The MN Acting Studio (founded in 2010 by professional actor and acting coach Matt Newton) is a highly acclaimed TV and film acting studio located in Herald Square in New York City, offering on-camera acting classes, private acting coaching, Skype coaching, on-set coaching, and professional audition taping. We work with students who are new to the business, as well as seasoned actors who have won Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and have been nominated for Grammys and Golden Globes.
Our goal is to prepare actors for auditioning and working on set in today's landscape. All of our teachers are working professionals with over 50 years combined in the business. Our mission is to help students combine the craft of acting with the practical, ever evolving business side of acting. Our modern, direct, no-nonsense approach gives actors the tools to bring complete truth and authenticity to the work, while also adapting to current trends and industry standards.
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Our next OPEN HOUSE is Monday, Marh 9th at 5:30pm.
New "COLD READING TECHNIQUE" class with Matt starts March 16th.
New one day COMMERCIAL CLASS with agent Tim Walsh on March 14th.
AUDITIONS are open for our March On Set Masterclass.
Melissa Moss from "Blue Bloods" will be the industry guest for the March Advanced Audition class.
3 WEEK MONOLOGUE CLASS with Brian O'Neil starts March 21st.
Matt Newton is currently coaching on Season 5 of the hit CBS show "Blue Bloods"
"Matt Newton is not only a phenomenal acting coach, but also a passionate advocate for his clients. I respect him as an integral part of the team and rely on his expertise when developing talent." -Halle Madia, Agent, INNOVATIVE ARTISTS TALENT AGENCY
"Matt Newton is the smartest acting teacher in New York! Any young, or not so young pro or beginner would benefit greatly by working with him." -Brian O'Neill, author, "Acting as a Business"
"Love this man! Become a student of Matt Newton. You won't regret it." -Kim Graham, casting associate, "Homeland"
"Matt Newton is an intelligent and thorough teacher/coach. He knows how to talk to actors in a way that is understandable and relatable, and organically helps get them achieve a night level of acting. He has a unique skill set and he is a joy to work with!" -Christina wright, casting associate, "Veep" and "Boardwalk Empire"
Matt Newton (the founder) is currently the on-set coach for the hit CBS show "Blue Bloods," an industry expert contributor to Backstage, and the author of the popular book "10 Steps to Breaking into Acting."