Friday Drop-In Class
Drop in for this casual cold copy class with 10-12 other actors and improvisers. Bring your own copy if you like, or arrive with just a great attitude and we’ll provide the reader or pair you with another student for an audition-like experience. The purpose of this class is to provide a fun and casual practice space for actors to both build a community and stay sharp in their audition technique - all in an affordable, actor-friendly way!
Dates: Every Friday!
Time: 11-12:30pm EST
Commercial Improv Workshop
Work with commercial agent Phil Cassese (Stewart Talent) and commercial casting director Stacy Gallo (Stacy Gallo Casting) in their acclaimed commercial improv class developed over 10 years at UCB.
Hone your on-camera commercial improv technique over the course of three classes with Phil and Stacy, including work on cold copy, performing prepared scripts, Q&As with past students, and insight on numerous success stories from this very curriculum.
This class is all about having fun, getting empowered with information about the business, and upping your improv game in commercial casting settings. Come see what all the buzz is about!
KIDS COMMERCIAL IMPROV
Our first-ever virtual class catered directly to kids!
In this class, kids will get the chance to pair up in teams and play with commercial copy picked fresh every week, working directly with Phil and Stacy to make their commercial auditions shine.
Time: 4:30 - 6:00
Age Range: 10-16
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ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL IMPROV+ AGENT SHOWCASE
This class will find tune your on-camera-commercial audition skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Many students from this class have been called in and BOOKED National network spots as well as been signed with TOP NY Agencies!
The 3- week class is recommended for actors who feel comfortable reading commercial copy, are freelancing, getting sent out, or should be sent out for commercials. Most commercials these days require that an actor can improv within that commercial, and we will work on taking a script and learning how to make it your own.
Week One: You will learn how to quickly interpret commercial scripts and bring out the best delivery you can. You will also be taught skills on how to feel and look comfortable in front of the camera and how to use improvisation to help enhance your performance. *Cold commercial copy will be provided in first class*
Week Two: You will have a script from the previous class to prepare for the following week's Showcase
Week 3: Present your work, with Stacy in the room, to two popular Commercial Agents who regularly call in One on One actors
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Stacy is such an amazing teacher. Stacy makes you feel comfortable to bring all of yourself to a commercial audition. The class was very informative, encouraging and fun! I highly recommend taking Stacy's class. You learn so much about yourself in a fun, bright and supportive environment!"-Dina Lewis
Upright Citizens Brigade
[Previously Held Class]
Improvisational and Sketch Comedy Training Center
This class is a three-week course and is a combination of an audition workshop and an overview of the business of commercial acting. Stacy is joined by talent agent Phil Cassese, the two have worked with many UCBT alumni for years. You’ll learn how to quickly interpret commercial copy and how to use improv to enhance your performance. You will have a chance to perform prepared commercial copy, using scripts from the previous classes.
Stacy and Phil, February 2019