The Professional Skills for Actors & Arts Workers Series

began as a full-semester course offered to the graduating Theatre Conservatory class at Long Island University (C.W. Post). The need to expand became apparent after hearing from students, actors and artists asking how they could attend a class like this one.  The course was developed into The Professional Skills for Actors & Arts Workers Series™  featuring The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™ available both Virtual and Live (offered to Universities,  Arts Education, and Theatre Conservatories nationwide). 

Subsequently, after hearing from freelancers across the arts, The Professional Skills for Arts Workers Virtual Workshop™ was developed. Like The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™ it is a comprehensive look at the skills and mindset necessary to be working as an Artist.


Fredi Walker-Browne is  a proud Arts Worker and creator of The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™.   She is best known for originating  the role of JoAnne Jefferson in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical RENT.  

About Fredi





The Professional Skills for ACTORS Workshop

The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™ in addition to the obligatory information on Auditions, Agents and Unions;  this workshop addresses branding, marketing, and long term career goals with a detailed look at establishing the “Actor’s Lifestyle”.

The workshop is available LIVE to Universities and Conservatories and NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC as a VIRUTAL workshop four times a year in WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER and FALL sessions.







The Professional Skills for ARTS WORKERS Virtual Workshop

The Professional Skills for Arts Workers Workshop™ addresses the needs of freelance artists of all disciplines with an emphasis on finding work,  branding, marketing, and long term career goals.  Including: picking a market (or city); finding housing and income engagements that allow for job hunting; maintaining mental and emotional health; and feeding the artistic spirit- to professional financial advice from basic budgeting, to retirement savings, and investments.



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The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™ is the perfect supplement to your existing curriculum.  Available in 1, 3, and 5 day Sessions, this workshop provides essential information your students will need to go from matriculation to occupation, while saving your organization the time and expense of developing new courses.   For schools  in the major markets, The Workshop features panel discussions with Casting Directors, Agents, and Union Representatives speaking frankly about the business, and how to navigate it as both a professional and an Artist.   

Treat your students to  a week that can set them up for years to come.

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