On-Camera

Our On-Camera Masterclasses 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

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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.

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

Online Event, United States
April 28, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, April 28 | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe 35.00

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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!

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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!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, May 5 | Cost to Participate 135.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00

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Derek Klena is a Broadway Star, best known for the role of Dimitry in ANASTASIA on Broadway. Most recently, Derek was starring in JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Other notable stage credits include: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), WICKED (Broadway), CARRIE (Off-Broadway), and DOGFIGHT (Off-Broadway). You might also recognize him from his recurring roles on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix) and THE CODE (CBS), or from guest star appearances on BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, and THE CARRIE DIARIES.

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Online Commercial Acting & Audition Technique Class

Online Event, United States
May 7, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8 & Up | Thursday, May 7 | Cost to Participate 75.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00

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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!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, May 8 | Cost to Participate 135.00 | Cost to Observe 30.00

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Taylor Trensch is a Broadway Star, most recently seen on Broadway in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD as Dill, and as the titular character in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Other notable roles include Barnaby Tucker in HELLO DOLLY! (Original 2017 Revival Cast) and Michael Wormwood in MATILDA (Original Broadway Cast). He also played the role of Christopher Boone in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and Boq in WICKED.

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All Ages | Thursday, May 14 | Cost 25.00

20% of All Proceeds Go to The Actors Fund!

Krysta Rodriguez is a Broadway and TV Star, best known for originating the role of Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Her extensive list of Broadway credits include: SPRING AWAKENING, FIRST DATE, IN THE HEIGHTS, and A CHORUS LINE. She was most recently seen on stage opposite Raul Esparza in Theresa Rebeck’s Off-Broadway production of SEARED and in Disney’s HERCULES at The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. She is set to star on-screen in Ryan Murphy’s highly anticipated miniseries, HALSTON, where she will portray Liza Minelli. Other TV/Film credits include: SMASH, YOUNGER, GOSSIP GIRL, QUANTICO, CHASING LIFE, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA and more! 

Now is your chance to ask Krysta Rodriguez all of your questions about her career and the biz! Ask her about her experiences starring in hit Broadway musicals and popular TV shows and what it’s like to originate such an iconic role as Wednesday Addams! Get insight and advice about making it in the biz!

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 | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up  | Sunday, May 17 | Cost 195.00

Work with powerhouse, award-winning L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock of Bullock & Snow Casting from the comfort of your home!

Krisha is one of the most influential, prolific Casting Directors in the industry. She specializes in youth casting, from hit children’s television shows and pilots on kid-friendly networks to feature films and commercials.

Krisha’s firm casts popular Disney & Nickelodeon TV shows and pilots including the Nickelodeon series HENRY DANGER and GAME SHAKERS, and the recently released film, TO THE BEAT! BACK TO SCHOOL. Other notable credits include hit series such as SAM AND CAT, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, iCARLY, DRAKE AND JOSH, ZOEY 101, VICTORIOUS, and TRUE JACKSON VP!

Focus of Class:
• Perform scenes for Krisha and receive one-on-one feedback and coaching
• Gain exposure to a top L.A. industry insider
• Learn what Krisha and other casting pro’s look for in actors
• Learn how to leave an impression in the audition room
• Class will conclude in an informative Q&A for parents and students

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FREE Virtual Camp Fair

Online Event, United States
May 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - May 27, 2020 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Tuesday, May 26 & Wednesday, May 27 | For Parents and Prospective Campers | Free

We know a lot of you have questions about an online summer program and we’re here to address your concerns!

Parents are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Summer 2020 will look like online!

For summer 2020, we will be offering online musical theatre, on-camera and dramatic arts programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, Los Angeles Casting Directors and Television and Film Directors.

Join us for some or all of the sessions and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

ACANY has been offering programs online since early March to great success. Our virtual camp fair is for parents who would like to see what separates our online performing arts education from the rest!

We highly recommend watching the session with your child!

We know a lot of you have questions about an online summer program and we’re here to address your concerns!

Each session will include:
• A quick introduction to the program
• A demo of how camp will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty (Broadway Stars, Music Directors and a Top Disney & Nick TV Director)
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer any parent questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the summer. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a typical online summer camp day will look like.

