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Here is s list of great teachers and their services:
Image / Health / Movement
Amy Eidelman, Eidelman Image - Image Consulting
Sara Goff, Healthy By Nature - Nutrition Counseling
Erin Stutland - Air In Body + Mind (Intensati)

Classes / Coaching / Services
Karen Kohlhaas - Directing, Monologue / Cold Reading Instructor
Dave Mowers - Private Career Coaching
Molly Pearson - Producing for Actors
Sheri Sanders - Pop/Rock/R&B Coach
Nadette Stasa - CD & On-Camera Commercial Instructor
Dirty Sugar - Headshot Photographers (see pdf flyer below for a special discount)
Charles Tuthill - Audition Coach

Business Development / Employment
Randy Baruh & Sarah Saltzberg - Real Estate
Fortalent.com - Social Network for Arts and Entertainment
Fractured Atlas - Non-profit Artist Service Organization

Resources Based in LA, But Available Nationwide
Performer Track - Online Career Management Tool
Abundance Bound - Financial Planning for Actors, Artists and Creative Professionals


Theater Companies in New York for Young Actors:

Rattlestick, Young Blood at Ensemlble Studio Theater, Flea Theater and the Bats Company, Pearl Theate, 52nd Street Project, Theaterworks USA

Summer Theaters for Up and Coming Young Actors:

Williamstown, Chautauqua, Berkshire Theater Festival, Hangar Theater, Peterborough Players, New Jersey Shakespeare

Regional Theaters with programs for Non Equity actors:

Shakespeare Theater of Washington DC, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Company, Actor's Theater of Louisville Apprentice Program

Summer Traiining Programs:

Steppenwolf, Shakespeare LAB at the NY Public Theater


Visit New Dramatists to find intersting new material and possibly meet new playwrights. Take class with Karen Kohlhass. Visit www.monologueaudition.com.


Visit Reproductions website and view the photographers work. Set up an appointment to meet with them and see who you have chemistry with before you choose.

Commercial Classes:

David Cady at Donna DeSetta Casting.

Voice overs:

Some excellent voiceover teachers and casting directors have been recommended to me. They include: Doreen Frumkin, Dawn Mjoen, Maureen Kelly at Just Voices, and especially Doriane at Phantom Audio. Her email address is decasting@aol.com.

Singing Classes:

Joan Lader is the most well known. There is a book available at the Drama Bookshop with more suggestions.

Put yourself on tape:

One on One Productions, or MyiCastNY.com

Used Books:


Discounts for seeing theater:

Linctix at Lincoln Center, Hiptix at Roundabout, 30 and Under at Playwrights, 30 for 30 at Rattlestick, 20.00 tickets an hour before curtain at the Public, 20.00 Sundays at NYTW, Dollar Sunday Matinees at Soho Rep. 

Theater Development Fund, Audience Extras, Playbill.com or usher for an Off Broadway show.You can also see many plays on the third floor of Lincoln Center Library with an appropriate reason.I also recommend the Museum of Television and Radio Broadcasting to view programs which have aired on television.

Volunteer Usher at theater companies. See bottom of this page to Download list of theaters.

Improv Classes:

Peoples Improv Theater (especiallly with Alan Cross), UCB, Magnet Theater

Theater Newsletter :

Join Alan Bird's email list at info@nytheaterguide.com. Lots of useful information about recent casting, reviews and box office receipts.

Wardrobe and Makeup Help:

Find a personal shopper at a high end department store. They will make suggestions for you. Look at current fashion in GQ or Vogue, and find ONE outfit you can wear to auditions that is hip, relaxed, and trendy.

Make up: Go to a Bobbi Brown makeup counter where you can get a free makeover. Tell them you are going on camera so they don't use make up with anything metalic.
Takiing care of your diet:

Audition for Agents and Casting Directors you don't know yet:

One on One Productions, Actors Connection, The Network.


I have enjoyed building this website from www.register.com. It's affordable and allows you to include video and audio files.

Rehearsal App:

If you have an iPhone, you can download a rehearsal app which will allow you to record the other character's lines to help you memorize your own. I haven't used it myself, but friends tell me it is very useful. Find it at http://www.rehearsaltheapp.com/manual/rehearse


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


Al Hirschfeld Clinic operated by the Actors Fund 212.319.2787. The fund's website also includes a list of inexpensive health insurance options


Actors Federal Credit Union: checking and savings accounts, as well as low interest loans and credit cards for actors

The Actors Fund: will help pay unexpected bills, help with housing in New York, and offers seminars on managing money.

Find out about inexpensive Mutual Funds at Vanguard.com. They have the largest index fund in the country.


Click here to download file for Volunteer Ushering