Adult Workshops

In our adult workshops, 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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January 2020

BEETLEJUICE Star, Sophia Anne Caruso’s Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 20 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 8-20s | Monday, January 20 (MLK Day- No School!) | Cost 195.00

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Sophia is best known for originating the role of Lydia Deetz in Broadway’s BEETLEJUICE! Before starring in BEETLEJUICE, Sophia starred in BLACKBIRD on Broadway alongside Jeff Daniels, and as Brigitta von Trapp in NBC’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!

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Adult Agent & Manager Showcase with 10 Talent Reps – January 2020

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Ages 18+ | No Audition Required | Tuesday, January 28 | Cost: 260.00

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

SPACE IS LIMITED! Spots are first come, first serve.

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! 

A Class Act NY has been helping aspiring actors meet their representation and start successful careers for years. Don’t believe us? Check out our impressive Student Achievement Page!

NON-SINGERS: A Monologue that is 90 Seconds or Less in Length
SINGERS: 32 Bar Cut (Accompanist will be provided)

Need some extra help before the big day? Participants will receive a special rate on coaching with our Broadway coaches and professional Music Directors!

Contact the office to set up a coaching session!

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February 2020

4 Agent Day

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 7-20s (Divided into rooms by age) | Saturday, February 1 | Cost for 1 Session: 195.00 | Cost for 2 Sessions: 290.00

Lucky participants have the amazing opportunity to work with either 2 or 4 Top Scouting Bi-Coastal Talent Agents in either a 1/2 day workshop or a full day 6.5 hour workshop!
The bi-coastal agents represent kids, teens and young adults for theatre, film, TV, commercials and voice-over!

3 Hour AM Workshop - Film & TV with 2 Top Agents
• Mock television and film auditions
• The Agents will offer guidance, feedback and coaching on both individual and chemistry read mock auditions (scenes will be sent a few days in advance as they would in a real audition scenario)

Agents: Morning Session
• David Gilbert from Zuri Agency
• Mallory Levy from DDO Artists Agency

3 Hour PM Workshop - Musical Theatre OR Monologue Performance with 2 Top Agents
• Perform either a 16-bar cut or a one-minute monologue. A music director will be provided for singers. Pre-approved monologues will be sent in advance for non-singers.
• Actors will receive one-on-one coaching on their presentation, interpretation and audition technique.

Agents: Afternoon Session
• Victoria Kress from Abrams Artists
• Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom from Stewart Talent

Learn how to snag an Agent and how to nail auditions!

Register for Both Sessions and SAVE!

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Nashville, TN: HAMILTON Workshop with HAMILTON Star, Andrew Chappelle

Millennium Dance Complex, 2844 Logan St
NASHVILLE, TN 37211 United States
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 8- Adults | Saturday, Feb. 22 | Cost: 150.00

Join Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA! PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) for a one-day musical theatre HAMILTON theme workshop! Learn original Broadway choreography straight from HAMILTON with Andrew Chappelle! Andrew will also host a lively Question and Answer Session about his experience in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring American Tale! Andrew will also be signing autographs and taking pics with students, so bring your playbills!

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No Audition Required | Ages 7 - 20 | Saturday, February 29 | Cost 195.00

Work one-on-one with Broadway Casting Associate, Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. of Roundabout Theatre Company / Jim Carnahan Casting in a one-day intensive!

This class will be run like a professional Broadway audition.

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

Sing for Jillian and get her expert coaching and feedback on your audition cut!

Get to know a top casting professional who has helped cast some of the best Broadway Shows & National Tours we all know and love!

Carnahan Casting/Roundabout Theatre Co is represented on Broadway right now with the hits, MOULIN ROUGE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TOOTSIE, THE ROSE TATTOO and HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD, and they are currently casting Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s cult favorite, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE which will be coming to Broadway in the spring of 2020, as well as the highly anticipated show, PLAZA SUITE!

Recent Broadway Shows and Tours cast by Carnahan Casting/Roundabout Theatre Co include: THE FERRYMAN, KISS ME KATE, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, FUN HOME, GROUNDHOG DAY, AMÉLIE, among others!

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

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March 2020

TV & Film Director, Wendy Faraone’s Dramatic Single Camera Workshops

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 21 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 4 Sessions By Age, 7-Adults | Saturday and/or Sunday, March 21-22 | Cost: 205.00

NEW WORKSHOP! Take 1 or more sessions while Wendy is in town!

Wendy Faraone is an influential TV and Film Director whose most well known for her work on the Disney and Nickelodeon channels. If you have studied with Wendy in the past at ACANY, you more than likely learned multi-camera acting technique for sitcoms.

However, it is imperative that actors also begin to learn single camera technique as well!

Single camera shows are more often than not dramatic shows, or when used in a sitcom, these are the more understated and dramatic moments within an episode.

Learn the art of performing dramatic scenes for single camera television shows from one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals, Wendy Faraone!

Wendy states, “Technically all of my shows are hybrids of single and multi right now. Take a look at JUST ROLL WITH IT! There’s a ton of single camera shots in that show!”

Focus of Class:
• Create a believable character for a naturalistic performance
• Develop the tools needed for single camera dramatic acting, such as: playing naturally in your eyes and focusing on subtext, voice and relationship
• Work on grounding and truth-telling
• Learn how to play a believable role while being aware of camera angles

All scenes will be played back for critique.

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Film and TV Workshop with Kate Geller Casting’s David O’Hara

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels | Ages 9-19 (Scenes split by age) | Saturday, March 28 | 11 AM-2 PM | Cost: 195.00

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to work with major TV/Film Casting Associate, David O’Hara of Kate Geller Casting!

Kate Geller’s casting office is responsible for casting major Films & TV Shows. Some of Kate Geller Casting’s impressive credits include: BLINDSPOT, JOHN WICK, TULLY, THE BLACKLIST, THE MAZE RUNNER, THE WOLVERINE, THE DARK TOWER, MADOFF (MINI SERIES), SOUTHPAW, and many more! Many ACANY students have appeared on both THE BLACKLIST, SOUTHPAW and BLINDSPOT!

Focus of Class:
• Perform tv and film sides for David - we will send audition sides a few days in advance, to emulate a real audition scenario
• On-camera audition technique - receive feedback & coaching directly from David
• Mock auditions for David O’Hara
• Q&A about showbiz with David O’Hara

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June 2020

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

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
June 6 @ 10:00 am - 9:45 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 7-Adults, 3 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, June 6 | Cost 205.00

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.

Mitchell believes the most exciting way to explore material is not through thoughts alone, but through “ACTIONS” – through what you are DOING with your body. Bring ACTions into the work creates a stronger, more visceral connection to the material. But as importantly, it also provides a means of showing the most unique feature any actor can present: THEMSELVES in the work. Students will receive monologues in advance of class and Mitchell will offer direction and coaching to lucky participants!

Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Criss, Miley Cyrus, Zendaya, Lucy Hale, Selena Gomez and many, many others.

Session 1: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Ages 9-mid 20s 
Session 2: 2 PM - 5:30 PM Ages 7-14 
Session 3: 6:15 PM - 9:45 PM Ages 12-Adults 

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