Camp days will be approximately 3-4 hours long, and will include both private and group instruction.

Campers will also take specialized workshops throughout the week!

Workshops may include: TV and Film Work, Voice-Over, Dance, Uta Hagen and Meisner Acting Techniques, Stage Combat, Dialect Coaching, Monologue Study, Shakespeare, Vocal Technique, and more!

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No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up | Sunday, May 31 | Cost 205.00

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

Learn the art of comedic on-camera acting from Emmy Nominated TV/Film Director & Producer, Jon Rosenbaum! Jon is by far the most experienced director to teach at ACANY, and has worked for every major network including: NETFLIX, AMAZON, DISNEY, NICKELODEON, NBC/UNIVERSAL, FOX, SYFY, LIFETIME, and the CARTOON NETWORK.

Jon has carved a niche in the comedy and ‘tween’ genres, thanks to his quirky sensibility and love of collaborating with talent. He considers himself extremely fortunate to be doing what he loves – directing series, pilots and movies that keep his creative juices flowing.

Jon’s credits include a mind blowing number of projects from SYDNEY TO THE MAX (ACANY alumni Ruth Righi plays Sydney!), STUCK IN THE MIDDLE, RAVEN’S HOME, JUST ROLL WITH IT, COOP AND CAMI ASK THE WORLD, PRINCE OF PEORIA, JUST ADD MAGIC, KC UNDERCOVER, BIZAARDVARK, BUNK’D, GAMER’S GUIDE, PROJECT MC2, BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER, GIRL MEETS WORLD, JESSIE, AUSTIN AND ALLY, A.N.T. FARM, R.L. STINE’S THE HAUNTING HOUR (EMMY Nomination!), SUPAH NINJAS, and so many more!

It's imperative that actors learn the very specific tone in which sitcoms are written so that they can make the right acting choices in the audition room and on set. Jon will offer one-on-one feedback and coaching to each participant and guide them to create big, bold and memorable characters!

Perform scenes for Jon who will teach you how to land jokes, make turns and make a lasting impression in Hollywood!

Focus of Class:
• Learn what it takes to be a successful actor on the set of a sitcom
• Rehearse scenes from hit sitcoms Jon has directed
• Receive individual coaching from Emmy Nominated Director & Producer, Jon Rosenbaum
• Learn how to Land Jokes, Make Turns and Bring Out the Funny in the Audition Room and On Set
• Q&A with Jon Rosenbaum

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

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June 2020

No Audition Required | Ages 8-18 (Scenes Split By Age) | Wednesday, June 3 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Work with powerhouse, award-winning L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock of Bullock & Snow Casting from the comfort of your home!

Krisha’s firm casts popular Disney & Nickelodeon TV shows and pilots including the Nickelodeon series HENRY DANGER and GAME SHAKERS, and the recently released film, TO THE BEAT! BACK TO SCHOOL. Other notable credits include hit series such as SAM AND CAT, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, iCARLY, DRAKE AND JOSH, ZOEY 101, VICTORIOUS, and TRUE JACKSON VP!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up, 2 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, June 6 | Cost to Participate 205.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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.

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Zendaya (The Greatest Showman, Shake It Up), 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.

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Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London’s Zoom On-Camera Intensive

Online Event, United States
June 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - June 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age - Monday, June 8 for Ages 9-12 and Friday, June 12 for Ages 13 & Up | Cost 205.00

Lisa is teaching two sessions; one on Monday, June 8 (ages 9-12) and one on Friday, June 12 (ages 13 and up). Please choose the appropriate session at checkout.

Work with prolific award-winning L.A. Casting Director Lisa London of London/Stroud Casting! 

Lisa currently has 20 projects in either pre or post production! 

Notable recent projects include: THE POISON ROSE starring Morgan Freeman, Brendan Fraser and John Travolta, Adam Sandler’s NETFLIX Film,  SANDY WEXLER, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES starring Angela Kinsey of THE OFFICE, FREAKS starring Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern, THE MOSTLY GHOSTLY franchise starring BELLA THORNE and SUGAR AND TOYS for FUSE TV.

