Auditioning for a role is an art unto itself. Mastering auditioning technique is a skill that transforms a talented performer into a working actor. In this seminar, participants will learn how to break down a text, understand and effectively portray a character, and make strong choices that will ensure a confident, professional acting audition. Learn ..
Whether you’re looking to hone your comedic chops or strengthen your overall acting skills, this seminar offers useful tips and techniques utilized in the world of comedy that can transform you as an actor. Participants will learn the art of comedic timing, how to use improv in comedy, and the importance comedic techniques have for ..
Improvisation is a crucial part of the creative process for many actors both in stage and film. Many successful actors, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert, have used their experiences learned in improv clubs to catapult to stardom. In this acting seminar, you will work with a professional to learn how to use ..
If you want to be in a Broadway show and have a career as a musical theatre performer, it’s not enough to have great singing technique and skill. You’ll need to know how to convey emotion and a story through your performance of a song’s music and lyrics. This experience teaches singers how to break ..
The stage manager is the ultimate communicator, diplomat, and problem solver in the theatre. They must ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible throughout the entire production process, and once a show opens, they are charged with “maintaining its artistic integrity.” Yet the audience never sees these very important individuals. Discover what stage management ..
What is the casting process really about? This seminar addresses “myths” about the casting process and answers all of the questions that you have, as you come to a better understanding of exactly what happens in the audition room. Topics will include what happens between an audition and a callback and between a callback and ..
For a stage actor in America, Broadway is considered to be the ultimate goal. Have you dreamt of acting in a Broadway show? Do you know what it takes to do so? Here’s your chance to start making those dreams of acting on Broadway come true! Work with a Broadway performer or cast member on ..
The dance call for the singer or actor can be frightening, overwhelming, and a dealmaker or breaker. In this seminar, a Broadway performer, dance captain, or choreographer will share tips and techniques that actors and singers can use to shine in their dance call. Learn how to retain choreography, adapt to different choreographic styles, and ..
How do you become a professional stage director and what does the job entail? Meet and discuss the business and art of directing with a Broadway or off-Broadway director or an associate director. When you spend an hour with this member of the creative team of a show you’ll hear about their personal journey to ..
Acting technique is the foundation for consistently great performances. Our master faculty members have created some of the most effective exercises and methodologies focused on improving acting technique and performance quality. This flexible seminar can cover acting styles ranging from Shakespeare to Chekhov and from classical theatre to contemporary Broadway styles. Scene work and/or monologue ..
Learn how to develop a strong character, generate focus, reduce anxiety, and make a positive impression in a matter of minutes with this cold reading seminar. Participants will learn tips and tricks of the trade that will enable them to develop the essential cold reading skills necessary to effectively act in a scene without a ..
Get to know what it’s like to be a Broadway actor. You’ll spend an hour with a cast member of a Broadway show and learn about their journey to becoming a successful performer. Get the inside story on the audition and rehearsal process, find out what the day-to-day life of a professional actor in NYC ..
In this acting experience, participants will discover how to break down a scene in order to develop a believable character. With our Scene Study experience, you’ll explore the different skills that actors require to work well with a variety of scene partners and learn how to find the perfect scene for each audition or performance. ..
How does a script go from page to stage? What’s the route for a playwright who gets their show on Broadway? Meet and professional writer and discuss the process, craft, art, and business of writing for the stage. Immerse yourself in the world of a professional writer and get a glimpse of the many different ..
How do actors and writers create great sketch comedy like the type seen on SNL? In this seminar, as an actor, you will learn how to write and develop a sketch comedy scene, discover how to use comedic acting techniques, and get useful tips on how to pursue a career in sketch comedy, which is ..
Stage combat skills can transform you from being an actor to a multifaceted performer. From a simple slap to a complex sword fight, making conflict look easy and natural on stage and ensuring it’s done in a safe manner are invaluable tools for any actor. This seminar will equip participants with professional techniques that are ..
Never danced, sang or acted before? No problem! We’ll teach you an easy to learn, fun section from a Broadway show. Leave feeling like a star! Beginners are welcome. Take on the challenges that every performer must face and have fun! Experience will include: Beginner dance, singing and acting exercises Basic steps and songs used ..