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C.A.S. WORKSHOPS are taught by established stage/film directors and casting personnel, with a strong focus on each individual's personal development and uniqueness.

C.A.S. DIRECTORS and coaches create supportive environments, with the accent on individuality and personal attention. Our on-going workshops are designed specifically to allow you to grow at your own pace, helping you along on that wonderful and exciting journey towards being a master of your craft and a working professional actor, or even a highly creative director.

CAS workshops will provide you with the tools for developing your skills and get you well on your way to discovering your special talents and improving your self-confidence.

Our Main Acting Course (AAAC)contains all the general skills necessary for an aspiring actor to learn to sustain a professional career in the performing arts.  These programs range from the Beginner/Preparatory level, to the Intermediate and then onto the Advanced Professional levels.

Our On-camera Audition Programteaches how to apply what you have learned in the main acting program to the audition process, which is a technique all on its own as well as important on-camera techniques and much more.

Voice and Diction & Accent Reduction workshops get you started, familiarizing you with the basic concepts of effective and emotional speech work. It also gets you started on many exercises one needs to practice every day for proper diction and accent reduction.

Private lessons:  However, a new or current participant may choose to engage in private coaching sessions with a member of our staff on a regular weekly basis. This can be set up in 1-2 hour increments per session on any given area of training the actor may wish to engage in.

Special Target workshops are divided up into several separate categories. Learning many more techniques and skills that will aid you on your professional journey in the various markets available to you.

Let's not forget our “Marketing and Promotions” seminars. You are in business and "show business" is two words, “SHOW ”and “BUSINESS”. They go closely hand and hand. You may be the best actor around, but finding creative ways to get you out there working, letting the world know you have arrived is crucial. Learning about a “Slate Video”, “Demo” and “Voice-Over Reel”s, and their importance is also covered in these seminars. Let's not forget the techniques of video taping your audition to send out to agents, producers and directors, which is rapidly taking hold and becoming a norm of the industry.


Main On-Going Acting Program
- Beginner Level
- Intermediate Level
- Advanced Level

Audition Workshops:
Monologues and Cold Reading
Commercial Auditioning

On-Camera Programs:
The Actor & The Camera
Commercial Auditioning

Voice Training:
Dialect Study for Theatre & Film/Dialect Reduction

Voice and Diction & Accent Reduction

Meisner Technique Program:
- Intro Technique I
- Intro Technique II

Target Workshops:
Improv For Actors
Ear Prompter Technique

Private Lessons

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