Free The Actors’ Typing Workshop

The Actors Typing Workshop

Do you know how Casting Directors perceive you?
Do you want to play the girl/guy next door when you would be better suited to play the wacky neighbor?
Knowing and leaning into our type as actors help us know what characteristics we need to play and which ones we exude naturally.

Join us on July 15th from 4-6 pm EST for a free Actors’ Typing Workshop.
Share your current headshot with the virtual room to hear the first impressions your headshot gives off. Crowdsource the opinions of your fellow actors and use the guiding exercises from T. Schreiber’s staff to gain a new perspective on how the world sees you and what roles you can easily fit into. At the end of the workshop, enter a raffle for 50% off of one of our summer classes now enrolling.

Space in this workshop is limited, so enroll today and be sure to log on early the day of the event!

 

Black Lives Matter

 

We at the Studio acknowledge that white supremacy is a systemic force in our country and in the theatre and film community. We pledge to make a difference and do better as a professional training program, as a theatre, and as members of the arts community. We are in the process of establishing specific actions to accomplish these goals.

 

“Liberation is an everyday practice. Health, wellness, and vitality are all forms of resistance, especially for black, brown, and indigenous communities.
The more we take care of our mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, the better we will be able to show up for ourselves, each other, and the movement.”
 Ayo Clemons

As we continue to recharge and do anti-racist work, we wanted to share a few resources with you.

Resources

Articles

Worship of a False God – An Interview with Bryan Massingale by Regina Munch (Commonweal Magazine)

Open Letter to a Friend Waking Up to Racism by Ángel Flores Fontánez, SJ (The Jesuit Post)

A Letter to my White Male Friend of a Certain Age by Dax Devlon-Ross (Third Settlements)

Smithsonian’s 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America by Meilan Solly (Smithsonian Magazine)

Books

Race and the Cosmos by Barbara Holmes

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Films

I Am Not Your Negro

Just Mercy

When They See Us

13th

Trouble the Water

Podcasts

The Mystics and Social Justice

1619

Seeing White

Revisionist History

An Acting Teacher’s Guide to Letting Go of ‘Imperfections’

An Acting Teacher’s Guide to Letting Go of ‘Imperfections’

BY BILL COELIUS

When actors come into my class, they almost always bring with them a mental list of all the physical ailments or irregularities they believe will keep them from booking commercials: height, weight, birthmarks, teeth. I’m here to tell you that your body doesn’t matter; what you think about your body does.‘

I grew up in Michigan where, as a kid, my mom would serve a milk and soda mixture for our dinner drink. Can you imagine my pearly whites by the age of twelve? Then came the braces. But by then my thinking was solidified; do not smile. Your teeth are like a cow’s. Have you ever seen cow’s teeth? Probably about as often as mine. Every headshot I took featured a tight-lipped smile that broadcast the message, “please don’t look at my teeth.”

Right around the time I booked my 30th national commercial, I begin to realize how little it mattered. If my teeth were really so horrible, how could I have managed to book so much work? Maybe they weren’t so terrible after all.

The truth? My teeth aren’t so terrible. I’m not so terrible. Actually, my smile is kind of nice. If only I had believed this about myself my whole life and not relied on an outside source of a booking rate to convince me, maybe I might have had more fun in the process.

What’s the point of being in this business if we’re not having fun and constantly trying to hide from the camera? The camera sees all, so it is our job to celebrate it all. And if you can’t celebrate it, change it. Probably less expensive than reconstructive dental surgery, though, is to notice your thinking behind the perceived imperfection. Keep in mind that you’re not fooling anyone. If you smile tightly to keep your teeth from showing, people unconsciously pick up on that cover-up and begin to tense themselves. So, relax. Enjoy. Even if you have textbook perfect teeth, you have no control over how people judge them. There are commercials for every body type, height, weight and yes, teeth.

Try this: take note of how you feel about each part of your body. Positive or negative? Why? Where did you learn it from? Who did you learn it from? If it’s a negative thought, is it really true? Try thinking the opposite just for a moment. “My nose is beautiful.” Try it again. And again. And again.

Today’s advertising market has expanded its understanding of what we as a viewing audience want to see. We no longer want to live up to a version of polished perfection—we want to see ourselves in all our imperfections. Watch commercials, you’ll find it true.

Maybe I’ve never booked a toothpaste commercial, but someone has. And for everyone with great teeth who haven’t book the commercials I have, that’s ok, too.

