The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca
Big City Training, Small Town Attention

About

Our Approach Works


Katie's Class*


Meisner Technique:
A POWERFUL WAY TO PLAY

  • Experience the technique sought after by agents

  • Developed by Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse from 1935-1990.

  • Learn to stop "acting" and instead react honestly to your partner moment by moment.

  • Master the technique of professionals.

  • Compete with professionals on a national scale, or to land parts locally, on stage and screen.


Audition Training: 
BE PREPARED FOR STAGE OR FILM 

  • Impress when you enter the room.

  • Give a great cold reading.

  • Prepare emailed sides for callbacks.

  • Nail on-camera auditions.

  • Leave your audition sending the right message.

  • Bond with casting directors, talent agents and even difficult directors.

  • Dress right for your audition


 Instructor/Filmmaker David Kossack

Instructor/Filmmaker David Kossack

Our instructor, David Kossack, onset.


David's Class*


AWI:
AT A GLANCE

  • Master technique

  • Conquer auditions

  • Experience dedicated staff 

  • Perform in sold out showcases

  • Discover our vast network

  • Create lifelong friendships

  • Join our community


"We auditioned actors
in NY, LA, and Ithaca.
AWI grads nailed their auditions, landing most leading and supporting roles in my feature film.

I continue to get feedback
from producers about the
excellence of the acting.


The training offered right here in Ithaca, through AWI, is unparalleled."

Cathy Lee Crane Award Winning Filmmaker & Ithaca College Film Professor

Learn more about Cathy


Eliza's Class*


faqs:
a class for everyone  

  • M/W, 5pm-8pm
    Instructor: Eliza VanCort
    Class begins Sept. 17, 2018

  • T/Th, 10am-12pm
    Instructor: David Kossack
    Class begins Sept. 18, 2018

  • T/Th, 5.30pm-7.30pm
    Instructor: Katie Spallone
    Class begins Sept. 18, 2018

  • semester runs 10-15 weeks

  • no experience necessary

  • different teachers for your unique goal


marketing:
the business behind "the business"

  • Refine your elevator pitch.

  • Pick the perfect headshot.

  • Network strategically.

  • Interview effectively with agents.

  • Authentically brand yourself.


 Another opening, another show!

Another opening, another show!

Kim Gordon preps for a showcase.

*Videos produced by AWI Instructor and Co-Director Katie Spallone's former TA, James Comfort.