Summer Discovery @ PACE Performing Arts, NYC

CTCA is partnering with Summer Discovery @ PACE Performing Arts, NYC to offer a 2 or 3 week course on Acting and Auditioning for Film, TV, & Stage!

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This full-day intensive acting institute has it all, delivering what feels like years of acting and industry experience in a 3 week course. Geared towards high school students who are serious about acting, the course develops the skills necessary to make it as a professional in the entertainment business. Each session will include lecture, performance time, and workshop experience with entertainment professionals.

Master the audition process, perfect your monologue, polish your resume, and learn about professional theater, TV, and film productions. Actors will use scenes and monologues to create a final performance that will be filmed and can be used for reels and an online presence. Guest speakers may include Casting Directors, Television Producers, Movie Directors, and Talent Agents.

Created and taught by Wendy Kurtzman, an Emmy-nominated casting director that launched Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon’s careers, she cast the blockbuster “Independence Day,” this course will give you everything you need to succeed from College to Career.


• Master the art of improv: thinking, acting and reacting on the fly
• Prepare the perfect monologue for an audition
• Learn how to select and prepare songs for auditions
• Talk with young actors on a discussion panel
• Discuss headshots and resumes for college interviews


• Acquire audition techniques for the camera
• Work through script analysis
• Become comfortable performing cold readings
• Develop your own original material for a demo reel
• Create and market your own personal brand

The Acting Institute is designed for students completing grades 10, 11, and 12, who have experience in acting, want to further enhance their talents, and learn the art of auditioning for high school, college, and beyond. Exceptional 9th graders will be considered for acceptance.

This program meets daily (Monday – Friday), both morning and afternoon. Due to the time commitment involved with this program, no other classes may be taken in conjunction with the Acting Institute.

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