The Neighborhood Playhouse Junior Acting School

The Neighborhood Playhouse Junior Acting School

5.0 (1)
9 employees
117 years in business

About this pro

We offer conservatory training in acting, singing, dancing, film & TV, Meisner techqniue, stage combat, monolouges, audition, Shakespeare and more in a nurturing and creative enviornment.

Our teachers are experts in their field as writers, actors, directors, and professional performing artists. 

We provide students with the skills they need to perform in film, televsion, theatre, and school classrooms by working in small groups to develop compassion and the ability to work off behavior and emotions. 

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New York, NY 10022
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  • Darren L.

    "Thank you for creating the most amazing community of young actors in training that I have ever seen. Adrian LOVES the school and your staff is doing great things with him." ~Darren L. NP Juniors Parent


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For our Saturday program (7-18), every student must tour and interview with the school director. 

For our Summer programs (9-18 yrs old), a personal essay, recommendation letters, and audition is required. 

Once accepted, students are immersed in complete actor training. The Neighborhood Playhouse believes every actor must train in acting, singing, and physical theatre to be well-rounded and composed. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

As director of the Junior School program, I'm an actor, singer, and children's theatre director with credits in theatre, film, televison, and cabaret with a Masters Degree in Theatre from Hunter College. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Saturday classes range from $450-$525 per semester. 

Summer classes range from $1800 & $1900 for younger students in three week classes, and $2550 for Teen Conservatory 4 week classes. 

How did you get started teaching?

Since I was a teen. As an actor, I believed in the arts so much and its ability to reach students from all backgrounds. I started working with children at risk and saw how improvisation could build confidence and creativity. I don't want to see the arts dimished in our schools and extra curricular activites, so I always made sure to direct and teach whenever I could. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Novice to professional. Some of our students start out with no training or performance skills, just the desire to learn. Other students come with commerical, film, and theatre credits and know they need to ground themselves in a tecnique to stay competitive. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In our school, I look forward to our Saturday open houses and for the summer, our final performances. I love to see how far the students have come in their knowledge of the work and see how they've gained confidence and skills. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you are serious about actor training and want to immerse yourself in a variety of classes, then this is the school for you. Whether your desire is to be a professional actor or get more comfortable doing oral presentations, we are geared to help all young people achieve their goals. 

Are you ready to commite to 12 Saturdays per semester? Are you ready for 25-35 hours a week of acting training, and sometimes in areas that are not your strongest? Our teachers have devoted their lives to the performing arts and here to train and guide. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Am I ready to work hard and take emotional risks in the work? Am I ready to work out of my comfort zone? 

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Dance Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Dance Choreographers Choreography Classes