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Actors

The Studio offers actors a range of acting classes at all levels, from the beginners' entry level through the advanced, seasoned professional actor. Acting classes are offered under headings of acting, on-camera acting and auditioning, voice-over workshop, voice/speech development, foreign-accent reduction, movement and physical acting technique, as well as private coaching in all areas of acting, auditioning, playwriting, directing and public speaking. Acting class applicant's placement is determined by interview with the Studio director who has each students best interest at heart.

 

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  • Intro to Meisner Acting Technique

    Term: 10 weeks   Fee: $680 / *$380 w/scholarship offer
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    Class Overview-

    This class is a concentrated introduction to Sanford Meisner's approach to developing basic acting skills following a step-by-step progression of exercises that develop the actor's ability to live organically moment by moment under imaginary circumstances. This acting class covers the beginning Meisner techniques from word repetition through their first application to a scene and serves as a studio audition for people new to acting. It is by far the best beginner acting class in New York City. It is a pre-requisite for admission to The Acting Program. Requires outside practice with a partner twice a week.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • 6-Week Acting Conservatory

    Term: 6 weeks - 180 hours   Fee: $2700
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    Class Overview

    Deadline: Still available to join thru Jun 26.

    Six-Week Acting Conservatory is a rigorous, intensive program for students seeking to commit to 6-weeks of the highest level of training offered in New York designed to begin their development into well-grounded, professional artists capable of acting in film, television, and theatre. The 6-Week Acting Conservatory offers a progressive, 32-hour per week curriculum of classes taught Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, for six weeks.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Acting For Beginners - Meisner Technique

    Term: 10 weeks   Fee: $680 / *$380 w/scholarship offer
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    Class Overview

    Acting For Beginners class is an introduction to Sanford Meisner's approach for training in the foundations of acting. This rigorous acting class is a step-by-step progression of Mr. Meisner’s acting exercises that develop an actor's ability to work organically, creating truthful, expressive behavior in acting. This acting class is also invaluable if you are considering a career that demands communication and presentation skills at a higher level. It is by far the best beginner acting class in New York City. This acting class covers the beginning Meisner acting techniques from word repetition through their first application to a scene and serves as a studio audition for people new to acting. This acting class, is by far, pound for pound, the best acting class you could invest it. The class requires outside practice with a partner twice a week

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Commercial Audition On-Camera

    Term: 4 weeks    Fee: $300
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    Class Overview

    IN-PERSON & HYBRID - This commercial audition class focuses on learning the many ins and outs of on-camera auditioning for commercials, plus film and television.  The actor works on developing a particular set of skills geared for auditioning and working in front of the camera, which will allow him/her to demonstrate their personality and craftsmanship in a manner that will set him/her apart from others to their best advantage.  Actors are exposed to commercial copy cold readings, one liner scripts, dialogue auditions, and improvisations. It is taught as a HYBRID class. People outside of the NYC area may take the class online.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Foreign Accent Reduction

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $450
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    Class Overview

    The class is designed for anyone whose first language is not English and/or who is bilingual but has a strong foreign native language accent.  This class will enable the student to isolate and identify English sounds not in their native language and practice producing these sounds in a natural, fluid manner so as to minimize their native accents.  This class is offered in both online and in-person sessions. Please indicate your preference when applying.

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  • Meisner For Teens - Acting Workshop

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $225
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    Class Overview

    This on-going workshop class is structured to combine serious training in a playful and creative environment. It is a great place for young people to enter the world of acting.  In the class, they will develop skills and growth through learning and playing theatre games, practicing the Meisner technique acting exercises for which the Studio is known, working on scenes from plays, films, and television, and meeting like-minded peers.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Meisner Summer Intensive

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $680
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    This six week Meisner Summer Intensive acting class is a "summer-only," intensive that meets three times per week. It is exactly the same curriculum and instruction as our "Introduction to Meisner-Acting Technique" class (10-weeks). Meisner Summer Intensive covers the beginning Meisner techniques from word repetition through the first application of the techniques to a scene. It is an excellent starting point for beginner actors.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Meisner Technique 1

