Why a class – In the past 5 years, we've auditioned more than 4,000 actors for our various projects. Many proved themselves lacking the techniques to show their hireability. The potential that lies within the actor often remains unrevealed during the audition process, and, more importantly, even in rehearsal. My intention is to share the benefits of my experience and training as a director and working actor to help actors improve their skill sand ability to land the role.This course is designed to be time efficient, specific to the needs of actors, and affordable. (If it's too cheap, we can always raise the prices!)


Class Description – From Page to Stage – Text Analysis, Character Development, Rehearsal Technique!

  • Reinforce your fundamentals--build on your basic audition skills and existing acting technique.

  • Text analysis to create a more compelling character.

  • Develop your character and prepare your performance through use of proven rehearsal techniques.

  • Improve your professional etiquette and demeanor

  • Be prepared and disciplined, and focus on your goal to get the part.


This is a hand's-on course with practical applications where all students are expected to work each class.

Your Teacher – Tom Ferriter is Artistic Director of Stageplays Theatre Company and a former faculty member at the Lee StrasbergTheatre Institute. Tom studied acting with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler, and directing with Harold Clurman and Mike Nichols. As a director, Tom has auditioned many thousands of actors over the past 15 years. He has produced nearly two hundred workshopsand new play presentations and Off-Broadway productions, most recently on Theatre Row. As a teacher, Tom successfully taught Acting for Film and Television, TV Commercial Acting, and Basic Acting Techniques, and presented MAKING THE CONNECTION, a series of seminars designed to help new actors take their craft out of the classroom and into the marketplace. He has been a visiting professor to the Academy of Theatre in Bucharest, a guest professor at the Academy of Theatre in Oslo, and was Performance Coach to America's Health Network.

Class Details – This is a 4-week, monthly course, Tuesday evenings, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, beginning Janaury 6th, 2009. Class limited to 7 students.

Location: Stageplays Theatre Company,222 East 48th St (between 2nd and 3rd avenue), Garden Suite, New York, New York 10017

Fee is $300. No refunds or exchanges.

To apply, please submit pictures and resumes electronically to Tom Feriter, at, or your may mail pictures and resumes directly to the Stageplays Theatre Company office.