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Old 01-21-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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Does anyone know of any reputable acting schools in NYC? Where would a person live while attending one of these schools?
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Does anyone know of any reputable acting schools in NYC? Where would a person live while attending one of these schools?
in the sunday ny times arts section there are always a couple of ads for acting schools, you should check them out, as for a place to live, you're on your own, maybe the schools have informal networks for housing
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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The New School has an active theater program. But it's a degree program and, like everything in NYC, not cheap.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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A lot depends on what kind of acting you're planning to do. For stage, there's HB Studios. For film/TV, try Weist-Barron (http://www.weistbarron.com/home.htm - broken link). Both allow you to take individual classes, rather than a full-time program.

If you're looking for a degree program, I imagine every college in the city has one.

As to where you'd live? Well, where ever you want, I guess ..... ???
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Thank you for your help. I'll look into it from here.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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What about the Lee Strasberg school. The list of actors that attended the school is quite impressive.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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There's also The Neighborhood Playhouse on East 54th, between 1st & 2nd. It has a very long history and is a great theatre school. The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre (broken link)

You can also check out the message boards at Backstage.com The Actor's Resource: Casting Calls, Movie Auditions and Actor's Union News There are many people there that are very helpful and you can find out a lot there about acting schools, classes, etc.

Good luck!!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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Default Michael Howard Studios

I studied acting at Michael Howard Studios when I first moved to the city. It was such a good experience. I did the conservatory and I actually got my agent out of the showcase at the end.

There are other good programs out there too, but that one was the best for me.
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