Our goal is to personalize, encourage and challenge what you have already learned!


We believe that now is the time to take what you've learned and learn how to put it into practice! Our goal is to personalize natural talent, encourage, challenge and develop a system of values inherent to the performing arts.


  • The audition process
  • Self-preparation
  • A trusted two-pronged warm-up
  • Listening with all your senses
  • Multiple interpretations
  • Adapting to varying genres, rhythms and styles
  • Identifying weaknesses
  • Playing to strengths
  • Working with the ensemble
  • Visualization
  • How to apply


Our unique 20-session program culminates with a MULTI-MEDIA INDUSTRY SHOWCASE illustrating your theatrical and cinematic skill sets.

  • Class size never exceeds 12
  • Each 3-hour class meets twice a week for ten weeks


  • Monologues shot on location with HD equipment
  • Class-prepared scenes performed live
Mary Ann Conk Headshot

MARY ANN CONK (co-founder) is an actor, teacher, and director with over 30 years of experience in this business. She has logged over 3000 performances of "Shear Madness", worked Off-Broadway and Regionally, TV and Film, and has booked commercials and voice overs from Airwick to Ziploc.

Mary Ann is a graduate of Emerson College. She has studied with Michael Shurtleff and Richard Hilty, and teaches at NYCDA and ACI. She is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and CAEA and is a past National and Local AFTRA Board Member.

"There is nothing more fun, exciting, and rewarding than when I see a student get that click - when it all comes together."

Come join us!

Bob Goodman Headshot

BOB GOODMAN (co-founder) is an actor, teacher, director and filmmaker with over 30 years of experience in all disciplines and media and is delighted to bring his expertise, passion and pragmatic teaching style to the classroom (and the set).

Bob has worked with John Alvidson, Hy Averback, Randal Kleiser, Michael Mann, Paul Newman and other industry leaders. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA with credits that includes film and television, collegiate and regional theatre, industrials (spokesperson/hosting) and a long list of commercials.

"Our goal is to provide a safe, creative environment where all performing artists can try, fail and grow!"

I hope to see you soon!