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September 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Wednesday, September 22 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

ONLY 1 PERFORMANCE SPOT LEFT! Observation Tickets Still Available!

Work one-on-one with Film/TV and Broadway Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier of The Telsey Office! The Telsey Office cast Broadway hits, television shows, and feature films including IN THE HEIGHTS* (HBO Max), 13 THE MUSICAL* (Netflix), TICK, TICK… BOOM!* (Netflix), SCHMIGADOON!* (Apple TV+), THE GILDED AGE (HBO), LITTLE AMERICA (Apple TV+), MJ: THE MUSICAL (Broadway), MRS. DOUBTFIRE* (Broadway), WAITRESS* (Broadway), TALES OF THE CITY (Netflix), BEETLEJUICE* (Broadway), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (Broadway), HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix), BE MORE CHILL (Broadway), RISE* (NBC) and many other projects too numerous to mention here!

* ACANY is proud to have had many students represented in the casts of these projects! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a one minute monologue.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut or monologue from The Telsey Office Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier
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Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent
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Learn how to break down a monologue or song into acting beats
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Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
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Q&A with Kristian about the ins-and-outs of the business

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6-Week Virtual On-Camera Scene Study: Sitcoms & Dramas w/ 5 Talent Reps

Online Event, United States
September 23 @ 5:00 pm - October 28 @ 7:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages: 10-20’s (scenes divided by age, email us for an age exception) | Thursdays, September 23 - October 28 from 5-7 PM Eastern | Cost 650.00

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

Instructor: TV/Film & Broadway Actor, John Patrick Hayden (DAREDEVIL, YOUNGER, LAW & ORDER: SVU)

Become a more versatile actor by working on both comedic and dramatic TV and Film sides. 

Students will learn about and utilize different acting techniques and methods developed by renowned teachers such as Meisner, Stanislavski, Adler, and Hagen. Renowned actors employ these techniques to achieve a more realistic, emotional, and grounded performance.

Focus of Class:
• Begin to utilize specific acting techniques and methods to help you become a more grounded and authentic performer
• Learn how to identify operative words, objectives, conflict, tactics and acting beats within the text
• Work on character development and physicality
• Comedic Acting: Learn the formulaic structure of sitcoms, and how to bring out the comedy in the script
• Dramatic Acting: Learn how to give a more nuanced, subtle performance
• Learn how to be a present and generous scene partner

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturdays | 1 PM ET | 250.00 per 50 min.

Work one-on-one with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on many important big-budget feature films and television series. Some of her most recent projects include: DMZ (HBO MAX), CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film), THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA (Feature Film), and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). Turns out our former student, Niles Fitch, who met his agent at our workshop, stars in MISS VIRGINIA!

Robyn’s other impressive credits include: the ACADEMY AWARD Nominated film SELMA, the Leonardo DiCaprio film BLOOD DIAMOND, which earned DiCaprio a Golden Globe nomination, the romantic comedy thriller SAFE HAVEN starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, PUBLIC ENEMIES starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award-winning actress, Marion Cotillard, LORDS OF DOGTOWN starring Heath Ledger, GUESS WHO starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac and AFTER THE SUNSET starring Selma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan. She was the Casting Director on IRONCLAD starring Academy Award nominated/Golden Globe-winning actor Paul Giamatti.

Robyn was also recognized for her work on SELMA with a Casting Society of America nomination for Associate Casting Director.

Robyn has also been in the casting department for iconic TV series such as SCRUBS, DAWSON’S CREEK, FELICITY and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, just to name a few!

With years of experience in the industry, Robyn can help you navigate the ins-and-outs of on-camera performance and audition technique!

With Robyn’s help, actors will learn how to give nuanced, subtle performances and create authentic and believable characters. 

Robyn specializes in teaching on-camera acting and audition technique and monologue coaching. If choosing to work on a scene or monologue with Robyn and you do not have material, please contact us after registration. Readers will be provided for people working on scenes.

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October 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 9 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

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 SING STREET*, TREVOR THE MUSICAL*, DEAR EVAN HANSEN*, SIX, 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!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a 1-minute monologue.

Get Merri’s expert coaching and feedback on your pieces! She will also offer her opinion on whether or not your material showcases your unique talent.

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

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No Audition Required | Ages: 4 - Mid 20s | Wednesday, October 13 | Cost: 295.00 | Coaching Available Starting at 10.00

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

It’s often challenging to get in front of Talent Agents and Managers. A Class Act NY’s industry showcases provide aspiring actors the unbelievable opportunity to perform for 10 scouting agents & managers in one evening.

Previous participants are now working professionally! Many are booking television series, films, voice-overs, commercials and Broadway shows. Click here to read about some of our students’ professional progress.

The biggest agencies and management firms in town attend our showcases including CESD, A3 Artists, Stewart Talent, DDO Artists, Zuri, Carson Adler, Carson Kolker, Parkside Management, Sinclair Management and many more.

The fee to participate is 295.00. This includes the chance to perform, and a written feedback form from the talent reps in attendance.

We highly recommend additional coaching to best prepare you for the showcase. Our expert staff knows what will help separate your audition from the rest.

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November 2021

6-Week Virtual Voice-Over & Commercial Cold Read Class w/ 5 Talent Reps

Online Event, United States
November 4 @ 5:00 pm - December 16 @ 7:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages: 9-20 (scenes divided by age, email us for an age exception) | Thursdays, November 4- December 16 from 5-7 PM Eastern | Cost 650.00

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

GREAT NEWS: There have been an abundance of Voice-Over and Commercial jobs throughout the Pandemic! 

Why?!? 

Because actors can record voice-over auditions, and even the actual jobs, from the comfort of their own home with very little equipment! And with proper testing and safety precautions in place, the entertainment industry has figured out how to get back to filming commercials!

Learn the techniques needed to start booking voice-over and commercial jobs today! 

Final Presentation for 5 Scouting Talent Reps
Perform for five scouting Voice-Over & Commercial Agents and Managers. Family and friends are also invited to attend!

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December 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) |  Saturday, December 4  | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work one-on-one with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on important big-budget feature films and television series, many from acclaimed Academy Award Nominated Director, Writer, and Producer, Ava DuVernay. Some of her most recent projects include: the upcoming CW TV Series from Ava DuVernay, NAOMI* (WB/CW) which stars our alumna, Kaci Walfall, DMZ (HBO MAX) also from DuVernay, CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN) another DuVernay project, QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN) also from DuVernay, A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film) directed by DuVernay , THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA* (Feature Film) starring our alumni, Niles Fitch and Uzo Aduba, and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). 

* These projects star ACANY alumni who have met their representation at our programs! Kaci Walfall is set to star as the titular character in NAOMI on the CW, and Niles Fitch stars as James in Netflix’s MISS VIRGINIA. You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

Focus of Class:
• Perform Dramatic Film & TV sides for associate casting director, Robyn Owen
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Learn proper on-camera and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from associate casting director, Robyn Owen
• Informative Q&A for students and their parents

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