MN Acting Studio is a cutting edge, acclaimed tv and film acting studio in New York City (with satellite classes in LA), and is highly recommended by agents and managers for our expertise in combining the craft of on-camera acting with the business.   We offer professional tv and film classes for all ages and levels, private audition coaching, Skype lessons, state of the art audition taping, and on set coaching.  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.


4 Week Audition Masterclass with Matt Newton

For professional actors . Ages 17 and up. Audition, industry referral or invite only.   There are 76 TV shows now filming in New York.  Are you ready to book work? Based on Matt's popular Backstage article "the 7 C's of Auditioning," this is an ongoing "real world" audition gym for serious actors who want to work on scripts outside their comfort zone in an honest, safe environment.   Matt will assign challenging TV scripts each week (tailored to each actor's individual strengths and weaknesses), with a focus on guest star and series regular roles, or actors can bring in their own audition scripts.   Matt will coach each actor on bringing the script to life, and putting their authentic stamp on the script (through improvisation, etc.), and making strong choices with little preparation time (sides are sent 1-2 days before each class).   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 actors.   Matt will sometimes bring in special industry guests (agents and casting directors) to come speak with the students.

Who should take this class?

Matt's Audition Masterclass is the highest level of class offered at the studio. This class is for professional actors with representation looking to stretch their existing skill set and work on scripts that are challenging and may be outside their wheelhouse.


  • Must be audition to be accepted or have an agent/manager referral
  • Must be actively auditioning
  • Strong training
  • Stong on-camera experience
  • Headshot/Resume
  • Strong sense of confidence and knowledge of type and where you fit into the industry