conflicting CORE personality traits, centered in the body and materialized via, instinct, imagination and gesture.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ATC STUDIOS
Kathleen Kellaigh, artistic director
68 Union Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
atcstudios2@gmail.com
www.atcstudios.org
973-772-6998, Fax: 973-772-7684
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By semester (6-12 weeks long); Offers work study program.

Classes in acting, TV/film, musical theater, dance, hip-hop, speech, and voiceover for adults, teens, and children.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 537
New York, NY 10011
admissions@atlantictheater.org
www.atlanticactingschool.org,
www.atlantictheater.org
212-691-5919, Fax: 212-691-6280
16-18 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for a fee; By sessions; Work study available.

Inspired by the Group Theater, Stanislavsky, and a passion for ensemble acting, David Mamet and William H. Macy formed the Atlantic Theater Company in 1985 with a select group of undergraduate drama students. Atlantic's conservatory program offers in-depth training in the Practical Aesthetics Technique.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Young Performers.

BARBARA KAHN
barbara@barbara-kahn.com
www.barbara-kahn.com
646-263-9140
Private coaching only; All levels; Limited program.

Greenwich Village location. Private coaching by a veteran director/coach.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE TED BARDY STUDIO, INC.
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 601
New York, NY 10001
tedbardy@tedbardy.com
www.tedbardy.com
212-725-7575; 212-769-7666
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing occasionally permitted; Ongoing; Work study occasionally permitted.

Offers an accelerated three-phase program in the Meisner technique as well as a teen program. Workshops for working professionals, and advanced scene study leading to public performance and industry showcase.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE BARROW GROUP
Robert Serrell, director of education
312 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
school@barrowgroup.org
www.barrowgroup.org
212-760-2615, Fax: 212-760-2962
16 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program on a limited basis.

The Barrow Group offers tools to maximize natural behavior and spontaneity on stage and on screen, believing there is no one way to approach acting. It's about finding whatever works.

Other: Young Performers;Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading;On-Camera Technique.

BECKY LONDON
beckyonel@aol.com
www.beckylondon.com
917-498-1983
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study possible.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BEVERLY HILLS PLAYHOUSE
Allen Barton, executive director
The 45th Street Theater
354 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
interviewer@bhplayhouse.com
www.bhplayhouse.com
646-200-5790
20 student per class; All levels;
Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing; Some scholarships available for returning students.

The BHP offers ongoing intensive scene study classes to instruct aspiring professionals in the areas of acting, career administration, and attitude. "Instruction focuses on identifying the goal of honest, authentic, moment-to-moment, behavior-oriented acting work, and finding each actor's individual way into that work, rather than on rote enforcement of a certain school of acting technique," says executive director Allen Barton. "High-quality, well-rehearsed scene study is emphasized, with exercises few and far between." No auditions, but an interview is required for admission. New York classes are held on Monday night 7-11 p.m. and taught by Cotter Smith.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BILL GALARNO
461 W. 44th St., Ste. 1-E
New York, NY 10036
willgala@hotmail.com
212-765-9002
1-3 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Preparation for audition/performance with working actor-director: film, stage, TV, monologues, scenes, dialects, and songs. Explore text, style, language for Shakespeare, comedy, musicals, and more.

BIZ KIDS NY
Peggy Lewis, director
PO Box 340
New York, NY 10014
info.bizkids@pierstudios.com
www.bizkidsny.com
646-336-9101, Fax: 646-336-9101
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Conservatory training, clown, mask, Lecoq, Grotowski, Stanislavsky, musical theater, dance, cabaret, on-camera, and audition technique. Studio address: Pier Studios, Pier 40, West Houston St. and West Side Hwy., south side, New York.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

BLACKOUT THEATRE WORKSHOP
Abraham Gorlin, artistic director
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
ag@btworkshop.com
www.btworkshop.com
212-721-3830
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Students work on monologues, scenes, and improvisational exercises. Classes in playwriting and directing are also offered.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BLAKE LAWRENCE
blakelaw2@gmail.com
www.blake-lawrence.com
917-406-4282
Private coaching only; All levels; Free 30-minute consultation available.

Focuses on contemporary and classical texts that best represent the actor. Also works on cold reading skills and sides preparation.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

BOB McANDREW STUDIO
mcandrewstudio@aol.com
www.bobmcandrew.com
212-580-3834
12 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Contemporary film and television acting for serious actors.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

BODY DYNAMICS (TM)
Carol Reynolds,
founder and director
212-288-8380
8-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 3-month course and ongoing classes.

A quintessential movement program for actors. Reynolds teaches at T. Schreiber and Caymichael Patten Studios.

BOVA ACTORS WORKSHOP
Anthony Vincent Bova,
artistic director
Times Sq. Arts Center/Ionica Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10036
admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com
www.bovaactorsworkshop.com
212-620-0414
12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Eight-week sessions; Offers internship programs.

The exclusive New York training center of the Eric Morris System. Method-based approach. Weekly classes and intensives.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

BRUCE ORNSTEIN
ACTING WORKSHOP
61 Fourth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
info@actingclassnyc.com
www.actingclassnyc.com
212-802-4955
12-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program
Offers scene study, exercise work, and improvisation, all leading toward overall artistic growth.

CAP21 AMERICA'S MUSICAL THEATRE CONSERVATORY & THEATRE COMPANY
Vernon Goodman, director of admissions and recruitment
18 W. 18th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
vgoodman@cap21.org
www.cap21.org
212-807-0202 x21, Fax: 212-807-0166
18 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Two-year course starting in August; Musical theater training program offers work-study.

CAP21 offers a two-year professional musical theater training program. The curriculum includes courses in acting, musical scene study, vocal performance, audition technique, business of musical theater, vocal technique, private voice lessons, applied music theory, and musical theater history and literature.

CAROL FOX PRESCOTT
Saugerties, NY
cfprescott@hvc.rr.com
www.carolfoxprescott.com
914-388-0850
Private coaching in person and
by Skype only; All levels; ages 18
and over; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

A joyful, reliable, physically based acting technique that gives rise to actors who draw their strength from the text through the breath.

CAROLINE THOMAS' TOTAL THEATRE LAB
118 W. 79th St., Ste. 12A
New York, NY 10024
cttheatre@nyc.rr.com
www.totaltheatrelab.com
212-799-4224, Fax: 212-595-9770
10 students per class; All levels;
Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

An integrated acting process, combining Meisner, Method, physical acting styles, voice, and showcases.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

CATHERINE GAFFIGAN
catherineg@verizon.net
www.catherinegaffigan.com
12 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Catherine's wide range of offerings include professional classes for all levels, private coaching, mentoring and topic-specific workshops.

CAYMICHAEL PATTEN STUDIO
939 Eighth Ave., Ste. 206
New York, NY 10019
info@cpattenstudio.com
www.cpattenstudio.com
212-765-7021, Fax: 212-765-6388
10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Admission by interview; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced scene study; auditioning; acting on camera; vocal production; body dynamics.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

THE CENTAUR STAGE
Gillien Goll, artistic director
PO Box 250795
C.U. Station
New York, NY 10025
censtageny@aol.com
www.gilliengoll.com
212-501-6196
Private coaching only; All levels.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

CIRCLE IN THE
SQUARE THEATRE SCHOOL
E. Colin O'Leary, executive director
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
admissions@circlesquare.org
www.circlesquare.org
212-307-0388, Fax: 212-307-0257
17 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Work study for financial aid recipients who qualify; some nonpaid internships available.

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

CLASS ACT STUDIOS
Lynne Tannen, director
77 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10607
www.classactstudios.com
914-946-3391, Fax: 914-946-1547
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Classes and workshops in basic technique, commercial, improv, on-camera training, and musical theater. Also offers an academy for intermediate actors.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

DANI SUPER
New York, NY
danisupercoach@gmail.com
www.danisuper.com
917-992-2273
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers free 30-minute introductory session.

Private coaching and counseling focused on acting as an art form as well as a business. Emphasis in coaching is developing the bridge between imagination and text.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Classical; Improv and Comedy; Commercials/Voiceover; Business of Acting; Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Conservatory/University.

DAVID EPSTEIN
depsn1@gmail.com
www.actorclass.com
917-224-0873
14-18 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

David is an award-winning director, actor, and published writer who has collaborated with the creators of "Black Swan," "Mystic River," and "W." His fresh approach to acting has landed actors work at every level of the industry, including Emmy-nominated projects.

DAVID GIDEON/
THE ACTING CLASS
939 Eighth Ave., Ste. 206
New York, NY 10019
david@davidgideon.com
www.davidgideon.com
917-453-7455, Fax: 845-876-8733
12-15 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing permitted after interview; Ongoing.

Taught to teach by Lee Strasberg, Gideon's classes meet once a week for four hours. Daytime and evening sections available.

DEENA LEVY THEATRE STUDIO
deenalah@aol.com
www.deenalevy.com
212-340-1084
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing.

Meisner/Grotowski fusion: intensive acting and scene study. A "whole person" approach, which deeply explores process while teaching and harnessing technique all the way to performance.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

DELOSS BROWN: ACTING SHAKESPEARE'S VERSE
444 Central Park West, Ste. 5A
New York, NY 10025-4356
delossbrown@prodigy.net
www.delossbrown.com/
backstagecover.html
212-865-1127
9 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted in some cases; By sessions; Might consider work study upon request.

Classes concentrate on dramatic verse technique with emphasis on Shakespeare, including how to prepare a Shakespearean audition and how to prepare for the part when you get cast.

DONNA MARRAZZO STUDIO
donna@donnamarrazzostudio.com
www.donnamarrazzostudio.com
917-239-8823
Limited number of students per class; All levels; Call for auditing info; By sessions.

