Classes

Our classes are fun and focused. Every student works in every class. Co-taught by professional actors Rob Sedgwick and Cathy Russell, the duo has a combined 60 years of experience in stage and screen. Below you'll find descriptions of our acting classes, audition workshops, and our much-requested Business of Acting class.


Introductory Classes

Everyone works in every class, starting from the first session where actors cold read a monologue. Students are taught how to analyze a scene, make strong and interesting choices, take direction, and audition effectively. The six-week course culminates in an audition workshop before an industry casting director. These classes are useful for several kinds: seasoned professionals who want more audition experience, non-actors who want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, and/or those who have always wanted to try acting as a career but weren’t sure how to begin. Rob and Cathy create an environment that is focused yet fun and many students enjoy meeting and working with the diverse group of people- electricians, psychiatrists, architects, doormen, pharmacists, stock brokers, IT specialists, and more who take our classes.

Class #1: Introduction to the class, cold read a monologue given to you in class
Class #2: Perform a scene chosen for you with a partner e-mailed after class #1
Class #3: Perform a monologue chosen for you and e-mailed after class #2
Class #4: Perform a new scene chosen for you with a new partner e-mailed after class #3
Class #5: Work on the monologue from class #3 and scene from class #4 more intensively
Class #6: Perform the monologue and scene from class with feedback from a casting director

Purchase INTRODUCTORY Class

$240 (Regularly $480)


Advanced Adult Classes

Our advanced classes require a more rigorous examination of scripts, scenes, and character. Students in the advanced class will devote their time to two monologues (one supplied by the student and one assigned in class), as well as a scene from a play that will be worked on with a partner intensely over the six-week course. The class requires dedication as well as rehearsal outside of class with your scene partner. This class also culminates in an audition workshop before a casting director.

Please Note: An audition and/or approval from Cathy or Rob is required.

Purchase Advanced Class

$480

Alumni Discount: $240

Alumni Deposit: $120


Business of Acting

Our most in-demand class returns this Winter!

Pursuing an acting career in New York can be lonely and frustrating. This class will help you develop a strategic plan to get work and provide you with a community of actors to share experiences and knowledge with. Teachers Catherine Russell and Rob Sedgwick will guide you, advise you, inspire you, and, if necessary, kick your butt. Our Business of Acting class is an individually tailored, year-long class designed to help you get a leg up in the world of acting, covering topics like: agents, managers, casting directors, breakdowns; headshots and resumes; knowing your type; creating a reel; joining unions; and more!

Students meet Saturdays for six weeks from 4:30-6:30 and then will meet on the first Saturday of each month following for nine months. This year-long class is designed for students ready to take the next step in their careers. 

Please Note: An audition and/or approval from Cathy or Rob is required.
Dates: Stay tuned for our next Business of Acting session, to be announced (coming soon).

Register for The Business of Acting

The Business of Acting: $300

Stay tuned, registration will resume when the fall dates are announced.

For more information check out our Business of Acting page.


Casting Workshops

Our Audition Workshops feature three hours of one-on-one coaching with Cathy or Rob, work on creating or enhancing your resume, and a put your skills to work in front of four industry professionals from theater, film, and commercials. Recent Casting Professionals include: Alexis Atkinson (Law & Order), Lori Malkin (Pepsi, L'Oreal, Volkswagen), Marci Phillips (Head of Casting ABC),  Sara Conte (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Gossip Girl), Kate Geller (The Blacklist, Person of Interest), and Judy Henderson (Homeland).

Please Note: An audition and/or approval from Cathy or Rob is required.

Register for our next Casting Workshop

Stay tuned, registration will resume when our next workshop is announced.