On-Camera Workshops

On-camera workshops give students the unique opportunity to work on scenes and audition sides from television shows, films, and commercials. Each workshop focuses on the different acting techniques needed to excel in that particular art form. Workshops are taught by prominent industry pros including NYC and L.A. Casting Directors, L.A. TV/Film Directors, On-Camera Actors, and Scouting Talent Representatives.

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April 2020

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up | Sunday, April 19 | Cost to Participate 205.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00



Take 1 or more sessions with Wendy from the comfort of your own home!

Session 1 - Ages: 8-18 (Scenes Split By Age!) Time: 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Session 2 - Ages: 11 & Up (Scenes Split By Age!) Time: 2 - 5:30 PM

Learn the art of comedic on-camera acting featured on both The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV from one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals, Wendy Faraone! Wendy is a dynamic and influential director. She is currently directing Disney’s SYDNEY TO THE MAX, RAVEN’S HOME, JUST ROLL WITH IT, BUNK’D, COOP AND CAMI ASK THE WORLD, and she directed WALK THE PRANK, KNIGHT SQUAD, among others! She was also the director of Disney’s #1 family sitcom, LIV AND MADDIE.

Wendy’s workshops are well known for creating an inviting and energetic environment in which students are given the tools necessary to be successful, working actors in the entertainment industry. Impressively, she has recently coached all of the newly scouted talent for Disney Channel’s latest boot camp and showcase!

Focus of Class:
• Learn what it takes to be a successful actor on the set of a Disney and Nick show
• Rehearse Scenes from Hit Shows Wendy has directed
• Receive Coaching and Feedback directly from Wendy Faraone
• Learn how to Land Jokes, Make Turns and Bring out the Funny in the Audition Room and On Set
• Showbiz Q&A with Wendy and Artistic Director of A Class Act NY, Jessica R. Grosman


Online Adult Agent & Manager Showcase with 10 Talent Reps

Online Event, NY United States
April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Ages 18+ | No Audition Required | Tuesday, April 21 | 6-8:30PM | 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 agents and managers in one evening, from the comfort of your home using the ZOOM app! 

FREE BONUS: For singers, we will create a track for you to sing with during the showcase!

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!

Talent reps will watch your performance LIVE via Zoom, and give individual feedback and coaching!

Participating actors should plan to prepare the following:
NON-SINGERS: A Monologue that is 90 Seconds or Less in Length
SINGERS: A Monologue that is 60 Seconds or Less in Length and a 16 Bar Cut (Send us your sheet music 3 days in advance and we will provide you with a track for use during the showcase)

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

Contact the office to set up a coaching session!


LIV & MADDIE Star, Benjamin King’s Online Sitcom Masterclass

Online Event, NY United States
April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, April 28 | Cost 175.00

Learn the art of comedic on-camera acting from TV Star & Director, Benjamin King! Benjamin is best known for playing the role of Pete Rooney on Disney’s #1 Family Sitcom, LIV & MADDIE. Other notable credits include starring in David E. Kelley’s series THE WEDDING BELLS, and guest appearances on many popular TV shows including: BETTER THINGS, GREY’S ANATOMY, WEEDS, MIKE & MOLLY, NCIS, BETTER OFF TED, PSYCH, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, SCRUBS, THE KING OF QUEENS, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU and more!

While starring on LIV & MADDIE, he also directed some episodes!

Focus of Class:
• Learn what it takes to be a successful actor on the set of a sitcom
• Rehearse scenes from hit Disney & Nick shows
• Receive coaching and feedback from TV Star & Director, Benjamin King
• Learn how to Land Jokes, Make Turns and Bring Out the Funny in the Audition Room and On Set

Materials will be distributed via email prior to the workshop, and students will be expected to have them accessible during the class.

A reader will be hired to work opposite each student!

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


May 2020

All Ages | Friday, May 1 | Time: 7:30-9 PM EST | Cost 50.00

Parents of child actors and actors of any age are welcome to join our Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and Mallory Levy, Director of the NY Youth Division (legit - theatre, film, tv and commercials) at DDO for a most informative Show Business Q&A!

Mallory is one of the most respected agents in the biz! Mallory has had clients on Broadway, in National Tours, and on popular TV shows! She is a wealth of information!

Before founding A Class Act NY, Jessica worked at two premiere talent and in casting in both NYC and CA! As the artistic director of ACANY, Jessica works closely with bicoastal casting directors, agents and managers.

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

Ask us any questions you might have! For a list of suggested questions click the learn more button below!


Online Commercial Acting & Audition Technique Class

Online Event, NY United States
May 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8 & Up | Thursday, May 7 | Cost 75.00

Receive one-on-one coaching from the comfort of your own home from Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman. Before founding A Class Act NY in 2005, Jessica worked in commercial casting in both NYC and CA!

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the art of commercial acting and audition technique!

Learn how to analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the copy to make a lasting impression in the audition room and on advertising execs!

Focus of Class:
• How to analyze and break down commercial copy to find the selling points within the text
• Learn how to nail your slate
• Learn how to sell a product without being too over the top
• Proper commercial acting and audition technique
• Learn lingo that is specific to commercial auditions and on-camera acting
• Q&A for parents and students (time permitting)


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 


JUNE SPECIAL! Headshot Deal with Stephanie Hedges!

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
June 20

All Ages | Saturday, June 20 | 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 young actors!

Outdoor Mini-Sessions for 155.00.

Booking for this special discount is only available through A Class Act NY registration!


July 2020

4 Agent Day

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 7-20s (Divided into rooms by age) | Saturday, July 25 | 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 Talent Agents in either a 1/2 day workshop or a full day 6.5 hour workshop!

The 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)

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.

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

Agents TBA Soon!

Register for Both Sessions and SAVE!


August 2020

L.A. Film & TV Casting Director Robyn Owen’s On-Camera Workshops

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 15 @ 10:00 am - August 16 @ 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 4 Sessions by Age, 7-Adults | Saturday, August 15 and/or Sunday, August 16 | Cost: 195.00

Work one-on-one with Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn casts important big-budget feature films and television series, and has collaborated with Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Ava DuVernay on multiple projects including: CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film), DMZ (HBO MAX), and she did some contributing work on WHEN THEY SEE US (Netflix), which won a Primetime EMMY award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special.

Other recent projects include THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA (Feature Film), and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). Former student, Niles Fitch, met his agent at our workshop and stars in MISS VIRGINIA!

Focus of Class:
• Perform film & TV sides for casting director, Robyn Owen
• Learn proper on-camera and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from casting director, Robyn Owen

Take this amazing opportunity to study on-camera acting and audition technique with one of the industry’s most acclaimed Casting Directors!


September 2020

College Prep Weekend Audition Intensive with College Admissions Officers

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 12 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Ages: High School Juniors, Seniors, & Young Adults | No Audition Required | Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13 | 10 AM - 6 PM | Cost: 595.00

Calling junior and senior high school students and young adults with aspirations of attending a top BFA, BM, or BA Musical Theatre College Program!

Do you need guidance on the college admissions process like, how do I go about choosing the right material that showcases me, my vocal range and my unique personality? How do I create a professional and memorable pre-screen video? Do you want to know what college admissions officers are looking for?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, ACANY’s 2 Day Pre-College Audition Intensive is for YOU!

Work all weekend alongside college admissions officers Wayne Petro, Associate Director of Enrollment for the School of Performing Arts at Pace University, and Kevin Kemler, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions at Marymount Manhattan College, to prepare for the showcase with more admissions officers Sunday! This 2-Day College Prep Intensive will leave you confident and ready to take on the daunting task of applying to college musical theatre programs!


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