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New York Acting Schools & Coaches

September 14, 2011


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, Fax: 212-807-0166
18 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; 2-year musical theatre training program offers work-study.
CAP21 is a professional theater company with a conservatory. It has a four-year in-depth actor training program with NYU specializing in musical theater performance. Six-week professional and pre-college summer programs are also available with classes in acting, voice, and music and dance. Theater artists hone their skills in a collaborative environment. Each season, three new works are produced for a two-week "work in progress" run. CAP21 also works in development with 20 new musicals and plays providing public and in-house readings.

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 planning center for actors, artists, and creative professionals. Offering classes to create a one-year business plan for creative careers, private career coaching, and an online career-planning subscription program.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

CAROL FOX PRESCOTT: ACTING CLASSES
23 Watson Woods
P.O. Box 89
Lake Hill, NY 12448
cfprescott@hvc.rr.com
www.carolfoxprescott.com
914-388-0850
12-18 students per class; All levels; ages 18 and over; Auditing not permitted, but participation in a single class is encouraged; Ongoing, Sept.-June
Classes held at Simple Studios, 134 W. 29th St., #2, New York, NY. 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

CARTER THOR STUDIO EAST
Bronwen Booth, instructor
438 Center Rd.
Middlesex, VT 05602
info@thoreast.com, newyork@thoreast.com
www.thoreast.com and www.carterthor.com
917-208-3877
Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing; Offers a limited work study program
Acting-for-film scene study classes are on hiatus at this time.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

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
P.O. Box 250795
C.U. Station
New York, NY 10025
censtageny@aol.com
www.gilliengoll.com
212-501-6196
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
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

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
564 Hudson St., #1
New York, NY 10014
xrismartin@aol.com
www.cristophermartinshakespeare.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: Classical; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; SInging/Musical Theater

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 non - paid 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 Rd.
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 offer an academy for intermediate actors.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

DAVID EPSTEIN
depsn@aol.com
www.invisiblecitytheatercompany.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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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
Former director of the Actor's Studio and taught by Lee Strasberg himself, Gideon has over 28 years of experience. Class emphasis is divided into two parts; practical training techniques cover relaxation, sensory memory, private moment, affective moment, animal exercises, and song and dance movement. The second part of class allows actors to apply what they've learned to scene work. Classes meet once a week for four hours. Daytime and evening classes available.

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; Ongoing; Internship by invitation only.
Audition skills, on-microphone work, studio recording sessions, opening vocal range, and stylistic variety. Areas covered include commercials, characters, narration, animation, industrials, corporate, books, documentaries.

DEENA LEVY THEATRE STUDIO
deenalah@aol.com
www.deenalevy.com
212-340-1084
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing 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, #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 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. Develop techniques that works for each individual actor.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

DOUGLAS FARWELL ACTING STUDIO
327 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
info@douglasfarwellstudio.com
www.douglasfarwellstudio.com
646-434-8510
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Specialist in the Sanford Meisner technique. Open to serious students of all levels.
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

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

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 is 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 Rd.
Wilton, CT 06897
actingclass@aol.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 for actors, singers, and writers that bring out authentic expressions and uncover one's own genius.

ED GREEN'S VOICEOVER 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

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
e@electabrown.com
www.electabrown.com
212-242-4161, Fax: 212-366-1810
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
For private sessions, Brown works on whatever the actor needs or wants to work on, whether audition technique, monologues or scene study.
Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

ELIZABETH BROWNING STUDIO
Elizabeth Browning
The Barrow Group Studios
312 W. 36th St.
6th floor, Garrett Room
New York, NY
elizabethbrowningstudio@gmail.com
www.elizabethbrowningstudio.com
212-946-6575, Fax: 914-788-1559
12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Audition techniques, monologues, scene study, and original material developed. Classical and contemporary. Also offers actor-driven short films.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ERIC HOFFMANN
310 Riverside Dr., #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 Square 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 textbooks, including "No Acting Please" (foreword by Jack Nicholson), "Being & Doing," and "Irreverent Acting."
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique






New York Acting Schools & Coaches

September 14, 2011


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

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 coaching 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., Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.

