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All Day Commercial Improv Intensive

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Location: Midtown West
630 9th Ave Suite 1410
(Btwn W 44th & W 45th Streets)
New York, New York 10036
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Class Information

  • Class Level: All levels
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this improv class:

This intensive will focus on Improv as it relates strictly to commercials. You'll learn to mime eating, talking and reacting in a restaurant scene; activities thrown at you "in the moment"; taking a script and putting it into your own words; improvising dialogue before the written script starts and after it ends; creating an instant character fully realized at a moment's notice and much more!

As every savvy commercial actor knows, many auditions are strictly improvised and in order to book, you need to have this skill set down pat! Barry is an expert teacher of these kinds of auditions where there is either no copy at all or the script is partly or entirely improvised.

"Hi Barry. Your Intensive yesterday at the Actors Connection was phenomenal. It is by far the best class I have taken thus far. You gave great feedback without tearing us down. Also, watching the playbacks were great for laughs. However, I am sure I speak for the entire class when I say it is was very helpful in looking at what we are good at and what we need to improve upon. It was just a very comfortable environment. Thanks again!"
- Engelia McCullough

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund Policies: 

We regret that we are unable to give refunds under any circumstances!

Cancellation Policies:

If you cancel at least 48 hours before the scheduled time of your seminar, you will not be charged. The policy for a class or special event is 7 days prior to the start date in order to receive credit for monies paid. It can be used for any and all programs at Actors Connection. There may be special cancellation policies for holidays that are printed in the schedule. If you cancel in time, credit is automatically returned to your Actors Connection account. If you are canceling late, no credit is given unless we find a replacement for you. We have, on occasion, been able to replace actors who late cancel with others from wait lists or who might be standing by. If you are replaced, as a courtesy, we will not charge you for the late cancellation. Please consider any late cancellation a charge on your account, and any resulting replacement a courtesy. You may want to re-adjust your schedule to attend, since although we do our best to have full seminars we can never promise a replacement. If you are a "no show" for a seminar, you will not receive credit under any circumstances.

Teacher: Barry Shapiro

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Barry has been a commercial CD for over 25 years and his experience translates to you feeling comfortable in these kinds of auditions so that you BOOK them!

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Actors Connection New York
Midtown West
630 9th Ave
Suite 1410
Btwn W 44th & W 45th Streets
New York, New York 10036

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Reviews of Classes at Actors Connection New York

(14 Reviews)

Attended: On-Camera Film/TV Intensive

Agatha Ezzedine gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Dying For The Camera - Film Intensive

Shanna Riker gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Feature Film Intensive with Joey Montenarello

Christina Beauvais gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Intro to Voiceovers - 3-Week V/O

Lauren Thompson gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Intro to Voiceovers - 3-Week V/O

Nicholas Tumminello gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: 5-Week Advanced On-Camera Commercial Class

Lauren Fales gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Character and Animation V/O Technique

Kaylie Stansfield gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Theater Intensive

Both Paul and the reader Mike were nice, helpful and made everyone feel at ease. Learned a lot from Paul's input about the audition process and what casting agents are looking for. Definitely would do again!

Attended: Musical Theater Audition Master Class

This course is full of valuable information. It's no frills and you get straightforward and honest feedback and suggestions from a real broadway casting director. Not for the faint of heart though, be prepared to work.

Attended: 3-Week Commercial Class (for Kids)

My daughter has only been to one class and is already hooked. She could not stop talking about how much fun the class has been and she loves her teacher, Barry Shapiro. Although the course description is for a commercial class, Barry covers so many different areas that are beneficial to all areas of acting. Our wish is that this course was longer. The location is super convenient. The staff is very friendly and the facility is clean. I've recommended Course Horse to everyone I know or anyone interested in classes. It's awesome getting money off your next class. Other sites do not offer this for the same course. Classes make excellent gifts also.

Attended: Character and Animation V/O Technique

In this class, we were able to find our voice, learn different pitches and kinds of voices that best fit the character, and how to think quick when given a cold copy. I would love a Part 2 to this class. It left me wanting to learn more and prepare for my demo. And Paul was a great help!

Attended: Intro to Commercials - All Day Intensive

Angela Mickey will not sugar cote feedback to you along with a very nice and pleasant demeanor. She really knows what she is talking about and this is a great first class in Commercial.

Attended: How to be Successful in Commercial Print w/ Rick Miller

I found this course very informative and useful. Location for the event was great and easily accessible.

Attended: Audio Books Master Class - 5-Week V/O Class

Class went well.

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