Activities 2015

Summer in the City Activities 2015

Individual courses of intensive study were designed for each participant, as well as a variety of workshops, classes, and master classes for the entire group.


  • “The Audience”
  •  “On the Twentieth Century
  • “Wolf Hall” Parts One and Two
  • “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time”

Daily Classes with Instructors and Mentors:



Scott Flaherty Widely recognized as one of New York City’s foremost voice teachers. His students have appeared on Broadway in Gigi, After Midnight, Motown, Big Fish, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, La Cage au Folles (Revival), The Addams Family, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Ragtime (Revival), Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables (Original and Revival), The Full Monty, Grease and Kiss Me Kate.





Mary Gould: Voice Technique; Founder and Producer: South of Broadway Theatre Company. Mary toured the UK and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival as Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera.  Appeared at The Kennedy Center’s “Imagination Celebration” in her one-woman show:  “Operatunities: Mozart to Menotti” and toured Brasil in Sheraton ITT’s Executive’s Performance Series. Favorite roles have included, Lucia in Lucia de Lammermoor, Violetta in “La Traviata”, the title roles in Carlisle Floyd’s Susanna among many others.




Bill Lewis: Repertoire Coaching: Classical coach and Music Director for Ronan Tynan (Irish tenor).  Has  appeared three times at  The White House.






David Madore. Pianist/Musical Director, coach for Paul Sorvino, Donna McKechnie, Musical directing, conducting, and Keyboard I for productions of: “Les Miserables”, “Happy Days”,”South Pacific”, “The Who’s Tommy” and more.

Stage Combat Technique Classes:


Erica Gould is a director and fight choreographer whose wide-ranging body of work includes the world premieres of Neil LaBute’s plays autobahn and Stand Up (with Mos Def), On Point: From Sword Fight to Pas de Deux, a new dance-theatre piece that she developed in collaboration with the New York City Ballet’s Jared Angle and Megan LeCrone, exploring the shared origins of Classical Ballet and Sword Fighting (Salon/Sanctuary), SpeakEasy by Rajiv Joseph, Theresa Rebeck, others (Joe’s Pub/Public Theater), and numerous productions of Shakespeare.



Bob Luke: Casting Consultant/ Talent Management, NY/LA; On-set acting coach: “The Cosby Show”, “Music of the Heart”(featuring Meryl Streep), “Racing Stripes” and “Ransom” (featuring Mel Gibson), Disney’s ’07 release: “Enchanted” (featuring Susan Sarandon and Patrick Dempsey).




Neal Lerner: Chairman for professional actors at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.  Has appeared in over 150 TV shows and movies including “LA Law” and “Seinfeld.” “My Idiot Brother.” And most recently in “Orange is the new Black”

Improv Classes:



Judith Searcy: Head of Improv at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and was part of The Chicago City Limits New York Company.

Workshops & Seminars with Agents and Casting Directors:

 Patrick Goodman, Casting Director at Telsey & Company Casting, casting credits include “Finding Neverland”, “Annie”, Kinky Boots”, “Diner” and “Wicked”.

 Howie Cherpakov, Casting Director; “Chicago”, “Dangerous Beauty”,  “Dirty Dancing”, “South Pacific”.

Kimberly Graham CSA, Associate Casting Director, Judy Henderson Casting – Casting Director for Showtime’s “Homeland”.

Eve Battaglia, Casting Director. “In- demand indie film casting powerhouse” known for movies like “TransAmerica”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, and “Lilyhammer”.

Tracy Burton with the 90210 Talent Agency.

David Elliot, Don Buchwald Talent Agency.

Joey Montanarello, Casting Director: Barden/Schnee Casting: “Dallas Buyers Club”, “Pitch Perfect 2”.

Brandon Cohen, Personal Manager, Clients include; “The Black List”, “Law & Order SVU”, Conde Nast, & L’Oreal.

Kim Krakauer, Associate Casting Director, Tucker/Meyerson Casting, Casting for “The Following”, “White Collar”, “Nurse Jackie” & more.

Merri Sugarman, Casting Director, Tara Rubin Casting. Casting for  “Les Miserables”, “Mary Poppins”, “Mamma Mia”! and “Phantom of the Opera”.