We are currently accepting demo reels and self-taped auditions for admission to all classes. You are welcome to audit a class in advance of applying, though arrangements must be made in advance. 

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Advanced Scene Study via ZOOM

Feb 3, 10th, 17th, 24th

Now Enrolling

5 SPOTS LEFT

Instructors - Donna Morong & Director Damon Santostefano

Advanced Scene Study for the Zoom Age”. It is 4 weeks, 3 hours. Actors will do a new scene every week.  They can rehearse with their partners over Zoom.  They will get the first assign before the first class. 

This class is an “actor’s gymnasium,” where you will be asked to follow direction, learn what directors look for on set, and get invaluable feedback on your work. Donna Morong, noted Casting Director and Acting Teacher, will provide feedback alongside a guest director as you are filmed performing scenes from film and TV. Students will learn how to work on-set under pressure in a simulated professional environment.

Previous directors include: Randall Zisk (Scandal, The Mentalist, Monk), Gary Fleder (Homefront), Damon Santostefano (Three To Tango), Will Geiger (Elvis and Anabelle), and Anna Mastro (Guidance,Walter).

“I encourage my students to take risks, explore different choices and delve more deeply into the characters they are portraying. I provide an environment that is close to a professional work situation without the pressure of having to prove anything. I hope to develop their own internal sense of emotional truth as it applies to film, theater and television roles. They get to work with highly regarded professional directors and learn to respond to direction in the moment.”

-Donna Morong

(limited to 14 students.)

Our courses/intensives are a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the course/intensive is over, the instructor teaching this course/intensive will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your other promotional materials. 


As we are an educational institution, the use of the studio and faculty’s names and likenesses for any professional or personal purposes without our permission is strictly prohibited.

**Students are accepted by online application, followed by submission of materials (headshot, resume, and online reel or self-tape). An additional follow-up interview is generally required for tentatively approved submissions.

THURSDAY'S 11AM-2PM PACIFIC TIME 

 

Register now to hold your spot. 

  

THIS CLASS WILL BE VIA ZOOM.

TEACHER APPROVAL IS REQUIRED.

DAMON SANTOSTEFANO has directed the feature films "Pure Country, Pure Heart," and the "Cinderella" franchise for Warner Brothers. His critically-acclaimed independent cult feature, "Last Man Running", won the Audience Award at the L.A. Film Festival and was selected for competition in the Sundance Film Festival. He also directed the Universal feature, "Bring It On: Again". For Warner Brothers, he directed "Three to Tango", starring Matthew PerryNeve Campbell and Dylan McDermott. Some of his TV projects include the comedies "The Consultants" and "Revenge" (Fox), "American Posse" (FX Network) and "Gearheads" (Comedy Central).

New students must APPLY. Only returning students may enroll.
 
 
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Building on the principles of Meisner technique, actors will explore character behavior, justification and imagination to create backstory for their scenes. 2 scenes will be done in class and critiqued.

Training in Meisner is highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

Class limited to 14 actors

MEISNER SCENE STUDY

Instructor - Donna Morong

THURSDAY'S 11AM-1PM PACIFIC TIME

VIA ZOOM

NEXT DATE TBA

Tuition: $200

New students must APPLY. Only returning students may enroll.
 
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The Art of the Audition
VIA ZOOM

Instructors-
Donna Morong & Alicia Fusting


Check out this incredible interview with Donna Morong
 https://www.nycastings.com/its-kind-of-transcendent-an-interview-with-casting-director-and-teacher-donna-morong/

The Art of the Audition class brings together the unique perspectives of Donna Morong, who has a distinguished career as a Casting Director and Acting Teacher!

 

Online auditioning has become the standard and will be for the foreseeable future. Hone your audition skills on Zoom and refine your self-tape technique.  Small online classes guarantee that you will get valuable feedback every week to develop your skills for casting over the internet.

In The Art of the Audition, you will:

LET'S ZOOM!

  • Work on camera every week

  • Learn a methodical approach to the audition that employs your acting craft

  • Watch playback from your auditions every week, get notes & feedback, & remove the obstacles to your audition experience

  • Get new material every week from a huge variety of current Film & TV Scripts

  • Learn how to be present, alive and authentic in a pressured situation

  • Learn how to bring your art into the audition space

 

Please note that this class is for the serious professional actor with prior training and experience. This is not a casting workshop.

 

Our courses/intensives are a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the course/intensive is over, the instructor teaching this course/intensive will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your other promotional materials. 


As we are an educational institution, the use of the studio and faculty’s names and likenesses for any professional or personal purposes without our permission is strictly prohibited.

**An interview is required for this class. No auditions. Please submit an application to schedule an interview.

NOW ENROLLING
JAN/FEB CLASS
2 DIFFERNT SESSIONS
Tuesday's
2 SPOTS LEFT
10AM-12PM Pacific Time
OR 
1PM-3PM Pacific Time
JAN 18TH, 25TH & FEB 1ST & 8TH

 LIMITED TO 10 ACTORS PER CLASS

LET'S ACT VIA ZOOM.

Tuition:  $200 

4 weeks

New students must APPLY. Only returning students may enroll.

On Camera

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Instructors - Donna Morong & Brad Barnes

Next Session- TBA

Tuition: 

New students must APPLY. Only returning students my enroll.

This class is designed for serious actors who want to deepen their on-camera work, using Meisner based theories, as well as script analysis and character behavior work. Each actor will be assigned a scene that she/he will take from table read to blocking to in depth rehearsal, performance and playback. 

The instructors are both industry veterans who use their combined years of experience to guide the actor to finding ways to work on camera that will serve them in a professional environment.They will work with both Brad Barnes, an award winning director/writer who trains directors in NY, London and LA in Adrienne Weiss’ Foundations as well as Donna Morong, Casting Director former Casting Exec at Disney ,and Acting Teacher.

(20% discount is applied after taking two prior core classes at the studio in the past calendar year)

(limited to 16 students.)

Our courses/intensives are a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the course/intensive is over, the instructor teaching this course/intensive will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your other promotional materials. 


As we are an educational institution, the use of the studio and faculty’s names and likenesses for any professional or personal purposes without our permission is strictly prohibited.

**An interview is required for this class. No auditions. Please submit an application to schedule an interview.

 
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This class is designed for the serious young professional. Class is divided into physical and vocal warm-up, improvisations including Meisner exercises and scenes from classic and contemporary film, theater and TV as well as online auditions.

(limited to 12 students.)

Our courses/intensives are a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the course/intensive is over, the instructor teaching this course/intensive will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your other promotional materials. 


As we are an educational institution, the use of the studio and faculty’s names and likenesses for any professional or personal purposes without our permission is strictly prohibited.

**An interview is required for this class. No auditions. Please submit an application to schedule an interview.

Acting for Teens 1 day INTENSIVE via Zoom

Instructor -
Donna Morong & Alicia Fusting

DATE: DECEMBER -TBA

 

TIME- TBA

CAPACITY 12 ACTORS

AGES 12-18 YRS OLD

$100

New students must APPLY. Only returning students may enroll.
 

Private coaching is available seven days per week, schedules permitting, for auditions, film, television, theatre, and specific projects. Application is required for participation in any courses or services offered by the Studio.​