Refine Your Skills

Year-round Classes
Ages 18+

Part-Time classes offer students the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and refine their skills in a professionally rigorous and supportive environment.

Audition Lab

This workshop is perfect for all actors looking to make the most out of every on-camera audition and pilot season by immediately applying these tips and techniques. This is an exclusive opportunity for the serious actor to experience casting sessions with a professional Feature Film and Television Casting Director, Todd Thaler. Todd’s class sharpens and improves an actor’s on-camera acting skills, starting with demystifying the audition process. Receive coaching on the skills necessary to quickly and easily gather information needed to give your best performance and prevent self-sabotage. This workshop includes: audition sides, cold reads, general auditions and interviews, scene coaching, and video playback.

March 19 – April 9 | Tuesdays, 7PM – 10pm
Tuition: $295 | Register by February 27

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July 9 – July 30 | Tuesdays, 7PM – 10pm
Tuition: $295 | Register by June 19

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Art for Social Change A Creative Activist Lab

Many contemporary artists are deeply committed to creating work to address pressing social issues and to change the way we perceive the world. Socially engaged art can ignite outrage and demands for change, and/or provide a platform for reflection, collaboration, and building community. The focus of this hands-on, interactive course is to develop an innovative project focused on theater, visual arts, music, or community activism that meaningfully engages with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building using any art form through:

  • Introducing the components of successful Art for Social Change projects
  • Networking with Artists for Social Change experts from Bosnia, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Israel
  • Understanding best practice in crafting and guiding an Art for Social Change project
  • Developing an individual Mission Statement and three-step “seed-plan” for an individual project that will grab the public’s imagination and motivate people to take constructive action toward making a positive impact on an important social need

Fran Tarr, the director/founder of Breaking Walls will guide the work. Breaking Walls connects young people, internationally, as ambassadors for peace using the arts.
**Participants taking the course should bring their laptop or ipad and a journal.

March 21, March 28 & April 4 | Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm
Tuition: $195 | Register by February 22


Technique Labs

Technique Lab I

An 8 week introduction to the Atlantic Technique. Learn how to analyze a scene, play the action truthfully, and maintain an emotional connection to your scene partner. Together this results in strong and compelling performance choices. Exercises will be drawn from Script Analysis and Moment Lab, two fundamental classes in the Atlantic training. Outside rehearsal time is required between the weekly classes. Application and interview required.

march 25 – May 20 (no class: april 22) | Mondays, 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $600 | Register by march 2

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July 8 – august 1 | Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $600 | Register by June 20

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Technique Lab II

Advanced Scene Study in 8 weeks building upon the skills developed in Technique Lab I (LVL I). Actors in this advanced technique class will expand their understanding and implementation of the Atlantic Technique by taking a deep dive into longer scene work and play analysis. Actors will work to strengthen their relationship to a play through extensive analytic work designed to bring greater specificity to their choices. Focus will be on integrating analytic skills with an emphasis on moment-to-moment stamina, and working with the teachers as a director. Outside rehearsal time is required between the weekly classes.
Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of LVL I, Summer Intensive, or Spring Comprehensive, and a teacher recommendation required.

January 22 – march 12 | Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $600

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Technique Lab III

This 10 week class is a Master Class in the Atlantic Technique. It serves to answer the question, “How do we instill performance habits that help us give our all 8 shows a week or 20 takes in a row?”

During the first 6 weeks actors will work on dramatic material and will be taken through a rehearsal process from table read to fully realized and directed scenes. This portion culminates in a workshop performance open to guests of the class.

The next 4 weeks looks at the technique and its application to film and television material. Actors work on camera to develop skills that prepare them to audition and work in the film/tv industry.

Outside rehearsal time is required between the weekly classes. The class is kept to an intimate size to maximize individual attention. Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of LVL II and teacher recommendation required.

April 16 – June 18 | Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $695 | Register by March 30

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Graduates who have successfully completed all 3 levels of Technique Labs and have a strong teacher recommendation are eligible for an exclusive audition opportunity for a panel of Atlantic Theater Company Artistic staff.

Beginners Acting Lab

Beginners Acting Lab

This 6-week lab is an excellent start or refresher for the beginner adult actor. Explore acting exercises and techniques to develop your basic understanding of how to deliver a compelling and truthful performance. Students will be introduced to fundamentals of the Atlantic Technique through the exploration of scenes or monologues. Improve your communication, public speaking, and presentation skills. No prior experience is necessary. Open Registration.

January 27 – March 10 (No Class: february 17) | Sundays, 11am – 2pm
Tuition: $395 | Register by January 21

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July 9 – august 13 | Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $395 | Register by June 16

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