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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June 2024

No Audition Required | Teens & Adults (Scenes Split By Age) | Wednesday, June 26 | 5:30-8 PM ET | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work with prolific NYC TV/Film Casting Director Rikki Gimelstob from the comfort of your home!

Rikki’s credits include the procedurals, NBC’s CHICAGO PD, CBS’s FBI: INTERNATIONAL, CBS’ FBI: MOST WANTED, as well as Tracy Morgan’s THE LAST OG, KEVIN CAN F*CK HIMSELF (AMC), MERRY KISSCAM (HULU/MARVISTA), HELPSTERS (APPLETV+), the Pilot HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT HURTING MEN'S FEELINGS (CBS), NOS4A2 (AMC), and numerous pilots for NBCUniversal, AMC and FOX. 

Rikki was even nominated for an Artios Award for her work on KEVIN CAN F*CK HIMSELF.

Work on dramatic TV/Film acting and audition technique specific to procedurals. 

A procedural drama is a genre of television programming which focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency, legislative body, or court of law.

Examples: FBI: MOST WANTED, LAW & ORDER, and THE BLACKLIST

Focus of Class:
Perform scenes for Rikki and receive feedback and coaching
Learn what Rikki and other casting pros look for in actors
Learn how to leave an impression in an audition
Learn how to give a subtle and authentic performance for the camera
Class will conclude in an informative Q&A if time permits

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July 2024

Teens & Adults: On-Camera Intensive with L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London

Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Teens & Adults | Wednesday, July 31 | 6-9 PM | Cost 195.00

Performers have the unique opportunity to work with Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London on on-camera acting and auditioning skills.

Notable projects include THE POISON ROSE, starring Morgan Freeman, Brendan Fraser, and John Travolta; Adam Sandler’s NETFLIX Film, SANDY WEXLER; EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, starring Angela Kinsey of THE OFFICE, FREAKS, starring Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern; THE MOSTLY GHOSTLY franchise starring BELLA THORNE and SUGAR AND TOYS for FUSE TV.

You might also be familiar with Lisa’s work on HANNAH MONTANA, SUPAH NINJAS, SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY and HOUSE BUNNY starring Emma Stone!

Lisa London cast huge stars early in their careers including Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Mark Ruffalo, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez & Yari Shahidi to name a few!

Two of Lisa's recent casting projects begin airing on May 24 on Great American Pure Flix. The first, Mr. Manhattan, features the dynamic duo Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, Maximo Masefield, and Mélodie Rose Romano. The second, Destination Heaven, stars Kevin Sorbo and BAFTA award nominee Emily Rose.

Three movies that Lisa has recently cast are now in post-production. The first, Operation Taco Gary’s, stars a fantastic comedic cast of Simon Rex, Dustin Milligan, Brenda Song, Tony Cavalero, Arturo Castro, Jason Biggs and Doug Jones. The second, Boundary Waters, stars Allison Miller, Bill Heck, Chris Jackson (from Broadway’s Hamilton), iconic actress Carol Kane, and the upcoming teen actor Etienne Kellici. The third is Buster Brooks, a comedy stars Glenn Morshower and Matt Cornett (from the High School Musical series).

Lisa and her partner, Catherine Stroud, cast actors from all over the USA and even the world for these different projects, and they are continuing to consult for the company Paradox Pictures. Currently, Lisa has over 10 projects in either pre-production or development.

Lisa is always on the search for the next star!

She is the author of From Start to Stardom, which takes readers on a step-by-step journey through what it takes to have the best shot at stardom!

Focus of Class:
The class will cover what casting directors are looking for in auditions, and why some people get callbacks while others do not and why it’s imperative to research a role
Proper on-camera audition technique
Perform scenes for Lisa London and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback. Sides will be sent a few days in advance, emulating a real audition
Showbiz Q&A

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August 2024

Broadway Casting Director Masterclass with Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - Adults | Tuesday, August 6 | 5-8 PM | Cost to Perform: 205.00 | Cost to Observe: 75.00

Sing for Merri, or observe to pick up new tips!

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 THE OUTSIDERS, THE WIZ, BACK TO THE FUTURE, SIX, THE WHO’S TOMMY*, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL, DEAR EVAN HANSEN*, SING STREET*, TREVOR THE MUSICAL*, 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!

Students participating in this class perform a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song with an accompanist.

Focus of Class:
Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut from Tara Rubin Casting Director, Merri Sugarman
Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent, vocal range and personality
Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
Q&A with Merri about the ins-and-outs of the business

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