Acting Technique/Scene Study

ABRONS ARTS CENTER
Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand St. (at Pitt St.)
New York, NY 10002
info@henrystreet.org
www.henrystreet.org/arts
212-598-0400, ext. 216; Fax: 212-388-1418
15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work-study program offered
Classes in acting, playwriting, directing, and poetry for children, teens, and adults. Teenage students are given the opportunity to audition for the Urban Youth Theater, Abrons' preprofessional acting company.
Other: Young Performers; Singing/Musical Theater

ACTEEN - ACTING FOR TEENS
Rita Litton, director
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
rita@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
The nation's first (est. 1978) on-camera acting program for teens (ages 13-15, 16-20). Professional film and television acting courses (involving the intimacy of the camera) combine with over 14 electives incorporating theater technique and discipline. Theater, film acting, speech and voice, movement, Meisner, improv, Shakespeare, musical theater, commercials and voiceovers, directing, script writing, auditioning, monologues, and modern drama. Distinguished graduates are currently in TV series, film, on Broadway, and in the most competitive theater conservatories. Rigorous training and industry showcases. Staffed entirely by working professionals who provide individualized instruction, career guidance, and showcases for the focused actor.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

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

THE ACTING PLACE
32-15 38th St.
Astoria, NY 11103
skipitaris@theatroninc.org
718-721-7610
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
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
312 W. 39th St., Ste. 1206
New York, NY 10036
info@actorsconservatory.org
www.actorsconservatory.org
212-967-0658, Fax: 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
Founded by Lee Strasberg protégés Elaine Aiken and Lily Lodge. Schooling actors in the Method tradition, development is focused on using sense memory techniques that allow each actor to make choices emotionally connecting them with the five senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight. With sensory awareness and behavior modification, the actor becomes willing to pour themselves into the special eccentricities of a character and make choices that are innovative and inspiring.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ACTORS MOVEMENT STUDIO
Janice Orlandi, co-director
PO Box 1098
New York, NY 10018
ams@actorsmovementstudio.com
www.actorsmovementstudio.com
212-736-3309, Fax: 212-736-2596
12-18 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; free introductory classes offered every semester; Ongoing classes and workshops; Offers work study and intern programs
Specializing in movement for actors: Michael Chekhov technique, viewpoints, Williamson movement, period-style character (Elizabethan, Restoration, Edwardian), mark and clown.
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

ACTOR'S TECHNIQUE NY KIDS & TEENS!
Todd Etelson, program director
Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
info@actorstechniqueny.com
www.actorstechniqueny.com
917-763-1777
14 students per class; private consultations and coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study or internship program by industry referral.
Top kids & teen acting and audition technique, educational, & industry networking. Age divided classes with top casting directors and ATNY coaches. Improvisation, on-camera audition technique, monologue/scene study, Broadway/pop vocal, speech, dance, Shakespeare, rotating NYC casting director classes and free monthly industry showcases for all students.
Other: Young Performers; 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
30 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing; Offers internship program
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; Ongoing
Singing instruction, vocal coaching, acting instruction, and audition technique.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AIDA - AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ARTS
Champion Studios
257 W. 39th St., 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
admin@aidaacting.com
www.aidaacting.com
347-482-2074
10-15 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study and internship programs
Artistic director Paul Parker's mission is to train aspiring and seasoned actors in the renowned Australian technique. Focus is on helping actors access their full emotional range and broaden their artistic palette.
Other: Improv and Comedy; 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; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; One free audit permitted; Ongoing
Ongoing classes in the Meisner Technique and 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; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
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, Fax: 917-286-0466
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, semi-trained, 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; group classes and individual lessons; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Performers improve their breathing coordination and vocal production, create the physical life of characters with ease, and have greater emotional availability. Group classes and individual lessons available.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS - NY
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 four 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
amime@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
"American mime" is an art form created by AMT'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; Ongoing with 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 theatre 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, director
570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 501
New York, NY 10018
springboardnyc@americantheatrewing.org
www.americantheatrewing.org/spring boardnyc
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., Ste. 4A
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.
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; All levels; Free working audit; 2-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
Goal of classes: doing work that gets work. Taping and unlocking of currently casting sides from film and television. 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; 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
917-608-6625, Fax: 914-631-3590
6-8 students per class; private coaching available; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing is permitted; 10-week sessions and ongoing
Character development via natural and instinctive body, thought, voice, movement, and gesture, called "Psychological Expressive Gesture" (PEG). Specializes in audition monologues and cold readings.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ATC STUDIOS
Joel Robertson and Kathleen Kellaigh
68 Union Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011
atcstudios@aol.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, voiceover, private coaching. Adults, teens, 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. This simple, honest, and straightforward approach demystifies the process of acting and gives students a clear set of analytical and physical tools. Atlantic pairs its technique training with comprehensive instruction in the fundamental tools required by the craft: voice, speech, and movement. Programs include a two-and-a-half-year conservatory, a six-week summer intensive, ongoing workshops, and specialized classes for children and teens.
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; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Limited program
Greenwich Village location. Private coaching by a veteran director/coach.
Other: 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. Professional and emerging artists train in scene study, script analysis, playwriting, directing, and film and television acting technique. Work/study and apprentice programs are available for students of merit. At the heart of The Barrow Group School is the desire to promote clear and concise tools of the trade. These tools have been outlined and published in "An Actor's Companion—99 Bits of Craft," by Seth Barrish, TBG's founder and co-artistic director. Over 18 years in operation.
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; individual 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; 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 students 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

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
blake@blake-lawrence.com
www.blake-lawrence.com
917-406-4282
Private coaching only; All levels; Free 30-minute consultation available; By sessions
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™
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
Times Square 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; 8-week sessions; Offers internship programs
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.