Located in midtown Manhattan, a studio for the serious actor. Develops techniques that work for each individual actor.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

DOUGLAS HALL
PO Box 1758
New York, NY 10011
dugall@earthlink.net
www.douglasshall.com
917-923-5339
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

DRIFTER FILMS PRESENTS: A PAUL LE MOS WORKSHOP
312 W. 36th St., 6th Fl., Studio 6A
New York, NY 10018
plemos@drifterfilm.com
www.drifterfilm.com
212-714-5042
Limited class size; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Paul ‘ a director, screenwriter, producer and former actor ‘ is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York and studied with Sanford Meisner and David Mamet. His workshops include Meisner technique, scene study, monologues, cold reading, auditioning, and on-camera.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

E. KATHERINE KERR
195 Sharp Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897
actingclass@aol.com
www.ekatherinekerr.com
203-762-7304
12 students per class; All levels; One free audit offered; Ongoing.

Teaches at the Theater Artists Workshop in Norwalk, CT. Acting classes for actors, singers, and writers that bring out authentic expressions and uncover one's own genius. Author of "The Four Principles: Applying the Keys of Brilliant Acting to Life."

THE EINHORN SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Tessa LaNeve, director
307 W. 38th St., Ste. 1510
New York, NY 10018
espa@primarystages.org
www.primarystages.org/espa
212-840-9705, Fax: 212-840-9725
8-10 students per class; Intermediate to advanced; Auditing permitted by arrangement only; By session; Scholarships available.

Students hone their skills and develop their careers in a collaborative environment. Acting courses are designed to simultaneously enable students to refine fundamentals and step outside their comfort zone.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Business of Acting; Commercials/Voiceover; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction.

ELECTA BROWN
241 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
casting@electabrown.com
www.electabrown.com
212-242-4161, Fax: 212-366-1810
Private coaching only; All levels.

For private sessions, Brown works on whatever the actor needs or wants to work on, whether audition technique, monologues, scene study, or something else.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ERIC HOFFMANN
310 Riverside Dr., Ste. 1505
New York, NY 10025
bardyard@aol.com
212-662-5790
8 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Shakespeare, auditions, and Meisner technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

THE ERIC MORRIS SYSTEM
Eric Morris, master instructor;
Anthony Vincent Bova, producer
Times Sq. Arts Center/Ionica Theatre
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10036
admin@bovaactorsworkshop.com
www.bovaactorsworkshop.com
212-620-0414
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Weekend intensives.

Author of seven best-selling acting text books, including "No Acting Please" (foreword by Jack Nicholson), "Being & Doing," and "Irreverent Acting."

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

EUGENIA MACER-STORY
511 Avenue of the Americas,
PMB 173
New York, NY 10011
mmc-feedback@att.net
www.magickmirror.com or
www.theatre-cosmos.com
212-255-2111, Fax: 212-208-2951
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Playwriting and acting workshops with a zen-related emphasis on the interdimensional, inner experience as this forms performance.

GENESIS REPERTORY
Jay Michaels and John Stillwaggon, acting instructors; Mary Elizabeth MiCari, vocal instructor; Robert Liebowitz and Francis Callahan, playwriting class.
376 Bay 44th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214
genesis.brooklyn@gmail.com
www.genesis-repertory.org
347-492-0534
15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by approval of the instructor; Ongoing; Work study program is offered on a case-by-case basis; Internship, apprentice, and scholarship opportunities available.

Art and educational organization with classes in vocal training, speech, diction, acting, theater management, and film performance. Students are considered associate members of the company and are invited to be a part of productions.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

GOLDSTON MIME STUDIO
PO Box 974
New York, NY 10113
goldmime@aol.com
www.goldmime.com
917-776-4333
Small classes; Private coaching on a limited basis; All levels.

Gregg Goldston's contemporary style of mime offers the improviser, standup, actor, and mime a broad base of movement training. Specializing in physical comedy, mime, and solo performance development.

GRACE KILEY ACTING - ACTING & PERFORMANCE COACH
gracekiley@gmail.com
www.gracekiley.com
917-593-2662
14 students max; All levels;
Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Some scholarships available, work study options, please inquire.

This course will enhance your work onstage, onscreen, and in audition pieces. You will be provided individualized support and guidance for artistic development as well as career goals.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

GREGORY ABELS
120 Washington Pl.
New York, NY 10014-6819
gregoryabels@earthlink.net
212-691-2972, Fax: 212-691-2972
Private coaching only (with scene partner if necessary); Intermediate and advanced
Abels is a master coach in Shakespeare and general monologue preparation who teaches exclusive relaxation and practical voice exercises, working from the outside in and inside out. He is also available for film coaching on location.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

HB STUDIO
Edith Meeks, executive director
120 Bank St.
New York, NY 10014
info@hbstudio.org
www.hbstudio.org
212-675-2370, Fax: 212-675-2387
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted and recommended; By sessions; Offers work study program.

Acting technique (featuring Uta Hagen's exercises), scene study, improv, movement, bodywork, speech, voice, stage combat, musical theater, playwriting.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; On-Camera Technique.

HENRY RAVELO
484 W. 43rd St., Ste. 10C
New York, NY 10036
info@6dmpr.com
www.6dmpr.com;
www.ramtalent.com
212-695-9101
10 students max.; Private audition coaching avail.; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sessions vary per class; Internship available.

Study with someone who can get you work. Classes taught by top celebrity acting coach and talent manager. One-on-one Skype sessions available for students outside the N.Y. area.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

HISPANIC ORGANIZATION OF LATIN ACTORS
107 Suffolk St., Ste. 302
New York, NY 10002-3305
holagram@hellohola.org
www.hellohola.org
212-253-1015, Fax: 212-253-9651
10 students per class; Auditing not permitted; Sessions twice a year.

English- and Spanish-language classes in voiceover, audition, and acting technique. Focuses on expanding the presence of Latino actors in mainstream entertainment and communications media.

HOWARD MEYER'S ACTING PROGRAM IN WESTCHESTER, N.Y.
PO Box 1004
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
axialtheatre@gmail.com
www.hmacting.org
914-962-8828
10-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for advanced class only; By sessions for beginners and intermediate, ongoing for advanced; Offers work study program for previously enrolled students.

In its 18th year, offers technique based in Strasberg and Meisner. Classes held at: 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

JACQUELINE SOLOTAR
212-595-3039
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing.

Acting technique and scene study. Monologues, auditions.

JAMES BRILL
212-642-1095
10 students per class; All levels;
Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Classes are in Meisner-based technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

JASON BENNETT ACTOR'S WORKSHOP
New York, NY
info@jbactors.com
www.jbactors.com
212-777-7603
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Award-winning classes/workshops reflect a synthesis of the great acting methods for theater, TV, and film. Offerings include special workshops, voice and movement classes, and classes for teenagers.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

JEFFREY ZEINER STUDIO
AT WEIST-BARRON
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
jeffreyzeiner@gmail.com
www.weistbarron.com
212-245-1237
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Free introductory seminar offered three times a year; Ongoing.

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

JIM BONNEY ACTING STUDIO
Institute of Core Energetics
115 E. 23rd. St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
epbonney@aol.com
www.jimbonneyacting.com
917-721-7278
8-12 students per class; Specializes in private coaching; All levels; Work audit available; By sessions and ongoing.

The tradition of the Jim Bonney Acting Studio is to develop the emotional life of the actor as well as teaching the tools of the trade. Classes feature unique exercises to make the actor fully expressive by removing blocks and mannerisms, helping to relieve jamming and anxiety, improving the actor's own judgment, and uncovering fears about the actor's feelings.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

JOANNA BECKSON -
 J. BECKSON STUDIO
242 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
jtbeck417@aol.com
www.joannabeckson.com
917-749-6922
14-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Focus is on the Meisner approach, where the actor aims to leave himself alone, eliminating self-consciousness. Improvisation exercises are based on the actor's sense of truth and suggestibility.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

JOHN CHARLES MURPHY CHEKHOV-LECOQ INTERNATIONAL STUDIO OF ACTING AND MOVEMENT
140 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 701
New York, NY 10069
jmurphy@clisam.com
www.clisam.com
212-501-2357
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing by special permission only; By sessions and courses; Work study or internship program available.

Movement-based actor training and technique incorporating classical and contemporary approaches, with a focus on methodologies of J. Lecoq and Michael Chekhov.

JOHN STRASBERG STUDIOS
An International Center for Creativity and Theater Arts Research
555 Eighth Ave., Ste. 403
New York, NY 10018
info14@johnstrasbergstudios.org
www.johnstrasbergstudios.org
212-721-5809, Fax: 212 721-5809
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 10-week program in spring and fall; Five-week summer program; Two-week intensives in January and July; Work study/apprentice program available to students currently studying.

A consciously intuitive, personal, individual creative process/technique within scene work. Based on the "nine natural laws of creativity," talent, imagination, spontaneity, intentional dreaming, and truth.

JOHN WINDSOR-CUNNINGHAM
433 W. 34th St., Ste. 2E
New York, NY 10001
jwcactor@yahoo.com
www.thealmostfree.com
347-633-0398
Students per class varies; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study available.

Coaching for auditions for British plays by "the excellent John Windsor-Cunningham," (Ben Brantley, New York Times). London ‘s National Theatre called his workshops "second to none."

JUDITH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY NYC
Joanne Zipay, founder
and artistic director
367 Windsor Hwy., Ste. 409
New Windsor, NY 12553
judithshakes@gmail.com
www.judithshakespeare.org
5-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Shakespeare acting technique based in the text taught by Joanne Zipay. Bridges the worlds of contemporary and classical acting.

