Adult Workshops

In our adult workshops students can expect to receive coaching and feedback to further hone their skills while making industry connections that can help move their careers to the next level. The focus of our adult workshops range from seminars on the business of show business to agent showcases to workshops focused on specific skills like dance or on-camera acting.

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August 2018
Adult Agent Night

Adult Agent Night

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

SPACE IS LIMITED | Ages 18 & Up | Wednesday, August 15 | Pre-Audition Prep: 6 – 7 p.m. (optional); Agent Session: 7 – 8:30 PM  |  $145.00

The impressive lineup of Agents who are actively scouting for theatre, film, TV, commercial and voiceover actors include Craig Holzberg of Avalon, Sandy Gunar of Avanti, Danny Prather of Hudson Artists Agency, and Jackie Gubow of Professional Artists Talent Agency!

Ages: 18 & Up
When: Wednesday, August 15
Time: Pre-Audition Prep: 6 – 7 p.m. (optional); Agent Session: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pearl Studios - 500 8th Ave, NYC. Room 408

Pre-Audition Prep: 6 – 7 p.m. (optional)
If you choose, arrive at 6 p.m. and brush up and hone your audition material before performing for the agents with ACANY pros!

Agent Session: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Perform for 4 Top Agents and receive feedback from these actively scouting industry pros!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

September 2018

Drop In: Commercial Acting & Improvisation for the Camera – Fall 2018

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Ages 10+ | All Skill Levels | Saturdays, Sept. 22 - Dec. 15  |  11 AM - 12:30 PM  |  $75 per class

You MUST register for this class in advance. Class is capped at 16 students. Sign up for one class or multiple classes! Register as late as the morning of class!

Instructor: On-Camera & Broadway Actor Morgan Weed (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, PERSON OF INTEREST, ELEMENTARY)

Focus of Class: Learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions and how to improv for the camera. Moreover, learn how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression in the audition room and how to identify clues within the text as well as physical techniques that allow you to deliver material in a way that will set you apart in auditions.

Final Showcase: The final class will feature a showcase for family, friends, and scouting Talent Reps!

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October 2018

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20's, 2 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, Oct. 20 | Cost 195.00

Work one-on-one with Alexandre Bleau of Carnahan Casting and Roundabout Theatre Company, the casting office behind many beloved Broadway shows!

In addition to singing and getting feedback on your 32-bar cut, Alexandre will offer his opinion on whether your song is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent.

Alexandre Bleau’s impressive list of Broadway credits includes HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, the upcoming MOULIN ROUGE, GROUNDHOG DAY, AMELIE, SKYLIGHT, CONSTELLATIONS, and THE RIVER and many UK, Old Globe, regional and national tour productions! Carnahan Casting is also responsible for casting shows such as FUN HOME and MATILDA!

Humble brag moment: Lots of our students starred in the Broadway and National Tours of these shows!

Learn how to snag a coveted role in a Broadway Show or National Tour!

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DC/VA WICKED & Audition Technique Workshop with WICKED Cast Member Desi Oakley (Elphaba)

Bryant Alternative High School Auditorium, 2709 Popkins Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306 United States
October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Ages 7-18  | All Skill Levels | 12 PM – 4 PM | Saturday, Oct 20 | 195.00

PART 1: WICKED Workshop
Join Broadway Cast Member of WICKED, Desi Oakley who played Elphaba & Nessarose on the Great White Way for a one-day musical theatre WICKED themed workshop! Participants will learn a WICKED song and dance combo with Broadway Cast Member, Desi Oakley and a professional Music Director. Desi will also host a lively Question and Answer Session about her experience in this ‘popular’ musical and will be signing autographs and taking pics with students, so bring your playbills!

PART 2: Audition Technique with Desi Oakley
Whether you want to go pro or not, learn how to snag a coveted role in a local or professional production! Broadway Cast Member, Desi Oakley and our wonderful Music Director will offer helpful feedback and coaching on 16 bar cut mock auditions and will teach participants proper audition protocol and technique! 

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

November 2018

Tara Rubin Casting Director Peter Van Dam Teaches Musical Theatre Audition Technique

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 15-adult | Sunday, Nov. 4 | 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  Cost 185.00

Work one-on-one with Peter Van Dam, Casting Director at Tara Rubin Casting, the casting office behind Broadway hits such as DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE BAND’S VISIT, ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK, PHANTOM, SUMMER, and this season’s highly anticipated KING KONG!

Tara Rubin Casting is also responsible for casting national tours of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, A BRONX TALE, FALSETTOS, SMOKEY JOE’s CAFÉ, MISS SAIGON, LES MIS, JERSEY BOYS, ALADDIN, and PHANTOM, just to name a few!

Peter Van Dam began his casting career at Carnahan Casting / Roundabout Theatre Company, where some of his Broadway credits include TOOTSIE, HEAD OVER HEELS, and ANGELS IN AMERICA, as well as THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (Vineyard Theatre), CHESS (The Kennedy Center), WONDERFUL TOWN (LA Opera), and NICE FISH (A.R.T./St. Ann’s Warehouse/West End).