Study with Bill Coelius

Audition Mindset

 

TSS Alums Julia Garner & Jon Orsini in The Assistant

Julia Garner in The Assistant

T. Schreiber Studio alum Julia Garner receives rave reviews for her starring role as Jane in the new, powerful film “The Assistant.” The film also features another TSS alum, Jon Orsini, who plays the role of Jane’s co-worker.

From The New York Times:

Written and directed by Kitty Green (whose last film was the 2017 documentary “Casting JonBenet”), “The Assistant” is hushed and gray-toned and glacial. More than a few viewers will find it a grim, even taxing watch; but Julia Garner is so wonderfully cast that she makes the slow draining of Jane’s soul almost visible.

From IndieWire:

In Kitty Green’s urgent real-time thriller, we see hints of his toxic behavior and furtive abuse through the eyes of a lowly assistant, who is always just outside the door or on the other side of the phone. “Ozark” breakout Julia Garner carries the film on her shoulders, in a role that is earning her much praise. The first official trailer for “The Assistant” offers a glimpse of a role that is sure to launch her career even further; she is timid but determined as she pieces together the unimaginable.

From InStyle:

To prepare for the role, Garner shadowed her manager’s assistant and videotaped her every move, including how she picked up the phone. “Every assistant has a certain tone in their voice when they answer a phone call,” she says. “There’s an urgency — like they have five other calls and need an answer right now — but there’s a calmness too.”

From Fast Company:

“It’s more of an internal film than an external film,” says Emmy-winning actor Julia Garner, who stars as the movie’s unlikely heroine. “But it was really important for it to be a quiet film because the subject matter is not quiet at all. It’s actually very loud. So that contrast is really interesting.”

“The movie is not only about sexual assault against women in workplaces—it’s about abuse in general,” Garner says. “The abuser is abusing everyone to the point where if they’re not being abusive or if they’re being kind or fair, they’ll get fired. Everyone was getting abused in the movie and they didn’t even know it.”

 

TSS Alum Matthew Del Negro in Limerence

Limerence film featuring Matthew Del Negro

Catch T. Schreiber Studio alum Matthew Del Negro as Tom in Limerence, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video as well as iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, VUDU, Microsoft XBOX, Vimeo OnDemand, Fandango Now and many more! The film is written and directed by Tammy Minoff who also stars in the film.

Rosemary (Tammy Minoff) is an aspiring painter who moves to Venice Beach at the encouragement of gallery owner Jack (Jack Merrill), whom she met long ago. Of course, when she arrives on his gallery doorstep, Jack has a vague recollection of who she is. Alone in Los Angeles’s Westside, Rosemary’s only friend is Leo (Billy Aaron Brown), who lets her stay with him in what appears to be the floor of a rather odd commune. Being that this is L.A., Rosemary dyes pink streaks in her hair, and boom! She’s now at her new home.

Creeped out by her strange flatmates, Leo takes Rosemary to his latest gig as the most popular Bar Mitzvah DJ in Los Angeles. Here she meets the handsome Tom (Matthew Del Negro), and as pretty people in LA do, they immediately hook up that night and then wish each other a good life the next morning.

While studying here at T. Schreiber Studio, Matthew Del Negro starred in Loose Ends as well as Hotl Baltimore.

Source: https://filmthreat.com/reviews/limerence

TSS Alum Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn

Photo of Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn, inside a car holding a camera.

Motherless Brooklyn Movie PosterT. Schreiber Studio alum and award-winning actor Edward Norton has taken his career to the next level with his latest film, Motherless Brooklyn, in which wrote, produced, directed and stars in!

A passion project of Norton’s ever since he read Lethem’s novel of the same name in 1999, the film took nearly 20 years to go into production. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and was released in the United States on November 1, 2019, by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Grab tickets to see the film!

TSS Alum Julia Garner Nominated for 2019 Emmy Award

Jason Bateman; Julia Garner film still from Ozark

We are thrilled that TSS alum Julia Garner has received her first Emmy nomination for her incredible work as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix hit series Ozark. Julia is nominated for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Earlier this year she received two SAG Award bids (for her individual and ensemble performance) and two Critics’ Choice nominations (one for this Netflix crime drama, the other for the limited series “Dirty John”). She studied at T. Schreiber studio with instructor and acting coach Pamela Scott and we are so proud to see how far she’s come. Go Julia!