JULIE GARFIELD
c/o T. Schreiber Studios
151 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
info@tschreiber.org
www.tschreiber.org
212-741-0209
16-18 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate to advanced; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study program offered at T. Schreiber Studios

This is a scene study and script analysis class. We also do ongoing exercises in Meisner technique and sense memory, and learn how to apply these techniques directly to scene study.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

KATHRYN BILD
PO Box 878
New York, NY 10021
kmbild@aol.com
www.kathrynbild.com
212-517-3265, Fax: 212-517-5713
Private coaching only; All levels.

Private training and counseling in Stanislavsky/Strasberg, integrating acting as an art, a business, and a calling. Also the author of "Acting From a Spiritual Perspective" and "The Actor's Quotation Book."

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

KEN SCHATZ ACTOR TRAINING
106 Hicks St., Ste. 4A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
info@kenschatz.com
www.kenschatz.com
718-625-8372
All levels; Occasional open classes; Ongoing.

Classes cover acting technique and scene study, monologue study and audition preparation, voice, speech, accents and dialects, movement, improvisation, and physical character work.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

LARRY GLEASON
860 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
info@larrygleason.com
www.larrygleason.com
917-549-5173
Individuals or private groups; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Gleason, an acting coach at Circle in the Square Theater School, combines text with emotional work to improve classical and contemporary scenes and monologues for personal growth, auditions, or upcoming roles.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

LARRY SINGER STUDIOS
160 Wadsworth Ave., Ste. 401
New York, NY 10033
larrysinger@nyct.net
www.larrysingerstudios.com
917-327-5406, Fax: 212-740-1736
18 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Interview required; Monthly ongoing and summer conservatory; Very limited work study program.

Classes include acting and scene study, focusing on development of the actor as an individual. Separate classes in fundamentals of acting technique, Alexander technique, and commercial and voiceover intensives. Studio address: Space on White: 81 White St., New York, NY.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE LEE STRASBERG THEATRE AND FILM INSTITUTE
115 Lee Strasberg Way (E. 15th St.)
New York, NY 10003
lstfi@strasberg.com
www.methodactingstrasberg.com
212-533-5500, Fax: 212-473-1727
16-22 students per class; All levels; acceptance determined by application and interview; Auditing not permitted; Two-year certificate program; Full or part-time study; Offers limited work study program.

Method acting and voice, singing, dance, movement, and film and TV.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

LETTY SERRA
15 Charles St., Apt. 12B
New York, NY 10014
lserra8@verizon.net
646-263-8100
6 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Basic and advanced workshops in film/TV acting using Adler/Meisner techniques. Classes are videotaped and focus on characterization, script analysis, work on self, and the business of acting. One-on-one coaching for auditions.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

LOUIS SCHEEDER
7 Stuyvesant Oval, Ste. 9D
New York, NY 10009
ls36@nyu.edu
212-614-9131
14 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted for nominal fee; By sessions.

Classes concentrate on Shakespearean and contemporary scene study.

LUNA STAGE COMPANY
Jane Mandel, artistic director; Robin Irwin, director of education and community outreach
555 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
education@lunastage.org; robinirwin.luna@gmail.com
www.lunastage.org
973-395-5551, Fax: 973-395-3755
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 9-to-18-week sessions.

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

Other: Young Performers; On-Camera Technique.

LYNETTE SHELDON ACTORS STUDIO
28th St. and Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
lsactorstudio@gmail.com
www.lsactorstudio.com
212-477-0171
12-16 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Weekend intensives; coaching year round.; One internship offered per term.

Master classes in professional actor training specializing in the specific system of acting technique taught by Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, and Larry Moss. Includes physical training in Alexander Technique with scene study, script analysis, character development, improvisation, and audition process.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

MAGGIE FLANIGAN STUDIO
153 W. 27th St., Ste. 803
New York, NY 10001
info@maggieflaniganstudio.com
www.maggieflaniganstudio.com
917-606-0982
16-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Internships for advanced students available.

The work at the studio is based on the Sanford Meisner technique. Admission is through a personal interview and audition. Full course curriculum listed on website.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

MALISA THEATRE ACADEMY
Michael Luggio, director
244 W. 54th St., Ste. 614
New York, NY 10019
davina@malisatheatre.com
www.malisatheatre.com
212-757-4939
6-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Sample classes are available; Ongoing; An internship is offered every semester.

We prepare actors to work professionally. Our staff is dedicated not only to educating the actor in the studio, but also to sharing the experience of performing on stage. Students accepted by audition only.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Business of Acting.

MARC TASLIT/ACTING OPERA
marctaslit@verizon.net
www.actingopera.com
727-859-4599, Fax: 727-376-3844
10-12 students per class; Actors' workshops: all levels; Singer-actors' workshops: intermediate and professional; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Emphasis is on audition preparation and presentation skills. Separate workshops are offered for actors and singer-actors.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

MATTHEW COROZINE STUDIO THEATRE, INC.
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 502
New York, NY 10036
matthew@matthewcorozinestudio.com
www.matthewcorozinestudio.com
212-592-4138
8-12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by interview only; Ongoing.

Helping the actor get outta your head since 2000. Acting classes are rooted in the Meisner technique. Experience "the reality of doing" and finding the truth within yourself. The purpose in every class and performance is to reconnect to truthful self-expression.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

MICHA, THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ASSOCIATION
Jessica Cerullo, managing director
PO Box 20168
New York, NY 10014
info@michaelchekhov.org
www.michaelchekhov.org
202-841-5141
8-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 1-to-2 week sessions.

A not-for-profit organization that links the artistic vision Michael Chekhov created with the work of performers, teachers, and directors of today.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV
ACTING STUDIO
Lenard Petit
138 W. 15th St., 1st Fl.
New York, NY 10011
chekhovstudionyc@gmail.com
www.michaelchekhovactingstudio.com
917-495-2079
12 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By 12-week sessions in September and February, and ongoing.

Acting technique is a ‘psycho-physical approach' in which transformation, working with impulse, imagination, and inner and outer gesture are central. Offers clear and practical tools in working with imagination, feelings, and atmosphere.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

MICHAEL HOWARD STUDIOS
Michael Howard, founder
152 W. 25th St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@michaelhowardstudios.com
www.michaelhowardstudios.com
212-645-1525
15 students per class; Some previous training preferred; Auditing not permitted, enrollment through interview; Ongoing; Work study is very limited.

Workshops in all disciplines, including special sections with international master teachers. Offer a one-year and two-year conservatory program as well as a summer conservatory. Daytime and evening sessions.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

MTB STUDIO
Mary T. Boyer, artistic director
330 W. 38th St., Ste. 504
New York, NY 10018
mtbstudio@hotmail.com
www.mtbstudio.com
917-885-7450
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

MTB Studio instills and nurtures passion and integrity for acting in every student and at the same time creates "smart actors": actors who are intelligent about the craft and savvy about the business. By using a combination of techniques, each actor acquires a set of problem-solving tools that will be beneficial throughout their careers, regardless of medium.

Other: On-Camera Technique.

NATASHA YANNACANEDO
of The New York Acting Company, professor
St. Francis College, Communication Arts Department
180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
natasha.yannacanedo@gmail.com
www.nyactingcompany.com
646-391-6136
12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Work study or internship in some cases.

Private coaching and group classes offered in contemporary and classical work in a challenging yet nurturing environment where actors hone their craft, allowing them to take risks and grow as artists.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
info@neighborhoodplayhouse.org
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org
212-688-3770, Fax: 212-906-9051
25 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; free open houses, visit website to reserve spot; By sessions and ongoing; Two-year program begins in September; Summer session begins in June.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

NEW JERSEY YOUTH THEATRE
(Formerly Westfield Young Artists' Cooperative Theatre)
172 W. Westfield Ave.
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
info@njyouththeatre.org
www.njyouththeatre.org
908-233-3200
6-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Two semesters per year: Oct.-Feb. and Feb.-May; Scholarships and internships available.

NJYT acting classes focus on technique, scene study, and monologue work. Workshops and classes are available in musical theater, acting, voice, and dance. Instructors prepare young performers for college auditions.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

NEW PERSPECTIVES
THEATRE COMPANY
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
contact@nptnyc.org
www.nptnyc.org
212-630-9945, Fax: 212-594-2553
15 students max; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted for certain classes; By sessions.

New Perspectives conducts a range of programs designed to provide tools and enhance skills for theater artists as well as offer development opportunities for the community at large.

Other: Young Performers; Classical.

THE NEW YORK CONSERVATORY FOR DRAMATIC ARTS
Mark Jeter,
director of admission
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
info@sft.edu
www.sft.edu
212-645-0030/888-645-0030
16 students per class average; All levels; Auditing permitted by interview; By sessions; Offers work study program: class and office positions by interview.

NYCDA offers two- and three-year professional training programs as well as a four-week summer program. NAST accredited. Focus on Meisner technique.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
100 E. 17th St.
New York, NY 10003
film@nyfa.com
www.nyfa.com
212-674-4300; 800-611-FILM,
Fax: 212-477-1414
12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

All acting for film courses are offered for college credit and range from one-week immersion workshops to one-year courses. Also offers audition prep services.

Other: On-Camera Technique

THE NEW YORK MASK AND CLOWN WORKSHOP
Ariane Anthony
117 W. 141 St., Apt. 35
New York, NY 10030
arianeanthony@yahoo.com
www.maskandclown.com
718-349-0008
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

This European commedia dell'arte mask and clown acting technique trains timing, confidence, concentration, and use of space. Actors are trained to be fearless and vulnerable on the stage.

Other: Improv and Comedy.

