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Michael O.

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Red Bank, NJ
Starting at $25
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  • Speaks Sigh language
  • Awarded 'Best Play' from Manhattan Repertory Theatre
  • Teaching since 2012
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My fellow thespians,

You will be mentored by an Emmy Nominated actor and award winning Playwright. I have studied with legends such as Stella Adler and Larry Moss. My lessons are built on the Meisner technique. I have the solid foundation as a working actor and writer for thirty years.

I'm a highly sought after speaker and have taught my seminars at universities around the country. One of my goals is to transition the college acting student to a working actor. My students have built careers as a result of my coaching and mentoring. My all encompassing approach will cover everything from how to give an amazing audition to fast tracking you to obtaining an agent.

Compare my credentials of all your prospective teachers. I'm confident that my approach to presentation, proper breathing, voice, making a lasting first impression, how to dress, building your career, how to get an agent is unique and helps me stand apart from my competition.

Lastly, I really care. I am invested in

About Michael

Hi friends, It is nice to meet you! I am an 'Emmy Nominated' actor and twenty five year veteran actor on the longest running show in broadcast history 'The Guiding Light.' I was fortunate to study acting from the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler and Larry Moss. I'm also a student and perf

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November 2, 2019
Mychal
so patient and fun
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Topher M.

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New York, NY
Starting at $42
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Character acting is, at least in my eyes, the greatest thrill of the performing arts. Being able to embody the complexities of a person or thing that seems completely different from that of yourself is the ultimate mark of a master of the craft of acting. Join me as we explore the various ranges of the human heart and mind. Create a skill set that will make you a director’s favorite actor. Learn techniques that will not only give you range, but keep you healthy and effective in whatever role you may portray.

I like to teach first from an analytical approach, but then evolve into a point where you can learn to feel in the moment as a character requires. Using proven techniques learned over the 17 years I’ve spent in the business we will prepare you to be able to handle a variety of different roles through technique practices and emotional exercises. Look no further, your path to excellence in character acting starts here!

About Topher

Originally from North Carolina, I moved to NYC in 2011 to pursue a career in the arts. I was trained by Broadway actor Hal Davis and several local (but brilliant) directors and performers from the North Carolina area. I have worked in every department of the theatre and several departments in the

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Darius J.

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Ridgewood, NY
Starting at $59
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Teaching Locations:
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  • BFA - Acting from Marymount Manhattan College
  • Teaching since 2015
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Darius J.

Ridgewood, NY

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Private Improv Acting Teacher

I have been in the entertainment industry for 15 years as an actor/director/coach. I trained at Marymount Manhattan College and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, both in NYC. I have performed around the world and currently work with the Family Repertory Company as Associate Director. I believe that actors are to seek truth in everything that we do. Starting from tearing apart the text so that it becomes a part of us to finding the physical and vocal tendencies of character from a neautral place. I utilize tools from Alexander, Stanislavsky, Chekhov, Laban, and other approaches to make sure the actor can both connect to and deliver the text in a way that is honest, free, and interesting.

About Darius

Hi there! My name is Darius A. Journigan. I have been in the entertainment industry for 15 years as an actor/director/coach. I trained at Marymount Manhattan College and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, both in NYC. I have performed around the world and currently work with the Family Reper

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David T.

(89)
Improv Acting
Starting at $40
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks english
  • Acting from Ivanna Chubbick Master Class
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David T.

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Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,”

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October 16, 2019
Raina D.
David is very knowledgeable and gave my daughter such great advice and direction to work with. He broke down each line of her scene and the motivation behind it and took the extra time with her to make sure she understood everything and was delivering it naturally and effectively. He even spent extra time with her and didn’t finish the lesson until she fully got everything down. Very professional, fun, friendly and genuine. We’re so grateful we found him and she and I both look forward to her next lesson with him! We very highly recommend him!!
July 16, 2019
Cathy
David is working on Improv with my daughter. He is positive and fun and full of knowledge. She is soaking up everything David has to teach her and help her with her Improv.
July 12, 2019
Jolen P.
I m really happy to have discovered David. He s really positive and intuitive: without asking too much questions, he brought me what I needed.
I advice David definitely.
Thanks a lot
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Rebecca L.

