The Professional Skills for Actors Series™ began in 1999 as, Professional Skills for Actors, a full semester course offered to the graduating Theatre Conservatory class at Long Island University (C.W. Post).
The class was a success, however, a great revelation came from the many emails from friends of students at different schools asking how they could attend a class like this one. The need to expand became apparent and the course was developed into The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™ now offered to Universities, Arts Education and Theatre Conservatories nationwide.
Available in 5, 3 and 1 day sessions, The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™ gives the participant the expertise to turn the time, attention and money they’ve spent to train and develop artistic skills into a career as a Professional Actor. It takes the participant step-by-step through a series of business, administrative and life skills that can make the difference between an “aspiring” and a “working” actor.
In addition to obligatory information on Auditions, Agents and Unions, The Professional Skills for Actors Workshop™ specifically addresses the “Actor’s Lifestyle” with guidelines on everything from picking a market (or city), finding housing and income engagements that allow for auditions, maintaining mental and emotional health and feeding the artistic spirit, to professional financial advice from basic budgeting, to retirement savings and investments.
For those in the major markets, The Workshop features panel discussions with Casting Directors, Agents and Union Representatives talking frankly about the business and how to navigate it as both a professional and an Artist.
In addition, The Professional Skills for Child Actors (& their Parents) Workshop™ specifically geared to parents of minors who are (or wish to) enter the business, can be made available.
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Nina Simone Tribute Concert
MARFAN Benefit with Papa Al Larson and RENT Family