MN ACTING STUDIO

A MODERN APPROACH TO ACTING

MN Acting Studio is an acclaimed tv and film acting studio in New York City (with satellite classes in LA), and is highly recommended by agents and managers.   We offer professional, state of the art audition taping, audition coaching, and on-camera classes for all ages and levels.  Our actors have booked roles on countless TV shows and films, and our students range from Emmy Award nominees, Golden Globe winners, Grammy nominees, Outer Critics Circle Award winners, to  the young stars of film, tv and stage.

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MN Acting Studio is now offering on-camera audition classes in Los Angeles!

All classes take place at the Space Station in Los Angeles.

950 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038


Starts Tuesday, January 9, 2018

4 week TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Paul Urcioli  $260

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Limited to 10 students for maximum personal attention.  An intermediate on-camera audition "bootcamp" class for actors who are actively auditioning and want to enhance essential on-camera audition skills in a real world "gym" setting.   Actors will be challenged with current scripts, tailored to your type and the way you are seen in the market.    This is a mock audition "gym," where actors will be given a very realistic sense of what on-camera auditioning is like at the highest level.  Paul will assign sides beforehand, and you will be coached on comedy, drama, cold-read, and chemistry reads.  Actors will work with slating, eyelines, type, audition etiquette, getting over nerves, walking into the room with confidence, with a focus on co-stars and guest star roles. 

6-8:30pm

January 9, 16, 23, 30th


Starts Thursday, January 11th, 2018

4 week ADVANCED "PILOT PREP" INTENSIVE with Paul Urcioli  $260

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Our highest level audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation.   Must be accepted by the studio to attend (please email headshot, resume, and demo to info@mnactingstudio.com).   This is a real world, challenging, mock audition "gym"  that is tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of each actor, where PAUL will throw everything at them, including last minute cold-reads, chemistry reads, or anything else that might come up in a network level audition setting.   Prepared scenes are sent one day before, and are meant to push the actors outside of their comfort zone.   The focus is on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Actors will act as readers for each other, and Paul will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, digging deeper into the work, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 serious actors.   

January 11, 18, 25, February 1

6-8:30pm


The teacher...

Paul Urcioli 

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Paul Urcioli is a writer, actor, director and producer.  On Film you’ve seen him in Viral, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Adult Beginners, Shelter, Thanks for Sharing, Morning Glory, 3 Backyards.  On TV he has guest starred on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Americans (recurring), Elementary, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, Homeland, The Good Wife, Golden Boy, Royal Pains, The Unusuals, Cupid, Fringe, Cashmere Mafia, Six Degrees, Conviction, many appearances on all the Law and Orders, Third Watch, Sex and the City, All My Children, The Guiding Light and Queens Supreme (recurring).  He’s currently producing the feature Phoenix to be directed by Amy Redford.

New York Theater:  Point Last Seen (Atlantic Theater Company 2nd Stage), The Invitaion (Ohio Theater), Goner, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, (The Present Company) Over the River and Through the Woods (The John Houseman), Americana Absurdum (Lucille Lortel and P.S. 122) Greg Kotis’ Eat the Taste (Barrow Street Theater).  International:  Americana Absurdum (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2000) and at the Menier Theatre in London in 2004.

 

His commercial work includes spots for V-8, Heineken, State Farm, MasterCard, Barclays, Downy, Healthy Choice, Progresso, Verizon Fios, eBay, Nike, Fidelity, KY, FedEx, Sheraton, Comcast, Las Vegas, Staples, Delta, Canon, Volkswagen, IBM, CNN and Brown Co. 

 

Paul’s directing credits include Mary Go Nowhere (world premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe), an all female version of The Learned Ladies (Cake Productions and Ateh Theater Group), Reckless, Weekend at an English Country Estate (Ateh), Mamet’s Revenge of the Space Pandas, Our Town, The Devil & Billy Markham, Twelfth Night, Bridezilla Strikes Back (NY Fringe Festival Award Winner), Brian Parks’ Suspicious Package (HERE), The Rimers of Eldritch, The Women, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Harm’s Way, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet

 

Paul is on the faculty of USC’s School of Dramatic Arts and has taught Acting, Advanced Scene Study & Styles, Physical Comedy, Improvisation, Sketch Comedy and On-Camera Technique at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in the NYU BFA Program, PACE University and On Camera Technique at The Matt Newton Acting Studio.  He was an Artist in Residence at Oberlin College teaching acting, movement, improvisation and performing with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  He also coaches privately.

 

www.paulurcioli.com

 

INFO@MNACTINGSTUDIO.COM