In-Person Beginners Acting Class I: The Basics

Starts: Monday, October 3, 2022
In-Person - Mondays, 2:30-5:30pm, 10-Weeks

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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: Ron Piretti

RON PIRETTI is an actor, fight director and director.  On Broadway, he has appeared as Officer Krupke in “West Side Story”, regionally as one of the Clowns in “39 Steps” and has appeared in many roles Off-Broadway, TV and Film.  He is a Fight Director/Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has staged the fights for the Broadway and touring productions of “”The Last Ship” (music and lyrics by Sting), West Side Story”, “In the Heights”, “The Performers”, “The Miracle Worker” and many productions in and around NYC.  As a director, his projects include “Romeo and Juliet” at Wagner College, “Big Mistake” by Theresa Rebeck at Marymount Manhattan College, “Alwida, the Pirate Queen at Snug Harbor and “Man in the Basement” by Arlene Hutton for The Barrow Group in NYC.  Ron has written and directed staged readings on such topics as Vaudeville, Cole Porter, The Gershwins, Woody Allen, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weil.  He has taught acting and/or stage combat at The Studio in NYC, Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University, Wagner College and Marymount Manhattan College.  He received his MFA from the Goodman School of Drama. He is a founding member of The Performance Arts Project.


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



MondayOctober 3, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayOctober 10, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayOctober 17, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayOctober 24, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayOctober 31, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayNovember 7, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayNovember 14, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayNovember 21, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayNovember 28, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MondayDecember 5, 20222:30 pm - 5:30 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.