BTS SCHOOL FOR DRAMA
Anthony Grasso, artistic director/founder
212 W. 35th St., 11th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
grassoact@gmail.com
www.breakthroughstudios.com
646.528.0500
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing permitted for some classes; By sessions and ongoing; Offers work study program
Breakthrough Studios offers six-week intensives, a summer five-week intensive, master class workshops, and on-camera classes with leading industry professionals.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique



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, Fax: 212-807-0166
18 students max; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; 2-year musical theatre training program offers work-study.
CAP21 is a professional theater company with a conservatory. It has a four-year in-depth actor training program with NYU specializing in musical theater performance. Six-week professional and pre-college summer programs are also available with classes in acting, voice, and music and dance. Theater artists hone their skills in a collaborative environment. Each season, three new works are produced for a two-week "work in progress" run. CAP21 also works in development with 20 new musicals and plays providing public and in-house readings.

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 planning center for actors, artists, and creative professionals. Offering classes to create a one-year business plan for creative careers, private career coaching, and an online career-planning subscription program.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

CAROL FOX PRESCOTT: ACTING CLASSES
23 Watson Woods
P.O. Box 89
Lake Hill, NY 12448
cfprescott@hvc.rr.com
www.carolfoxprescott.com
914-388-0850
12-18 students per class; All levels; ages 18 and over; Auditing not permitted, but participation in a single class is encouraged; Ongoing, Sept.-June
Classes held at Simple Studios, 134 W. 29th St., #2, New York, NY. 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

CARTER THOR STUDIO EAST
Bronwen Booth, instructor
438 Center Rd.
Middlesex, VT 05602
info@thoreast.com, newyork@thoreast.com
www.thoreast.com and www.carterthor.com
917-208-3877
Private coaching available; All levels; Ongoing; Offers a limited work study program
Acting-for-film scene study classes are on hiatus at this time.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

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
P.O. Box 250795
C.U. Station
New York, NY 10025
censtageny@aol.com
www.gilliengoll.com
212-501-6196
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
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

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
564 Hudson St., #1
New York, NY 10014
xrismartin@aol.com
www.cristophermartinshakespeare.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: Classical; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; SInging/Musical Theater

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 non - paid 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 Rd.
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 offer an academy for intermediate actors.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

DAVID EPSTEIN
depsn@aol.com
www.invisiblecitytheatercompany.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. Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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
Former director of the Actor's Studio and taught by Lee Strasberg himself, Gideon has over 28 years of experience. Class emphasis is divided into two parts; practical training techniques cover relaxation, sensory memory, private moment, affective moment, animal exercises, and song and dance movement. The second part of class allows actors to apply what they've learned to scene work. Classes meet once a week for four hours. Daytime and evening classes available.

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; Ongoing; Internship by invitation only.
Audition skills, on-microphone work, studio recording sessions, opening vocal range, and stylistic variety. Areas covered include commercials, characters, narration, animation, industrials, corporate, books, documentaries.

DEENA LEVY THEATRE STUDIO
deenalah@aol.com
www.deenalevy.com
212-340-1084
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing 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, #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 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. Develop techniques that works for each individual actor.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

DOUGLAS FARWELL ACTING STUDIO
327 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
info@douglasfarwellstudio.com
www.douglasfarwellstudio.com
646-434-8510
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Specialist in the Sanford Meisner technique. Open to serious students of all levels.
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

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

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 is 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 Rd.
Wilton, CT 06897
actingclass@aol.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 for actors, singers, and writers that bring out authentic expressions and uncover one's own genius.

