NEW YORK MASTER CLASS

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ABOUT KEN'S MASTER CLASS

Ken teaches an ongoing master class for professional actors in New York. An artistic home for actors at every level of the film, television, and theater industry, Ken’s class offers a clear, direct, dynamic, custom-tailored approach, a challenging yet safe and supportive creative environment, flexible scheduling, and the finest, most efficient, most effective comprehensive training in the art and craft of acting you will find anywhere.

Ken's class is a special combination of resources: 

  • It is an ongoing class in acting technique — a place for you to learn, gain confidence, expand your creative range, and develop a sure, powerful, adaptable working process 

  • It is an actor’s gymnasium — a place for you to tune your acting instrument, reconnect with artistic goals, explore new kinds of work, practice, and hone your skills 

  • It is a coaching platform — a place for you to get specific help with all sorts of upcoming auditions and current projects

Through detailed work on a wide range of comic and dramatic material — contemporary and classical scenes and monologues, songs, commercial copy, and all kinds of film, tv, and theater audition sides — we equip each actor with vocabulary, tools, and skills to approach any acting task on stage or on film with honesty, clarity, depth, and confidence. We place a special emphasis on practical application of actor training and real professional situations. You will grow, take command of your process, and have fun. You will book gigs. You will amaze the people. 

CLASS CALENDAR

Ken’s New York master class is ongoing, until the end of time, with holiday breaks and occasional creative scheduling around Ken's work on various film, television, and theater projects. New actors are admitted by audition and interview at the start of each month (each four-week session). Once admitted, you are welcome whenever your schedule permits — choose once, twice, or three times a week for as many months at a time as you like. Flexible date plans are available for actors with tricky schedules, and class is sometimes available on a drop-in basis — ask for details.

Classes are held in convenient midtown Manhattan studios. Times and locations are subject to change — if a class is shifted or cancelled for any reason, we will schedule convenient makeup time for everybody as soon as possible. To ensure a safe, concentrated working environment, auditing is not permitted except for occasional specially scheduled Open House classes.

Space in class each month is limited — it is a good idea to audition and register early. Here is our schedule for the next few months:

KEN SCHATZ STUDIO CLASS CALENDAR — SPRING-SUMMER 2018

MAY (three sections)
Three Mondays & One Wednesday, 6:30-10:30 pm, May 7, 14, 21, 23
Three Tuesdays & One Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 pm, May 8, 15, 22, 23
Three Thursdays & One Wednesday, 6:30-10:30 pm, May 3, 9, 17, 24

Studio Break May 26-June 3
(no classes, coaching for major projects only)

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, June 6, 6:30-9:00 pm

JUNE (three sections - register by May 25)
Mondays, 6:30-10:30 pm, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Tuesdays, 1:30-5:30 pm, June 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 pm, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Class Break June 30-July 8
(no classes, but coaching still available)

JULY (three sections — register by June 29)
Mondays, 6:30-10:30 pm, July 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesdays, 1:30-5:30 pm, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 pm, July 12, 19, 26, August 2

AUGUST (three sections — register by July 27)
Three Mondays & One Wednesday, 6:30-10:30 pm, August 6, 8, 13, 20
Three Tuesdays & One Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 pm, August 7, 14, 15, 21
Three Thursdays & One Wednesday, 6:30-10:30 pm, August 9, 15, 16, 23

CLASS FEES

Our class is ongoing — choose once, twice, or three times a week for as many months at a time as you like:

    Once a week (Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday):
    $360 per month, $560 for two consecutive months, $760 for three consecutive months

    Twice a week (Monday & Tuesday, Tuesday & Thursday, or Monday & Thursday):
    $560 per month, $1000 for two consecutive months, $1360 for three consecutive months

    Three times a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday):
    $760 per month, $1360 for two consecutive months

Flexible Date Plans are available for actors with especially tricky schedules. Flex dates never expire — use them anytime. Simply reserve the specific dates you’d like in any given month by the registration deadline for that month. Ask for details:

    Any 4 class dates for $420

    Any 8 class dates for $720

    Any 24 class dates for $1720

Payment in full by cash, check (payable to Ken Schatz), or online via Stripe is required before 5:00 pm on the posted registration deadline for each month. Class fees are non-refundable.

HOW TO AUDITION FOR CLASS

Admission to Ken’s master class is by audition and interview. (For actors whose body of work is well-known, an interview is sufficient.) New actors are admitted at the start of each month. Auditions are scheduled individually — email anytime to schedule your appointment.

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION
Please bring a current headshot and resume, and prepare one brief monologue from a play. The piece should run about two minutes, and it can be contemporary or classical, comic or dramatic. Please choose material for which you would be castable.

To schedule your audition for class, or for more information,  click on the button below, or email studio@kenschatz.com anytime. Ken and his assistants are glad to answer any questions you may have.