10 Weeks to Ultimate ACTing

For experienced actors.

Casting directors can tell who’s been working regularly and or in an ongoing class situation by how they read and audition. Your instrument must be finely tuned, or you’re not in the game. If you’re not on set, in rehearsal or on stage, you should be in class!

“He’s funny, he’s got great timing and he can act… which is the best of all worlds.”
– Juliet Taylor, Casting Director

“Rick Mowat is a dynamic director of both stage and screen with a gift for bringing the best from actors.”
– Paula Landry, Film Producer

“Your insight, skills, and wealth of experience in this business of acting are what I consider to be an “Ace” up MY sleeve.”
– Greg Dann, Actor – Escape from Dannemora/Wonder Wheel

What You Get

  • Intensive Scene Study
  • 20 sessions over 10 weeks
  • Multiple scenes will be selected for each actor culminating with a key scene to be performed at the end of the 10 week class for a leading casting director in NYC
  • Schedule: Tues & Fridays, 11am – 1:15pm
  • Location: Polaris North Theatre Co-operative — 245 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001
  • Cost: $600

Additional Topics to be Covered

  • Actor Branding
  • Social Media, IMDB & Headshots, Reels
  • Self Taping Prerequisites
  • Different Approach for Film vs. Stage?
  • Best Audition Protocol
  • Best Production Protocol on Set
  • Multiple scenes will be selected for each actor culminating with a key scene to be performed at the end of the 10 week class for a leading casting director in NYC
  • In addition, final scenes will be filmed in 4K for the participants usage

“Rick recently directed a number of plays for my company. His efficient and insightful approach always manifests itself in excellent results for the playwright, the actors and of course, the audiences.”
– Albert Insinnia, Actor/Producer

Director / Instructor

Rick Mowat is an award winning writer/director who recently won Best Director for his first feature film, A Cat’s Tale. A graduate of The Juilliard School, his award-winning films have played at the Woodstock Film Festival, PBS’ Reel Thirteen, The Chelsea International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives in NYC, Woods Hole Film Festival and the Lake Placid Film Festival. Rick was co-writer and performer of the theatrical comedy, Smash The Treadmill that won #1 Critics Pick by TimeOut Magazine. Rick has also directed numerous stage productions including La Gota Fria (A Comedy about Cancer) at the Thalia Theater and productions at the Soho Playhouse, the Dramatic Question Theater Company, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Tarte Theater, The Depot Theater, and the 124 Bank Street Theater. He has also acted in Woody Allen’s – Celebrity, Sweet and Lowdown and The Town I Love; and worked as an improvisational sketch actor in clubs around the country. Rick has worked with Sir Kenneth Branagh, Winona Ryder, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman and Celia Weston. His second feature film, written and directed by Mowat, entitled Last Pint starring Eric Roberts, is to be shot in Ireland in 2019. Rick has also written articles for Filmmaker and Script magazines.

By interview and invitation only.

“Do you think a dancer would go a day without doing the barre?”
– Fred Kareman, Master Meisner teacher & my mentor