Lisa London has discovered and/or cast actors such as Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Mark Ruffalo, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian R. Mante, Adam Irigoyen & Yari Shahidi to name a few!

She is the author of the book, From Start to Stardom which takes readers on a step-by-step journey, laying out what it takes to have the best shot at stardom!

Focus of Class:
• The class will cover what casting directors are looking for in auditions, and why some people get callbacks while others do not and why it’s imperative to research a role
• Proper on-camera audition technique
• Perform scenes for Lisa London and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback
• Showbiz Q&A

Materials will be distributed via email approximately one week to a few days before the workshop, emulating a real audition. Students will be expected to have them accessible during the class.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, June 9 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Derek Klena is a Broadway Star, best known for the role of Dimitry in ANASTASIA on Broadway. Most recently, Derek was starring in JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Other notable stage credits include: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), WICKED (Broadway), CARRIE (Off-Broadway), and DOGFIGHT (Off-Broadway). You might also recognize him from his recurring roles on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix) and THE CODE (CBS), or from guest star appearances on BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, and THE CARRIE DIARIES.

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No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults | Tuesday, June 16 | Cost to Participate 25.00 | Cost to Observe 10.00

100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

We stand with our black brothers and sisters at this time, and always. Together, let's fight for equality and justice for all!

100% of the proceeds from this commercial workshop will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. We hope to raise significant funds through this charity workshop. We have 16 participation spots available at just $25, and 280 observer spots available for purchase at just $10.
Help us in the fight to end injustice!

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the art of commercial acting and audition technique from A Class Act NY’s Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman. Before founding A Class Act NY in 2005, Jessica worked in commercial casting in both NYC and California!

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No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up | Saturday, June 27 | Cost 205.00 

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT IN SESSION 1!

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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

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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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 13, 2020 @ 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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January 2021

FREE Virtual Winter Open House

Online Event, United States
January 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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).

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Tony Nominee & TV Star, Megan Hilty’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
January 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Monday, January 11 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Megan Hilty is a Broadway and TV Star. Notable roles on Broadway include: WICKED, 9 TO 5 (Drama Desk Award Nomination), and NOISES OFF (Tony Award & Drama Desk Award Nomination). Her most notable on-screen role was Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama, SMASH. She has also appeared in subsequent concert performances of the show’s fictitious Broadway hit, BOMBSHELL, in both 2015 and 2020. Other TV roles include: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (NBC), ROBOT AND MONSTER (Nickelodeon), GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo), and THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS).

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February 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, February 6 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Benjamin is best known for playing the role of Pete Rooney on Disney’s #1 Family Sitcom, LIV & MADDIE. He’s also set to appear in the star-studded cast of the upcoming film SHRIVER, alongside Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, and Michael Shannon. 

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!

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March 2021

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up | Saturday, March 13 | Cost to Participate 205.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, March 13 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Larry Saperstein is an actor, best known for his role as Big Red on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES! Before starring in the hit Disney+ series, Larry got his start performing in local productions on Long Island. Not only that, but Larry took various workshops at our studio! Some of his early stage credit include THE MUSIC MAN and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Other on-screen credits include: FAN GIRL (ABC Family) and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+).

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April 2021

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!

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No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) | Sunday, April 11 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Krisha and Jamie, are two of the most influential, prolific Casting Directors in the industry. They specialize in youth casting, from hit children’s television shows on kid-friendly networks to feature films and commercials. Their firm, Bullock & Snow Casting, casts popular Nickelodeon & Disney TV shows and pilots including the Nickelodeon series HENRY DANGER, GAME SHAKERS, DANGER FORCE, SIDE HUSTLE, TO THE BEAT! BACK TO SCHOOL, THE ADVENTURES OF KID DANGER among others. Other notable credits include classic hits such as SAM AND CAT, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, iCARLY, DRAKE AND JOSH, ZOEY 101, VICTORIOUS, and TRUE JACKSON VP!

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FREE Virtual Camp Fair

Online Event, United States
April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

For Parents & Students | Tuesday, April 13 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern | Free

Parents and Students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Summer 2021 will look like!

For summer 2021, we will be offering both virtual and in-studio musical theatre, on-camera, voice-over and dramatic arts programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, Los Angeles Casting Directors and Television and Film Directors. 