    Term: 9 months   Fee: $360./mo
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    Class Overview

    Technique 1 class is the continuation of the Meisner technique training and follows through to its completion. The acting class begins with scene work in a brief review of the beginning techniques of Meisner's work as taught in the Intro to Meisner - Acting For Beginners class. It then advances to emotional preparation and proceeds to doing extensive exercises, scenes and improvisations over a period of nine months.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Meisner Technique 2

    Term: 5 months   Fee: $2000 ($400x5)
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    Class Overview

    Technique 2 is the second level of The Acting Program. This class is an application of the Meisner technique to the rehearsal process and a more in-depth analysis of character and dramatic text.  This class also includes advanced voice and speech work taught by staff associates in addition to the acting and scene work. The aim is to broaden the actor’s overall understanding of the relationship between technique and acting in regard to achieving specific artistic goals. Through scene work, the actor gains an in-depth look at the organic and analytical aspects of the rehearsal process.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • MFA AUDITION PREPARATORY PACKAGE

    Term:    Fee: MFA Package: 10-sessions/$800. (80./hr) Each session usually runs 75 minutes. For non-package rates see "Private Coaching."
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    The Acting Studio – New York offers a series of coaching sessions to help actor auditioning for BFA and MFA auditions. Help in drafting statement, choosing of appropriate material, the mounting the audition and acting and musical coaching in interpretation. It is recommended to start six to twelve months prior to your first audition. This package is not for beginners.

  • Monologue Audition

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $385
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    Class Overview

    The Monologue Audition class is designed solely for the preparation of monologue audition material. This class is for actors who are actively auditioning and in need of audition material to show agents, casting directors, and/or theatre companies. A final presentation to an industry professional for feedback at the end of the session.  The Monologue Audition class is offered as a hybrid class with both in-person and online instruction.  Please indicate your preference when applying,

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Performance Workshop Industry Showcase Apr 2, 2022

    Term: 4 months   Fee: $1800 ($360 x5 )
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    Class Overview

    This Performance Workshop is taught by Studio associate director John Grabowski and is the third and final level of The Acting Conservatory Program. It is the culmination of the Intro To Meisner, Meisner Techniques 1 & 2, Voice & Speech 1&2, Stage Violence, Singing for Actors, and Monologue Workshop class work completed prior and during the study periods of Levels 1 and 2. Industry Showcase Performance Workshop leads to a fully produced graduation project "Industry Acting Showcase" presented to the the public and invited Industry professionals including agents, managers and and casting directors in public performances. 

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Private Coaching - Online or In-Person

    Term: t/b/d   Fee: $95./hr; 5-Session Package: $425. ($85/hr); 10-sessions/$800. (80./hr)
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    In all areas of acting, auditioning, public speaking, directing and playwriting, the Studio offers private coaching for actors working on theatre/film/TV roles, or those needing audition preparation. Also for people seeking monologue, scene study classwork, voice & speech, accent reduction and/or MFA graduate program preparation. Please note: All people who work at the studio will be required to fill out an application. We do not teach acting via private, one on one sessions.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Scene Study - Rehearsal Technique

    Term: 8 weeks minimum   Fee: $450
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    Scene Study - Rehearsal Technique offers the actor on-going practice on his/her craft through a hybrid Meisner-based approach to scene study, rehearsal techniques and the occasional monologue work. The class meets once a week and focuses on the analysis of the text and on how to apply the actor’s technique to the rehearsal process is building a performance.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Script Analysis

    Term: 6 wks - Online Only   Fee: $300
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    Class Overview

    Problematic in much acting is that very few actors know what to do with their script beyond just memorizing their lines. While knowing your lines is important, it is only about 5% of the work an actor needs to do. This class focuses on the other 95% of the actors work in regard to understanding how to analyze the text, and make acting choices which become the foundation of their performance.

