Blog Archive

Congratulations to TSS faculty member Pam Scott on the success of her show All The King’s Horses, which she both wrote and directed.  The production features TSS Alumni Erika Longo (Patty) and Gregg Prosser (Richie) as well as Kerry Mc...

Mark your calendars people!  Sam Christensen, acclaimed image consultant and beloved friend of T. Schreiber Studio, is holding his FINAL New York Image Intensive.  Working with Sam Christensen has been a game changer for professional a...

Join us on June 23rd for the latest reading in our New Works Initiative, TEACH written by Donna Hoke and directed by Gregg Wiggans.  There are two opportunities to hear this new work: 2pm and 7pm. While tickets are free, you must RSVP ...

Join us on June Saturday, 23rd for the latest reading in our New Works Initiative, TEACH written by Donna Hoke and directed by Gregg Wiggans.  There are two opportunities to hear this new work: 2pm and 7pm. While tickets are free, you m...

Congratulations to TSS alumni Elise Finnerty and Estelle Girard Parks. The pair are mounting a staged production of Dear Eleanor, written by Estelle and directed by Elise, on June 8th at 4pm at the Kraine Theater in NYC....

Congrats to Irina Varina, TSS Alum, on upcoming premiere of her feature film US, FOREVER AGO at The 2018 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival on June 9th. The cast features TSS teachers Peter Jensen and Carol Reynolds! And one of the scenes...

Congratulations to TSS Alum Warren Bub!  Warren will be appearing with Len Cariou in an upcoming staged reading of George Eastman’s new play Harry Townsend’s Last Stand directed by Peter Scolari.  ...

Big congratulations to T. Schreiber Studio Alumni Ian Campbell Dunn.  Ian will be appearing in Gordon Penn’s new play, Into the Zone, performed in the Ford Foundation Studio at The Pershing Square Signature Center....

Join us on May 5th for the latest reading in our New Works Initiative, HALCYON DAYS written by Josh Drimmer and directed by Joan Kane.  There are two opportunities to hear this new work: 3pm and 7pm. While tickets are free, you must RSV...

Join us on May 5th for the latest reading in our New Works Initiative, HALCYON DAYS written by Josh Drimmer and directed by Joan Kane.  There are two opportunities to hear this new work: 3pm and 7pm. While tickets are free, you must R...

TSS alum John Sarno will appear in JUST LIKE THE MOVIES, a new play written by Peter Scarpinato.  Come out and see John at The Strawberry One Act Festival on Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 17th!  ...

Congratulations to TSS Alum Emory Kemph who was recently accepted to Tisch as a Drama Major!  Emory studied Meisner Technique with Peter Jensen at T. Schreiber.  We are thrilled for you!  We are still enrolling students for our Meisner...

Congratulations to TSS One Year Conservatory Alum Yulia Seijkins who is a new host for Beauty Within. Check her out in their recent video, “Ways You Can Boost Your Self Esteem | What Do you Love About Yourself?“....

Congratulations to TSS Alum Jo Walker who will appear in ‘Ladies Take the Lead’ with LCK Productions at The PIT NYC, where a group of insanely talented ladies will take on some of the most iconic roles in theatre, film, and television, o...

Congratulations to TSS Alum Cynthia Shaw who appears in ‘The Unfriended’ which will play at the Queens 8th World Film Festival on Friday, March 23rd at 7pm at the Kaufman Astoria Studios Zukor. Tickets and information are...

Congratulations to TSS Alum Richard Stables who has been nominated for ‘Best Actor in a Feature’ for his performance in ‘Wedgetail’ at the 8th Queens World Film Festival. ‘Wedgetail’ screens at the...

Congratulations to Fenton Li, who will appear in the world premiere of Chloe Hung’s ‘Issei, He Say’ directed by Lisa James at the NJ Repertory Theatre. Tickets and information can be found here.  ...

“…feels like it’s worth of being on Off-Broadway rather than Off-Off-Broadway, and one which I would think Mr. Margulies himself would be proud of… Maggie Alexander delivers a strong and passionate performance as Sarah.” – Anthony J...

TSS Alum Laura Madden will appear in “Sand in a Memphis Glass/ or, the Grace of a Good Woman” by Brandon Thomas Disabatino received its World Premiere at the New York Theatre Winterfest 2018 and has recently been nominated for Best Play ...

TSS Alum Celia Braxton will dramaturg and introduce a reading of ‘Peculiar Sam’ by Pauline Hopkins (1859-1930), part of the On Her Shoulders Series. Doors open at 6:45pm for a prompt start at 7:00pm with The Play in Context Introduction ...

TSS Alum Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen Meissner directed and performs in DARCY, an official selection of the Socially Relevant Film Festival at Cinema Village, to be screened on March 22nd. Details and tickets available here....

