Past Events › On-Camera Classes
Ages 10 and up | Saturday Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
Actors are often asked to read cold in both auditions and in your preliminary meeting with an agent. Of course as actors we always want to do the best we can in the room and that’s why its imperative for actors to sharpen their cold read skills. Learn how to quickly pick up text with no time to prepare, break down the script and bring your best self to the audition room despite your lack of time with the material. Every week, students will be presented with new material based on a weekly theme. We will cover Commercial cold reads, TV, Film, Monologues and Voiceover. Little factoid: commercials are always cold reads! Actors will NEVER receive the copy in advance to prepare!
Can’t commit to all 12 classes? Come for one class, sign up for a few, or take all 12! Pay for all 12 at once, or pay by the class! Save $ when you commit to all 12-weeks!
Final Showcase: Students who can commit to all 12-Weeks will have perform their newly honed cold read skills in a Showcase for family and scouting Talent Reps!
When you purchase a class, we will follow up and see when you plan on attending. You can also drop by on Saturday and pay if there’s space! LEARN MORE
Ages 10+ | All Skill Levels | Saturdays, Sept. 22 - Dec. 15 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | $75 per class
You MUST register for this class in advance. Class is capped at 16 students. Sign up for one class or multiple classes! Register as late as the morning of class!
Instructor: On-Camera & Broadway Actor Morgan Weed (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, PERSON OF INTEREST, ELEMENTARY)
Focus of Class: Learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions and how to improv for the camera. Moreover, learn how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression in the audition room and how to identify clues within the text as well as physical techniques that allow you to deliver material in a way that will set you apart in auditions.
Final Showcase: The final class will feature a showcase for family, friends, and scouting Talent Reps!
All New Students | Ages 5-19 | Sunday, January 6 | 11AM-2PM | Cost: Free
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New students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, for a FREE day full of activities! Work with some of our wonderful instructors, get all of your questions answered, and see what separates ACANY from the rest!
Spend part of the day with us or the full day!
Sample an on-camera class, a musical theatre class, scene study and improv and/or a voice-over program!
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Join Artistic Director and Founder of A Class Act NY, Jessica R. Grosman and Broadway & On-Camera actors and beloved ACANY instructors, Sean Patrick Doyle and Morgan Weed for a FREE Summer Camp Seminar on Facebook Live, May 10 at 1pm!
A Class Act NY’s award-winning Summer Programs have been covered by major news outlets like THE NEW YORK TIMES, CBS NEWS, & BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE! Many of our families travel from all over the country (and the world) year after year to work alongside Broadway Stars and Industry Pros in week long On-Camera, Musical Theatre, and Dramatic Arts One-Week Summer Intensives.
Ages 8-16 Scenes Split by Age | No Audition Required | Saturdays through December 14 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 80.00 per class
TV/Film & Broadway Instructor: Lauren 'Coco' Cohn: (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MORNING GLORY, MAMMA MIA!)
Learn how to quickly pick up text with no time to prepare, break down the script and bring your best self to the audition room despite your lack of time with the material. Every week, students will be presented with new material!
Have an on-camera audition coming up? Coach your audition sides! Depending on registration there will be at least 10 minutes to dedicate to reviewing your material with the instructor.
On the last day, there will be a final showcase attended by a few talent reps and loved ones! Even if you haven’t been with us for the entire semester, you are invited to participate in the showcase and perform a cold read!
For New Students Only | Ages 5-19 | Saturday, January 11 | 11 AM - 2 PM | FREE
New students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, for a FREE day full of activities!
Work with some of our wonderful Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over instructors, get all of your questions answered, and see what separates ACANY from the rest!
Schedule of Events:
11 AM - 12 PM Commercial Acting for Ages 7-11
11 AM - 12 PM Voice-Over Acting (Session 1) Ages 10-19
12 - 12:45 PM Musical Theatre Song & Dance with a Broadway Star for Ages 7-19
1 - 1:30 PM Musical Theatre Enrichment & Theatre Games for Ages 5-6
1 - 2 PM On-Camera Scene Study and Improvisation for Ages 11-19
1 - 2 PM Voice-Over Acting (Session 2) Ages 10-19
Interested in one of our advanced weekly classes, summer intensives, cabarets, or agent & manager showcases? Schedule a time slot for our auditions also happening on January 11!
Dates: Monday, March 23 - Thursday, March 26 | Times: Vary | Ages: 7-Adults
Students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE week of virtual masterclasses!
Work with our wonderful Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over instructors and see what separates ACANY from the rest!
Take one or more workshops! 10 participant spots are available in each masterclass, and up to 90 others are welcome to learn by observing! (We may call on observers to participate if time allows!)
Learn how online acting classes work, and how to use ZOOM!
Schedule of Events:
Monday, March 23 from 8-8:45PM
Showbiz Seminar + How to Self-Tape w/ Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and Top Talent Agent, Mallory Levy, of DDO! (All Ages)
Tuesday, March 24 from 4-5PM
Voice-Over Acting Class w/ Voice-Over & Broadway Actor, Sean Patrick Doyle (Ages 9-18*)
Wednesday, March 25 from 4-5PM
Commercial Acting Class w/ Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman (Ages 7-18*)
Thursday, March 26 from 4-5PM
Musical Theatre Song Interpretation Class w/ Broadway's Morgan Weed (Ages 9-18*)
* Parents and performers of any age are welcome to observe!
Can’t make it, but still interested in learning about all that online acting classes have to offer? Schedule a private Skype/ZOOM lesson (starting at $65 for 30 min), or check out our other offerings HERE!
No Audition Required | Ages 10-20s | Thursdays, June 4 - June 25 | 4-6 PM ET | Cost 635.00
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Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!
Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in an online acting lab! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, L.A. and across the USA.
Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has repped, discovered and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), Rachel Brosnahan (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL), Darren Criss (AMERICAN CRIME STORY, GLEE), Zendaya (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, EUPHORIA), Kristen Bell (FROZEN 1 & 2, THE GOOD PLACE), Dylan Minnette (13 REASONS WHY), Kiernan Shipka (THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SERENA, MAD MEN), Jojo Siwa (DANCE MOMS), Miley Cyrus (THE LAST SONG, HANNAH MONTANA), Lucy Hale (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and many, many others.
Each week, participants 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 the Zoom Lab 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.
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).
No Audition Required | Ages 10 - Adults (scenes split by age) | Fridays, March 5-19 | 4:30-6:30 PM EST | Cost 435.00
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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.
Zoom Showbiz Q&A w/ Hollywood Career Consultant, Bonnie J. Wallace and Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman
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!
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!
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
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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)