Sedgwick Russell Acting Studio was formed in 2011 by actors Rob Sedgwick and Cathy Russell. Rob and Cathy have over 60 years of combined professional acting experience in stage and screen. They believe that the most effective teaching occurs when students receive dual perspectives on their work which lead to discussions, discovery, and growth as an actor. All of their work is text-oriented, to simulate what students will encounter when they audition and/or book a job.

NYC Acting Classes

Have you always wanted to pursue acting but didn't know how to begin? Are you a professional actor frustrated by classes that don't make you a better, more employable actor? We offer very focused but fun classes for beginners, for intermediate actors (perhaps transitioning from another area of the arts), and for advanced professionals. Each six week session ends with an opportunity to showcase your work to a NYC casting director.

Focused & Fun

In the six week intro class you will work on your cold reading, script analysis and monologue skills in a supportive but honest environment. The final class of each session is an audition workshop (students perform a scene and a monologue) for an A-list casting director. All classes are "team-taught" by professional NY actors and teachers Rob Sedgwick (School of Visual Arts faculty) and Catherine Russell (NYU faculty). All classes taught on an Off-Broadway theater stage at the The Theater Center on Broadway at 50th Street.

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Wednesday, May 24th, 5PM - 8PM


Kyra's last Master Class was so popular she has agreed to do it again! This Master Class is FREE for all Sedgwick Russell students who register for an advanced or introductory Sedgwick Russell class for sometime in 2017.

Kyra will speak further about her career, give advice and answer your questions. She will then direct eight short film scenes with sixteen actors. These actors will be chosen by lottery - only the first fifty people who register will be eligible for this lottery so sign up TODAY!

The Master Class is free if you sign up between now on PayPal or with Cathy or Rob for any new class in 2017.

After signing up, register with Cathy ( for the Master Class to ensure a spot.

Space will be limited; please sign up ASAP.

You can purchase an advanced or an introductory class for yourself or for a friend or loved one. Each class purchase gives the purchaser one ticket to the Master Class. You can purchase a class and then schedule the dates later. You can view our full 2017 schedule here.


Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 5PM - 8PM
Cost: $240 (Six Week Introductory / Advanced Class)
Payment plans accepted
Call or e-mail us for more details or information at 917.439.3690 or or