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As I've often said, smaller TV and film roles are among the hardest to audition for. (I built my resume on these things*, so I know firsthand how challenging they can be!) In this class, I'll work with you on sides for these all-too-brief characterizations and show you how to find the hidden clues, figure out your job in the scene, and avoid obsessing over your performance. Let's make these auditions a lot more fun, and less nerve-wracking!

Michael Kostroff's




Ripley-Grier Studios

520 8th Ave / Studio 17M



To register, click HERE.


Michael Kostroff is a working TV and stage actor best known for his work on The WireThe Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, The Plot Against America, and the HBO film Wizard of Lies with Robert De Niro. With more than 100 film and television credits, he's done everything from co-stars to series regulars. He's also toured with The Producers and Les Misérables and appeared on the stages of Paper Mill, Goodspeed, Sacramento Music Circus, Chicago Shakespeare, Pasadena Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, and more.

He's presented his popular Audition Psych 101 workshop all over the country, and been a guest speaker for dozens of theatres, universities, and acting schools.

Kostroff is an instructor, audition coach, former advice columnist for Back Stage, and the author of four books including The Stage Actor's Handbook: Traditions, Protocols, and Etiquette for the Working and Aspiring 
Professional (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022)



*Michael's co-star resume: Knots Landing, Partners, Dharma and Greg, Providence, Men, Women, and Dogs, Brothers and Sisters, The Middle, Trust Me, Weeds, Sons of Tucson, Stacked, Charmed, ER, 8 Simple Rules, The West Wing, The King of Queens, Malcolm in the Middle, Felicity, Commander in Chief, The Wedding Bells, Life, In Case of Emergency, NewsRadio, Party Down

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