Classes

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 Meg McInerney

Ages:  9-12
Fee: $415, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule:  Start Date 4/11/2016, 8 weeks, Mondays, 4:15-5:45pm Arts Effect Winter and Spring 2016 Class Calendar
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

Players 2 Uptown

With Meg McInerney and Justine Magnusson

Ages:  9-12
Fee: $370, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule:  Start Date 1/25/2016, 7 weeks, Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm Arts Effect Winter and Spring 2016 Class Calendar
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [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: Winter 2015

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: 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: $375, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 1/13/2015, 8 Weeks, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

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 & Justine Magnusson

Ages:  6-9
Fee: $285, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 1/18/2015, 7 Weeks, Sundays, 11am-12pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [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]

Spring 2014

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 Players: Spring 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.

Players 1 Downtown

With Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney

Ages:  13-17
Fee: $445, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 4/10/2014, 8 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: $445, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 4/4/2014, 7 Weeks, Fridays, 4:00pm-5:30pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

Players 2 Downtown

Ages:  10-12 (5th-7th grade)
Fee: $345, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Start Date: Start Date 4/10/2013, 8 weeks, Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm
[Download PDF Calendar]
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

Players 2 Uptown

Ages:  9-12
Fee: $345, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Start Date: Start Date 3/31/2014, 8 weeks, Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm
[Download PDF Calendar]
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

Arts Effect JR: Spring 2014

Kids ages 5-9 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: $360, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 4/8/2014, 8 Weeks, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm [Download Calendar]
Address: 1296 Lexington Ave (at 88th St) [Google Map]

The Arts Effect Fall 2013 Classes

The Arts Effect has been named “The BEST Theater Program in NYC!” by Nickelodeon/MTV 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!

Please Choose a Section Below:

The Arts Effect Winter/Spring 2013 Classes

The Arts Effect has been named “The BEST Theater Program in NYC!” by Nickelodeon/MTV 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!

Please Choose a Section Below:

The All-Girl Theater Company

The All-Girl Theater Company

The 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: $450, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 10/27/2013, 7 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 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
Fee: $850, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 1/27/2013, 15 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 JR Company

With Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jamie Wolf, and Jon Solokow
11-13 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 (6th-8th grade)
Fee: $650, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 9/22/2013, 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 JR Company

With Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jamie Wolf, and Jon Solokow
11-13 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:  11-13
Fee: $850, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Start Date 1/27/2013, 15 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.

Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Acting Classes for kids/teens 5-17

The Arts Effect Summer Series

Summer classes we offer in:

Our summer semester has been developed for enthusiastic young artists and performers ages 6–16 interested in exploring the exciting world of acting and theater. The Arts Effect has the perfect summer program for actors of all levels, interests, and schedules!

Through an award-winning combination of sensory work, improvisation, and character/scene study, our program focuses on the advancement of the actor’s skill set and audition technique! Throughout the sessions, students will be assigned scenes and/or monologues to prepare and then present at the end of each workshop for friends and family. Students will also have the opportunity to work with and prepare authentic film/TV/commercial audition sides. New and returning students can look forward to a unique and rewarding creative experience – Arts Effect training is custom-tailored to best suit the needs and goals of each student!

STUDENTS FOCUS ON…

  • 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!
**ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING A LUNCH**
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.

June

AUDITION-ONLY KIDS ACTING INTENSIVE (with special guest instructors!)

This audition-only acting workshop lead by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney along with guest instructors, including sketch comedy artists and more, will focus on intensive scene study and character development. Students will be challenged by advanced sense memory, improvisation, and text analysis exercises as they prepare scenes to be presented at the end of the workshop. This workshop is a great fit for students/young professionals looking for a challenge, to have fun, and to take their acting to the next level.

Ages: 10-13
Fee: $710, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, August 8, 2016 – Friday, August 12, 2016; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, August 12th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

*AUDITION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS – Please contact Artistic Director Katie Cappiello to schedule an audition: Katie@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

Summer Weekend Workshop for CHILDREN & TEENS

*HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS AUDITIONING FOR PERFORMING ARTS MIDDLE SCHOOLS or HIGH SCHOOLS

This Summer Weekend Workshop has been developed for budding thespians (future stars of the school play, future Oscar winners, future Broadway headliners), ages 9-16, interested in exploring the art of acting. In this two-day workshop, students will participate in fun and challenging acting exercises including: relaxation, vocal warm-up, sense memory exercises, improvisation, scene and character creation/development, movement exercises, text analysis, subtext exploration, and more! Students will prepare and perform published monologues and also original scenes for family and friends at the conclusion of the workshop.

