Fall 2014

Spring 2016

The Arts Effect has been named “The BEST Theater Program in NYC!” by Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect. and is known for offering the highest quality acting training in an exciting, supportive environment. Join us today and discover why our students are taking Film, TV, Broadway…and their school plays by storm.

BWAY: Billy Elliot, Shrek, Chaplin: The Musical, Mary Poppins, Annie, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Adams Family, Brighton Beach Memoirs. FILM: The Dark Knight Rises, Lullaby, New Year’s Eve, Junction, Did You Hear About The Morgans?, The Switch, Enchanted. TV: Law and Order SVU, 666 Park Avenue, Nurse Jackie, Grey’s Anatomy, Downwardly Mobile, Gossip Girl, Boardwalk Empire, Sopranos, Louie, SNL, and MORE!

Whether you’re looking for a fun after school activity, an outlet for creativity, a chance to try something new and challenging, or looking to take Broadway by storm—The Arts Effect has something for the artist/actor in everyone!

The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company

With Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney
Elite 14-17 year-old actors/creators will work together as a theater company: strengthening technique while also developing original scripts to be produced professionally in NYC and abroad. Students will be involved in all aspects of theater production including intensive rehearsal, design, and performance.

*Audition Required. Contact Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney for details: admin@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

Ages: 14-17 (High School students only)
Fee: $650, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/21/2014, 11 Weeks, Sundays, 1:30pm-3:30pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]
*Please note: participation in this class acknowledges that any and all creative work developed and created by and with The Arts Effect, LLC is owned by The Arts Effect, LLC.

The All-Girl JR Company

With Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney
11-14 year-old students will explore theater essentials including improvisation, relaxation, sense memory, scene and character study, and fun theater games! Students will prepare scripted pieces along with creating original works.

*Interview Required.  Contact Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney for details: admin@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

Ages:  11-14
Fee: $650, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/21/2014, 11 Weeks, Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

*Please note: participation in this class acknowledges that any and all creative work developed and created by and with The Arts Effect, LLC is owned by The Arts Effect, LLC.

The Players: Fall 2014

Students will focus on the advancement of their acting technique and skill set. Through the exploration of sensory work, improvisation, character/scene study, text analysis, and more, participants will learn to achieve rich, natural, and honest acting perfect for stage or film.

STUDENTS WILL EXPLORE:

  • Technique Strengthening: Go beyond pretending and role-playing and actually experience REAL LIFE on stage or screen. Our Method-based technique centers on bringing the actor’s own life experience and understanding to character and scene work.
  • Improvisation: Improv is becoming very common in the audition room and on set. The fast-paced, quick-thinking nature of improvisation is key to bringing naturalism and realism to any actor’s work.
  • Character Development: The secret to quickly uncovering the W’s of any and every character!
  • Scene Study: Understand the structure, relationship, objectives, and conflicts of your script and/or audition sides. Learn to work with other actors, listen and respond, and exist in the moment!
  • Script Analysis (including subtext and logic work): Discover what’s simmering under the lines and hiding in every moment.
  • Monologue Preparation: Let us help you find and perfect your monologue.
  • Audition Preparation: Important, helpful, and fun auditioning tips to prepare young professionals for cold readings, advanced audition sides, and interview questions.
  • Cold Reading: This most intimidating audition practice will be debunked!
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Parents/Guardians are responsible for paying the ENTIRE class fee no matter the number of his/her child’s absences and/or in the case of his/her child’s discontinuation of ANY Arts Effect program.

AUDITION-ONLY Players 1 Downtown

With Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney

*Audition Required. Contact Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney for details: Katie@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

Ages:  14-18
Fee: $650, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/18/2014, 12 Weeks, Thursdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

Players 1 Uptown

With Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney

Ages:  12-15
Fee: $650, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/19/2014, 11 Weeks, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:30pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

Players 2 Downtown

With Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney

Ages:  10-13
Fee: $500, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/18/2014, 12 weeks, Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

Players 2 Weekend

With Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney

Ages:  9-12
Fee: $460, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule:  Start Date 9/21/2014, 11 weeks, Sundays, 11:00-12:30pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

Players 2 Uptown

With Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney

Ages:  9-12
Fee: $500, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule:  Start Date 9/22/2014, 12 weeks, Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

Arts Effect JR: Fall 2014

Kids ages 6-9 are welcomed to join The Arts Effect for an exciting semester of theater games, movement exercises, character and scene development, playwriting, and more. The young actors also focus on acting essentials and fun character creation as they jump into scenes from some of their FAVORITE books and movies such as Matilda, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Harriet the Spy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and more!

Arts Effect JR Uptown

With Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney

Ages:  5/6-8/9
Fee: $525, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/23/2014, 12 Weeks, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

Arts Effect JR Weekend

With Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jamie Wolf, and Jon Sokolow

Ages:  6-9
Fee: $450, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/21/2014, 11 Weeks, Sundays, 11am-12pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]