ED GREEN'S VOICEOVER 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

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
e@electabrown.com
www.electabrown.com
212-242-4161, Fax: 212-366-1810
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
For private sessions, Brown works on whatever the actor needs or wants to work on, whether audition technique, monologues or scene study.
Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

ELIZABETH BROWNING STUDIO
Elizabeth Browning
The Barrow Group Studios
312 W. 36th St.
6th floor, Garrett Room
New York, NY
elizabethbrowningstudio@gmail.com
www.elizabethbrowningstudio.com
212-946-6575, Fax: 914-788-1559
12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Audition techniques, monologues, scene study, and original material developed. Classical and contemporary. Also offers actor-driven short films.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

ERIC HOFFMANN
310 Riverside Dr., #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 Square 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 textbooks, including "No Acting Please" (foreword by Jack Nicholson), "Being & Doing," and "Irreverent Acting."
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique



ERNIE MARTIN STUDIO THEATRE
New York, NY
www.erniemartinstudiotheatre.com
646-388-0594
Class size varies; private coaching available; All levels
A lifetime member of of the Actor's Studio and its former West Coast artistic director, Martin teaches and privately coaches actors of all levels as well as directs and produces. Also produces an evening of scenes for advanced students.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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.

GALLI ACTING SCHOOL - NYC
66 W. 38th St., Ste. 40E
New York, NY 10018
newyork@galli-group.com
www.gallitheaterny.com
212-731-0668
12 students per class; All levels; One free trial class, Mondays, 8-9:30 p.m.; By sessions and ongoing; Work-study is available
Offers acting training and the opportunity for all students to perform in the theater's ongoing productions. Galli believes acting is a healing process where students connect with their true selves.
Other: Young Performers

GENESIS REPERTORY
Jay Michaels, administrator; Mary Elizabeth MiCari, vocal instructor; John Stillwaggon, acting teacher
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; Year-round; 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

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 in 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; Auditing permitted in some cases; Ongoing
Abels is a master coach in Shakespeare and modern playwrights, 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; Ongoing; Offers work study program
Established in 1945 by Viennese actor/director Herbert Berghof (HB), the studio was created to provide professional theater training and practice for aspiring and accomplished actors of all ages. Uta Hagen joined the Studio in 1948 as Berghof's artistic partner. Hagen's master classes at HB Studio became the basis for her two books on acting. Her exercises are still taught there today. Course offerings include acting, voice, musical theater, dance, movement, improv, fencing, writing, and stage combat. The studio works in partnership with the HB Playwrights Foundation and Theater.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; On-Camera Technique

HENRY RAVELO
484 W. 43rd St., #10C
New York, NY 10036
info@6dmpr.com
www.6dmpr.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 & talent manager. One-on-one Skype sessions available for students outside the NY 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 19th year, offers technique based in Strasberg and Meisner. Classes held at: 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

THE IMPROV ADDICTION WITH SAMANTHA JONES
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 instuctor leads small groups classes in Manhattan. Voted runner-up in the favorite improv coach category in Back Stage Readers’ Choice issue.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

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, beginning and advanced.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

JASON BENNETT ACTOR'S WORKSHOP
Jason Bennett
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
Jeffrey Zeiner
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
info@jimbonneyacting.com
www.jimbonneyacting.com
212-713-5277
8-12 students per class; specializes in private coaching; All levels; Work audit available; By sessions and ongoing
Offers a complete two-year program as well as emotional workshops, individual work, twelve-week sessions, core energetics, monologue and audition classes, plus singing workshops.
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
140 Riverside Blvd., #701
New York, NY 10069
johncharlesmurphy@yahoo.com
212-501-2357
12 students per class; All levels; Auditing by special permission only; By sessions; Work study or internship program available.
Movement-based 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
646-435-7867, Fax: 212 721-5809
8-12 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 10-week program in spring and fall; 5-week summer program; 2-week intensives in January and July
A consciously intuitive, personal, individual creative process/technique within scene work. Based on the "nine natural laws of creativity," talent, imagination, spontaneity, intentional dreaming, truth.

JOHN WINDSOR-CUNNINGHAM
433 W. 34th St., #2E
New York, NY 10001
jwcactor@yahoo.com
www.thealmostfree.com
347-633-0398
12 students per class; private coaching available; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Most Sunday evenings; Work study available
Free workshops on 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., #409
New Windsor, NY 12553
judithshakes@gmail.com
www.judithshakespeare.org
212-592-1885
7-12 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; Scene study is ongoing. 6-week Meisner intensive begins this fall; 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; Classes by appointment
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., #4A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
info@kenschatz.com
www.kenschatz.com
718-625-8372
All levels; Occasional open classes; Ongoing
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. July 11-Aug. 5; 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.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

THE LEE STRASBERG THEATRE AND FILM INSTITUTE
115 Lee Strasberg Way (E. 15th St.)
New York, NY 10003
newyork@strasberg.com
www.strasberg.com
212-533-5500, Fax: 212-473-1727
16-22 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Two-year certificate program; full or part-time introductory program; 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

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 non-musical. Everything voice related. Range, pitch, projection, delivery, style. Emphasis on lyrics/text.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study/
Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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 allowed by permission only; By sessions
Offers classes and workshops where language and the human voice is exercised and celebrated.
Other: Improv and Comedy

