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ACTeen Academy offers a variety of intense courses that are extremely valuable to any aspiring young actor. The teachers engage every student by giving... Read full article »
ACTeen-Acting for Teens was created in 1978 by successful theater/commercial actress Rita Litton as the first on camera acting curriculum for teenagers. ACTeen Juniors is a special sub division expressly for ages 10-12. ACTeen develops dedicated pre-professionals into technically proficient, versatile, and marketable actors. Combining theatrical discipline with spontaneous, effective on-camera acting techniques, students learn to successfully perform in both film and theater media with skill and professionalism.
ACTeen believes that acting is action oriented, and emotions are the result of intentions successfully or unsuccessfully achieved. Therefore, various acting techniques are incorporated, including Stanislavsky, Meisner, Uta Hagen & Stella Adler exercises. The goal is to offer possibilities and tools, and more than one path to characterization. Students learn to function among diverse directors and actors with varying acting approaches.
In addition students benefit enormously from video playbacks (the "one picture is worth a thousand words" theory), which are an integral part of the on-camera acting classes and also utilized in elective courses.
Hundreds of ACTeen graduates have achieved successful careers in film, television, and the theater including: Julia Goldani Telles (“Bunheads”), Katelyn Tarver ("Big Time Rush," "Secret Life of an American Teen"), Jon Seda (“Chicago PD,” “Chicago Fire”), Sofia Black D’Elia ("Gossip Girl"), Max Schneider (NBC “Crisis,” Nickelodeon's "How to Rock,"), Daniella Alonso ("Revolution," "Friday Night Lights"), Davi Santos (“Mr Box Office”), Gillian Zinser ("90210”), Jamie Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos"), Jordana Spiro ("The Good Wife,” ”Tyrant,” "My Boys"), Danny Masterson ("That "70s Show,” “Men at Work”), Jordana Brewster ("Dallas", "Fast & Furious" films"), Raphael Sbarge ("Once Upon a Time"), students on Broadway in "Matilda,” “The Book of Mormon," “Aladdin,” "Billy Elliot," "Jersey Boys” etc. Many acquired their first representation through our industry showcases.
ACTeen is proud to be the winner of three Backstage Magazine “Reader’s Choice” awards ("Favorite Acting Classes for Teens"). ACTeen is consistently recommended by New York talent agents and managers for their clients and prospective clients. In addition, our alumni roster includes graduates who have become successful talent agents, managers, film directors, screenwriters, and producers. ACTeen offers competitive showcases for their most promising alumni.
ACTeen Incorporated holds classes at the Weist-Barron Studios, home of Weist-Barron Casting. Various Articles about ACTeen or Rita Litton, have appeared in "Seventeen", "Cosmo Girl", "The New York Times", "New York Magazine", "New York Post", "The Princeton Review", "Chicago Tribune", "Backstage", "Dramatics" magazine, "Variety", on television, and in news broadcasts. ACTeen's copyrighted curriculum is favorably mentioned in various books on acting, including praise in “Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide” by Emmy winning director Mari Lou Belli, and "How to Be a Working Actor" by Mari Lyn Henry (former Head of East Coast Casting for ABC-TV).
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