Space Station Casting Studios. 950 North Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA

4 week "PILOT PREP" INTENSIVE with Paul Urcioli (and special guest Matt Newton)

Our highest level Los Angeles TV audition class for professional working actors with tv and film representation, who are actively auditioning for pilot season.    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, making strong choices with little preparation time.   All students work each week, and receive a video of their work.  Limited to 10 serious actors.   Must be actively auditioning for network level projects.   This is an ongoing class, offered every month.  Current students get first dibs on holding their spot for the next round.  MN studio owner and acclaimed acting coach Matt Newton will attend the last class to discuss the business, as well as help critique and coach scenes.

January 11, 18, 25, February 1


Thursday nights 7:30-10pm


February dates:  Feb. 15, 22, March 1, 8

Thursday nights 7:30-10pm

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*Waitlist will be notified Feb. 2 if spots open up for the class.

The teacher...

Paul Urcioli 


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 WayGoodnight 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.