Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Acting Schools & Workshops in New York

I have been asked for recommendations for good Acting Schools / Studios in New York. But the fact is, I cannot tell wither or not if a school is GOOD... The techniques taught may have varies result for actors. Some Actors clicks with a particular approach, while others just couldn't get into it.

Acting Schools/Studios:

William Esper Studio
Herbert Berghof Studio
Atlantic Acting School
Stella Adler Acting Studio
Lee Strasberg Institute
Maggie Flanigan Studio
The Neighborhood Playhouse
Ron Stetson Studio
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Weist-Baron Studio
The Julliard School
The Acting Studio Inc.
T. Schreiber Studio
Robert Patterson Studio
Michael Howard Studios
Robert X. Modica Acting Studio
The Studio New York
Playwrights Horizons Theater School
Jim Bonney Acting Studio
Circle in the Square Theatre School
Ted Bardy Acting Studio
International Theatre New York
Primary Stages Acting School
Anthony Abeson Workshop
Bob McAndrew Workshop
Deena Levy Theatre Studio
Matthew Corozine Studio
Larry Singer Studio
Gene Frankel Theatre & Film Workshop
Glenn Alterman Studio
Bruce Ornstein Acting Workshop
Greg Seel: Alexander Technique and More
Kimball Studio
Catherine Gaffigan Studio
Maggie Reed Workshops
Ward Acting Studio
Joanna Beckson Studios
Acting on Impulse
LAByrinth Theater Company
The Acting Factory - NYC
The Actors Theatre Workshop
Charles Tuthill - Acting Coach
The Art of the Audition
Anania Studio
Acting International Workshop
Stonestreet Studios
A Class Act NYC
ACTeen (Kids/Teen)
ACT (Kids/Teen)
SOCAPA Summer Camps & Programs for Teens

Acting Schools/Studios for Working Actors:

Black Nexxus Inc
Sally Johnson Studio
The Barrow Group
Caymichael Patten Studio

Improv School / Training:

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Magnet Theater
The Peoples Improv Theater
Chicago City Limits
National Comedy Theatre
Gotham City Improv

Stand Up Comedy:

Manhattan Comedy School
Comic Strip Comedy Club
Carolines School of Comedy
Stand Up NY

Modern/Other/Mixed Technique Acting Teachers:

MTB Studio
Sande Shurin Studio
Penny Templeton Studio
Turturro Acting Studio
RE-Acting with David Vadim
Bova Actor's Workshop
Acting with Carol Fox Prescott
John Dapolito Workshop
Tom Todoroff Studio
Tim Phillips Studio
Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts

Of course there are other schools in New York, but the ones that I listed above are either 1) I have worked with Actors who studied there and had good experience working with them; 2) Well Known in the Industry; or 3) Great Reviews from local papers and fellow actors.

Commercial Workshops

Brooke & Mary Commercial Workshops
David Cady Commercial Acting Course
David Bellantoni Commercial Workshops
On-Camera Acting & Career Counseling with Erica Palgon
Commercial Workshops @ Downstairs/Hungry Man Casting
Media Image Coaching with Patricia Stark
Commercial Print Modeling Workshop

Acting Coach / Unique Classes

Bob Krakower
Kimberly Graham Master Class
Michal Zecher Acting Coach
Matt Newton Acting Coach
Daryl Eisenberg Master Class
Capes Coaching
Master Class with George DiCenzo
The Art of the Audition
Southgate Productions
Coaching with Roz
Acting on Film with Peter Kelly
Private Coaching with David Caparelliotis (MelCap Casting /Manhattan Theatre Club)
Private Coaching with Lina Todd (Lina Todd Casting)
John Howard Swain Acting Workshops
The Next Step Audition Workshop
On-Camera Audition Workshop with Geoffrey Soffer
Coaching with Jen Rudin
Voice & Speech for Actors with Shane Ann Younts
Amy Stoller, Accent & Dialect Coach
Acting Heart NYC
New York Reality TV School
36th Street Studio

And Don't forget the Seminars!

Yes. If you have enough budget, and want get a chance to meet and audition in front of Talent Agents, Managers and Casting Directors, then you might want to invest in Seminars. (And Workshops taught by Casting Directors)

Even though Mass Mailing can be effective, but there's nothing more effective than meeting the Agent/Director/Manager face to face. When you submit your headshot/resume & cover letter via the big envelope, more chance is that it will be picked up by the Mail room first. Depends on the size of the agency, either the Mail room personal will open the submission, and do the first 'process of elimination.' What was left, will be delivered to the desk. Pretty much all the Agents/Manager would agree that they open ALL mails that went to their desk, they will open/review them in the most time efficient way... And that was that. You don't know if you will ever get a call from them...

Here are some of the well known facilities that hosts Seminars and Workshops taught by Industry People:

The Network Studio East$$
Showcase New York$$
Actors Technique$$
In the Room NYC$$
Breakthrough Studios$$ (Requires Phone Interview)
Paul Russell Casting Workshop$$
Actors Alliance Studio$$ (Requires Audition & Annual Membership Fee)
One on One Production$$$ (Requires Audition & 1-time Membership Fee)
The Network NYC$$$
Actors Connection$$$
TVI Actors Studio$$$ (Requires Audition & optional Annual Membership Fee)
Scott Powers Studios$$$$
The Actor's Green Room $$$$
The Actor's Market???
Donelli Workshops???
ClubModel USA???
The Wright Way Master Classes???
TruOnline$$$(Annual Membership Fee)

Marketing / Business of Acting

Act Outside the Box
Paul Russell: Access to Agents
The Actor's Enterprise

Acting Career Consultation

Intuitive Career Guidance with Pamela


The Actor's Project NYC


catherineg@verizon.net said...

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A Wonderfulcow's Diary said...

Catherine, your website is already listed on my blog. :)

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