Acting Essentials: Module 1


In this 8-week acting essentials program, you will train with 16th Street’s Core Faculty.

In this 8-week Acting Essentials Program, you will train with 16th Street’s core teachers in the essential elements of craft: Voice, Movement and Acting Technique.

Over 8 weeks you will explore how to be courageous and authentic as an actor. You will work with expert coaches: Harry Haynes, Matt Furlani and Emma Louise-Pursey.

This training in voice and movement develops the skills required to be a professional actor. The focus for acting technique in these 8 essential weeks combines the work of The Actors Studio NYC, and the techniques of legendary acting teacher Uta Hagen (which is taught at HB Studio, NYC)

Actors who trained at The Actors Studio or HB Studio include Al Pacino, Bradley Cooper and Jane Krakowski.



Harry Haynes: Acting coach and award-winning theatre director

Emma Louise-Pursey: Acting coach and movement specialist

Matt Furlani: Main-stage voice coach and accent specialist



Harry Haynes – Acting Technique

Over 8 weeks, actors will immerse themselves in a transformative approach combining The Actors Studio’s unique methods with Uta Hagen’s technique. The focus of this module is to give actors the freedom and confidence to experience and express the fullness of their emotional lives and perform scenes unselfconsciously.

Matt Furlani – Voice work

Actors explore a detailed experience of the voice and the relationship to impulses, breath and articulation, which shape its physicality.

Emma Louise-Pursey – Suzuki-based Movement

This method heightens the actors’ dynamic vocal strength, energy and focus, creating a centred presence.

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16th Street’s acting essentials program is ideal for any aspiring actor, who wants to understand what it takes to be a professional working actor and who wishes to start formal training.

This program is designed to be experienced either as part of the module series (3 in total) or as a self-contained 8-week module. 

No Experience is required. Class placement is based on an interview with Artistic Director Kim Krejus and at the discretion of the studio admissions and faculty. 

Early offers will be made.