ONLINE WORKSHOPS 2021
We are offering online workshops taught by incredible industry professionals with the goal of keeping our young performing artists engaged, focused on their goals and moving forward during these challenging times. These workshops will focus on skills and aspects of the performing arts that lend themselves more to the online format. We are thrilled with our lineup of teaching artists.
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Workshops will be hosted on Zoom. Meeting links will be emailed out within 24 hours of the Workshop along with Zoom set up instructions. Links can not be shared. Please read Disclaimer and Refund Policy at bottom of this page. Thanks!
Self Tape Nuts & Bolts Workshop
with Broadway, TV & Film Actress
Friday, April 30
Open to adult & child actors as well as parents ($35 per family)
You will receive an invoice within 24 hours of registration.
The Self Tape Nuts and Bolts workshop covers everything we need to know on the technical side of things, so that when it's time to tell the story - we can let go and have fun, because we know we've got our bases covered! In this 2 hour workshop we will cover: tips and tricks for your phone, framing, lighting, sound, backgrounds, tripods, best options for virtual readers, earbuds and bluetooth for MT auditions, and a brief walk together into iMovie to make the cleanest, most up-to-date and industry standard self tape around! We'll wrap up with a brief Q&A. This will be an online Zoom class.
ABOUT WENDY ROSOFF: As a creative hyphenate, Wendy’s mission is to tell great stories and to help others find their way to their own unique storytelling that is chock full of discovery and authenticity. Wendy has made and watched a gajillion self-tapes and has learned A LOT along the way – she has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly (with a few of those being her own until she got it together!). Her goal is to be your Self Tape Sherpa™ so you can actually enjoy the process! In her free time Wendy is an adrenaline junkie who loves jumping out of planes, scuba diving, and giant roller coasters.
Some favorite TV acting credits include Rutherford Falls (Peacock), Fresh Off The Boat (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS), Shameless (Showtime), Scorpion (CBS), Veep (HBO), Castle (ABC), The Good Place (NBC) and Good Behavior (ABC). Podcast host: West Of Broadway for The Broadway Podcast Network, Two In The Solo Booth at the Don LaFontaine Voiceover Lab in Los Angeles, Skytalks: Elevated Conversations at the Line Lofts in Hollywood. Broadway/NYC: Tony Award-winning revival of 42nd St, A Christmas Carol, My Favorite
WEEKLY ACTING CLASS - LEVEL 2
with Geno Carr
(Original Broadway cast of
Come From Away)
January 27 - March 3
6:30-8:00 pm EST
Our 6 week ZOOM acting class with Geno Carr has been so successful and the students are loving it. We are offering a second session and we’d love for your young artist to join us for part 2 of this amazing class. It is open to all advanced beginning/intermediate level actor ages 13-college. Space is VERY limited.
Students will work on a play and delve deeper into analyzing text and creating exciting and interesting characters. The class will be taught again by the amazing Geno Carr and will culminate in a zoom performance. Geno was in the original cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway and has many tv and theatrical credits. He’s also a teaching artists at various Colleges and performing arts programs all over the country.
This will be an online Zoom class. What an incredible opportunity to study with an artist based out of California!
Class size will be limited so register soon.
This class will fill quickly.
January 27 - March 3
6:30-8:00 pm EST
Geno Carr is an actor, singer, director and educator who is best known for creating the role of Oz & Others in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning hit musical Come From Away.
Geno is currently adjunct faculty at Grossmont College and recently served as Director of Education at San Diego Musical Theatre Academy. He spent two years as Assistant Professor of Theatre and Guest Artist at Stephens College, has taught at MiraCosta College and the University of Virginia, and taught on two voyages with Semester at Sea. In New York City, he has taught with Broadway Classroom, Believe NYC and Junior Tours and has also taught at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, North Coast Repertory Theatre, North County School of the Arts, Youth Performing Arts School and SDMT Academy. Geno also holds a distance education certification.
He has been seen Off-Broadway, on four national tours, and regionally at The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Maine Shakespeare Festival, North Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Intrepid Theatre Co., Heritage Theatre Festival, Lamb’s Players Theatre (Associate Artist), Cygnet Theatre (Resident Artist) and The Rev Theatre Co., to name a few.
Geno holds an MFA in Acting and Directing from Sarah Lawrence College, a dual BA in Music and Theatre from Hartwick College and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Star of Broadway's Wicked & Waitress
Acting through Song Master Class
We are thrilled to have Musical Theatre and recording artist Star, Shoshana Bean, with us this year for our BROADWAY BREAKOUT Master Class. This year all on ZOOM. Shoshana will be doing an Acting through Song Master Class for singers/actors ages 14+. Participants will get to work with Shoshana one on one and participate in a Q&A. Observers may watch but not participate.
Shoshana Bean’s three independent solo albums have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK, with her fourth and most recent project, SPECTRUM, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless films and television shows, amasses millions of views on YouTube, and performed alongside Ariana Grande, David Foster, Postmodern Jukebox, Brian McKnight, and Michael Jackson. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray, starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked and most recently as Jenna in Waitress. She won a IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches.
