Dramatic Arts

A Class Act NY’s Online Dramatic Arts weekly classes expose students to a variety of acting techniques and give actors the tools necessary to succeed on stage, on-camera or in the voice-over studio. 

Instructors are prominent Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over Actors who are working in the field today!

Payment plans are available, please contact us for more information!

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January 2021

FREE Virtual Winter Open House

Online Event, United States
January 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Wednesday, January 6 | For Parents & Prospective Students | FREE

Parents are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Winter and Spring 2021 programs will look like online!

We are continuing to offer online classes and workshops in musical theatre, dramatic arts, dance, on-camera, and voice-over! We will also be offering amazing virtual production opportunities! 

ACANY has been offering programs online since March 2020 to great success. Our virtual open house is for parents and students who would like to see what separates our online performing arts education from the rest! 

Join us for some or all of the evening- feel free to zoom in and out as you wish! We highly recommend watching the session with your child!

Questions about online programs? We’re here to address your concerns!

The session will include:

• A quick introduction to the program
A demo of how classes will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer any parent questions

This session will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the winter and spring. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a typical online class will look like. 

Most classes will be 2 hours long, and will feature small group instruction (10-12 students per classroom, max).

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6-Week Acting Lab w/ Top L.A. Talent Manager, Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners

Online Event, United States
January 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - February 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10-20s | Fridays, January 15 - February 26 | 4-6 PM ET | Cost 845.00

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

GEAR UP FOR PILOT SEASON!

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

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has repped, discovered and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Brosnahan, Darren Criss, Zendaya, Kristen Bell, Dylan Minnette, Kiernan Shipka, Jojo Siwa, Miley Cyrus, Lucy Hale and many, many others.

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell Gossett’s Approach to Great Acting
• Discover how to access your instincts & memory in your performance
• Have the chance to workshop your piece with Mitchell
• Receive insightful feedback & coaching directly from Mitchell

Final Performance with Talent Reps:
Together, we will work towards an online final performance in which family, friends, and a few of Mitchell’s industry friends will Zoom in to see you perform!

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March 2021

3-Week TV/Film Casting Director Class with 3 Top Casting Pros

Online Event, United States
March 5, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - March 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 - Adults (scenes split by age) | Fridays, March 5-19 | 4:30-6:30 PM EST | Cost 435.00

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

Improve your on-camera acting and audition skills with 3 Top Casting Directors!

Each week, a new casting pro will work with students on TV and Film scenes. Learn how to give a natural, nuanced and subtle performance by working on active listening skills and identifying intentions. The Casting Directors will teach you the skills you need to stand out in TV & Film auditions and offer tips on how to create a beautiful and professional self-tape from home.

Focus of Class:
• Script Analysis
• Character Development
• Understanding Intention
• Active Listening Skills
• On-Camera Audition Technique
• Tips on How to Self-Tape from Home

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April 2021

8-Week Scene Study Class w/ 10 Talent Reps: TV, Film & Plays

Online Event, United States
April 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - June 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions: Ages: 9-11 and 12-20’s (scenes divided by age) | Sundays, April 18 - June 13 from 4 PM - 6 PM ET | Cost 775.00

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

Limited to 12 Students!

Instructors: Top On-Camera Actor & 10 Talent Agents & Managers

Build a strong acting foundation in our 8-week scene study class.

Become a more versatile actor by working on material from three very different acting genres: film, television, and straight plays.

Students will learn about and utilize acting techniques developed by renowned teachers such as Meisner, Stanislavski, Adler, and Hagen. These are some of the most influential, widely-used acting techniques that renowned stage and screen actors employ to get realistic, emotional and natural performances.

This program is excellent for aspiring professional actors who are seeking representation, as well as those actors looking to deepen their performance skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Week by Week Breakdown:

Week One: Each student presents a monologue so we can get to know each other. This will ensure that we are able to assign every actor a scene partner and material that will provide an appropriate challenge based on their skill level.
Weeks Two & Three: Scenes from TV Shows
Weeks Four & Five: Scenes from Films
Weeks Six & Seven: Scenes from Straight Plays
Week Eight: Showcase for Loved Ones & 10 Scouting Talent Reps
We’ll create a showcase to reflect the strengths of our select group, with each student presenting 2 scenes they worked on throughout the semester.

Focus of Class:
• Begin to utilize specific techniques such as Meisner and Method
• Learn how to identify operative words, objectives, conflict, tactics and acting beats within the text
• Work on character development and physicality
• Learn how to be a present and generous scene partner

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FOUND.

Online Event, United States
April 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - June 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 12-20s | Sundays, April 25-June 20 from 2-5 PM EST | Cost 815.00

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

ACANY’s Original Spring 2021 Virtual Play

Actors 12-20s Eligible; email us for an age exception*

Meet the Writers: Written By Broadway Stars, Lauren “Coco” Cohn of Mamma Mia! and 6 time Broadway Star, Stacia Fernandez of The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!, and Beauty and the Beast, FOUND. is the continuation of their partnership as playwrights. They began their writing partnership after starring on Broadway together in the cast of Mamma Mia!

Directed By: Playwright and Broadway Star, Lauren “Coco” Cohn

Be in the WORLD PREMIERE of a new work!

Learn about the rewards and challenges of creating a character from the ground up, and working with a developing script.

Brief Plot Summary:

How can you know what you have until you know what you have?

..........FOUND.

From finding out that you can hold your breath longer than anyone in your school, to finding a literal diamond in the rough. From finding a way to talk to your Mom, to finding the words in French that get you back to your hotel when you’ve turned the wrong way. We have all found something. In fact, we are finding ourselves all the time. Should we keep what we find, or let it go? The choice is ours. But it’s always a good idea to celebrate what you have.

In a series of scenes and monologues, let’s share in all we have found.

Originate a Role
• There’s no such thing as a lead role in this production, as all parts are equal in size. This show is made up of two person scenes and monologues that will ensure every member of our cast has their moment to shine! 

Receive Special Insight into the Writing Process
• In addition to rehearsing our show, we’ll learn all about Playwriting Concepts and Script Development from working professionals!

Gain Experience Working with a Developing Story
• Since we'll be working on this piece over the course of a few weeks, you'll get to experience script rewrites and see how a new piece can evolve over time.

There is no audition required to participate, actors must submit a self-tape prior to our first rehearsal. Roles will be handed out on Sunday, April 25.

The entire rehearsal process will take place via zoom. Actors will utilize zoom’s features, such as breakout rooms, to rehearse 1-on-1 with their scene partners and Coco, our director.

Throughout the process, we will film the production using virtual backgrounds and the actor’s own home environments. The show will be edited together, and we’ll be hosting a viewing party with the cast, family, friends, and scouting industry guests on our final day!

This is the 5th Original work produced by A Class Act NY, and our first original straight play. Other works include: THE ROAD TO SOC-CON by Sean P. Pallatroni (2020), ESCAPE! by Matt Patrick Walsh (2019), and PSYKIDZ by Bobby Cronin (2018). All of these works are still being developed today!

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