NINA MURANO STUDIO
300 W. 43rd St., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
ninamurano@mac.com
www.ninamurano.com
646-220-6142
14 students per class; Private coaching and coaching by Skype also available; All levels; Auditing permitted once by interview; Ongoing sessions Aug.-Dec., Jan.-June, and a summer intensive.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE NY ACTING SCHOOL FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
Mark Stolzenberg, director
2440 Broadway, Ste. 275
New York, NY 10024
stolzfun@earthlink.net
www.actingclassforfilm.com
212-877-2219
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing, call for schedule.

Film and camera technique: monologues, scenes, improv. Audition technique, essentials class, and scene study class. Agent night and screening.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

O'NEILL NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE
Jeff Janisheski, artistic director
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
305 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385
nti@theoneill.org
www.theoneill.org
860-443-7139, Fax: 860-444-1212
25-30 students per class; Intermediate; Auditing permitted by appointment; By sessions.

14-week conservatory program that delves deeply into the craft of theater. Actors train with working professionals who challenge actors on every level to develop and expand artistic horizons.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ONE ON ONE NYC
Marc Isaacman,
executive director
34 W. 27th St., 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@oneononenyc.com
www.oneononenyc.com
212-691-6000
14 students per class; Advanced; Membership by audition; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Actors meet and study with NYC's top agents, managers, and casting directors for film, TV, and theater. For the serious actor only.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ORGANIC CREATIVE PROCESS AT JOHN STRASBERG STUDIOS
Dennis Davies
312 W. 36th St., Ste. 403
New York, NY 10019
itsmedennis@gmail.com
917-334-7225
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted by appointment; Ongoing.

Actors use their imagination and intuition deliberately, and with specific purpose. Developing a sense of truth in this way is such a personal process that actors advance their professional technique in less time that they might have thought possible.

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY WORKSHOP
Tisa Chang, artistic director; Ernest Abuba, resident instructor
520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 314
New York, NY 10018
info@panasianrep.org
www.panasianrep.org
212-868-4030, Fax: 212-868-4033
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Scholarships available.

Workshops and classes on technique, speech, and movement offered summer and fall/winter. New play lab in fall; email for info and registration.

PATRICIA McGINNIS
344 W. 89th St.
New York, NY 10024
patmcg17@aol.com
212-362-3374
Private sessions; some small classes; All levels; Ongoing.

Alexander Technique eliminates unwanted tension and performance anxiety for actors, singers, dancers, and musicians. M.AmSAT and ACAT certified.

THE PATTERSON STUDIO
170 W. 74th St.
New York, NY 10023
rpatterson@thepattersonstudio.com
www.thepattersonstudio.com
646-400-5556
10 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Free two-hour master class/acting seminars; Ongoing.

Introductory and professional level classes, classical and contemporary. Focuses on acting as a complete craft, learned as one continuous action.

PAUL EISEMAN
305 E. 40th St., Ste. 4H
New York, NY 10016
pauleise@aol.com
212-953-6926
Private coaching only; All levels.

Coaching focuses on connecting emotionally to character, resulting in truthful, unpredictable, exciting, and emotionally charged performances. Method acting customized and made practical for each actor.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

PAULA J RILEY -
ACTING TEACHER & COACH
Cap21
18 W. 18th St.
New York, NY
paula@pjrileystudio.com
www.pjrileystudio.com
212-689-4362; 917-544-5986
10 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Month to month scene study classes beginning May 8, 2012.

Paula is the originator of the Primary Principles of Acting. Classes and workshops focus on helping the actor achieve a deeper understanding of character development through visualization and improvisation. Discounts for private packages available.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

PEACHCRAFT STUDIOS OF DRAMA, VOICE AND FILMMAKING (PDVF)
Kate Kennedy, founder/owner
371 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
peachcraft@gmail.com
www.peachcraftstudios.com
908-673-1485
10-12 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner to master company class; Auditing not permitted; Entrance by interview only; By sessions; College preparatory available.

Established in 2005, PeachCraft has built an outstanding reputation for artist development, providing classical as well as cutting-edge training in drama, voice, dance, and filmmaking.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

PENNY TEMPLETON STUDIO
Penny Templeton and Hank Schob
344 W. 38th St., Ste. 203
New York, NY 10018
pts158@pennytempletonstudio.com
www.pennytempletonstudio.com
212-643-2614
14 students max; Private coaching available in studio or via Skype as well as auditions on tape; Al levels; Auditing not permitted; Free class offered once a month; By session and ongoing.

Classes emphasize strong technique for theater, film, and TV. In addition to master classes in acting and advanced on-camera acting technique, courses are also available in beginning technique, advanced scene study, script analysis, monologues, summer intensive, and voice.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

PIERSTUDIOS
Peggy Lewis, director
PO Box 340
New York, NY 10014
pierstudios@pierstudios.com
www.pierstudios.com
646-336-9101, Fax: 646-336-9101
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Conservatory training, clown, mask, Lecoq, Grotowski, Stanislavsky, musical theater, dance, cabaret, on-camera, and audition technique. Studio address: Pier Studios, Pier 40, West Houston St. and West Side Hwy., south side, New York.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE'S CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY
PO Box 1295
Madison, NJ 07940
info@ptnj.org
www.ptnj.org
973-514-1787, Fax: 973-514-2060
14 students per class; All levels and ages; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program.

Classes offered in acting, musical performance, playwriting and more. Spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; On-Camera Technique.

PUERTO RICAN
TRAVELING THEATRE
Raul Julia Training Unit
1680 Lexington Ave., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10029
prtt@prtt.org
www.prtt.org
212-354-1293; 212-427-8835,
Fax: 212-307-6769
20 students per class; 14-25 years old; Beginning and intermediate; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Internship program available.

The training unit teaches all styles of acting with an emphasis on contemporary Latino theater and American playwrights.

Other: Young Performers.

PULSE ENSEMBLE THEATRE
Alexa Kelly, artistic director
248 W. 35th St., 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
theatre@pulseensembletheatre.org
www.pulseensembletheatre.org
212-695-1596
10 students max; Intermediate and advanced; Adults and children; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program/internship.

Private coaching as well as classes focusing on acting technique and directing, scene study, building a character, voice for the actor, and playwright's lab.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

RENEE'S STUDIO
Renee Weisband
875 Cox Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
rrweisband@aol.com
www.renees-studio.com
609-220-7537, Fax: 856-778-5906
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By session and ongoing.

Acting through process. A drive for perfection. Performing with passion. Renee's Studio provides a solid foundation for actor's to achieve their dreams.

Other: Commercials/Voiceover; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ROBERT CASTLE &
ALEJANDRA OROZCO
New York, NY
itny@itnewyork.org
www.itnewyork.org
917-476-6238
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Two-to-three-week sessions; Work study or internship program only for students we have worked with extensively.

IT New York promotes the exchange of artistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the performing arts around the world. Intensive international workshops in acting and directing. Check website for current schedule.

ROBERT X. MODICA ACTING STUDIO
302 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
robertxmodica@hotmail.com
www.robertxmodica.com
917-763-5206 (Donna)
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Meisner-based classes where students participate in exercises and techniques that allow them to discover the truth and uniqueness of themselves, and grow as actors in personal, meaningful, and imaginative ways.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ROD MCLUCAS: CLASSICAL SCENE & MONOLOGUE WORKSHOPS
Rod McLucas
307 W. 71st St.
New York, NY 10023
rodmclucas@nyc.rr.com,
rod@rodmclucas.com
www.rodmclucas.com
212-362-8793
8 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing sometimes permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

Concrete techniques for language, voice and body to mine the classics' poetry and passion. Dancers and singers welcome.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE ROSETTA LENOIRE MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY
Amas Musical Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
amas@amasmusical.org
www.amasmusical.org
212-563-2565, Fax: 212-239-8332
30 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Saturdays, Oct. - May; Offers work study program.

A preprofessional musical performance and training program that enrolls up to 30 culturally and economically diverse young people between the ages of 14 and 20 in Saturday classes.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

SANDE SHURIN ACTING STUDIO-TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTING
New York, NY/Woodstock, NY
shurinacting@earthlink.net
www.sandeshurin.com
917-545-5713
15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Specializing in advanced and professional; Admission by interview; Ongoing; Some workshops by session.

Shurin's "transformational acting" classes work with present emotions, utilizing the actor's authentic self and essence, rather than recalling from the past. Also offers "star power" and "breakthrough" workshops.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS AT THE JCC
Deb Roberts, director
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
droberts@jccotp.org
www.jccotp.org
201-569-7900, ext. 1492,
Fax: 210-569-5039
8-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Informal work study can be arranged.

Technique classes and performing workshops in singing, acting, auditioning, musical theater, and dance. N.Y. agents and casting directors attend programs several times a year.

Professional and recreational tracks. Currently have 16 students on Broadway or national tours.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

SCOTT POWERS STUDIOS
135 W. 29th St., Ste. 404
New York, NY 10001
getworking@scottpowers.com
www.scottpowers.com
212-242-4700, Fax: 212-242-4768
6-10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Online and sample-class days offered; By sessions; Offers work study program.

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

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY
Bonnie J. Monte, artistic director
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
information@shakespearenj.org
www.shakespearenj.org
973-408-3278, Fax: 973-408-3361
10-30 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; EMC points/stipends available; By sessions; Non-performance internships available.

Focus on Shakespeare and other classic works through performance and classroom training. Summer professional intensive and touring opportunities as well as programs for young actors ages 11 to 17.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Young Performers.

THE SIMON STUDIO
Roger Hendricks Simon, director
New York, NY
rhsstudio@gmail.com
www.simonstudio.com
212-841-0204, Fax: 845-485-7526
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

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

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction.

SITI COMPANY
Anne Bogart, artistic director
520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 310
New York, NY 10018
training@siti.org
www.siti.org/training
212-868-0860, Fax: 212-868-0837
25-60 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 4 workshops a year; Offers a limited number of internships and scholarships for returning students.