Congratulations to TSS Alums Maggie Alexander, Timothy Weinert, and Connie Castanzo who will appear in Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, directed by Joan Kane at Theatre for the New City....

Meet the Company of the 2018 Schreiber Shorts:   Jonathan Dauermann Brian Dole Elise Finnerty Julian Gavilanes Melanie Glancy James Harter* Alec Head Matt Maretz* Andy McCain* Natasha Murray Alyson Reim* Allie Shapiro Lisa Sobin...

The next session of Reel Work for Actors with Reelarc begins on February 19th. Spaces are limited, so if your reel could use some sprucing, sign up now and let Reelarc write, shoot and edit a custom scene for you! Click here for more inf...

Congratulations to TSS Alum Julia Garner who is Paramount Network’s new series Waco, coached by TSS Faculty Pam Scott. Waco premieres tonight at 10p on Paramount Network....

From L to R, top to bottom: Abigail Milnor-Sweetser (Jenna) is a classically and contemporary trained actress living in NYC Favourite credits include Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, People, Places & Things, Three Sisters. Feature film, B...

Thank you to everyone who auditioned and congratulations to the cast of the staged reading of ‘What Happened’ by Lia Romeo, directed by Allison Benko. This reading will be presented as a part of the Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative o...

Our instructors teach from experience! Don’t miss your chance to study with Bob Verlaque who recently appeared in PBS’s Anne of Green Gables, pictured below on set with Martin Sheen. In January 2018, Bob will teach Meisner...

T Schreiber Alum Jamie Neumann (HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ and Netflix’s ‘The Looming Tower’) recently sat down to discuss her experiences at the studio. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation...

Congratulations to TSS Alum, Jacob Storms (One Year Conservatory) on winning Best One Man Show for his piece, Tennessee Rising, and TSS Faculty, Yokko (Summer Physical Theatre and Devising Intensive) on winning Best Physical Theatre...

  Congratulations to the cast of ‘Ribbon Creek’ by Ed Lopez, directed by Jake Turner; the second reading in our Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative. Maxwell, Clement, Leake – Jonathan Dauermann Mayo- Raheem Brock McBride- Joel Austin  ...

Students are raving over their experience in John Swain’s Commercial Acting Class. The next one begins on Monday, November 13th- don’t miss your chance to enroll in the last session of 2017! More info here… “John Howard Swain made me a b...

‘The actor David Greenspan performing all eight roles in Eugene O’Neill’s “Strange Interlude.” Credit Photographs by Richard Termine for The New York Times’ TSS Alum David Greenspan is in ‘Strange Interlude’...

We’re pleased to announce auditions for the staged reading of ‘Ribbon Creek’ by Ed Lopez, directed by Jake Turner; a part of the Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative. Auditions will be held on November 7th and 9th from 2-6pm. To schedule...

A free staged reading of ‘Between the Lines’ written by TSS Alum Lucy Avery Brooke, featuring TSS Alum Townsend Ambrecht, Olivia Killingsworth, Morgan Mcguire and TSS Faculty Page Clements....

Congratulations to TSS Faculty Betty Buckley, who will play the adoptive mother of Supergirl‘s villian, Samantha on CBS. Betty will also sing a concert at Joe’s Pub in NYC on October 12-15th. Don’t miss your chance to study with Betty wh...

  A warm welcome to our new One Year Conservatory students, who have just completed their second week of study. Applications for the 2018-2019 One Year Conservatory are now open- click here for more info....

We’re pleased to invite T Schreiber students and alumni to audition for our inaugural reading in the Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative, The Snowmaker by Aleks Merilo, directed by Terry Schreiber. Please review the rehearsal and perfor...

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 –...

(Image by Bruce Glikas/ Playbill) FROM PLAYBILL.COM (by Andrew Gans): “The 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, which was held June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, raised $225,000 for the Actors Fund. Tony winner Be...

As actors, why do we push, or play the results? The other day in scene study a student working on Amanda in The Glass Menagerie was pushing to achieve what she rightfully saw as Amanda’s desperate nature. After talking about it she went ...

The Women of ‘The Babylon Line’- The Interval NY Written by Victoria Myers Photography by Jacqueline Harriet December 21st, 2016 In Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line, now playing at Lincoln Center Theater, four women—some friends,...

            If you have come to this website, chances are incredibly strong that you are familiar with the man himself: Terry Schreiber. Terry has been teaching and directing professionally in New York for over four decades now. That is ...

There’s a side of acting that will make you cry faster than that Lee Strasberg teacher. It’s the business side of acting. Part of being in this world is walking that thin line of being the CEO of yourself, tapping into your creative ...

