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Youth Classes

Basic Technique for Youth/Teen Actors (Ages 10 to 17)

Instructor: Marisa Lowe

First class meets January 8, 2020
Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm $385 for 12 weeks


Explore all aspects of acting for the stage, with special focus on improvisation, monologues, plus discovering and using your voice. Learn how to project your voice with clarity and build confidence, skill and trust through fun improvisational exercises and pre-scripted and original monologues. Each student is encouraged to access his or her own uniqueness and point-of-view. Marisa fosters a creative and safe environment for those explorations.

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Adult Classes

Basic Acting Technique

Instructor: Rachel Jones

First class meets January 8, 2020
Wednesdays 7:30-10:30 pm $395** for 12 weeks $245 for 6 weeks

Learn the foundation of the actor's craft with a range of exercises developed by legendary acting teachers Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. Develop your senses and imagination by practicing monologues and acting in scene work with classmates.

**Discounted price applies when registering for full 12 weeks in advance

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Intermediate Acting Technique

Instructor: Rachel Jones

First class meets  January 7, 2020
Tuesdays 7:30-10:30 pm $445 for 12 weeks

You’ll start each class with a relaxation exercise that creates a sensitive awareness of the body and opens up your imagination. Learn how to build a believable character by taking risks and making choices. Refine your technique on stage in scenes and monologues.

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Advanced Acting Technique & Scene Study

Instructor: Catherine Banks

First class meets December 2, 2019
Mondays 7:30-10:30 pm $395 for 8 weeks

Building on acting fundamentals established through the intermediate class, study or prior experience, this advanced class will push you further in developing your craft. This class will help break down barriers and lead to deeper emotional access.  Each class will include a group exercise, Meisner work developed to enhance the skills already introduced in earlier classes as well as new techniques, and attention to individual monologue or scene work. 

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Master Class with Howard Meyer

Instructor: Howard Meyer

Eight week session starts November 19, 2019
Tuesday 7-11 pm $465 for 8 weeks

Admission by audition or interview. Contact Howard Meyer. 

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Playwriting Workshop

Instructor: David Adam Gill

First class meets December 10, 2019

Tuesday 7-9 pm $265 for 6 weeks

Learn how to develop a play scene by scene. Students will bring in writing each week and hear their work read out loud. With the aid of in-class writing exercises and guidance for the work brought in each week, one-act plays and full lengths will develop for each playwright. Come discover your voice in a safe environment and watch what develops. 

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Payment Policies:

Admission is rolling, with payment due in full on the first class of the month or first class of the session. To secure your place in a class, you may register in advance by calling 914-286-7680. You will receive by postal mail a registration form to be returned with a 50% deposit enclosed. 

Refund/Cancellation Policy for 6-Week Classes and Workshops:
If you cancel your enrollment in a class in advance of 15 days from the start date, you will receive a full refund. Beyond this point we will retain a 10% administrative fee in addition to the charges for any classes attended, up to the second class. Beyond the second class, the entire course fee is non-refundable.

Refund/Cancellation Policy for 12-week Classes and Workshops: 
If you cancel your enrollment in a class in advance of 15 days from the start date, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel enrollment less than 15 days in advance of the start date, we will retain a 10% administrative fee in addition to the charges for any classes attended, up to the fourth class. After the fourth class, the entire course fee is non-refundable. 

Refund/Cancellation Policy for Monday Adult Classes: 
Payment is made month-to-month, and is non-refundable if you cancel your enrollment within the month.

Attendance Policy: 
We do not offer refunds for classes you may miss due to illness or other personal reasons. However, if you miss a class, we encourage you to make it up by arranging to attend a class held on a different day. Consult your instructor for further details. Please try to do make-ups within 8 weeks of the missed class. You must be currently enrolled to redeem a make-up class.

Code of Conduct:
We strive to host a classroom environment where all students feel comfortable and derive optimal benefit from our program. If we determine due to circumstances that any student's behavior is not in the best interest of said student’s, or the group's, learning experience, we reserve the right at our discretion to discontinue said student’s participation in the class. 

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