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 and Industry Pros from NYC and LA who are all 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

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).


March 2021

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

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


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.


April 2021

All Ages | Wednesday, April 7 | 8-8:45 PM Eastern | Cost 25.00

Join Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and one of Hollywood’s most sought after career consultants, Bonnie J. Wallace for an informative Show Business Q&A! 

Bonnie helps young actors succeed! An acting career consultant, she is the author of acclaimed books The Hollywood Parents Guide and Young Hollywood Actors, as well as the producer of the popular Hometown to Hollywood Podcast. 

Mother of Emmy Award-Winning actress and Columbia Music recording artist Dove Cameron (DESCENDANTS, LIV AND MADDIE, HAIRSPRAY LIVE!) and Hollywood voice coach Claire Hosterman, Bonnie was also a non-profit theatre board member for 12 years.

Before founding A Class Act NY, Jessica worked at two premier talent agencies and in casting in both NYC and CA! As the artistic director of ACANY, Jessica works closely with bicoastal casting directors, agents and managers. Once upon a time, she was also a performer and received her degree from the University of Michigan!

Come prepared to ask us your burning questions about the best way to manage a career in Show Business!


May 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20 | Tuesday, May 18 | Cost 165.00

Alex Boniello is a Broadway Star, most recently seen as Connor Murphy in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway. Before DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Alex was best known for portraying the voice of Moritz in Deaf West’s 2015 revival of SPRING AWAKENING. Other theatre credits include: Lin Manuel Miranda’s Musical BROOKLYNITE (Off-Broadway, Original Cast Recording) and AMERICAN IDIOT (National Tour). Alex is also a Tony winning producer! He produced the hit, HADESTOWN!

Alex will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students! Perform a one minute monologue for Alex who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, audition technique and presentation!

Learn how to break down a monologue into its purest elements! Learn to identify your character's objective, conflicts, and more!

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A!

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a one minute monologue.

Need a monologue? Email us after registering and we will send you one to perform!


February 2022

3-Week Virtual TV/Film Casting Director Class w/ 3 Casting Pros

February 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - February 16, 2022 @ 8:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 - 20s (Scenes Split By Age) | Wed, February 2, 9 & 16 | 6-8 PM ET | Pro-rated Cost for Weeks 2-3: 295.00


Missed the 1st Class? Pro-rating Available!

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

February 2nd Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, David O’Hara (LOGAN, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, THE GET DOWN)

February 9th Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, Mia Cusumano (Golden Globe-Winning RAMY, HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, Amy Schumer’s I FEEL PRETTY)

February 16th Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, Lisa Kitay Shipper (NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, BLINDSPOT, DECEPTION, GOD FRIENDED ME)


September 2022

FREE Virtual Fall Open House

September 12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

For Parents & Prospective Students Ages 7-20s | Monday, September 12 | 7:30-9:30 PM ET | Free

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM, for a FREE preview of what our Fall 2022 Programs will look like!

This Fall, we’ll be offering both In-Studio and Virtual Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, On-Camera Actors, Voice-Over Artists and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!

Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

The Open House Will Cover:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the Fall!


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