LOUIS SCHEEDER
7 Stuyvesant Oval, #9D
New York, NY 10009
ls36@nyu.edu
212-614-9131
14 students max; All levels; Auditing is permitted; 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 Rd.
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
15 students max; Advanced and professional; Auditing is permitted; Weekend audition intensives. Coaching year round.
Professional actor training in the Stella Adler, Stanislavsky, and Australian acting techniques with scene study, auditioning, improv, and script analysis in N.Y. and Sydney, Australia.
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

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; Offers work study program for the appropriate students
Offers a wide variety of classes to children of all ages including writing/acting class for teens. Additionally, students perform in theater and dance productions.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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

MARTIN ACTING STUDIOS
Diánna Martin
112 W. 27th St.
New York, NY 10001
martin.acting.studios@gmail.com
www.martinactingstudios.com
917-941-0151
6-8 students per class; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Strasberg and Meisner by main protégé of Ernie Martin. Scene/monologue study, sensory exercises, improvisations, repeat exercises, Linklater exercises, character and script analysis.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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 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 truthful self-expression.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

MICHA, THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ASSOCIATION
Jessica Cerullo, managing director
P.O. 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 Sept. and Feb., 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, Fax: 212-645-9159
15 students per class; Some previous training preferred; Auditing not permitted, enrollment through interview; Ongoing classes; Work study is very limited
Workshops in all disciplines including special sections with international master teachers. Offers a one-year and two-year conservatory program and 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
12 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.

NATASHA YANNACANEDO
of The New York Acting Company, professor
St. Francis College, Communication Arts Department
180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
natasha.yannacanedo@gmail.com
www.nyactingcompany.com
646-391-6136
Students per class varies; 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 safe, nurturing, noncompetitive 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 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: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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; 2-year program begins in September; summer session begins in June
Located in the heart of New York City, the school provides a full-time conservatory atmosphere that concentrates on the artistic growth of the actor through a fusion of training in acting, movement, speech, voice and singing combined with a layered understanding of the values of a life devoted to one of the highest and most demanding artistic principles. The school offers students with a unique combination of devotion to a rich, specific tradition and a forward-looking concern for innovation, presented in a two-year program and in summer workshops. Two-year full-time program; also six-week summer session. "Where the Meisner Technique was born."
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

THE NEW ACTORS WORKSHOP
259 W. 30th St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10001
newactorsw@aol.com
www.newactorsworkshop.com
212-947-1310 or 800-947-1318, Fax: 212-947-9729
20 students per class; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
Two-year, full-time training program, each year with dual focus on improvisation and Stanislavsky-based Method technique. Founded by George Morrison, Mike Nichols, and Paul Sills.

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 and development opportunities for the community at large.
Other: Young Performers; Classical

THE NEW YORK CONSERVATORY FOR DRAMATIC ARTS
Edward Lane, director of admission
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
info@sft.edu
www.sft.edu
212-645-0030/888-645-0030, Fax: 212-645-0039
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 or 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

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; Offers work study program
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

ON CAMERA ... AND OFF, INC. (LARRY CONROY)
42 W. 13th St., Ste. 4D
New York, NY 10011-7922
oncamoff@aol.com
www.larryconroy.com
212-741-1444, Fax: 212-366-5688
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted but free evaluations are offered; Ongoing
Meisner-based. Focus, imagery; classical, contemporary. Also voiceovers and radio. Private and corporate coaching.
Other: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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; By sessions and ongoing
Actors meet and study with some of NYC's top 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

O'NEILL NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE
Jeff Janisheski, artistic director
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
305 Great Neck Rd.
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

ORGANIC CREATIVE PROCESS
Dennis Davies
312 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10019
dennisdavies@actorsprocess.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 though 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. Also offers movement and acting for teens and acting for the camera. "Acting & Writing" with Ernest Abuba runs June 1-July 6, 6-9pm for six Wed. sessions. Call 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; Beginning, intermediate, advanced, and professional; 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., #4H
New York, NY 10016
pauleise@aol.com
212-953-6926
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
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
The Network
242 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY
paula@pjrileystudio.com
www.pjrileystudio.com
212-689-4362 or 917-544-5986
10 students per class; private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Professional Industry Workshop held twice a year in 3-month sessions; Fall and spring only
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; Sept. 12-Aug. 15; College preparatory available
Established in 2005, PeachCraft has built an outstanding reputation for artist development, providing classical and 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; Beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional (master classes); Auditing not permitted; a free sample 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, 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, playwrighting and more. Spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; On-Camera Technique

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: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; 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 or 212-427-8835; Fax: 212-307-6769
20 students per class; 18-25 years old; Beginning and intermediate; 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. Also scene study and voice for the actor.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