GROUP A: ages 9-12
GROUP B: ages 13-16

Fee: $280, $100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Saturday, June 15, 2013– Sunday, June 16, 2013; 10:00am–3:00pm
Final Presentation: Sunday, June 16th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

*STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED MONOLOGUES PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS. There will be a presentation for family and friends on the final day of the workshop.

July

Acting Intensive I

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.

Ages: 9-12
Fee: $700, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, July 8, 2013 – Friday, July 12, 2013; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, July 12th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

JR Weekend Workshop

Kids ages 6-9 are welcome to join The Arts Effect for a weekend of exciting theater games, movement exercises, character and scene development, playwriting, and more. The young actors also focus on acting essentials and fun characters as they prepare a mini-play to present to friends and family.

Ages: 6-9
Fee: $280, $100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Saturday, July 20, 2013– Sunday, July 21, 2013; 10:00am–3:00pm
Final Presentation: Sunday, July 21st at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

Musical Theater Weekend Workshop

With Katie Cappiello & (the amazing!) Bob Marks

The greatest musical theater performers bring stories and characters to LIFE through the combination of song, dance, and acting. Learn how! This 2-day weekend workshop, designed for performers of all-levels, will focus on ACTING for musical theater. Along with vocal technique essentials, students will learn to infuse their musical performances with vibrant character work and rich emotional connection. All participants will prepare a solo, a monologue or scene, and come together for a group musical number. Family and friend are welcome to join us for a presentation.

ROBERT MARKS is a vocal coach, conductor, arranger, director, and composer, specializing in helping singers showcase their talents off to their best possible advantage. He works with singers of all ages, from absolute beginners to celebrities.  Bob’s former and current students appear in Anything Goes, Book of Mormon, Chicago, How To Succeed…, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Spider-Man, Wicked, and MORE!  His students include: Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Lea Michele, Ashley Tisdale, and Britney Spears.  www.bobmarks.com

Ages: 9-12
Fee: $395, $100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Saturday, July 20, 2013– Sunday, July 21, 2013; 10:00am–2:00pm
Final Presentation: Sunday, July 21st at 1:15pm
Address: DAVENPORT STUDIOS, 250 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

Acting Intensive II

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.

Ages: 12-15
Fee: $700, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, July 22, 2013 – Friday, July 26, 2013; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, July 26th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

August

Girl Power Theater & Creative Writing Workshop

This GIRLS ONLY theater workshop is designed to empower and inspire girls ages 11–14 through a unique combination of theater, creative writing, debate and discussion, and mentorship. The Arts Effect Girl Power Theater Camp offers girls a fun, nurturing, girl-supporting environment to creatively share their voices and stories. Over the week, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore their girlhood while working together to create and perform original theatrical pieces that reflect the realities of their world. A final presentation/performance will be held for family and friends on Friday August 16th.

Ages: 11-14
Fee: $700, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, August 12, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2013; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, August 16th at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

AUDITION-ONLY COLLEGE LEVEL TEEN ACTING INTENSIVE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INSTRUCTORS

This college-level acting workshop lead by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney along with Tisch School of The Arts faculty guests will focus on intense scene study and character development. Students will be challenged by advanced sense memory, improvisation, and text analysis exercises as they prepare scenes to be presented at the end of the workshop. Students will be assigned and emailed a scene prior to the workshop. This 5-day master class will require students to not only work in class on their pieces but also independently with scene partners outside of class – as they would in any theater arts college program.

Ages: 13-17
Fee: $710, 30% non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, August 15, 2015 – Friday, August 19, 2015; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, August 19st at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

*AUDITION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS – Please contact Artistic Director Katie Cappiello to schedule an audition: Katie@TheArtsEffectNYC.com

Audition-Only Teen Acting Intensive with special guests instructors

This college-level acting workshop lead by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney along with Tisch School of The Arts faculty guests will focus on intense scene study and character development. Students will be challenged by advanced sense memory, improvisation, and text analysis exercises as they prepare scenes to be presented at the end of the workshop. Students will be assigned and emailed a scene prior to the workshop. This 5-day master class will require students to not only work in class on their pieces but also independently with scene partners outside of class – as they would in any theater arts college program.

Ages: 13-17
Fee: $700, $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a spot in the class, balance is due on the first day of class.
Schedule: Monday, August 19, 2013 – Friday, August 23, 2013; 10:00am–4:00pm
Final Presentation: Friday, August 23rd at 2pm
Address: 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street [Google Map]

*AUDITION REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS – Please contact Artistic Director Katie Cappiello to schedule an audition: Katie@TheArtsEffectNYC.com