Focus is on the Suzuki and Viewpoints methods of actor training that is principally concerned with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context, and uncovering the actor's innate expressive abilities.

STELLA ADLER STUDIO OF ACTING
31 W. 27th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@stellaadler.com
www.stellaadler.com
212-689-0087; 800-270-6775,
Fax: 212-689-6110
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Offers work study program.

The Stella Adler Studio's mission is to create an environment with the purpose of nurturing theater artists who value humanity, their own and others, as their first and most precious priority while providing art and education to the greater community. Three year conservatory, evening conservatory, summer sessions, N.Y.U. affiliated B.F.A. program, and workshops are offered.

STEPHEN MICHAELS
c/o Barrow Group Theatre
312 W. 36th Street, Ste. 6A
New York, NY 10018
smichaels2@nyc.rr.com
917-626-0860
12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; One free audit is permitted; Ongoing.

Acting teacher and private coach. Student of Lee Strasberg who has taught at Tisch (NYU), the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Strasberg Institute, and others. Classes help actors develop their talents to the utmost.

STETSON STUDIOS
Ron Stetson
New York, NY
ronstetson@hotmail.com
www.stetsonstudio.com
917-742-0141
14 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; By sessions and ongoing.

The Stetson Studios provides quality training for the professional and preprofessional actor based in the Meisner technique.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

STRIKE ANYWHERE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
Leese Walker
PO Box 2396
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108
office@strikeanywhere.info
www.strikeanywhere.info
212-875-7476
10-25 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions; Offers internship program.

Master classes in soundpainting, teaching-artistry, improvisation, and multidisciplinary techniques. Also offers "The Ensemble Roundtable," a quarterly series for ensemble practitioners to swap ideas.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy.

THE STUDIO (FORMERLY SALLY JOHNSON STUDIO)
Brad Calcaterra, instructor
25 W. 23rd St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10010
studio@thestudio-acting.com
www.thestudio-acting.com
212-463-7962
16-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study available.

Workshops and classes focus on cold reading, framing, creative risk-taking, releasing blocks, staying powerful in auditions, and booking the part.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

SUSAN BATSON STUDIO
Times Square Arts Center
300 W. 43rd St., Ste. 300
New York, NY 10036
sbsinformation@gmail.com
www.susanbatsonstudionyc.com
212-226-4630, Fax: 212-226-4456
6-20 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Full- and part-time, year-round instruction.

Audition technique, monologue, on- and off-camera scene study, improv, script breakdown, performance block, voice, movement, dance, and young actors workshops. Industry nights and original material developed for independent theater.

SUSAN GRACE COHEN STUDIO
Susan G. Cohen, president
NY
sgcstudio@aol.com
212-678-8515, Fax: 212-961-9250
Private coaching only; All levels.
Classes located on the Upper West Side. Special emphasis on career development.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

SUSAN SLAVIN ACTORS & SINGERS ACADEMY AT
CARNEGIE HALL
119 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-582-0321
Advanced professionals only; Ongoing.

Innovative acting and musical performing techniques. Comprehensive approach dealing with the unique identity of each individual, art and invisible craft, and marketing oneself accurately in the industry. Offers master classes, private coaching, career development, and image work in affiliation with image guru David Kibbe.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Singing/Musical Theater; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SUZANNE SHEPHERD
225 W. 86th St.
New York, NY 10024
suzannesshepherd@aol.com
www.suzanneshepherd.com;
www.agiftoffire.com
518-672-4305
20 students per class; Private coaching available; Advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

T. SCHREIBER STUDIO
Terry Schreiber, artistic director
151 W. 26th St., 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
info@tschreiber.org
www.tschreiber.org
212-741-0209, Fax: 212-741-0948
12-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Weekly info sessions available; Ongoing.

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

TANYA BEREZIN - PRIVATE COACHING FOR THE ACTOR
171 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
tanya@tanyaberezin.com
www.tanyaberezin.com
212-874-1945, Fax: 212-874-3862
10-12 students per class; Private coaching on set, auditions, and monologues; All levels, including a professional class for young people, ages 13-17 and preteen; Auditing permitted by appointment; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

Special emphasis in classes on contemporary acting, developing the connection between imagination and organic behavior. Over 15 years in operation.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THEATER FOR PERSONAL GROWTH
Eric O'Keefe, program director
66 W. 38th St., Ste. 40E
New York, NY 10018
newyork@galli-group.com
www.gallitheaterny.com
212-731-0668
12 students per class; private coaching for children available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study is available for adults.

Explore classic archetypes and integrate movement with sensory method techniques. Get practical career advice and audition experience. Students may even audition for our ongoing productions.

Other: Young Performers.

THOMAS G. WAITES
ACTING STUDIO
17 Lexington Ave. (inside Baruch College)
New York, NY 10010
tw90876@aol.com
www.thomasgwaites.com
917-710-5795
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

An accomplished Broadway, film, and TV veteran, studio founder Waites drew on his own practiced skills to develop techniques to empower actors. Work includes his unique "meeting a crisis and dealing with it" technique, text analysis, and scene breakdown. Focus is on the classics and performance.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

TOM TODOROFF STUDIO & CONSERVATORY
Emily Moulton, executive producer
347 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
nycstudio@tomtodoroff.com
www.tomtodoroff.com; www.tom
todoroff.com/conservatory
212-362-8141
15-30 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted, interview or audition required depending on program; Ongoing.

Tom Todoroff has acted with, directed, or coached: Peter O'Toole, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Liam Neeson, Claire Danes, Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Tony Goldwyn to name a few.

Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

TVI ACTORS STUDIO
165 W. 46th St., Ste. 509
New York, NY 10036
nyadmissions@tvistudios.com
www.tvistudios.com
212-302-1900, Fax: 212-302-1926
16 students per class; All levels; audition required; Auditing permitted in some classes; By sessions and ongoing; Internships and work study available.

Casting directors, producers, film studio execs, and talent agents teach classes in auditioning for TV, film, soaps, commercials, voiceovers, and hosting. Additional location in L.A.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

29th STREET REPERTORY SCHOOL OF THEATRE
Tim Corcoran, artistic director
56 Seventh Ave., Studio 5H
New York, NY 10011
corcorantim@hotmail.com
www.29thstreetrep.com
917-509-7277, Fax: 212-242-9008
10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Classes focus on teaching students how to make truthful acting choices using contemporary material and one's own personal life experience. Also prepares students to become working actors.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Improv and Comedy.

VOICEOVERS UNLIMITED
Dan Duckworth, owner
c/o CityVox, 630 Ninth Ave., #415
New York, NY 10036
voiceoversunltd@aol.com
www.voiceoversunlimited.com
917-363-9877
Private coaching only; All levels.

Classes concentrate on setting up a voiceover business, including technique, demos, and marketing. Also offers separate casting company: aaavoicecasting@aol.com.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

VOICETHEATRE
Shauna Kanter, artistic director
219 Avenue B, #3B
New York, NY 10009
skantervt@yahoo.com
www.voicetheatre.org
212-201-9337, Fax: 845-679-0154
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program.

From scene study, technique, and monologue coaching to full productions for the public. Studio Address: 45 E. 33rd St. (between Madison and Park), New York, NY 10016

Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

WARD ACTING STUDIO
Wendy Ward
Altered Stages
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 303
New York, NY 10001
wardactingstudio@gmail.com
www.wardstudio.com;
www.wardstudiocompany.com
917-816-2122
16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; J1 via internships for qualified international company applicants.

Meisner Studio in New York, Philadelphia, and Melbourne, Australia and International Company Program with residency in Philadelphia. No mail accepted.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

WILLIAM ESPER STUDIO
Laith Nakli, administrative director
208 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
www.esperstudio.com
212-904-1350, Fax: 212-904-1349
22 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions, 6-week summer intensive and two-year program; Offers work study for second year students.

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

Other: On-Camera Technique.

WITCOVER ACTING STUDIO
Walt Witcover
40 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
training@witcover.com
www.witcover.com
212-691-4367, Fax: 212-989-7274
1-2 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Structured, practical training from the inside out. Author of "Living on Stage: Acting From the Inside Out: A Practical Process."

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ZINA JASPER SCENE STUDY
11 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10023
212-873-2370, Fax: 212-873-2370
15-17 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Contemporary and classical scene-study class for the intermediate and advanced actor. Private coach works one-on-one with actors for auditions and in preparation for upcoming or current roles in film, TV, and theater.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ALICE SPIVAK
c/o Three of Us Studios
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
alice.spivak@gmail.com
212-924-0561
22 students per class; Advanced and professional; Auditing is permitted; By sessions in the spring, fall, and winter.

A step-by-step approach to the Stanislavsky technique in scene study. Author of the book "How to Rehearse When There Is No Rehearsal - Acting & The Media," Limelight Editions. Admission through personal interview with Ms. Spivak.

AUDITION MONOLOGUE AND COLD READING CLASSES WITH KAREN KOHLHAAS
PO Box 1587
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
karen@monologueaudition.com
www.monologueaudition.com
212-252-4200
8 students per monologue workshop, 12 students per cold reading class; Intermediate and advanced; must have scene study experience; Auditing not permitted; occasional free intro classes and one-day seminars; Five-week monologue sessions, three-week cold reading sessions; Work study occasionally available.

Atlantic Theater Co. Director/Teacher/Author Karen Kohlhaas was voted "Favorite Cold Reading Teacher" and "Favorite Monologue Teacher" in the 2010 Backstage Reader’s Choice Awards. Monologue and cold reading classes offered; check the website for dates.

BARBARA SPIEGEL THEATRE WORKSHOPS
500 W. 43rd St., Ste. 31A
New York, NY 10036
sbejoyus@gmail.com
212-465-9477, Fax: 212-465-9497
Private coaching only; All levels.