RENEE'S STUDIO
Renee Weisband
875 Cox Rd.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
rrweisband@aol.com
www.renees-studio.com
609-220-7537
10 students per class; Private coaching available; All levels; By session and ongoing
Acting through process. A drive for perfection. Performing with passion. Renee's Studio provides a solid foundation for actors 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; 2-to-3-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
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



SALLY DUNN
c/o T. Schreiber Studio
151 W. 26th St., 7th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
sally@sallydunn.net
www.sallydunn.net
917-769-7768
14 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Scene study/exercise classes, special workshops, and personal one-on-one coaching.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SANDE SHURIN ACTING STUDIO-TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTING
New York/Woodstock, NY
shurinacting@earthlink.net
www.sandeshurin.com
917-545-5713, Fax: 212-563-2275
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 "break-through" workshops.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTSAT 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 13 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

SHAKESPEARE LAB
Rosemarie Tichler, director
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003
marketing@publictheater.org
www.publictheater.org
212-539-8525
All levels
Acting intensive in Shakespeare designed to immerse the actor in his classic plays and language. Classes include acting, monologues, voice and speech, movement, text analysis, teaching, clown work, and stage combat.

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 11-17.
Other: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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

THE SIMON STUDIO
Roger Hendricks Simon, director
New York, NY
rhsstudio@gmail.com
212-841-0204, Fax: 845-485-7526
10 students per class; All levels;Auditing is permitted; By sessions and ongoing
Founded by Roger Hendricks Simon, the studio was created to bring actors, writers, and directors together in one space where they could create collectively. Hendricks believes the arts are a common language of interaction, and the studio reflects that philosophy. The professional labs mix stage with film training and production, classical with contemporary, actors with writers, directors, and agents. Training and performance go hand in hand. The studio's working process allows for scenes and monologues to develop organically into performances.
Other:Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique; Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

SINGERS FORUM
Alexia Tate, coordinator
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: Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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
Founded in 1949, 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, teenage conservatory, summer sessions, NYU-affiliated BFA program, an outreach division for inner-city youth, and workshops are offered.

STEPHEN MICHAELS
c/o Barrow Group Theatre
312 West 36th Street, #6A
New York, NY 10018
smichaels2@nyc.rr.com
917-626-0860
12 students max; All levels; One free audit is permitted; Ongoing
Acting teacher and private coach. Student of Lee Strasberg. I've taught at Tisch (NYU), the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Strasberg Institute, and others. Let me help you develop your talent 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.
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, Fax: 212-463-7847
16-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing; Work study available
Workshops and classes focus on booking the part; cold reading, framing the audition, creative risk-taking, releasing blocks, and staying powerful in auditions.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

SUMMER THEATRE INSTITUTE NYC
Allyn Sitjar, artistic director
23 Tomahawk Trail
Sparta, NJ 07871
youththeatreallyn@yahoo.com
www.youththeatreinstitutes.org
201-415-5329 (cell) or 212-258-2110 (evenings), Fax: 973-729-3654
15 students per class; teens, ages 12-18; All levels; Auditing is permitted; By sessions
A program of Youth Theater of New Jersey in residence at Hunter College, CUNY. This intensive, multidisciplinary teen theater program focuses on training the whole actor through a variety of classes.
Other: Young Performers; Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

SUSAN GRACE COHEN STUDIO
sgcstudio@aol.com
212-678-8515, Fax: 212-961-9250
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions and ongoing
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: Improv and Comedy; Audition Technique/Cold Reading; On-Camera Technique

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; Beginning, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing not permitted; weekly info sessions available; Ongoing
Programs for beginning, intermediate, and advanced actors. One-year conservatory, six-week conservatory, beginning intensives, ongoing scene study classes. Special workshops in on-camera commercial acting, vocal production, body dynamics, auditioning, and Shakespeare. The studio also provides current students and alumni performance opportunities through its annual season of mainstage productions, new works project, and industry evenings.

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 ages 2-14. Performance opportunities available through Resident Youth Ensemble program.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

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

THE TED BARDY STUDIO, INC.
150 W. 28th St., Ste. 601
New York, NY 10001
tedbardy@tedbardy.com
www.tedbardy.com
212-725-7575 or 212-769-7666
12 students per class; A; Auditing occasionally permitted; Ongoing; Work study occasionally permitted
Offers an accelerated three-phase program in the Meisner technique and 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

