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Youth Classes and Workshops

Ages 9-16.  Professional level on-camera classes for kids and teens in New York City. Taught by working professionals.  Limited to 10 students.  Maximum personal attention.  Total honesty.  Current scripts.  Video feedback.   These classes are offered every month, and are highly recommended by agents and managers.  To be considered, email your pic, res and agency info to info@mnactingstudio.com with your class request before signing up.   


Starts March 30th

4 week KIDS tv audition BOOTCAMP

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Taught by Amy Russ. Tv and film class for professional actors ages 9-12 who have training and are actively auditioning for tv and film.  This is an intense 4 week "real world" audition class where all different genres of scripts will be assigned (drama, single camera comedy, multi-camera comedy, cold-reads), and all actors will be coached on enhancing their audition skills in a small group setting.  All actors work each week, and everyone receives a video of their work each week for further review.  Limited to 8 students.   Scripts sent 2 days before each class, and actors are expected to be memorized.  Classes are ongoing and can be taken as many times as necessary to stay sharp for upcoming auditions.   Actors can bring in their own audition scripts.  Serious students only.

Saturdays 10am-12pm

$199- 4 classes

March 30, April 6, 13, May 4th (hold date May 11th)

May 25, June 1, 8, 15


Starts March 30th

4 week TEEN tv audition bootcamp

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Taught by Bryan Manley Davis.  Tv and film class for professional actors ages 13-16 who have training and are actively auditioning for tv and film. This is an advanced 4 week "real world" audition focused class where all different genres of scripts will be assigned (drama, single camera comedy, multi-camera comedy, cold-reads), and all actors will be coached on enhancing their audition skills in a small group setting.  Scripts sent 2 days before each class.  All actors work each week, and everyone receives a video of their work each week for further review.  Limited to 10 advanced students.  Classes are ongoing and can be taken as many times as necessary to stay tuned for upcoming auditions.   Actors can bring in their own audition scripts.  Serious students only.  

Saturdays 12:30pm-3pm

$260- 4 classes

March 30, April 6, 13, May 4th (hold date May 11th)

May 25, June 1, 8, 15th


Saturday, May 18th

the working actor audition intensive with Matt Newton

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This one day small group workshop is for the highest level young actors (with representation and network level credits) who want to enhance their tv drama audition skills with acclaimed acting coach Matt Newton in a “real world” setting.. Class is limited to 8-10 serious, advanced students (hand selected by Matt), who will be coached by Matt Newton through 2 very different, challenging scenes that will be assigned 1-2 days before. Students will work twice on-camera, and Matt will coach them to “drop in”, dig deeper, take direction quickly, and bring their unique personality to the script. This is a great class for students who audition regularly for tv and film, and really want to up their game in a small, intense, honest setting.

*to be considered, email your pic, res, and recent self tape to info@mnactingstudio.com.

AGES 11-13 (middle school)

10am-1pm

$175 ($20 discount for current students of Matt)

AGES 14-17 (high school)

2pm-5pm

$175 ($20 discount for current students of Matt)


SUMMER ON-CAMERA INTENSIVE with Matt Newton

July 8-12 or August 5-9

10-4:30 Monday through Friday. To be considered, email your pic and res to info@mnactingstudio.com. Matt will be hand selecting each student, and you will receive a response within 48 hours.

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This one of a kind, challenging, immensely popular weeklong on-camera experience is limited to 10 trained, professional young actors (ages 10-15, who will be separated into age groups) who want to work exclusively with acclaimed acting coach Matt Newton on all aspects of tv and film in a small group setting, tailored to each actors strengths and weaknesses.  Offered once a year, by audition or referral only, Matt works personally with each actor, covering everything from auditioning, to role prep, to working on set, and even writing and directing their own scenes.   Actors will also film a professional scene (directed by Matt) with a small crew on location to be ultimately used for their demo reel/online casting profile.. In addition, on the final day, Matt brings in an industry guest to offer another perspective on the business.    All actors will work on-camera every day, and parents will receive a video with personal feedback at the end of the session.  

PRICE:  $1350

Students will learn:

  • Auditioning for comedy vs. drama in the current TV market

  • The tv and film casting process

  • Playing against type

  • Cold-reading

  • Memorization skills with little prep time

  • Script analysis (beats, moments, tone)

  • Character development (behavior, point of view, relationship)

  • Improvisation (and how it helps with tv auditions)

  • Working "on set" with different camera angles, marks (students will get to direct scenes)

  • Audition etiquette

  • Students will each leave with a fully produced drama scene for their demo reel/online casting profile

  • 10-4:30pm (half hour in house lunch break every day)

All Students must audition with Matt to be accepted into the intensive. Join the interest below to be updated on auditions.

July 8-12

August 5-9

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