All areas and methods, including classical and contemporary. Periodically teaches group classes.

DENISE SIMON
PO Box 5
South Salem, NY 10590
denisesimoncoach@gmail.com
www.simoncoachinggroup.com
914-621-2663
Small classes; All levels, ages 6 and up; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Emphasis on audition coaching as well as business consultation. Group classes available.

GLENN ALTERMAN STUDIO
glenn@glennalterman.com
www.glennalterman.com
212-769-7928
Private coaching only; All levels.

"Best monologue/audition coach in the tri-state area." - Theater Resource Magazine. "Best monologue coach"- Back Stage readers. Winner of the Arts and Letters Award in Drama. All levels and ages, flexible scheduling, reasonable rates and over 6,000 rarely done monologues. 23 years experience. Author of "The Perfect Audition Monologue, An Actor’s Guide - Making It In New York (Second Edition)," and 24 other theater-related and original monologue books.

JACK WALTZER ACTING WORKSHOPS
5 Minetta St., Apt. 2B
New York, NY 10012
info@jackwaltzer.com
www.jackwaltzer.com
212-473-7056/212-840-1234
Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing, with three workshops in Paris, two in London and L.A., and one in NY.

Workshops on technique, sense memory, improv, cold reading, and scene study.

JEFFREY D. STOCKER - FILM ACTING STUDIO
New York, NY
studio-90-lexs@prodigy.net
www.filmactingstudio.com
917-902-4174
Private coaching online only; All levels.

All classes taught on the internet via Skype. On-camera, monologues, scene study, audition/pre-shoot coaching, career consultation.

Other: On-Camera Technique.

JODIE LYNNE McCLINTOCK @ THE QUEENS STUDIO
49-01 39th Ave.
Sunnyside, NY 11104
info@jodiemcclintock.com
www.thequeensstudio.com
718-476-2590
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted only on sample-class day; Ongoing.

Specialized coaching for MFA grad school/international programs with mock audition. Also private coaching in monologue selection/polishing, film/TV/theater/commercial sides, and role rehearsal. Shakespeare classes on demand.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

KAREN PORTER WHITE
410 E. Sixth St., #16B
New York, NY 10009
kpwsdt@yahoo.com
646-265-3767
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Work study is offered
Classes and private coaching on audition technique. Michael Shurtleff’s only authorized "audition guideposts" instructor in New York.

KIMBERLY VAUGHN PERFORMANCE STUDIO
Kimberly Vaughn, founder and artistic director
New York, NY
performingcoach@gmail.com
kimberlyvaughnperformancestudio.com
212-340-9598
8-10 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Teacher, regional director, and Tony Award-nomiated Broadway producer on the faculty of Circle in the Square Theater School. Musical performance audition-technique classes and private coaching for monologues and audition sides. Clients work on Broadway, in national tours, and regionally.

MARIA RIBOLI ACTING STUDIO
c/o Champion Studios
257 W. 39th St., 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
info@mariariboliactingstudio.com
www.mariariboliactingstudio.com
10 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing.

We work on scenes, monologues, improvs, commercial sides, character development and much more. Ten-dollar trial classes held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.

MARTIN ACTING STUDIOS
Dianna Martin
112 W. 27th St., 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
dianna@martinactingstudios.com
www.martinactingstudios.com
917-941-0151
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Cross section of Strasberg and Meisner by main protege of Ernie Martin. Classes cover scene/monologue study, sensory exercises, improvisations, repeat exercises, Linklater exercises, and character and script analysis.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

MELODY BROOKS
New Perspectives Theatre Company
456 W. 37th St.
New York, NY 10018
melody@nptnyc.org
www.nptnyc.org
212-630-9945, Fax: 212-459-1854
Private coaching only; All levels; Work study/internship offered.

Audition and skills-building coaching, by appointment only, with award-winning director/producer. Specializing in Shakespeare and the classics, as well as animating your audition for maximum impact.

MN ACTING STUDIO
Matt Newton
New York, NY
info@mnactingstudio.com
www.mnactingstudio.com
718-913-4814
10 students per class; Private and Skype coaching available; All levels; Auditing is not permitted; Ongoing.

Private coaching, group classes, and Skype lessons by successful working actor with over 12 years of experience in film and television ("Ugly Betty," "Criminal Minds," "Gilmore Girls,"). On-camera audition technique, scene study, monologues, breaking into the business.

Other: On-Camera Technique; Business of Acting.

ON CAMERA ... AND OFF, INC. (LARRY CONROY)
42 W. 13th St., Ste. 4D
New York, NY 10011
oncamoff@aol.com
www.larryconroy.com
212-741-1444, Fax: 212-366-5688
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers free evaluations.

Presentation and performance coach for actors, hosts, spokespeople, narrators, voiceover artists, radio personalities, corporate presenters, and news media. Meisner-based. All work done on camera and on audio tape for immediate playback. Work centered on the individual and that individual’s personality.

Other: Commercials/Voiceover; Acting Technique/Scene Study.

PAUL HARMAN
paulharman@mindspring.com
www.auditionsuccess.com
212-252-4767
10 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

Emphasis on musical theater. The actor is provided with a clearly delineated process that will support him or her in the crafting of any song and result in an audition that is professional and emotionally true.

PRUDENCE HOLMES, THE MONOLOGUE DETECTIVE
123 W. 93rd St., #2E
New York, NY 10025
prudenceholmes@hotmail.com
www.prudenceholmes.com
917-723-0164
Private coaching only; All levels; Offers work study program.

Coaching for over 28 years. Emphasis on monologue selection and audition preparation.

ROBERT DAGNY’S PERFORMER AUDITION PACKAGE
PO Box 852
FDR Station
New York, NY 10150-0852
robert@actorsauditioncoaching.com
www.actorsauditioncoaching.com
212-371-8258
Private coaching only; All levels.

Creator of "The Performer Audition Package." Custom-directed coaching on film, TV, and stage monologues, scenes, musical numbers, and tailor-made cabaret acts.

RUTH NERKEN
10 W. 66th St., Apt. 12G
New York, NY 10023
rnerken@gmail.com
212-362-5277
Private coaching only; Intermediate and advanced. Private coaching for on-camera and stage.

SARA LAZARUS STUDIO
saralazarus@comcast.net
973-218-0417
10 students per class; Private coaching available; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; admission by audition; By sessions.

Classes in midtown Manhattan. Musical theater audition and performance technique; private coaching on monologues, scenes, and songs. Currently teaches/directs at Circle in the Square Theater School and Paper Mill Playhouse Conservatory.

Other: Singing/Musical Theater.

STEVEN DITMYER - DITMYER STUDIO
484 W. 43rd St., #35S
New York, NY 10036
sditmyer@aol.com
917-915-1175, Fax: 212-643-5440
Private coaching only; All levels.

Meisner-trained teacher-director, graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, who currently teaches at American Academy of Dramatic Art.

WEIST-BARRON ACTING FOR TELEVISION & FILM
Valerie Adami, director
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
www.weistbarron.com
212-840-7025
10 students per class; All levels plus showcase programs; Auditing is permitted; By sessions.

"Whatever your technique, the camera is the great equalizer." Prepares actors for the real world of on-camera casting and performance. Classes and workshops for technique, improv, on-camera classes.

Other: On-Camera Technique.

WILLIAM METZO
300 W. 55th St., Apt. 17-S
New York, NY 10019
bill@williammetzo.com
www.williammetzo.com
212-956-8294
6 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Emphasis on auditions, Shakespeare.

Business of Acting

ACTING BUSINESS BOOT CAMP
Peter Pamela Rose, PCC, owner and certified career coach
330 E. 75th St., Ste. 8H
New York, NY 10021
actingbusinessbootcamp@gmail.com
www.actingbusinessbootcamp.com
212-388-2747
Group intensives; Private coaching available; All levels; Free phone and live seminars; free mp3 by email request; Ongoing.

Peter Pamela Rose, PCC, uses her extensive experience and skills as a certified coach to motivate actors, empowering them with the courage and opportunity to show their talent with honesty and confidence without fear. Recommended by top agents and casting directors. Also coaches in L.A.

BRIAN O’NEIL - ACTING AS A BUSINESS
322 E. 89th St., #1B
New York, NY 10128
actingasabiz@aol.com
www.actingasabusiness.com
212-459-4502, Fax: 212-369-3814
6 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Classes concentrate on monologue preparation and delivery as well as career strategy.

CAPES COACHING
826 Broadway, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
info@capesco.com
www.capesco.com
212-777-2270
8 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Career coaching for actors, artists, and creative professionals. Offering classes to create a one-year business plan for creative careers, one-on-one phone-coaching, as well as an audio career-coaching program.

Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

CAREER BREAKTHROUGHS UNLIMITED, INC
Susan Campochiaro Confrey, owner
Upper West Side, NY
info@cbucoaching.com
www.cbucoaching.com
212-978-0715
10-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By session and ongoing.

Private coaching on the business of acting. Acting classes, intensives with industry professionals, private monologue and scene work coaching, on-set coaching, casting projects, and theater company: The CBU Players.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

JANICE HOFFMAN - CAREER AND LIFESTYLE COACHING
New York, NY
www.successissweetest.com
917-208-0779
6 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Design better goals and strategies, break through inertia, and develop inspiring and creative ways of doing things.

SUE PORTER HENDERSON - CAREER COUNSELOR
360 E. 65th St., Ste. 15-E
New York, NY 10065
sue@hendersonenterprises.com
www.hendersonenterprises.com
212-472-2292, Fax: 212-472-5999
Private consultation in person or by phone; All levels; Some free workshops and events available through AFTRA, SAG, the Network and Actors Connection.; Ongoing.

