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January 2020

Drop In: Commercial Acting & Improvisation for the Camera

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 25 @ 11:00 am - May 16 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 9- 18 (Scenes Split by Age) | No Audition Required | Saturdays, January 25- May 16 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 80.00 per class

On-Camera & Broadway Instructor: Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MORNING GLORY, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MAMMA MIA!)

Register as late as the morning of the class!

You might be amazing when you have time to prepare, but what about when it’s a cold read?

Commercial auditions are almost always COLD READ AUDITIONS! The actors never gets the copy in advance!

Moreover, casting directors will often ask actors to IMPROV the material and put it into their own words!

In our drop in class, students will learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions and how to improv for the camera! Learn the tricks of the trade and professional hacks to help you nail cold auditions!

Every week students will be presented with new material! Have an audition coming up? Bring in your sides to receive coaching on them!

Final Showcase:
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!

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February 2020

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

SOLD OUT! Join the Wait List or Purchase a $75 Observation Ticket!

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

Tony Nominee, Caitlin Kinnunen of THE PROM Teaches Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 7 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20s | Saturday, March 7 | Cost 195.00

Caitlin is best known for the role of Emma in THE PROM, which earned her a Tony Nomination! Before THE PROM, she starred as Carolyn in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & Thea in SPRING AWAKENING!

Caitlin will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar mock audition for Caitlin who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their audition technique, song interpretation and presentation!

Learn if your song is a good showcase of your unique talents and vocal range!

Class will conclude with a Q&A, photo and autograph session with this Tony Nominee!

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AUDITIONS: Advanced 6-Week Classes, Spring Agent & Manager Showcase and Summer Pre-Professional Programs

A Class Act NY, 200 West 60th Street #28E
New York, NY 10023 United States
March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Audition Date: Monday, March 9
Where: A Class Act NY, 200 W 60th St in #28-E
Time: 3:30 PM-7:30 PM

For Students Interested in Participating in the Following Programs:

The May 20th Agent & Manager Showcase

6-Week Spring Advanced Spring Scene Study Class

The Pre-Professional Program (2 Sessions in July & August)

Audition Guidelines Click Here!

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

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 22 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 3 Sessions By Age, 7-Adults | Sunday, March 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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April 2020

Online Commercial Acting & Audition Technique Class

Online Event, NY United States
April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 7-18 | Wednesday, April 1 | Cost 60.00

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

At the end of the class, we’ll have a short Q&A for parents and students (time permitting).

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

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 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 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!

Participating actors should plan to prepare the following:
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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APRIL SPECIAL! Headshot Deal with Stephanie Hedges!

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
April 25

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!

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Tony Winner, Ali Stroker (OKLAHOMA!, SPRING AWAKENING, GLEE) Teaches Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 25 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20s | Saturday, April 25 | Cost 195.00

Ali made history as the first actor in a wheelchair on Broadway when she appeared in Deaf West’s acclaimed 2015 revival of SPRING AWAKENING. Most recently, Ali won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Ado Annie in the 2019 revival of OKLAHOMA! She has also been seen on TV Shows such as GLEE (FOX), TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC), and THE BOLD TYPE (FREEFORM).

Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar audition cut from Tony Winner, Ali Stroker, learn if your song is a good choice for you and if it showcases your unique personality and vocal range, and learn proper audition technique and protocol!

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A, photo & autograph session!

Ali’s dedication to improving lives through the arts, disabled or not, is captured in her motto: “Making Your Limitations Your Opportunities.”

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May 2020

Voice-Over Workshop with a Top VO Artist and Scouting Talent Agent from Abrams Artists

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
May 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8-18 | Saturday, May 2 | Cost 195.00

Work on voice-over material in a professional recording studio with Top Voice-Over Actor, Sean Patrick Doyle (BOXTROLLS, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD, and RUBY TUESDAY'S), and Marcelle Dabbah, the head of Children’s Voice-Over and Commercial at Abrams Artists, a top bi-coastal agency!

Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting and requires an actor to make bold, gutsy choices that are original, specific, and outside of the box!

Train with two top Voice-Over Industry Pros on proper VO acting and audition technique!

Perform a mock audition for a top scouting Talent Agent from ABRAMS ARTISTS!

Learn how to create living, breathing characters for cartoons and animated feature films, commercials, and radio spots!

All students will receive an MP3 of their work after class!

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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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Two-Time Tony Nominee, Laura Osnes Teaches Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
June 27 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20s | Saturday, June 27 | Cost 195.00

Laura Osnes is a two-time Tony Nominee, best known for her roles in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, BANDSTAND, BONNIE AND CLYDE, SOUTH PACIFIC, ANYTHING GOES and GREASE! Since her last role on Broadway, she co-developed and starred in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein’s/54 Below and starred in THE KEY OF LOVE and A HOMECOMING FOR THE HOLIDAYS on the Hallmark Channel.

Laura will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar mock audition for Laura who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their audition technique, song interpretation and presentation!

Learn if your song is a good showcase of your unique talents and vocal range!

Class will conclude with a Q&A, photo and autograph session with this Tony Nominee!

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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!

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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!

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