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  • Self-Tape Audition

    Term: 4 weeks   Fee: $260.
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    Class Overview

    Over the past few years actors auditioning by self tape submission has quickly become the primary preference of casting directors. Almost all first-round auditions for film, theatre and television are now being conducted via self tape submissions. This fact requires actors to learn and to develop  the proper technical skills of how to create a successful, self-tape audition. This class will teach all the technical basics.

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  • SELF-TAPING SERVICES

    Term:    Fee: per hour rates
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    The Acting Studio- New York now offers professional quality, SELF-TAPING services provided by one of our professional associates, who is equipped with "state-of-the-art" equipment (camera, lighting, audio etc) and the Studio offers several self-tape rooms for taping on the premises.

  • Singing For Actors

    Term: 6 weeks   Fee: $260
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    Singing for Actors is a fun introduction to singing. Singing is a task that actors will definitely be required to do in various acting roles, and this class is uniquely designed to take the fear out of singing for actors who do not consider themselves to be singers. In this class, the instructor meets each student at his/her own level. In a matter of a few weeks each student will perform their singing role in an ensemble song usually drawn from a repertoire of musical theatre and one suitable for the group collectively.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Stage Violence

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $350
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    This class provides the fundamentals of practical stage and screen violence for the modern actor. The curriculum is extremely physically oriented, covering a variety of techniques that reflect the wide range of demands that are placed on actors in contemporary film and theater work.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Summer Acting Conservatory

    Term: 6 weeks - 180 hours   Fee: $2800
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    Deadline Jun 25, 2023

    Summer Acting Conservatory (30 hours per week) is a six-week, full-time, Monday through Friday, acting-for-film and stage, professional Meisner training program which focuses on instrument development, and is designed to train actors in the beginning techniques of Meisner Acting Technique, Improvisation, Emotional preparation, Text Analysis/Cold Reading, Scene Study, Contemporary Movement, Voice/Speech, Singing, Stage Violence, Voice-over Workshop and Acting for the Camera. It is a rigorous, intensive program for students seeking to commit to 6-weeks of the highest level of training offered in New York designed to begin their development into well-grounded, professional artists capable of acting in film, TV and theatre.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • The Acting Conservatory Program

    Term: Approx: 18 mos   Fee: No-interest financing at $360. /month (21 intsallments) Inclusive of all required classes at 3 levels $7560. total.
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    The Acting Conservatory Program offers the full MEISNER TECHNIQUE TRAINING on a part-time basis in a conservatory setting with Chelsea Repertory Company for those working in the real world. The program is a prescribed, 3-phase, part-time, conservatory course of study for instrument development, beginning with the study of basic Meisner techniques, then applying them to the creative rehearsal process and finally presenting them in performance in conjunction with Chelsea Repertory Company. Most acting classes meet twice a week at each of these levels and outside rehearsal time is required. Most students who have to work for their living choose this program in which to study over a longer period of time.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

  • Voice-over Workshop

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $400
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    Class Overview

    Voice-over 1 introduces students to the fundamentals of voice-over work - from using the breath effectively to creating an interesting and fun range of characters. The primary focus of the class will involve a hands-on workshop approach to training the student to work with commercial copy, narration, dramatic and comedic scripts. 

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  • Voice/Speech

    Term: 8 weeks   Fee: $385
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    Class Overview

    The class focuses on voice develoment exercises for the first 45-60 minutes and focuses on proper speech clarity development for another hour. The voice training exercises help the actor to eliminate existing throat tensions and covers relaxation, breath support, sound connection, and sound release and then continues with the development of mask resonance, vocal ring, resonance blending, range enhancement, and articulation. The end result is a personal regimen of vocal warmup exercises to be practiced by the actor each day.

    (For schedule click DATES & PRICES above.)

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