Consults actors about the business of acting so they may better promote their career and pursue it to the highest level. Helps actors avoid pitfalls and unnecessary waste of time and money no matter where you live.

THE ACTOR’S MARKET
Kristen Langely
331 W. 57th St., Ste. 173
New York, NY 10019
info@theactorsmarket.com
www.theactorsmarket.com
212-595-9001, Fax: 917-591-9177
Work study/internships offered.

A marketing firm for actors providing high level marketing tools: lifestyle photos, sizzle reels, one-on-one and group career coaching, and free monthly seminars and webcasts. Our bi-coastal (NY and LA) "ActorMarathons" have helped thousands get representation and work in primetime TV and films.

Classical


CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
564 Hudson St., #1
New York, NY 10014
xrismartin@aol.com
www.christophermartinshakespeare.com
212-691-4883
Private coaching for 1-4 people; All levels; Ongoing.

Emphasis on Shakespeare character study and text analysis, classics, and European drama.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Singing/Musical Theater.

JOHN BASIL
American Globe Theatre Conservatory
145 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
www.americanglobe.org
212-869-9809
14 students per class; All levels.

Classical audition coach. Specializes in Shakespeare. Over 30 years of teaching experience.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SHAKESPEARE - WITH RON SONG DESTRO
Ron Song Destro, Oxford Shakespeare Company
18 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10007
destro@shakespeareclass.org
www.shakespeareclass.org
917-627-2334
15 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Free monthly class; By session and ongoing; Work study/internship available.

Destro is a Kennedy Center Award–winning playwright, actor, director, and teacher and offers a four-week focus class on Shakespeare in the RADA method that emphasizes voice, movement, and text, culminating in performances. Located in Tribeca.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

Commercials/Voiceover

DAVID ZEMA ENTERPRISES, INC.
Voice of Success Programs
1123 Broadway, Ste. 1012, 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
davidzema@aol.com
www.davidzema.com
212-675-4978, Fax: 212-675-6065
12 students per class; All levels; First hour of technique class may be audited; other classes may be sampled at per class rate; Ongoing; Internship by invitation only.

Over 20 years experience in voiceover coaching. Learn audition skills, copy reading, microphone techniques, home studio recording, and opening vocal range. Technique training for commercials, animation, industrials, audiobooks, and documentaries.

Other: Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction; Acting Technique/Scene Study.

ED GREEN’S VOICE OVER TRAINING COURSE
300 E. 57th St.
New York, NY 10022
ed@edgreen.com
www.edgreen.com
212-752-9123
Private coaching; seminars available upon request; Beginning, intermediate, and advanced; Consultation required; By sessions and ongoing.

Specializes in voiceover training and self-marketing, with students receiving a completed demo upon completion of course. Private one-on-one coaching.

Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

Improv and Comedy


AMERICAN COMEDY INSTITUTE
Stephen Rosenfield, director
481 Eighth Ave., Ste. 736
New York, NY 10001
info@comedyinstitute.com
www.comedyinstitute.com
212-279-6980, Fax: 212-279-6981
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sept. through Apr.

One-year professional comprehensive program in comedy performing and writing, culminating in an industry showcase at Gotham Comedy Club, and a monthly standup comedy workshop with Stephen Rosenfield.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS
318 W. 53rd St., Ste. 207
New York, NY 10019
info@chicagocitylimits.com
www.chicagocitylimits.com
212-888-5233, Fax: 212-888-0810
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for some classes; By sessions; Offers work study program (interns take classes for free).

Classes teach the improv techniques of the theatrically based, emotionally grounded comedy style used by the performers of CCL. Also offers music improv classes, children's and teen classes, and improv for business professionals.

Other: Young Performers.

FACE OFF UNLIMITED
Eric Robinson, co-founder
c/o The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd. St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
info@faceoffunlimited.com
www.faceoffunlimited.com
917-478-2785
5-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions.

Students begin with the Intro to Face Off class, a comfortable, fun, and creative environment in which to explore the fundamentals of improvisation and introduce students to Face Off's unique approach. Using group games and exercises that any novice can master, the intro class is ideal for unlocking creative potential. Next you join the ongoing Face Off improv class, where each week we explore different disciplines including: short, mid, long, and experimental improvisation. Become a part of the Face Off Universe and dare to be awesome!

GOTHAM CITY IMPROV
Marc Adam Smith, artistic director
48 W. 21 St., 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@gothamcityimprov.com
www.gothamcityimprov.com
212-367-8222
10-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Sister company of the L.A.-based Groundlings, Gotham offers short- and long-form improvisational comedy classes for writing and character development.

Other: Young Performers.

GS IMPROV
Greg Sullivan, instructor
Producers Club Theatre
358 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
classes@gsimprov.com
www.gsimprov.com
646-567-0749
13 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Improv classes since 1997. Taught by the author of "There's No I in Improv."

THE IMPROV ADDICTION WITH SAMANTHA JONES
c/o Dora Mae Productions
PO Box 141, Planetarium Station
New York, NY 10024
samantha@doramae.com
www.doramae.com
917-306-9642
10 students per class; Private coaching available for monologues, standup comedy, and solo development; All levels; Auditing is permitted, contact for info; By sessions and ongoing.

Award-winning director, celebrity coach and short-form improv instructor leads small groups classes in Manhattan. Voted runner-up in the favorite improv coach category in Back Stage Readers' Choice issue.

Other: Young Performers; On-Camera Technique; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

IMPROVOLUTION!
Holly Mandel, Brendon Hunt
242 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
info@improvolution.org
www.improvolution.org
212-696-6893
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Work study available.

Founded by Groundlings alumna Holly Mandel, Improvolution! is an improv school, performing group, and, dare we say, philosophy of how to live, create, and collaborate on- and offstage.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

JOY NEWMAN
Founder, The Grown-Up's Playground
New York Comedy Club
241 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10010
212-714-8275
All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Improvisational writing and acting for people who want to study with Joy! Classes are taught in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Improv helps actors to develop characters, build confidence, and be quick on their feet.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

MAGNET THEATER
254 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
classes@magnettheater.com
www.magnettheater.com
212-244-2400, Fax: 212-244-1880
12-16 students per class; All levels; Free introductory class; Ongoing and by session; Internship program available.

Magnet is an improvisational comedy theater and improv school in New York City, located a few blocks below Madison Square Garden in Chelsea.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

THE PIT - PEOPLE'S IMPROV THEATER
123 E. 24th St.
New York, NY 10001
info@thepit-nyc.com
www.thepit-nyc.com
212-563-7488
16 students per class (improv); 12 students per class (writing); elective classes vary; All levels; Auditing not permitted; free shows on Wednesday nights; By session and ongoing; Limited number of work-study slots for students (improv classes only).

PIT is dedicated to the instruction, performance, and development of original comedy and strives to entertain and educate the community about the comedic arts in a safe and nurturing environment.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

TOM SOTER AT THE WINGNUT COMEDY STUDIO
1264 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
sundaynightimprov@earthlink.net
www.tomsoter.com or
www.sundaynightimprov.com
212-316-4916
5-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing.

Classes concentrate on characters and scene work. Studio address: 78th Street Theater Lab, 236 W. 78th St., New York, NY, 10024.

On-Camera Technique


ACTORS CONNECTION
Tony Nation, president; Christopher Dietrich, executive director
630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1410
New York, NY 10036
contactus@actorsconnection.com
www.actorsconnection.com
212-977-6666, Fax: 212-765-4274
10-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions (seminars and intensives) and ongoing classes.

Acting studio and networking facility for the professional actor. Nightly networking seminars with agents, casting directors, and personal managers, as well as audition technique classes and intensives.

ACTORS CONNECTION
Tony Nation, president; Christopher Dietrich, executive director
630 Ninth Ave., Ste. 1410
New York, NY 10036
contactus@actorsconnection.com
www.actorsconnection.com
212-977-6666, Fax: 212-765-4274
10-14 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions (seminars and intensives) and ongoing classes.

Acting studio and networking facility for the professional actor. Nightly networking seminars with agents, casting directors, and personal managers, as well as audition technique classes and intensives.

THE ART OF VOICE-OVERS
Steve Harris
241 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
theartofvoice@aol.com
www.theartofvoiceny.com
212-517-8616
2-15 students per workshop; Private coaching available; Beginner through master level; Auditing not permitted.

All inclusive training for on-camera commercials and voiceovers with state-of-the-art digital demo reel production. Private master-level coaching available as well as small group workshops.

DAVID CADY
Donna DeSeta Casting
584 Broadway, Ste. 1001
New York, NY 10021
davidcadyclass@gmail.com
www.davidcady.com
212-274-9696
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; 8-week sessions.

On-camera commercial audition techniques.

RON MILLKIE
400 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
rmillkie@aol.com
www.ronmillkie.com
212-244-6545; 646-831-5945
7-12 students per class; All levels; no children; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing.

Class offerings emphasize a Meisner-plus approach. Tuesday night classes, three scene nights per year with industry people, and a "Success in Soap Opera, Film, and TV Commercial" workshop available.

SUSANNA DALTON
146 E. 49th St.
New York, NY 10017
tvcoach911@aol.com
212-980-1971
6 students max; Private coaching for individuals and pairs; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing and by appointment.

On-camera and voiceover coaching, demo production, acting for TV/film, commercials, broadcasting, audition prep, and marketing plans.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Young Performers.

Singing/Musical Theater

LIZ CAPLAN VOCAL STUDIOS
324 W. 23rd St., Ste. 3B
New York, NY 10011
lizcaplan@mac.com
www.lizcaplan.com
212-645-9369/866-SING-OUT,
Fax: 212-645-9369
12-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; no drop-in visitors; Ongoing.

