Three Ways Commercials Can Help Your Career

John Howard Swain, veteran actor, director and teacher, brings a broad range of experience from both sides of the camera to his Commercial Acting class. As an actor John has guest starred in dozens of network television shows from the legendary Hill Street Blues to the current Law & Order SVU. He also starred in a number of movies of the week and in the mini-series Family of Spies and Blind Faith. His film credits include Best Seller, Angels in the Outfield and The Tenderloin. Aside from exposure, John says there are many reasons why actors should consider pursuing commercials to support their acting career.

Commercials can help an actors career in many ways. Here are three:
Finances – one national commercial could pay your rent for three years.
Unions – 65% of the new people joining SAG-AFTRA come in on a commercial contract.
Health Care – SAG-AFTRA has one of the best health plans in the country.
The next session of Commercial Acting begins on October 2nd, 2017. Click here for more details. 


Hi-Excellent Productions invites you to a pair of one-acts by NYC playwright Edward Allan Baker:

The Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios Two Short Plays at Shetler Studios & Theatre. Performances are August 9-12, 16-19 @8pm.

$10 discount tickets for T. Schreiber Students are available with the code TSCHREIBER99

Dolores flees her abusive husband, clinging to the hope that her sister Sandra will have an idea that solves all her problems. Sandra is not putting up with this shit today.

A woman thought she saw Jesus in a graffiti-covered sea wall three months ago, and now reporter Lila and TV photog Carl are back on the scene to cover the story…again. Unable to back out of her mistake, Lila barrels ahead without a plan.

TSS Alums in The Voices Project directed by Peter Jensen

Peter Jensen, Artistic Director of T.Schreiber Studio is directing a stage reading of THE VOICES PROJECT: MENTAL HEALTH with LOTS of TSS alums for the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival !

Full cast :

May/Ana – Stephanie Seward
Maria/ Ruth – Kate Whitney  *

Tony – Daniel Popowich *
Lydia/Patient – Anna Holbrook  *
Christopher – Kip Cesa
Michael – Niles Gunning
Catherine/Gloria – Jill Bianchini *
Ashley – Kiyo Takami  *
Sierra – Codie Lanotte
Joel – Nnamudi Amobi  *
Alex/Son – Josh  Sienkiewicz
Oliver – Dan Sturges
Isaac – Gavin Stevens

Dates :

  • Tuesday, August 15 / 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 16 / 12:00 PM

About the play :

To end the stigma and promote acceptance, individuals and family members share their honest experiences of living life with mental health conditions in this bold new work, the result of several years of research and interviews conducted by students and members of the Psychology Department at Pennsylvania-based Misericordia University.

THE VOICES PROJECT: MENTAL HEALTH is part of BBTF’s Plays with Purpose outreach program, which presents new theatrical works about important and controversial social issues.

Visit the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival page and scroll down for more info and free tickets.