THOMAS G. WAITES ACTING STUDIO
17 Lexington Ave. (inside Baruch College)
New York, NY 10010
tw90876@aol.com
www.thomasgwaites.com
646-215-8722
15-20 students per class; All levels; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
An accomplished Broadway, film, and TV veteran, studio founder Thomas G. 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
at the National Comedy Theatre
347 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
nycstudio@tomtodoroff.com
www.tomtodoroff.com
212-362-8141
Class size varies; All levels; Ongoing
The class provides a personalized road map to reach your highest potential as an actor in a uniquely supportive environment. Actors work on scenes, monologues, auditioning, musical pieces, cold reading, on-camera technique, and original material. Two-day intensives every other month in L.A.
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

UJAMAA BLACK THEATER SCHOOL
Titus Walker, coach
PO Box 4383
Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163
blkbroadway@yahoo.com
212-642-8261
12 students per class; Beginner and advanced; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Offers work study program for severe hardships
African-American theater expertise. Classes held at: Times Square Theater Arts Center, 300 W. 43rd St., 6th fl., Theater Studio 608, New York, NY.
Other: Young Performers; Audition Technique/Cold Reading

VOICEOVERS UNLIMITED
Dan Duckworth
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; Auditing not permitted, but no-charge evaluation sessions are available; Ongoing
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.com
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: 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
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
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.org
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
c/o Atlantic Acting School
76 Ninth Ave., Ste. 537
New York, NY 10011
karen@monologueaudition.com
www.monologueaudition.com
212-252-4200
8 students per class; Intermediate and advanced; must have scene study experience; Auditing not permitted; Five-week monologue sessions, three-week cold reading/audition technique session, and one-day seminars; Work study or internship program sometimes 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.
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.
BILL GALARNO
461 W. 44th St., Ste. 1E
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.

DENISE SIMON
PO Box 5
South Salem, NY 10590
denisesimon@optonline.net
www.denisesimonactorsworkshop.com
212-501-2484
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; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
"Best monologue/audition coach in the tri-state area."—Theater Resource Magazine. All levels and ages, flexible scheduling, reasonable rates and thousands of rarely done monologues. Author of "The Perfect Audition Monologue," "An Actor's Guide—Making It in New York," and 20 other theater-related and original monologue books.

THE GOLDSTON STUDIO FOR MIME
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.

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 N.Y.
Workshops on technique, sense memory, improv, cold reading, and scene study. Also available in Los Angeles, London, and Paris.

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; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing and by sessions
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
49-01 39th Ave.
Sunnyside, NY 11104
info@jodiemcclintock.com
www.jodiemcclintock.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/theatre/commercial sides, and role rehearsal. Shakespeare classes on demand.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

JOHN BASIL
American Globe Theatre Conservatory
145 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
john@americanglobe.org
212-869-9809
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Classical audition coach. Specializes in Shakespeare. Over 27 years of teaching experience.

KIMBERLY VAUGHN PERFORMANCE STUDIO
New York, NY
performingcoach@gmail.com
kimberlyvaughnperformancestudio.com
212-340-9598
8-10 students per class; Advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced; Auditing is permitted; Ongoing
Teacher, regional director, and Tony-nominated 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@mariariboli.com
www.mariariboli.com
10 students max; All Levels
We work on scenes, monologues, improvs, commercial sides, character development and much more. $10 trial classes held Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.

MATT NEWTON
New York, NY
mattnewtonactingcoach@gmail.com
www.mattnewtonactingcoach.com
718-913-4814
12 students per class; Private 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 technique, video playback, cold-reading, audition/monologue coaching, videotaped auditions, scene study, getting an agent, the business.
Other: On-Camera Technique; Business of Acting

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; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; 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.
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Work study/internship offered

NINA MURANO STUDIO
300 W. 43rd St., Fifth Fl.
New York, NY 10036
ninamurano@mac.com
www.ninamurano.com
646-220-6142
12 students per class; private coaching and coaching by Skype also available; All levels; Auditing permitted once by interview; Ongoing sessions Sept.-Dec., Jan.-June, and a summer intensive
Meisner-based full training program. Accepts students wanting to continue training.
Other: On-Camera Technique

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; Auditing not permitted; By sessions; Offers work-study program
Coaching for over 27 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; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
Creator of "The Performer Audition Package." Custom-directed coaching on film, TV, and stage monologues, scenes, musical numbers, and tailor-made cabaret acts.

ROBERT MARKS
850 Seventh Ave., Ste. 804
New York, NY 10019
bob@bobmarks.com
www.bobmarks.com
212-365-4840, Fax: 212-245-4120
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
Musical audition coaching. Private sessions to prepare for singing auditions.

RUTH NERKEN
10 W. 66th St., Apt. 12G
New York, NY 10023
rnerken@gmail.com
212-362-5277
Private coaching only; Intermediate and advanced; Auditing not permitted; By sessions
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: Acting Technique/Scene Study

STEVE POTFORA
New York, NY
stevepotfora@gmail.com
facebook/steve potfora
212-496-8864
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Result-oriented, with clients in almost every show on Broadway. Vocal coaching to improve marketability in musical theater auditions.