(15)
Improv Acting
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • MFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship for Vocal Performance from Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Acting is such a broad term! What are your goals? Do you want to be in films? Do you want to do Shakespeare? Do you want to be in a sit com? Depending upon what your interests are and where you want to go, we will build a plan together. My philosophy on acting techniques is that they are tools to help you, not tests you pass if you're a good actor and fail if you're a bad one. Different techniques work for different people and it is our job to find out what inspires you.

I've worked as a professional actor for many years, performed on Broadway, have my MFA in Performing Arts, and my BA in Arts and Education. I was an assistant director to Tony-winner Sharon Ott and have written and produced my own work. I have experience in both stage and camera acting, which have specific technical differences, but are both a lot of fun once you get used to the medium. Audition technique, preparing monologues, and creating promotional materials are also things I can help with. Anyone who wants to ...

About Rebecca

My approach is both supportive and pragmatic, based on where each individual's skill set is right now and what your specific goals are. I've had the benefit of both formal instruction as well as a decade in the "school of hard knocks." Climbing up the ladder to earn my Equity Card on a Production C

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September 28, 2019
Sheila
A-mazing! She’s an awesome mentor! Her approach to singing is brilliant in the sense that she helps you explore yourself, your strengths and areas you could work on to improve. She helps you find and utilize your voice in a way that makes a unique artist. She digs in right to the foundation of singing (vocals) and performing. I am glad to have found her! And to add up, I never had a dull moment with her with her sense of humor and caring approach!
July 11, 2019
Sheri
Rebecca is wonderful at helping my daughter learn better public speaking skills.
July 5, 2019
Savannah R.
Rebecca immediately made my granddaughter comfortable. Rebecca is a sweet, charming woman who, I can see, works very well with both children and adults. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to make people feel good about themselves.
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Randy S.

(23)
Improv Acting
Starting at $25
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded Dean's List from Illinois State University
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Randy S.

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Online Improv Acting Teacher

I have completed the Players Workshop of Second City six part course twice and performed in their graduation show twice as well. I write comedy for my own purposes and study comedy almost constantly. However improv. for the actor can be an entirely different process and is based mainly on finding your character via various exercises. Open mid required!

About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, w

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September 16, 2019
kobe W.
August 15, 2019
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July 2, 2019
Enrique
Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session.

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Average Cost of Improv Acting Lessons in Ridgewood, NY

The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Ridgewood is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $150 per hour.
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$53 average
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"He's kind and understanding and extremely helpful. I can't wait for my next lesson! I wholeheartedly recommend him! I enjoyed the improv games we played. I needed encouragement and Jeremy gave it to me."
- Elaine
Took Improv Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"LK was great. She took me through several exercises, then gave me homework to do for my next class. She made me feel very comfortable. The reason I was wanting to take classes in the first place is because I am always being told that people cannot hear me when I talk. Also I have always wanted to take acting classes. Please let me know if you think this is the best class to take if I try to pursue Theater Acting, or Film Acting in the future.
Thank You, Laura Boys RPH"
- Laura
Took Improv Acting lessons from LK F.
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"James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons.

Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned."
- Cory
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"She listens and is always positive."
- monica
Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"VERY GOOD INSTRUCTOR, CREATIVE, SPONTANEOUS, SMART."
- Sam
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"She listens and is always positive."
- monica
Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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"Very helpful - geared specifically towards my concerns, dealing with my spontaneity issue. I felt safe expressing my thoughts and opinions."
- Michael
Took Improv Acting lessons from Bernadette S.
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"She is very polite and talented!!"
- Sathish
Took Improv Acting lessons from Brenda B.
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"Excellent instructor!"
- Adam
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"Working with Christine has been nothing short of an amazing experience. I have learned so much about the industry and have received so much insight on what it takes to be a great actress/comedian/etc. When I first started out, I had no idea what direction I wanted to take or where to start. Christine was extremely patient and came equipped with a roadmap to getting started. She takes every lesson at the pace that works best for me. She has helped me to set and define clear goals of what I want to accomplish and has made excellent use of our time together. I chose Christine because of previous reviews and she has lived up to every word of what others have said. It's been a blast and I plan to continue developing my skill set with her help!"
- Vedina
Took Improv Acting lessons from Christine A.
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