In-Person Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics

Starts: Friday, September 23, 2022
In-Person - Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm, 10-Weeks - no class 11/25

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This 10-week class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor, and will teach you the fundamentals of the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

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Instructor: Martin Van Treuren

MARTIN VAN TREUREN’S career as a professional actor has spanned over 35 years.  During the last 20 he has been part of THE BARROW GROUP which he is proud to call his Artistic Home.  His many appearances in TBG’s productions were:  A Walk in the Woods, Enemy of the People, The Beautiful Dark, Medal of Honor Rag, Sonnets for an Old Century, and Uncle Vanya. 

On BROADWAY he was in the original casts of Jekyll & Hyde the Musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Singin’ in the Rain, and Me and My Girl.  His OFF-BROADWAY credits include The Pirates of Penzance (at NYC’s Seaport), Blessing in Disguise, The Miser, Anyone Can Whistle (Carnegie Hall), and Allegro (City Center Encores).  He made his NYC Opera debut as Voltaire/Pangloss in Candide.   Martin has toured Nationally and Internationally in Jekyll & Hyde (Pre- B’way), Grand Hotel directed by Tommy Tune and Camelot starring the late Richard Harris.  His many Regional Theater credits include working at The Old Globe (San Diego), The Alley Theatre (Houston), Capital Rep. (Albany), and the Menier Chocolate Factory (London) working with Hal Prince and Susan Stroman on Paradise Found.  TV/FILM:  Ask for Jane, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife, Forever, Law & Order SVU, Jekyll & Hyde the Musical and Modern Love on Amazon.

He earned his BA in Theatre at Montclair State University


In-Person Classes - 520 8th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10018*
Online Classes - held via Zoom

*Valid government-issued ID required for entry to the building



FridaySeptember 23, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridaySeptember 30, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayOctober 7, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayOctober 14, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayOctober 21, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayOctober 28, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayNovember 4, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayNovember 11, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayNovember 18, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FridayDecember 2, 20226:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Please Note:

All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled).
If you need to cancel a class for any reason, you must notify us by email at least one week before the class begins, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class.
As our faculty are all working professional actors, directors and playwrights, we reserve the right to change teachers at any time.
Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.