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THE PERFORMANCE ONLY YOU CAN GIVE
Starting Your Acting Career in New York

"The Performance Only You Can Give was the most helpful, insightful and creatively liberating class I have taken in years. I highly recommend it!"
Elizabeth June

The Performance Only You Can Give I

Actors build their careers on what makes them unique. This course in scene study focuses on freeing the actor from their expectations of what a scene is “supposed to be” and on giving them the tools to unleash the impulses and triggers that make them different from every other actor.

The Performance Only You Can Give II

Building on the skills taught in The Performance Only You Can Give I, this course in scene study focuses on developing techniques for taking the constellation of emotional and intellectual triggers that are unique to a given actor and applying them to a specific role to create a dynamic and unexpected performance that respects, supports – and elevates – the play as written.

If you are interested in being notified about upcoming sessions of The Peformance Only You Can Give I & II, please click here.

"The best part about this class was the high level of attention that was paid to each participant. Everyone got one-on-one coaching – it was fantastic! "
Carolyn Sharpie
"Unlike many other scene study classes, I didn't just learn how to do a particular scene with a particular actor in a particular setting. I learned a new technique for approaching scenes and learned to refine that technique in order to use it when working on other scenes and plays in my career."
Mélisa Breiner-Sanders


STARTING YOUR ACTING CAREER IN NEW YORK
Starting Your Acting Career in New York
Based on CRY HAVOC’s acclaimed early-career workshop, Starting Your Acting Career in New York provides students with an in-depth tour through all aspects of the realities of beginning a career in the theater industry – and individualized guidance from professional, award-winning actors and directors on the best strategies to approach your personal career.

Topics covered include:

  • Acting Unions
  • Agents/Managers
  • Headshots and Resumes
  • Monologue and Side Preparation
  • Artist Resources in New York City
  • Making Your “Day Job” Work for You
  • Producing Your Own Work
  • Identifying and Utilizing your Type
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Audition Strategy
  • Developing a Plan for your Career and Strategies for Long-Term Success

If you are interested in being notified about upcoming sessions of Starting Your
Acting Career in New York
, please click here.


BUILDING YOUR MONOLOGUE ARSENAL
Starting Your Acting Career in New York

It is not enough to pick a good monologue – you have to pick a monologue that shows how good you are. This practical workshop helps actors identify and articulate their product – and then arms them with a personalized slate of monologues that shows off what they do best.

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PLAYWRITING CLASSES – PREPARING TO WRITE YOUR FIRST PLAY & FINISHING YOUR PLAY
Starting Your Acting Career in New York
Preparing to Write Your First Play

Many actors, directors, and non-dramatic writers walk around with a great idea for a play rattling around in their head – but they don’t know where to start. This course teaches the fundamentals of dramatic structure, character development, and the process of writing a play – and gives new playwrights the confidence in their skills and dramatic voice required to set to work on that first play.

Finishing Your Play

Many great ideas turn into half-finished scripts idling somewhere on a writer's computer. This course provides the structure, inspiration, and expert dramaturgical guidance needed to turn that great beginning into a finished, rehearsal-ready script.

If you are interested in being notified about upcoming sessions of Preparing to Write Your First Play or Finishing Your Play, please click here.