Join us for some or all of the sessions and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish! 

We highly recommend watching the session with your child!

The session will include:

• A quick introduction to the program
• A demo of how camp will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty (Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over Stars and a Top L.A. Casting Director)
A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer any parent questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the summer. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a typical summer camp day at ACANY will look like. 

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 - Adults | Thursday, April 15 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Benton Whitley is a major casting director. Select credits include: HADESTOWN (Broadway, West End, & National Tour), THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Broadway & National Tour), ROCK OF AGES (Broadway), THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Broadway), FREAKY FRIDAY (Disney), ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC), and TINY PRETTY THINGS (Netflix). Some upcoming projects include: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, and AUGUST RUSH.

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May 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) |  Saturday, May 15  | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

Session 1: 1 SPOT OPENED
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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!

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Headshot Special – Outdoors and Socially Distanced

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
May 16

All Ages | Sunday, May 16 | Cost 155.00

2 SPOTS LEFT!

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 Socially Distanced Mini-Session includes: 30 min. session outdoors | Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days | 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

*Rain date: Sunday, May 23

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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!

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June 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, June 11 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

Open to Singers & Non-Singers!

Larry Saperstein is an actor, best known for his role as Big Red on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES! Before starring in the hit Disney+ series, Larry got his start performing in local productions on Long Island. Not only that, but Larry took various workshops at our studio! Some of his early stage credit include THE MUSIC MAN and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Other on-screen credits include: FAN GIRL (ABC Family) and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+).

Larry will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students!

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a scene from a Disney or Nick sitcom (with a professional reader) for Larry, who will offer each participant feedback and direction!

This class is designed for singers and non-singers, alike!

Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with this Disney+ Star!

Interested in purchasing a professional performance track? Email us your sheet music 24-48 hours in advance of the class, and we will send you a professional performance track for only $25! Purchase here!

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July 2021

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett’s Monologue Masterclasses

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10-Adults | Saturday, July 10 | Cost 205.00

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Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in his famous Monologue Masterclass! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, L.A. 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!

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell Gossett’s ‘ACTions’ Approach to Delivering a Memorable Performance
• Perform a Monologue for Mitchell Gossett
• Receive Insightful Coaching and Feedback from Mitchell Gossett
• Perform a Mock Audition for Mr. Gossett
• Walk Away with a Personalized Feedback Form
• Q&A Open to his Students and Parents of Minor Students (if time permits!)

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has represented and discovered 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), Brandon Victor Dixon (HAMILTON, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), Dylan Minnette (13 REASONS WHY), Kiernan Shipka (THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SERENA, MAD MEN), Jojo Siwa (DANCE MOMS, THE J TEAM), Miley Cyrus (THE LAST SONG, HANNAH MONTANA), Lucy Hale (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and many, many others.

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August 2021

On-Camera Intensive with LA Casting Director, Lisa London – Ages Teens – Adults

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages Teens - Adults | Wednesday, August 4 | 6 - 9 PM Eastern | Cost 195.00

Have the unique opportunity to work with Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London on on-camera acting and auditioning skills.

In the very challenging year of 2020, Lisa and her office, London/Stroud Casting, cast 7 films that went into production. These included THE INHERITANCE which filmed in Georgia, BASEMENT which filmed on Long Island, OLD HENRY which filmed in Nashville, CANYON DEL MUERTO which filmed in New Mexico, STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, EDDIE AND SUNNY and LOVE ON THE ROCK which filmed overseas in Italy and Malta, respectively. Lisa and her partner, Catherine Stroud cast actors from all over the USA, and even the world for these different movies.

Impressively, Lisa London gave the following actors their big break in Hollywood: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Yara Shahidi, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Mark Ruffalo, Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian R. Mante and Adam Irigoyen, to name a few.

Focus of Class:
• The class will cover what casting directors are looking for in auditions, the self-taping process, how to get your agent/manager to work best for you, why some people get callbacks and why you need to research a role.
• The intensive includes on-camera audition technique and will include playback as a teaching tool.
• Each participant will get to read for Lisa and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback. Sides will be sent approximately one week to a few days before the class, emulating a real audition.

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