Activities 2016

Summer in the City Activities 2016

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 Crucible”
  •  “Shuffle Along”
  • “The King and I”
  • “School of Rock”

Daily Classes with Instructors and Mentors:




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.


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.





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:

Rebecca Dealy – Casting Director – On Camera Film/TV Intensive

Rita Powers – Casting Director – prepared FILM/TV sides

Shirley Faison – Agent, Carson Adler Agency – SONG or a MONOLOGUE

Paul Reisman – Agent, Abrams Artists

Chia Messina – Photographer – Getting the Perfect Headshot

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