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 where you can learn, gain confidence, expand your creative range, and develop a sure, powerful, adaptable working process 

  • It is an actor’s gymnasium — a place where you can 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 where you can 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. 


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:


FEBRUARY (two sections)
Mondays, 6:30-10:30 pm, February 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesdays, 1:30-5:30 pm, February 6, 13, 20, 27

MARCH (three sections - register by February 23)
Mondays, 6:30-10:30 pm, March 5, 12, 19, April 2
Tuesdays, 1:30-5:30 pm, March 6, 13, 20, April 3
Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 pm, March 8, 15, 22, April 5

Studio Break March 24-April 1
(no classes, urgent coaching for major projects only)

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, April 4, 6:30-9:00 pm

APRIL (three sections - register by March 30)
Mondays, 6:30-10:30 pm, April 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesdays, 1:30-5:30 pm, April 10, 17, 24, May 1
Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 pm, April 12, 19, 26, May 10

Ken in Los Angeles May 2-9
(LA workshops, coaching available)

MAY (two sections - register by April 27)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-10:30 pm, May 14, 16, 21, 23
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-5:30 pm, May 15, 17, 22, 24

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


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.


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.

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 anytime. Ken and his assistants are glad to answer any questions you may have.