Adult Masterclasses

In our Adult Masterclasses, you can expect to receive individual coaching and feedback from industry professionals to further hone your skill set while making invaluable connections that can help you propel your career to the next level. The focus of our adult workshops range from agent and manager showcases to workshops with Broadway stars and NYC/L.A. casting directors focused on specific skills like on-camera acting and audition technique.

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September 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Wednesday, September 22 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

ONLY 1 PERFORMANCE SPOT LEFT! Observation Tickets Still Available!

Work one-on-one with Film/TV and Broadway Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier of The Telsey Office! The Telsey Office cast Broadway hits, television shows, and feature films including IN THE HEIGHTS* (HBO Max), 13 THE MUSICAL* (Netflix), TICK, TICK… BOOM!* (Netflix), SCHMIGADOON!* (Apple TV+), THE GILDED AGE (HBO), LITTLE AMERICA (Apple TV+), MJ: THE MUSICAL (Broadway), MRS. DOUBTFIRE* (Broadway), WAITRESS* (Broadway), TALES OF THE CITY (Netflix), BEETLEJUICE* (Broadway), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (Broadway), HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix), BE MORE CHILL (Broadway), RISE* (NBC) and many other projects too numerous to mention here!

* ACANY is proud to have had many students represented in the casts of these projects! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a one minute monologue.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut or monologue from The Telsey Office Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier
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Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent
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Learn how to break down a monologue or song into acting beats
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Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
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Q&A with Kristian about the ins-and-outs of the business

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October 2021

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett’s Acting Masterclasses

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
October 9 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 1:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10 - Adults, 2 Sessions Split by Age (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 9 AND/OR Sunday, October 10 | Cost 205.00

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

Students will explore a set of values that, when present in an actor of any age, can help create a structure for great acting to occur. The nature of every actor's work springs from their unique instinct and memory. The work done in this Masterclass will playfully explore getting beyond "good" acting. We will discover how an actor’s instincts can emerge and be exercised in their work, and how this can inspire what makes up “great” acting.

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell’s ‘ACTions’ 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 Coaching and Feedback from Mitchell Gossett
• Q&A Open to his Students and Parents of Minor Students (if time permits!)

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

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 9 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work one-on-one with Senior Casting Director, Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting! Tara Rubin is the casting office behind Broadway and Off-Broadway hits and National Tours such as SING STREET*, TREVOR THE MUSICAL*, DEAR EVAN HANSEN*, SIX, AIN'T TOO PROUD, ALADDIN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHASING RAINBOWS*, LES MISERABLES*, AIDA, THE BAND’S VISIT, MISS SAIGON*, SCHOOL OF ROCK*, KING KONG, FALSETTOS*, A BRONX TALE, and many other shows too numerous to mention here!

*ACANY is proud to have many students represented in the casts of these shows! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a 1-minute monologue.

Get Merri’s expert coaching and feedback on your pieces! She will also offer her opinion on whether or not your material showcases your unique talent.

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front-facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!

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Headshot Special – Outdoors and Socially Distanced

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
October 16

All Ages | Saturday, October 16 | Cost 155.00

Stephanie Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring actors!

Outdoor Socially Distanced Mini-Session includes: 30 min. session outdoors | Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days | 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

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Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock’s TV Intensive

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
October 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up  | Saturday, October 30 | Cost 195.00

Take one or more intensives with powerhouse L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock of Bullock & Snow Casting, who is flying in from L.A. to work with you at ACANY!

Krisha is one of the most prolific Casting Directors in the industry. She specializes in youth casting, from hit children’s television shows on kid-friendly networks to feature films and commercials.

Bullock & Snow Casting are the go-to Nickelodeon Casting Directors in the business! Impressive credits include TV shows, films and pilots such as DANGER FORCE and SIDE HUSTLE, and the recently released DRAMA DRAMA - now streaming on Amazon Prime Video! Upcoming projects include the film THE LONGEST SLEEP, and the highly anticipated FAIRLY ODDPARENTS reboot coming to Paramount+. Other notable credits include hit series such as HENRY DANGER, GAME SHAKERS, SAM AND CAT, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, iCARLY, DRAKE AND JOSH, ZOEY 101, VICTORIOUS, and TRUE JACKSON VP!

Focus of Class:
• Perform scenes for Krisha and receive one-on-one feedback and coaching
• Start creating a relationship with a top L.A. industry insider
• Learn what Krisha and other casting directors look for in actors
• Learn how to leave an impression in the audition room
• Informative Q&A for students and their parents

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December 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) |  Saturday, December 4  | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work one-on-one with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on important big-budget feature films and television series, many from acclaimed Academy Award Nominated Director, Writer, and Producer, Ava DuVernay. Some of her most recent projects include: the upcoming CW TV Series from Ava DuVernay, NAOMI* (WB/CW) which stars our alumna, Kaci Walfall, DMZ (HBO MAX) also from DuVernay, CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN) another DuVernay project, QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN) also from DuVernay, A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film) directed by DuVernay , THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA* (Feature Film) starring our alumni, Niles Fitch and Uzo Aduba, and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). 

* These projects star ACANY alumni who have met their representation at our programs! Kaci Walfall is set to star as the titular character in NAOMI on the CW, and Niles Fitch stars as James in Netflix’s MISS VIRGINIA. You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

Focus of Class:
• Perform Dramatic Film & TV sides for associate casting director, Robyn Owen
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Learn proper on-camera and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from associate casting director, Robyn Owen
• Informative Q&A for students and their parents

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