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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.   


March 2nd

One day TV AND FILM AUDITION “brushup” with Matt Newton (advanced)

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Taught by Matt Newton.  Actors must be represented by an agent or manager and actively auditioning to be considered. This one day on-camera “real world” audition workshop is for serious, professional, young actors who want to brush up their audition skills for pilot season. Not for the thin skinned, this is an honest, practical, shoot from the hip workshop that will help actors step up their game and bring their audition skills to a higher level. Limited to 10 actors, student will be assigned a script two days before, prepare as if this were an actual pilot audition, and Matt will coach them on making strong choices in the audition room.  Actors will learn how to memorize quickly, “drop in” to the character’s emotional intensity, be real, natural and connected, make strong choices, and will be coached on how to bring their authentic personality to the script when self taping or reading in front of casting directors. This is for advanced actors who can handle more difficult scripts. No excuses. All students receive a video of their work after class, as well as an individual critique.

SATURDAY MARCH 2nd

MORNING SESSION: AGES 10-12 (10-12:30pm)

AFTERNOON SESSION: AGES 13-16 (1:30-4)

$150 ($135 for MN alumni) - Email for discount code

Sibling discount of $25 when enrolling 2 students.


4 week KIDS tv audition BOOTCAMP

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Taught by Amy Russ.  Advanced 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 10-12

$199

Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 **SOLD OUT**

March 9, 16, 23, 3


4 week TEEN tv audition bootcamp

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Taught by Bryan Manley Davis.  Advanced 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.  

STARTS: SATURDAY MARCH 9TH (4 Weeks)

$260

March 9, 16, 23, 30


SUMMER ON-CAMERA INTENSIVE with Matt Newton

July 8-12 or August 5-9

10-4:30 Monday through Friday.

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This summer camp is for the young, advanced motivated professional actor (ages 10-15) who wants to be pushed, challenged, and enhance their on-camera acting and audition technique with one of the most respected tv and film coaches in the business. This one of a kind, intense, immensely popular weeklong on-camera experience is limited to 10 trained, professional young actors (ages 10-15) who want to work exclusively with Matt 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.   All for the purpose of understanding the level of professionalism required in the real world. 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:  $1200 before March 1 (after March 1st it’s $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

  • 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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