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; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Meisner-trained teacher-director, graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater, 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 permitted and free; 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. 17S
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
330 E. 75th St., #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.

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. One-on-one career development and coaching services for actors available as well. Author of "Acting as a Business: Strategies for Success." Former talent agent and manager.

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. 15E
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
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 (N.Y. and L.A.) "ActorMarathons" have helped thousands get representation and work in prime-time TV and films.



Classical


SHAKESPEARE - WITH RON SONG DESTRO
Ron Song Destro, Oxford Shakespeare Company
New York, NY
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. He is the founding director of the Oxford Shakespeare Company and BoAR. Destro offers six-week performance workshops in NYC and London, with training and rehearsals leading to public performances of Shakespeare plays, with focus in the RADA method that emphasizes voice, movement, and text. Frequent master classes with RSC and RADA artists, as well as "Agent Nights" are also held, where agents and casting directors watch and comment on student work.

Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

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
18 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Sept. through Apr.
One-year professional comprehensive program in comedy performing and writing, which culminates in an industry showcase at Gotham Comedy Club.

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.
Other: Young Performers

FACE OFF UNIVERSITY
Joe Tex, instructor
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
Face Off provides a comfortable, judgment-free, and creative environment in which to explore the fundamentals of improvisation. Using group games and exercises that any novice can master, our class is ideal for discovering "what improv is" and unlocking the creative potential inside all of us. A Face Off class can be very physical, and is always a lot of fun! At the end of the five week course, you will show off your newly honed improv skills for your friends and family as you take part in a professional show that features other graduating students, headlined by a Face Off cast member.

GOTHAM CITY IMPROV
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."

IMPROVOLUTION!
Holly Mandel, Brendon Hunt
Center Stage
48 W. 21st St, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10010
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
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
caurilio@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
soterink@earthlink.net
www.tomsoter.com or www.sundaynightim prov.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.

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+ students per workshop; private coaching available; Beginner and advanced; 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
web.me.com/davidcady/site/welcome.html
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.officerdorf.com
212-244-6545; 646-831-5945
7-12 students per class; All levels; no children; 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
Private coaching for individuals and pairs. Classes are 6 students max; 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; On-Camera Technique

Singing/Musical Theater

THE SINGING EXPERIENCE
Linda Amiel Burns, director
215 E. 24th St., Ste. 326
New York, NY 10010
labstarmaker@gmail.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.

Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction

JULIE BUDD
www.juliebudd.com
917-445-8799
Private coaching only; Intermediate, advanced, and professional; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
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

ROBERT STECKO - VOCAL COACH
New York, NY
pro.voice@yahoo.com
212-580-0399
Private coaching only; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing
Musical director–arranger for Jane Olivor and many Broadway productions offers professional vocal preparation, arranging and recording services for auditions, shows, and cabaret acts.
Other: Acting Technique/Scene Study

THE SAM CHWAT SPEECH CENTER
Sam Chwat, MS
253 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
info@samchwatspeechcenter.com
www.nyspeech.com
212-242-8435; 800-SPEAK-WELL
All levels; Auditing not permitted
Sam Chwat's method has been used successfully for 30 years by stars of major feature films, Broadway, television, and radio. Some of the center's award-winning clients include Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Roberto Benigni, Abigail Breslin, Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson, Olympia Dukakis, Jude Law, and Rachel Weisz.

Young Performers

A CLASS ACT NY
Jessica Rofe, artistic director
200 W 60th St, Ste. 28E
New York, NY 10023
info@aclassactny.com
www.aclassactny.com
212-315-3010
8-24 students per class; All levels; Auditing not permitted; Ongoing; Offers internship program
Musical theater and drama classes as well as a Broadway camp program and on-camera workshops for kids and teens. Educators are professional industry folk including Broadway veterans, casting directors, and agents.

BROADWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE/MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE TRAINING FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS
Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
info@broadwayartistsalliance.org
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 professional only; Auditing not permitted; admittance by application and national auditions; Winter, summer, and year-round sessions; 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

CAREER BREAKTHROUGHS UNLIMITED, INC.
Susan Campochiaro Confrey, actor, director, owner, and transformational coach
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

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

KIDS LOVE ACTING
at Weist-Barron Studios
Sharon Richardson, children's director
35 W. 45th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
212-874-1081; 212-840-7025, Fax: 212-768-8918
10 students per class; All levels, children 5-12; Free interview/consultation used instead of auditing; By sessions
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.

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
 
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