What makes CAROLYNE BARRY ACTING ACADEMY’s workshops one of the top acting programs and truly unique is the teachers’ extensive experience and knowledge of the business and the craft from in front of and behind the camera. As Carolyne said, “Good commercial acting is good acting, with less time to prepare, no pauses, more script specifics and the need to have the actor’s personality immediately accessed.” That is why Carolyne designed an Actor’s Workshop Program that features three levels of Acting and Improv classes as well as her signature Commercial Audition Technique classes, plus numerous one-of-a-kind specialty workshops. Each workshop deals specifically with the information, details and techniques inherent in the designated area of training. And they all work together, sharing the same philosophy to produce the complete professional actor. Whether it’s the Commercial, Acting, Improvisation, Hosting or Career workshops, to develop individuals to do their best work, our teachers have a unified goal:
Teach actors to be present, motivated and connected to the material, to themselves and to the actors that they work with. As well as to focus on building each actor’s confidence and freedom so that they can express their individual styles and personalities.
We believe that the best way for an actor to get work in Commercials, Film and TV is to see someone who offers them something they have to have. Many times it’s not the way the role was initially intended to be cast. So the actor shouldn’t be concerned with the end result but their own creative process (within the realm of what is appropriate for the role). No actor can read the minds of the decision-makers. All they can do is do their best work and be 100% freed up and present. Chances must be taken to grow in any area of our life. And sometimes along with risks comes failure. It’s an integral part of any learning process. We only learn from our failures. Therefore, Ms. Barry created workshops that give actors a safe place to fail as well as an environment that motivates them to take chances and grow.
Our teachers pride themselves in their ability to teach, empower and motivate every actor that participates in our programs.