KIDS AND TEENS ON-CAMERA CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Our popular NYC tv and film acting studio now has a second location in Darien, CT! Come visit us at our new location at 22 Grove Street in downtown Darien (behind Nero).

Youth classes are for ages 9-16. To be considered for placement in class, please email pic, res, and class request to info@mnactingstudio.com. All classes are limited to 8-10 students for maximum personal attention, and are taught by working industry professionals. All students receive a video of their work after each class. We also offer private coaching and audition taping by appointment.

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SATURDAY, April 6th

4 week KIDS TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Daniel Cosgrove

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Ages 9-12. Great for teen actors with theatre training who are interested in learning how their work translates to the camera. Learn the art of auditioning for tv and film with this four week practical, real world “gym”. All students work on camera each week, with carefully assigned scenes from current TV shows. Daniel will coach each actor to make strong choices on-camera, as well as what is expected in the casting room. Actors will work on comedy and drama, as well as cold-reads, and will receive a video of their work after each class.

9:30-11:30am

April 6, 13, May 4, May 11 (skips April 20 and 27)

$240

June 1, 8, 15, 22 (hold 29)


saturday, april 6th

4 week TEEN TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Daniel Cosgrove

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Ages 13-16. Great for teen actors with theatre training who are interested in learning how their work translates to the camera. Learn the art of auditioning for tv and film with this four week practical, real world “gym”. All students work on camera each week, with carefully assigned scenes from current TV shows. Daniel will coach each actor to make strong choices on-camera, as well as what is expected in the casting room. Actors will work on comedy and drama, as well as cold-reads, and will receive a video of their work after each class.


12-2:30pm

$260

April 6, 13, May 4, May 11 (skips April 20 and 27)

June 1, 8, 15, 22 (hold 29)


Saturday, May 25th

One Day TV AUDITION BOOTCAMP with Matt Newton

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This one day small group workshop is for advanced students with theatre training who want to learn what is expected in a competitive tv network audition at a professional level. Class is limited to 10 students, who will be coached by Matt Newton through the tv casting process. Students will be assigned current tv show scripts based on their “type,” which will be sent two days before and will be asked to prepare as if it is an actual audition. All students will work on-camera, learning audition etiquette, slating, how to make strong choices, and how to maximize their work in a medium closeup, and what casting directors expect.

MORNING SESSION: AGES 11-13

10am-12:30pm

AFTERNOON SESSION: AGES 14-17

1:30-4pm


JULY 15-19

SUMMER TV AND FILM INTENSIVE with Matt Newton

10-4:30pm Monday through Friday

*final performance for industry guest.

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Ages 10-15. This one of a kind, immensely popular weeklong on-camera experience is limited to 10 young actors with experience (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, Matt works personally with each actor, covering everything from tv auditioning (comedy vs drama, slating, the casting process), to role prep (character), to working on set (how to translate your acting with different camera angles), and even writing and directing their own scenes, all for the purpose of understanding the level of professionalism required in the real world. Actors work on-camera every day, learning the ins and outs of on-camera acting in a challenging environment, while also learning how to become better actors on a professional, competitive level. On the final day, Matt brings in an industry guest (agent, manager or casting director) to offer another perspective on the business, as well as critique each actor’s scenes.    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

  • The tv and film casting process (from audition to callback to booking)

  • What is their type

  • Cold-reading skills

  • Script memorization skills

  • Script analysis (beats, moments, tone)

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

  • Improvisation (and how it helps with tv auditions)

  • The realities of working "on set" with different camera angles, marks (students will get to direct scenes)

  • Audition etiquette

  • Final Q&A with parents on the “business of acting”

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