Tune into thee 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Free Sample Acting Class for Kids & Teens

Photo of Kid & Teen Acting class at T. Schreiber Studio with group of students and teacher Jazelle Foster

Parents, has your child expressed interest in acting or theatre? Join us for a free sample acting class for kids and teens that will give you and your child a glimpse into the wonderful world of acting, lead by Jazelle Foster, an associate with Denise Simon Coaching.

Join us on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm at our studio for a FREE sample acting class for kids and teens ages 8-16.

RESERVATION IS REQUIRED. To reserve your spot, please register here.

While students enjoy a complimentary sample acting class that includes improv and scene work, parents will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session including industry do’s and don’ts, how to get your child or teen into professional acting, and details about the curriculum for our upcoming acting programs for kids and teens.

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Meet the Teachers at T. Schreiber Studio – Free Workshops on August 16th, 2019

T. Schreiber teacher Peter Jensen working with two students in class.

Calling all actors! Only a few spots left. Join us for an Open House on Friday, August 16th, 2019 to meet our teachers, tour our Studio, and attend 2 of our free mini-workshops taught by our master teachers. Sign up for either our afternoon or evening session and come ready to play! We’re looking forward to seeing you.

Enrollment is extremely limited. To register for an Open House session, please click one of the links below:

Available Workshops:

*Please note that while anyone can attend, Peter Jensen’s On-Camera Workshop requires prepared material for the opportunity to work on-camera. If you would like to be selected, bring 2 copies of your prepared 1-2 page TV/film sides.


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2018-19 One-Year Conservatory Workshop

T. Schreiber 2019-19 One Year Performance Workshop

Please join us for a special Performance Workshop by our amazing 2018-2019 One-Year Conservatory class.

Elia Berthoud, Yasharwan Blain, Kimberly Bollard, Jaslene Chitkara, Spike Christie
Peter Garabaldi, Erin Grant, Yuliya Higginbotham, Joyce Cece Chan, Ramsey Zeitouneh

Only three performances! Admission is free, but seating is limited so please reserve in advance.

PERFORMANCES

  • May 9 at 7:30pm
  • May 10 at 3:00pm
  • May 10 at 7:30pm

RESERVATIONS

To reserve your FREE tickets, email sally@tschreiber.org or call 212-741-0209, and let us know how many people in your party, and the performance date/time you want to attend. Seating is limited, so please reserve in advance. Walk-ins may be accepted as space allows.

INTERESTED IN THE ONE-YEAR CONSERVATORY PROGRAM?

If you’re interested in joining our 2019-20 class starting this September, we are enrolling now! Click here for more info.

 

Save up to $3,500 in Discounted Tuition for Early Admissions by March 30th

T Schreiber One Year Acting Conservatory Program Students

If you’re looking to get serious about your acting career, then enrolling in an acting conservatory or summer acting program is a great choice to fully immerse yourself in refining your acting skills and technique. Our acting intensives range from 4-week acting boot camps to a full-year conservatory program, so even if you are short on time, there are options for you!

We know affordable rates are an important factor when it comes to choosing the right acting program for you, which is why we are offering special discounted tuition rates on 3 of our popular acting conservatories: the One-Year Conservatory for Theatre & Film starting in September 2019, the Summer Acting Intensive starting June 2019, or the Summer On-Camera Acting Intensive starting July 2019.

That’s right, you can save up to $3,500 as long as you apply by March 30, 2019. See a breakdown of the discounts below, along with more information about each program.

Questions? Give us a call at 212-741-0209 or visit our Help Page to send us a message to get in contact with one of our friendly and helpful enrollment coordinators.

Discounted Tuition Rates for Early Admission*

* Applications must be received by March 30, 2019 to qualify.


1 Year Acting Intensive Acting Conservatory, Acting Classes NYC, Learn How to Be an Actor on TV or Film, Private Acting Lessons, Acting Coach

One-Year Acting Conservatory for Theatre & Film

Our One-Year Acting Conservatory offers comprehensive professional training designed to prepare you for a thriving career in theatre, film and television. This full-time acting school program is tailored to serve your individuality and talent and to develop you into a fully rounded actor in whom body, voice, and instinct are integrated.

The curriculum is divided into two twelve-week semesters, followed by a six-week performance series. The One-Year Conservatory will run from September 2019 through May 2020 and meet from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., five days a week. Outside rehearsal is required to supplement class work.

Scholarships as well as M-1 Visas for international students are available!

Learn more, view curriculum, and apply here.


