“ALL AN ACTOR NEEDS IS: WILL, BRAVERY AND COMMON SENSE.”
– David Mamet
Founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, the Atlantic has the only conservatory program in the world that offers in-depth training in Mamet and Macy’s unique and influential approach to the acting profession: Practical Aesthetics. The school’s mission is to ensure that each graduate masters the essential analytical and physical disciplines of acting, as well as to empower every student with skills necessary for success in the profession.
The Atlantic offers one of the most rigorous courses of training for actors in New York City. Incoming students receive comprehensive instruction in the Practical Aesthetics technique, and the fundamental physical skills required by the craft: voice, speech and movement. Advanced courses include Film Acting, Comedy, Chekhov, Shakespeare and other classical styles, Monologues, Audition Technique, the Business of Acting, Playwriting, and advanced physical training in Suzuki, Viewpoints and Committed Impulse. Students learn how to integrate Practical Aesthetics and the advanced-level skills into their scene work and into the rehearsal process for auditions and productions.
Atlantic also offers numerous programs for kids and teens, including after-school classes and summer programs. CLICK HERE to learn more about Kids and Teen classes.
Atlantic Acting School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. NAST is the national accrediting agency for theatre and theatre-related disciplines.
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