The Actors Alliance Studio of New York Announces New Classes
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The Actors Alliance Studio
 of New York

Where talent and opportunity meet.”

Individual Audition Sessions
With legit agents, commercial agents, casting directors, managers and film producers,
these sessions give you the chance to audition "Face to Face" with our guests.
Audition requirements:
• One (1) contemporary monologue (no longer than two minutes).
• Headshot and resume.
Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. A waiting list will be kept and frequently used.
The Actors Alliance will supply commercial copy for your Face To Face auditions with commercial agents.
Fee: $30 for commercial session.
for film and television sessions

One Day Intensive Classes
Our one day intensives give members the chance to perform and interact in an intimate setting for four hours with casting directors from film and television. Members will learn auditioning and acting technique for the camera.

Each class begins with an introduction to our guest followed by a brief question and answer period. Attendees will perform twice on camera per class. In the morning session the actors will perform prepared sides from our guest. In the afternoon session actors will perform cold reading sides assigned by our guest. These intensives are a great tool for building relationships and honing your on camera skills with some of the top casting people in the business. Many of our members who have taken these intensives have been both called in and been cast in various film and television projects.

Past guests include:
Marcia DeBonis - Marcia DeBonis Casting
Ellen Parks - Ellen Parks Casting
James Calleri - James Calleri Casting
Lara Tal - CBS Casting
Jeff Gafner - Warner Bros. Casting
Liz Ortiz Mackes - Casting Solutions
Erica Palgon - Susan Shopmaker Casting


Red Carpet Class: Advanced Acting for Film
This four week class follows the actor through the audition and call back
Instructor: Harry O'Reilly

Industry Guests will include:
Casting Director on week 3, Legit Agent on week 4.

Week One: The actor is given a scene or scenes from a screenplay.
The scene will be cold read, rehearsed and performed on tape in the first
class. Notes will be given for the following week.
Week Two: The actor is asked to show up prepared for the 2nd class, and have
the scene up on its feet.
Week Three: An "audition" for our casting director guest with notes and a Q
and A.
Week Four: Your scene will be performed for our legit agent guest.

Many of Harry's students have booked jobs on shows such as "Sex and the
City,” "Hope and Faith," and "Third Watch." Many more have been called in for
auditions for numerous other projects directly from this class.
Students have also been signed by legit talent agents directly from this

Preparation and stamina are a must. Serious actors only.


Advanced Commercial Copy Class
This on-camera class includes script interpretation, choice selection, & performance, and is designed to take actors to the next level of their commercial auditioning technique.

Instructors: Harry O'Reilly & Jim Burke
Dates: Thursdays, April 21st, 28th, May 5th & 12th

Week 1: Time will be spent with the instructors working on concept analysis, on-camera technique, and choice development.

Week 2: The first half of the class will be spent developing technique. A Commercial Casting Director guest will be attending the 2nd half of the class. The actors will be performing commercial copy for the Commercial Casting Director, and notes will be given.

Week 3: The actors will continue to develop their technique, and will perform commercial copy for another Commercial Casting Director guest. Notes will be given.

Week 4: A Legit Commercial Agent will be attending the class. Actors will perform commercial copy for the guest, and notes will be given.

**Several actors are now working with Legit Commercial Agents, and are being called in by Commercial Casting Directors as a result of this class.

Focus, stamina, and a willingness to have fun are a must.
Fee: $300


Monologue Selection and Performance
This four week class is designed to help you find monologues that will push you to a new level and represent your uniqueness at the same time.

  • Learn multiple monologues to have "In your back pocket" and at the ready to show your range and colors.

  • Explore the pitfalls actors fall into when choosing and acting their monologues.

  • Develop your monologues, through improvisation, text study, relationship study and performance.

The fourth week of class will be "Performance Night" for an invited casting agent or talent agent guest. This class is highly recommended for all levels of experience.


Stand-up Comedy
This five week class helps the new comedian or actor develop a short routine to be performed in our final "Performance Night" class.
Students must bring material into first class.
Week One: Explore what’s funny, what’s not and where to look for material.
Week Two: Developing ideas, getting them written down and what the new comedian needs to do to make his or her personality work for them.
A-list comedian guests scheduled to give pointers on developing ideas.
Week Three: Learn to work with equipment, focus on stance and presentation. Insiders tips on contacting clubs and booking shows.
A-list comedian guests scheduled to give pointers on bringing ideas from page to stage.
Week Four: Mock Performance. Each student will perform five minutes of material to be videotaped.
Week Five: Comedy talent agents invited as guests. There will be notes and Q&A.

Recommended to new comediennes or actors who are looking to expand their range.

In development…
These are among the many others to be announced in the near future.

  • "Cold copy" reading classes.

  • "Improvisation" classes

  •  “Scene day” performances

Please check this web-site for updates and how to set up an audition with us.

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