Musical theater/pop/rock singing technique. College workshops, master classes, private coaching, and group classes available. Apps available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch at the Apple App Store under Liz Caplan Vocal Studios.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

ROBERT MARKS
850 Seventh Ave., Ste. 804
New York, NY 10019
bob@bobmarks.com
www.bobmarks.com
212-365-4840
Private coaching only; All levels.

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

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SINGERS FORUM
Jenny Wienert, administrator
49 W. 24th St., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
info@singersforum.org
www.singersforum.org
212-366-0541, Fax: 212-366-0546
10-12 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers a work study program.

Founded in 1978 by Andy Anselmo and John Albert Harris, Singers Forum was envisioned as a training center for the vocal arts. Combining training in the bel canto method with performance training in various singing styles, Singers Forum is unique in that it offers private voice lessons, classes, and workshops ‘ and a place where students can develop performance skills in a wide variety of vocal and performing styles ranging from opera to cabaret and musical theater.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

THE SINGING EXPERIENCE
Linda Amiel Burns, director
315 E. 86th St., Ste. 4NE
New York, NY 10028
labstarmaker@gmail.com, linda@singingexperience.com
www.singingexperience.com
212-315-3500
12-15 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; public invited to performance; New workshop begins every two months.

A cabaret/musical theater workshop (established in 1977) that culminates in performance at top NY Club. Concentration on vocal & mic technique, lyric interpretation, choosing material and learning to sing out with confidence, all in a nurturing, supportive atmosphere. Cabaret acts prepared and directed.

STEVE POTFORA
New York, NY
stevepotfora@gmail.com
facebook/steve potfora
212-496-8864
Private coaching only; All levels.

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


Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction


JULIE BUDD
www.juliebudd.com
917-445-8799
Private coaching only; Intermediate, advanced, and professional.

Julie Budd understands the toll performance takes on the voice, and as a result has developed a course and technique to protect, preserve and enhance an actor's vocal instrument. A professional singer from the age of 12, Budd's acclaimed course draws upon the disciplines of the master vocal teachers.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; Young Performers

LINDA GLICK
Upper West Side
New York, NY
lglickvoiceworks@gmail.com
www.lglickvoiceworks.com
212-769-8288, Fax: 212-873-8215
6-8 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing permitted with special permission; By sessions.

Designed workshops in voice, vocal production, and audition preparation. Musical and nonmusical. Everything "voice related." Range, pitch, projection, delivery, style. Emphasis on lyrics/text.

Other: Singing/Musical Theater.

THE LINKLATER CENTER FOR VOICE AND LANGUAGE
Kristin Linklater, artistic director; Andrea Haring, associate director
PO Box 504
New York, NY 10025
mail@thelinklatercenter.com
www.thelinklatercenter.com
212-340-4762
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted with special permission; By sessions.

Offers classes and workshops where language and the human voice is exercised and celebrated.

Other: Improv and Comedy.

ROBERT STECKO - VOCAL COACH
New York, NY
pro.voice@yahoo.com
212-580-0399
Private coaching only; All levels.

Musical director/arranger for Jane Olivor and many Broadway productions offers professional vocal coaching, arranging, and recording services for auditions, shows, and cabaret acts.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

SHANE ANN YOUNTS
New York, NY
say1@nyu.edu
www.shaneannyounts.com
212-877-2567
10-12 students per class; Private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Complete program runs Oct.-June.

Voice and speech for actors: vocal ease, range, and flexibility. Prepares actors to work on their own and to analyze a text in-depth.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

WICKHAM VOCAL STUDIOS
Performers Career Center
249 W. 34th St., Ste. 707
New York, NY 10001
admin@vocalstudios.com
www.vocalstudios.com
646-473-0900, Fax: 646-473-2005
12-16 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program.

Professional development in performance; emphasis on vocal technique.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study.

Young Performers

ACTEEN - ACTING FOR TEENS
Rita Litton, director
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
rita@acteen.com,
juniors@acteen.com
www.acteen.com
212-391-5915, Fax: 212-768-8918
8-12 students max; Private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 8-week sessions in fall, winter, spring terms (interview required), plus four unique summer academies (application/audition required); Some scholarships available through Will Sears Foundation.

Nation's first teen film acting program in its 33rd year. 16+ electives offer conservatory theater training, with a film/TV specialty, college audition prep, professional guidance, and showcases for the focused actor.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

ACTOR'S TECHNIQUE
NY KIDS & TEENS!
Todd Etelson, program dir.
Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
info@actorstechniqueny.com
www.actorstechniqueny.com
917-763-1777
12-14 students per class; one-hour private coachings and audition tapings available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Year round; Work study or internships available.

Top kids and teen acting and audition technique, educational, and industry networking. Age-divided classes with top casting directors, Broadway instructors, and ATNY coaches.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; On-Camera Technique.

BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE/MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE TRAINING FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS
Michelle Lehrman, admissions
director
Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
masterclass@broadwayartistsalliance.org; coachings@
www.broadwayartistsalliance.org
212-561-9429, Fax: 212-214-0953
15 students per master class; 100 per session/summer intensive; 22 per college/pro workshop; Intermediate to advanced/professional only; Auditing not permitted; admittance by application and national auditions; Winter, summer, and year-round master class sessions, private coaching year round; Work study and internships available for ages 19+.

Curriculum integrates dance, drama, and music. Instructors are Tony winners, Broadway performers, dancers, directors, choreographers, and composers. Participants also perform for and get feedback from NYC top casting directors and agents in a final showcase. Participation by audition only.

Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

THE CHILDREN'S ACTING ACADEMY
Mimi Stuart, directors
c/o RIPLEY-GRIER
131 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
caanyc@gmail.com
www.childrensactingacademy.com
212-860-7101
8-10 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; admission by interview and audition; By sessions.

A professional theater program for the shy or outgoing, with emphasis on speech, improv, scene study, and performance. Classes after school or on Saturday, plus summer camp.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

A CLASS ACT NY
Jessica Rofe, artistic director
200 W. 60th St., Ste. 28 E
New York, NY 10023
info@aclassactny.com
www.aclassactny.com
212-315-3010
8-24 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; One-day workshops and ongoing; Offers internship program.

Musical theater, on-camera, voiceover, and drama one-day workshops and ongoing classes; agent and manager showcases; private coaching; as well as Broadway camp programs with Broadway actors or kids and teens.

DREAMCATCHER REPERTORY THEATRE
Laura Ekstrand, artistic director
Baird Center
5 Mead St.
South Orange, NJ 07079
info@dreamcatcherrep.org
www.dreamcatcherrep.org
973-378-7754, ext. 2228,
Fax: 973-994-1561
12 students per class; Private monologue coaching available; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Year-round, with a teen program during the month of July; Offers work study program (internships for high school and college students).

Theater conservatory program for students ages 10-17 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Professionals in their respective fields teach all classes.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

MAIN STREET THEATRE & DANCE ALLIANCE
548 Main St.
New York, NY 10044
info@mstda.org
www.mstda.org
212-371-4449
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program for the appropriate students.

Offers a wide variety of classes to people of all ages, including a writing/acting class for teens. Additionally, students perform in theater and dance productions.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYHOUSE JUNIOR SCHOOL
340 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
playhousejuniors@gmail.com
www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org; www.playhousejuniors.com
212-688-3770, Fax: 212-906-9051
12-18 students per class; Beginning and intermediate; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Summer program also available.

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

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
Chuck Vassallo, director of performing arts
328 W. 48th St.
New York, NY 10036
cvassallo@ppasshare.org
www.ppasnyc.org
212-247-8652, Fax: 212-247-7514
20 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; students must audition; NYC residents only; Ongoing.

Professional performing arts public school (grades 6-12). Courses include acting, dance, musical theater, scene study, voice and diction, movement, playwriting, directing, and theater history.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique.

TADA! YOUTH THEATER
15 W. 28th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
education@tadatheater.com
www.tadatheater.com
212-252-1619, ext. 4,
Fax: 212-252-8763
20 students per class; Beginner for classes, advanced for Resident Youth Ensemble; Auditing not permitted; open house available; By sessions during school year, weekly during summer and school vacations, year-round for ensemble program ; Offers need-based financial aid for classes and ensemble program is free.

One of NYC's best known youth theaters, TADA! offers musical theater skills, acting, and creative dramatic classes for children age 2-14. Performance opportunities available through Resident Youth Ensemble program.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Audition Technique/Cold Reading.

TEEN STUDIO THEATRE INSTITUTE & SUMMER THEATRE INSTITUTE - NYC
Allyn Sitjar, artistic director
23 Tomahawk Trail
Sparta, NJ 07871
youththeatreallyn@yahoo.com
www.youththeatreinstitutes.org
201-415-5329 (cell); 973-729-6026
15 students per class, ages 11-18; 28 students per class, ages 14-18 (summer); All levels; Auditing is permitted except for summer; 10-week sessions; Four-week summer session.

A complete theater program offered during the school year with classes in acting, improvisation, movement, college prep audition, and singing. Summer Theatre Institute-NYC offers classes in acting, mime, singing, dance, and musical theater. Send email for complete application packet and audition requirements. Classes are held at NOLA studios, 244 W. 54th St., NYC.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

WB KIDS
Valerie Adami, director
at Weist-Barron Studios
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
weistbarron@earthlink.net
212-840-7025, Fax: 212-768-8918
6 students per class; All levels, children 5-10; Free interview/consultation used instead of auditing; Three six-week Saturday terms per year, fall/winter/spring; summer one-week intensives.

Workshops focus on professional-quality acting for children in a nurturing environment and include: commercials, improv, acting technique and scene study for film, TV, and stage, auditions/cold readings, monologues, musical theater, and showcases.
 
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