Summer Acting Intensive Acting Classes NYC Learn How to Be an Actor Acting Coach

Summer Acting Intensive

Our Summer Acting Intensive integrates acting, voice and body to cultivate a free, open and instinctive actor with a complete understanding of practical techniques. This intensive concludes with a performance of scenes.

This 5-week acting “boot camp” meets 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, and runs from June 10 – July 12, 2019. Once you finish, you can also sign up for the On-Camera Summer Intensive which starts right after.

Learn more, view curriculum, and apply here.


On-Camera Acting Summer Intensive Acting Classes NYC Learn How to Be an Actor on TV or FIlm Private Acting Lessons Acting Coach

On-Camera Summer Acting Intensive

Our On-Camera Summer Acting Intensive incorporates an intense, hands-on approach to developing an actor’s craft with a focus on film and television, including Acting Technique, On-Camera Acting and Reel Workshop. Each component of this vigorous program is designed to deepen the actor’s truthfulness and comfort in his/her work. Within the framework of behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances you will explore character creation, needs, obstacles, and being in the moment.

Each actor will also have the opportunity to shoot a new scene for their reel, written specifically for them with their career goals in mind, shot with top of the line equipment and fully edited.

This 4-week acting “boot camp” meets 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, and runs from July 15 – August 8, 2019.

Learn more, view curriculum, and apply here.

Celebrating a Legacy

We have a riddle for you… what do the following 3 things have in common?

They all turn 50 this year! Fifty years ago, man landed on the moon, The Beatles released the White Album, and T. Schreiber Studio got its start, founded by Terry Schreiber, who is still teaching today! This is such a special milestone for us and we are looking forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with all of you who have been a part of the T. Schreiber family over the past half century.

We’d be honored if you joined us to to celebrate our 50th Anniversary Gala, taking place Monday, March 25th, 2019 at the Metropolitan Club in NYC. Get ticket information here.

Also, be sure to follow us on social media over the next few weeks as we will be sharing old photos and memories from the past 50 years. Feel free to send us your own for the chance to be featured!

Sam Christensen – We Will Miss You

We are sad to share the news that our friend Sam Christensen passed away last week. While a formal memorial is planned for March, we wanted an opportunity for our community to come together in remembrance and celebration of this cherished mentor, teacher, and friend.

Please join us this Sunday at the Studio from 4:00-6:00pm to celebrate the memory of our dear friend. Feel free to bring your favorite essence statement to share.

Remembering Sam Christensen
Sunday, January 27th, 2019
4:00 – 6:00pm
T. Schreiber Studio
151 W. 26th Street, 10th Floor

Please share the news with your friends – all are invited to attend.


A few words from the Studio…

Sam was a Master Teacher, knowledgeable, intelligent, perceptive, sensitive, aware, and most of all, very supportive. He championed the integrity of the work, and was dedicated to communicating, with genuine passion the craft of good acting, especially for film and television. Those who studied with Sam, carry on his work, and their careers have been enriched with the integrity of great acting.

Sam has left a legacy for many actors to follow. His life goes on in everyone who had the good fortune to work with him. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity and we could have Sam at the Studio.

May God bless you, Sam, with all the love you deserve! Rest in Peace, and have ’em get it right, up there!

Much love,
Terry, Peter and all of us at the Studio

What Happened That Night

A WORKSHOP PRODUCTION OF THE WINNER OF OUR 2017-2018 NEW WORKS INITIATIVE:

Join us for a FREE workshop production at T. Schreiber!

What Happened That Night, written by Lia Romero, directed by Crystal Edn

Synopsis: Jenna and Kate are best friends . . . until something happens one drunken night. A play about sex, rape culture, and how to listen.

Performance Dates & Times:

  • Fri, Dec 7th, 8pm
  • Sat, Dec 8th, 8pm
  • Sun, Dec 9th, 3pm
  • Fri, Dec 14th, 8pm
  • Sat, Dec 15th, 8pm
  • Sun, Dec 16th, 3pm

Location: T. Schreiber Studio for Theatre & Film (151 W 26th St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001)

Tickets: Tickets are FREE but seating is limited. Reserve your tickets here: http://bit.ly/WhatHappenedThatNight

Cast:

Jenna: Nedge Victome
Kate: Megan Tomei
Benny: Brian Dole
Derek: Yasharwan (Donny) Blain
Kevin: Chris Sheller

Thank you to all who auditioned!

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