Acting In Columbus

Acting In Columbus

25 years in business

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Acting in Columbus is a professional training studio in Columbus, Ohio which offers small and practical acting classes in a supportive yet challenging environment. Acting in Columbus has been launching acting careers since 1998.


Classes are limited to 14 students. Your final class projects will be filmed and shown at the GATEWAY FILM CENTER and screened for area Talent Agencies, Casting Directors, and Filmmakers. What we do, we do very, very well!

Richard Mason is a regional actor/director  based in Columbus, Ohio. He received his MFA from the  American Conservatory  Theatre  in San Francisco and is a  member of both actor unions (SAG-AFTRA, AEA). Richard taught for 2 years at MOUNTVIEW Theatre School, London, England and at The American Conservatory Theatre’s YOUNG CONSERVATORY and occasionally taught opera students basic acting skills at Northwestern University. He founded Acting in Columbus in 1998 after relocating to the Columbus area. His film and television credits include: BIRDY (Tri-Star), THE FATHER MYSTERIES, and most recently THE KILL POINT (Spike TV), THE COURIER (Sabo Films) and THE ENDANGERED. Commercial credits include MASTERCARD Priceless with Peyton Manning, Ohio Lottery, Pennsylvania Lottery, Aldelphia Wireless, and  Safe Auto to name a few.Industrial clients include Sprint, Nationwide, Value  City  Furniture, Honda of Marysville and  Wendy’s  International.

Richard has recently added Casting to his  credentials. After 10 years of training and working with
hundreds of actors, in  this region, casting emerged as the next obvious step of his career. Some of his  location principal casting on feature films (assisting Donna Belajac, CSA)  includes: HOMECOMING starring Mischa Barton and SHE’S  OUT OF MY LEAGUE, DreamWorks. National commercials include GATORADE, GE and  SUBWAY along  with several local spots. Extra casting includes  HOMECOMING, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE and  SPEAK starring  Kristen Stewart (filmed entirely in Columbus, Ohio). 

Richard has been involved with many theatres – acting and directing. Acting credits include Direct from  Deathrow…. CHICAGO DRAMATISTS, Othello, OXFORD  SHAKESPEARE , Jitney, HUMAN RACE THEATRE COMPANY A  Soldier’s Play CONTEMPORARY THEATRE COMPANY Much Ado About, The  Tempest and Othello ACTORS’ THEATRE, Driving Miss Daisey PACIFIC ALLIANCE THEATRE
COMPANY and Skaters MAGIC  THEATRE in San Francisco, California. His directing credits include: P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD, TWELFTH NIGHT, ALL GOD’s CHILLUM GOT WINGS, NIGHT OF  JANUARY 16th, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE YOU  WERE NEVER LOVLIER (World Premiere) and TEST DRIVE (American  Premiere).

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