By Jack Smart, Backstage.com,  March 2015  Up-and-coming performers, take note! T. Schreiber Studio’s One Year Conservatory places stage and screen actors in the heart of New York City’s Off-Off-Broadway scene under the guidance of...

“Prepare, Prepare, Prepare…” ~Jonny Orsini  9/27/2015 On Sunday September 27, 2015 TSS Alum Jonny Orsini joined Terry Schreiber at T.Schreiber Studio for a talk back with past and current students of the studio. Jonny Orsini –...

Congratulations to Alum Edward Norton on the tremendous success of Birdman, earning 7 Golden Globe nominations: Including Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture, Musical or Comedy.  2 SAG Award Nominations: Outstanding Performance by a...

Conservatory Programs For more info and application, click below. One Year Conservatory 2013/2014  September 16th, 2013-May 19th, 2014 Mondays – Fridays 9:00AM – 1:30PM 4-Week Summer Intensive  July 15th- August 8th, 2013 Monday-Thursd...

Special classes are highly customized and designed to concentrate on specific skill sets for each actor. Check out our list below! Master Class with Betty Buckley   *starts August 12th, 2013* Sam Christensen Image Intensive *August 9th...

The Studio has two programs specifically designed for the beginning actor: The Beginning Intensive and The Saturday Program.*The Beginning Intensive* A two part program for the beginning actor, the Beginning Intensive introduces the fund...

These classes, which allow you to participate for as long as you desire, offer enrollment opportunities at the start of each month for the beginning, intermediate and advanced actor. Enrollment is based on an audition/interview. There ar...

Social media has expanded way beyond its roots as a way to re-connect with your old high school friends or to obsess over the cute boy who lives down the street. Major brands social media marketing have become so well integrated at times...

10 Questions with 10 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofer Actor #8: Zack Griffiths 1.       What made you realize you wanted be an actor? Getting cast as David in my 8th grade play, David and Lisa. Oh, the ego strokes… 2.      ...

 n 10 Questions with 10 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofer n Actor #7: Curran Connor n1.       What made you realize you wanted be an actor?nnThe Year: 1995.  The Film: Ace Ventura Pet Detective.  The viewer: Me.  And now I’m an...

 n 10 Questions with 10 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofer n Actor #5: Christina Norris n1.       What made you realize you wanted be an actor?nnWell, as much as my pragmatic mind tried to provide myself with other practical option...

 n 10 Questions with 10 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofern n Actor (and Director) #2: Chris Klinger n1.       What made you realize you wanted be an actor?nnAs far as actually having the desire to act, I think it was when I found ...

10 Questions with 10 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofer Actor #3: Rob Manning Jr. 1.       What made you realize you wanted be an actor? I did a play and I got to kiss a cute girl and I didn’t throw up on her. 2.       What m...

 n 10 Questions with 10 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofer n Actor #6: Mara Gannon n1.       What made you realize you wanted be an actor? nnApparently when I was little, I said I wanted to be an actor. I first REALIZED I wanted to...

 n 10 Questions with 10 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofer n Actor #4: Gwynneth Bensen n1.       What made you realize you wanted be an actor? nnMy mom makes costumes and my dad was a director, and after growing up in that world, w...

Can Art Change Your Life?nby Barbara Janice Kielhofer nI will never forget the first time I saw the documentary Shakespeare Behind Bars. SBB shows the year-long journey of the Shakespeare Behind Bars theatre troupe at Luther Luckett pris...

Auditioning for Plays: Smart Choices are Bold Choices by Janet Bentley nDirectors and teachers often encourage actors to “make bold choices”, but how do you make bold choices that enhance and not distract directors? The party line is...

Bowie Is Back!

February 26, 2013Studio News

n Bowie Is Back! by Maeve Keirans nn David Bowie is back. He’s come out of hiding, announced his first studio album in over a decade, and yesterday he released a video for the second single, “Stars (Are Always Out).” As could likel...

Spoon River Exercise EXPLAINED – Part II: The Animal in All of Us By Katherine Schreiber nRead the first article in this series here.nnYou’ve picked and memorized the poem. You’ve chosen an emotion to underscore the last two lines....

Four Life Skills Imparted by Acting By Katherine Schreibern nWhy Act? If you’re already pursuing a stage, film, or television career, you’ve probably got your own answer. But there are a few reasons to partake in productions, study t...

How to Keep a Character from Bleeding Into Your Life By Katherine Schreiber nHaving a flexible (read: not rigid) sense of self is key to emotional well-being. Yet even the most psychologically sturdy actors can find themselves overtaken ...

Acting Horror Stories By Katherine Schreiber n nnWhat’s the worst that could happen in a creative career that cultivates self-expansion, empathy, and in-the-moment awareness? Unfortunately, that list is a bit too long for one blog post...