Tuesday, December 29
THANKS SO MUCH SHOSHANA!
SUMMER ONLINE WORKSHOPS 2020
ACTING THE SONG WORKSHOP
plus a Virtual Meet & Greet
Take your singing to the next level and work one on one with Hamilton Star Gregory Treco. Gregory who played Aaron Burr on Broadway and Chicago will be working with our participants on communicating the story of a song and how to go about making specific, interesting choices so the acting is as powerful and beautiful as the singing.
Grades 7- Adult
Participate and sing for Gregory or choose to Observe and join in for Q&A session of all things Hamilton!
July 23rd, Thursday
SELF-TAPE SUCCESS WORKSHOP with
BRETTE GOLDSTEIN, CSA
Self tapes have become the trend in auditions especially now during the pandemic and they are here to stay. Learn the ropes of how to do a successful self taped audition with one of the industry’s top TV and Film Casting Directors. Brette will reveal the tricks of the trade and cover topics in how to create and set up your self tape area, what equipment you need including lighting and sound, what to do if you don’t have a reader at home, what devices you can use to do a self tape, how to upload and send your files and much more. Bring your notebooks and questions and join us for this important workshop.
Brette has cast five television series (USA, LMN, Lifetime, History Channel, Investigation Discovery), over 50 independent films, 300 commercials, 100 plays, seven pilot presentations (including “Odd Mom Out” for Bravo) and various new media projects, and was the resident casting director at Washington, DC’s Folger Elizabethan Theatre for ten seasons.
All ages welcome.
July 31st, Friday
WHAT A GREAT WORKSHOP!
Intro to COMMERCIAL VOICE OVERS with
In this fun introductory to commercial voice over class participants will get to work with one of the voice over industry’s top voice actors. Steve will talk about what it’s like to be a voice actor and give students the opportunity to work on real voice over commercial copy. This workshop will also include a Q&A where you can ask Steve all about the lucrative world of Voice Overs including commercials, promos, gaming and animation and how to break into the industry. Listen to Steve French’s impressive VO work at www.stevefrenchvo.com Grades 7 - Adult.
August 11th, Tuesday
Intro to ON CAMERA ACTING with
SWEET MAGNOLIAS STAR
plus a Virtual Meet & Greet
Netflix Sweet Magnolias star and Drop Dead Diva’s Brooke Elliott is joining us to work one on one with participants in this INTRO TO ON CAMERA ACTING workshop. She will give you all the basics of acting on camera as you work through copy in class and how to make that transition from theatre to film and tv. There will also be a Q&A for this class.
Grades 7- Adult
Participate and work one on one with Brooke or choose to Observe and join in for Q&A session of all things Brooke, Sweet Magnolias and Drop Dead Diva!
Brooke Elliott stars in the new Netflix series, Sweet Magnolias, in the role of ‘Dana Sue Sullivan.’ She was also recently seen on Netflix in Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: If I Had Wings. Elliott is best known for her portrayal in the lead role of ‘Jane Bingum’ in the Lifetime Television series, Drop Dead Diva, which ran for six seasons. For her work on Drop Dead Diva, Elliott received the 2012 Women’s Image Network Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series,” the 2010 Gracie Award for “Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series” and was nominated in 2011 and 2014 for a PRISM Award for “Best Performance in a Comedy Series”. Elliott starred on Broadway in The Pirate Queen, an original musical from Schönberg and Boublil (Les Miserables) and Taboo (composed by Boy George, produced by Rosie O’Donnell). She toured nationally with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and was in the original cast of the 1st National Tour of Wicked. Elliott made her directorial debut on the web series, Say Hello, for which she directed six episodes.
August 20th, Thursday
Kids Biz Parents workshop with
Talent Manager, ZOOM Talent Management
Join us for an informative class where Kim will answer all of your burning questions about how to get your kid in show biz and what it all entails. She will also cover what the industry looks like now for kids in a COVID year and what kids can do to keep moving forward while things are on pause.
Kim has over 16 years of industry experience and also offers 15 years of experience in Public Relations, Advertising, Sales and Marketing. ZOOM Talent Management (ZTM) is a full service bi-coastal management company representing children, teens and young adults in NY and LA successfully working in Film and Television, on Broadway, Regional professional theaters as well as commercials, voiceovers and print work.
For Parents and kids.
August 25, Tuesday
DISCLAIMER: Workshops are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.
Online Workshops are video recorded for BAC archival purposes only and will not be shared with students or parents in order to ensure we maintain a safe space for all participants. Students are prohibited from recording classes or taking screenshots.
REFUND POLICY for ONLINE WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
One Day Workshops and Events: No Refunds with less than 72 HOUR notice sent by email.
Classes (2 or more days): No Refunds with less than 10 DAYS notice sent by email prior to first class. No credits, refunds or make-up classes for any missed classes.
All Refunds are subject to a 10% processing/admin fee or a stated non-refundable deposit.