Sing for top Casting Director, Peter Van Dam and get his expert coaching and feedback on your audition cut!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FROZEN Star, Robert Creighton’s FROZEN Themed Workshop

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20 | Saturday, Nov. 10 | Cost 165.00

Join Broadway Star of FROZEN, Robert Creighton (Duke of Weselton), for a musical theatre FROZEN themed workshop! Robert is a true Broadway legend having starred in shows such as THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ANYTHING GOES, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, CHICAGO and more! 

Learn a song and dance combo with Robert, participate in a most riveting Q&A and bring your playbills because everyone will get a pic with Robert and a signed autograph!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Top Talent Agent David Gilbert of Zuri Model & Talent Agency Teaches Audition Technique

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20s | Saturday, Nov 10 | Cost 125.00

Work on audition technique with David Gilbert of Zuri Model & Talent Agency, a bi-coastal firm! This class is for singers and non-singers!

Perform for the Talent Agent who will offer feedback and coaching on your presentation, interpretation and audition technique!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

December 2018

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett Teaches Monologue Masterclass

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 1, 2018

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-Adults, 3 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, Dec. 1 | Cost 195.00

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Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in a monologue masterclass! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, LA and across the USA.

Focus of Class: Learn Mitchell Gossett’s ‘ACTions’ approach to delivering a memorable performance, perform a monologue for Mitchell Gossett, receive insightful coaching and feedback from Mitchell Gossett, perform a mock audition for Mr. Gossett, and walk away with personalized feedback.

Class will conclude with a Q&A and session for parents and students!

Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Miley Cyrus (The Last Song), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Darren Criss (Glee), Zendaya (The Greatest Showman), and many, many others.

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Tony Award Nominee, Taylor Louderman (MEAN GIRLS, BRING IT ON, PETER PAN LIVE!) Audition Masterclass

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 9, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 8-18 | Sunday, Dec. 9 | 9:45 AM - 1 PM | Cost 195.00

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Taylor Louderman, Tony Nominee for her role as Regina George in MEAN GIRLS is teaching a musical theatre audition technique masterclass!

Taylor will be working one-on-one with each student! Sing a 32 bar mock audition for Taylor who will offer each student individual guidance and feedback on their audition technique and song interpretation!

As if that weren't enough, learn if your song is a good showcase of you and your unique talents!

Class will conclude with a Q&A and photo session with this Tony Nominee!

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January 2019

NEWSIES & Audition Workshop with Laurie Veldheer in Syracuse, NY

Peaceful Schools Training Center, 161 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, NY 13205 United States
January 12 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Ages 7-20  |  All Skill Levels  |  Saturday, January 12 | 1:30 - 5:30 PM | Cost: 185.00

Work with Broadway Star, Laurie Veldheer of NEWSIES & MAMMA MIA! and a music director on a NEWSIES song and dance combo from this beloved smash hit and on audition technique!

After we learn a NEWSIES song and dance combo, participants will sing a 16 bar cut and we will conduct mock auditions. Get feedback on your audition tech from Laurie

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

MEAN GIRLS & Audition Workshop with MEAN GIRLS Actor, Cheech Manohar (Kevin G)

JCC of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N 22nd St.
Allentown, PA 18104 United States
January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 7 & Up | Monday, Jan. 21 | 12 - 4 p.m. | Cost: Members 165.00, Non-Members 175.00

Join a Broadway Star of MEAN GIRLS, Cheech Manohar (Kevin G), for a MEAN GIRLS musical theatre workshop! Participants will learn a MEAN GIRLS song and dance combo with Cheech who will also host a lively Q&A about his experience in Broadway’s newest smash hit!

Even if you don’t want to go pro, Cheech Manohar will offer helpful feedback and coaching on mock auditions and will teach participants how to snag a coveted role in a school, community theatre or professional production!

A fun Q&A session will be held with Cheech Manohar!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All Skill Levels | Ages 7 & Up | Monday, Jan. 21 | 1 - 5 p.m. | Cost: Members 175.00, Non-Members 185.00

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Join a Broadway Star of MEAN GIRLS, Brendon Stimson (NEWSIES, SOMETHING ROTTEN, WEST SIDE STORY), for a MEAN GIRLS musical theatre workshop! Participants will learn a MEAN GIRLS song and dance combo with Brendon who will also host a lively Q&A about his experience in Broadway’s newest smash hit!

Even if you don’t want to go pro, Brendon will offer helpful feedback and coaching on mock auditions and will teach participants how to snag a coveted role in a school, community theatre or professional production!

A fun Q&A session will be held with the Broadway Star!