REEL DO’S and DON’TS by Helen Abelln nThe basic purpose of a reel is to grab the attention of the agent or casting director by putting selections of your highest quality material together to put your best face forward and then leave them...

n n n n Last Chance to Audition for   n The 2011-2012 One-Year Conservatory n September 19th-May 20th, 2011 n Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:30pm   n There are only TWO spots still available.  n For more information,  please call 212-741-0...

  n   n nn SAM CHRISTENSEN IMAGE INTENSIVE n *Free Preview Class* n    Thursday, August 4th 8-10 pm  n Call Today to Register n (212) 741-0209 n   n Both of Sam Christensen’s Upcoming Intensives Are Full, But It Is Not Too Late To ...

Book It!

July 22, 2011Studio News

*Only 2 Spaces Left!*nProfessional Film Auditioningnwith Ellen Parks n Audition or Teacher Recommendation Required n Mondays 7:00-10:00PMnDates: August 1st – August 15th, 2011nFee: $275/3 Classes ($225 w. Scene Study) n Ellen Parks is re...

*Ellen Parks is Back!* nn Professional Film Auditioning   n with Ellen Parks n Audition or Teacher Recommendation Required n Mondays 7:00-10:00PM n Dates August 1st – August 15th, 2011 n Fee: $275/3 Classes ($225 w. Scene Study)  n n ...

Summer Beginning Intensive   n Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-10:30PM  n LEVEL I:  July 12th-August 18th, 2011    n Specifically designed for the Beginning Actor, this Two-Level Intensive combines the fundamentals of a solid acting tec...

2011-2012 One-Year Conservatory n September 19th – May 20th, 2011 n Monday – Friday 9:00am-1:30pm nHere’s What Some of Our Graduates Are Saying…n   n   n nn n 2010-11 Actress: “The One Year Conservatory has changed my life profession...

*Filling Fast*  n The Art and Science of Commercial Acting n  with John Howard Swain nJune 15th-July 20th, 2011nWednesdays 2:00 – 5:00PMnFee: 6 classes/$375 ($300 if taken with scene study) nOpen to All Levelsn “If you want to book co...

On-Camera I n with Peter Miner n On-Camera II is Already Full, DON’T MISS ON-CAMERA I!n*Only 3 Spots Left* n Wednesdays  6:00 – 10:00PMnJune 1 – July 6, 2011nFee (6 weeks): $450 ($385 if taken with scene study)nOpen...

By Popular DemandnEllen Parks is Back! n *CLASS FILLS FAST* n Professional Film Auditioningnwith Ellen Parks n n n n n We are thrilled to welcome back Ellen Parks.  This three-week class is your chance to work with the award-winning cas...

The Perfect PlacenTo Start Your Acting Career n n *Currently Enrolling* n Beginning Intensive Level Inw. Robert VerlaquenMay 25th – July 11th (*no class July 4th)nMondays 7:00 – 11:00PMnWednesdays 6:30-10:30PMnFee: $820 (+ $75 registrati...

LAST CHANCE VOICE-OVERnFinal takes will be done in a professional recording studio nn Voice-Over Workshop with Jeffrey Dreisbach n n May 17-June 21, 2011nTuesdays  2:00pm-5:00pmnFee: $375/6 classesn($300 w. scene study technique) nn n I...

Take the Mystery Out of Film Acting n n *Now Enrolling*nLimited Space Available n nn n On-Camera Inw. Peter MinernJune  1 – July 6, 2011nWednesdays 6:00pm-10:00pmnFee: $450 ($385 w. scene study)nOpen to All Levels. Interview Required. n...

“Page makes learning a fun experience.” n – D.S. nn Shakespeare n withPage Clements n Fridays 2:00 – 6:00PM n Dates: May 20th – July 15th (*no class July 1st) n Fee: $530 for 8 Classes ($440 w. Scene Study) n n n The demands of successfu...

“Jeff Dreisbach is phenomenal! Jeff takes away the ‘mystery’ of a professional voice over career and replaces it with a clear and practical step by step process that empowers the actor.” n – D. Rose n Now Enrolling n *Limited Space Avail...

“Body Dynamics gave me the tools to put my puzzle pieces together as an actor.” n – L.S. nn Body Dynamicsnwith Carol Reynolds n May 5th – July 21st, 2011 n Thursdays 6:30-10:00pm n Fee: 12 Classes/$590 n ($525 if taken with scene study) ...

n 6-Week Beginning Intensive n w/ Robert Verlaquen*Starts April 12th* n*Now Enrolling* n “Bob’s Intensive opened up a whole new world for me as an actress” – S. Louise n Designed specifically for the beginning actor, this two-level compr...