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February 2019

Agent Day with 4 Bi-Coastal Agents from CESD, Abrams, Stewart and DDO

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
February 2

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20s (Divided into rooms by age) | Saturday, Feb. 2 | Cost: 195.00/290.00

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Focus:
3 Hour AM Workshop - Film & TV
• Mock television and film auditions
• 2 Agents will offer guidance, feedback and coaching on both individual and chemistry read mock auditions (scenes will be sent a few days in advance)

3 Hour PM Workshop - Musical Theatre OR Acting
•Perform either a one minute monologue OR a 16-bar cut. A music director will be provided for singers. Monologues will be sent in advance for straight actors.
•Actors will receive one-on-one coaching on their presentation, interpretation and audition technique from 2 scouting Agents!

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Film Workshop with Top Indie Feature Film Casting Director, Adrienne Stern of Adrienne Stern Casting

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 15 - Adults | Saturday, February 23 | 1PM-4:30PM | Cost: 185.00

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to work with Indie Film Casting Director, Adrienne Stern of Adrienne Stern Casting! She’s also worked in television casting too!

Focus of Class: Perform film sides for Adrienne, receive feedback & coaching directly from Adrienne Stern herself, and perform a mock audition for Adrienne Stern

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March 2019

MEAN GIRLS Star, Kate Rockwell (aka Karen Smith) Teaches Audition Technique

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 2 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 8-20 | Saturday, March. 2 | 9:45 AM - 1 PM | Cost 195.00

1 spot left!!!

Kate Rockwell, currently starring as Karen Smith in MEAN GIRLS, is teaching a musical theatre audition technique masterclass! Kate can also be recognized from her previous work in BRING IT ON, HAIR, ROCK OF AGES, and LEGALLY BLONDE on Broadway!

Focus of Class: Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar audition cut from Broadway Star, Kate Rockwell

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All Skill Levels | Ages 7 & Up | Sat & Sun, March 23 or 24 | Cost: 205.00

3/4 Sessions Sold Out! Join The Waitlist!

Learn the art of comedic on-camera acting featured on both The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV from one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals, Wendy Faraone! Wendy is a dynamic and influential director. She is currently directing Disney’s SYDNEY TO THE MAX, JUST ROLL WITH IT, WALK THE PRANK, RAVEN'S HOME, KNIGHT SQUAD, COOP AND CAMI ASK THE WORLD and she was also the director of Disney’s #1 family sitcom, LIV AND MADDIE.

Focus of Class: Learn what it takes to be a successful actor on the set of a Disney and Nick show and rehearse scenes from hit shows Wendy has worked on. Then receive coaching and feedback from Wendy Faraone

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Sunday

April 2019

MEAN GIRLS Workshop with MEAN GIRLS Star Cheech Manohar (Kevin G)

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels | Space Is Limited | Ages 8-Adults | Saturday, April 13 | Cost: 145.00

Join MEAN GIRLS Star Cheech Manohar (Kevin G) for a one-day MEAN GIRLS workshop! Learn a song and dance combo from Broadway’s newest hit!

Cheech will also participate in a Q&A and an autograph and photo session!

DISCOUNT: Register for the Talent Agent Workshop from 1pm-3:30pm also and receive a $70 rebate!

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Top Scouting Talent Agents from FBI Teach Audition Technique

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

All Skill Levels | Ages 8-20s | Saturday, April 13 | Cost: 145.00

Work on audition technique with top scouting Talent Agents John Shea & Elizabeth Peterson from FBI! This class is for singers and non-singers!

Perform for the Talent Agents who will offer feedback and coaching on your presentation, interpretation and audition technique!

Singers: bring in a 16 bar audition cut
Non Singers: bring in a 1-minute monologue - must be off-book and fully memorized

The Agents are always looking for new faces!

DISCOUNT: Register for the MEAN GIRLS Workshop from 10am-12pm also and receive a $70 rebate!

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All Skill Levels | Ages 8 – 18 | Sunday, April 14 | 11AM-2:30PM | Cost: 195.00

Train with top Casting Director, Rachel Reiss, Senior Casting Director of Liz Lewis Casting Partners and Stephanie Corvino of CESD who reps kids and teens for commercials, voice-over, and commercial print!

In the first half of the class, kids and teens will learn how to nail cold read auditions with a top NYC Commercial + VO Casting Director who will show you the ropes!

After learning proper commercial acting technique, the casting director will conduct mock auditions in which they will offer helpful feedback and coaching!

In the latter part of class, take what you’ve learned and perform for a top NYC Agent, who will also conduct mock auditions and offer feedback and coaching!

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Adult Agent & Manager Showcase

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Ages 18+ | Tuesday, April 16 6-8:30PM | Cost: 250.00

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Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Looking for an Agent? A Manager? Both? We’re here to offer you the exclusive opportunity to perform for 10 scouting industry guests in one evening! 

NON-SINGERS: A Monologue that is 90 Seconds or Less in Length
SINGERS: A One Minute Monologue and a 16 Bar Cut (Accompanist will be provided)

Each actor will get feedback and coaching on their performance at the event!

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