We know what they want. . . we know how to do it.
BIANCA AMATO * University of Cape Town - Audie & Earphones multi-award winner
Bianca's distinguished international career began in her home country of South Africa, on stage film and television - most notably as the lead in Isidingo, South Africa's premiere drama series. Her portrayal of Phillipa De Villiers, a "feisty Englishwoman in a groundbreaking interracial storyline for post-Apartheid television", made her a household name in South Africa. Bianca moved to New York in 2001, appearing in celebrated plays including Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia trilogy, Arcadia and Macbeth on Broadway, Importance of Being Earnest at BAM, Top Girls, Pride & Prejudice, As You Like It and Pygmalion at the Guthrie, and the "stunning" Neva at the Public Theater, among others. TV & film include Sex & the City, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Big C, Elementary, The Adventures of Sinbad, Alpha House, The Kissing Booth 2, and Bianca's prolific voiceover career includes narrating over 60 audiobooks, including several Earphone Award winners and an Audie for Listening for Lions.
Bianca's natural warmth, precision & passion for the craft of acting has made her a resource for aspiring artists for over 20 years - from stage & screen auditions to Shakespeare, dialects, and VO. She splits her time between New York and Johannesburg, South Africa, with her beautiful family.
* STAGE | TV (Drama) | BFA & MFA | Shakespeare | Voiceover (Audiobooks) *
* currently Video Session only
AMY LYNN STEWART
* MFA UCSD * BA UNC-Chapel Hill
Co-founder Acting (Actually)
Stage, Screen & VO Actor;
Amy's an award-winning stage, screen & voice actress, with theatrical productions including Appropriate (Humana, Louisville), Intimate Apparel (Two River Theatre, Indiana Rep, Syracuse Stage), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatre of Frankfurt), Beauty (La Jolla), Fallen Angels (Dorset), Emilie's Voltaire (Theatre Row), Fiction (Florida Studio Theatre), There's No Bayville in Texas (Baldwin Festival; Outstanding Lead Actress Award), Ragged Claws (Cherry Lane NYC), Gideon's Knot (Project Y), Rattlers (Flux Theatre), and Viral at the NYC Fringe Festival, where she won Best Actress Awards from Theatre World, ITBA, and Talkin' Broadway. Amy's appeared in films including Jewtah, Sisterhood of Night, Throttle, Jesus Maria, My Benefit, and Mama, for which she won Best Actress at the International Action Film Festival & the Palm Award for Best Actress at the Mexico Int'l Film Festival. TV appearances include "The Good Fight", "Monsterland", FBI: Most Wanted", "House of Cards", "Shades of Blue", "Unforgettable", "I Love You But I Lied", "I Know This Much is True" & "Madame Secretary". Amy's voice has fronted national campaigns for Daisy, Hertz, Verizon & 'Got Milk'; Amy's first audiobook, on the life of Harper Lee (The Mockingbird Next Door), won the Audiofile Earphones Award for her performance. She is currently teaching Scene Study, Advanced Scene Study & Styles, Musical Theatre Core Scene Study, and Acting for the Camera at Emerson College and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
BFA & MFA | Stage, Screen & VO | Acting the Song | Acting for Camera
* MFA Brown/Trinity
* BFA Juilliard (Dance)
Actress, Dancer, Teacher
Kimiye's an actor, dancer & choreographer working out of Brooklyn & Connecticut - and a lifelong director, teacher & collaborator. Prior to her acting career, she danced professionally with the Jose Limon Dance Company; her New York appearances as an actress include productions with Red Bull, Ma-Yi Theater & NAATCO; regional credits include Hartford Stage, Syracuse Stage, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis (nominated for Kevin Kline Award for Ophelia), The Guthrie, The Studio Theater, McCarter Theatre, Actors Theater of Louisville & Two River Theater. TV & Film includes The Blacklist, New Amsterdam, The Family, The Following, The Michael J. Fox Show, One Life to Live, & indie film "Five Dances", directed by Alan Brown.
Kimiye currently teaches movement for actors at Stella Adler/NYU where she also directs and choreographs. Her most recent professional movement consulting and choreography work was with NAATCO (Henry VI) and The Guthrie (Sense and Sensibility). She loves physical storytelling and helping actors find physical pathways to their characters. She is currently earning her certification in Intimacy Direction through the IDC.
"I love Shakespeare, and helping younger actors with finding physicality in their auditions!"
BFA & MFA | Stage & Screen | Movement & Dance
* MFA Yale School of Drama
Stage & Screen Actor & Producer
Pun Bandhu is an award-winning actor, seen on Broadway in WIT starring Cynthia Nixon and Off-Broadway with Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Public Theater and Playwrights Horizons among others. He has collaborated with playwrights such as AR Gurney, Theresa Rebeck, Chay Yew, Chris Chen, Max Posner and John Pielmiere and directors such as David Cromer, Daniel Sullivan, Chris Ashley, Lee Sunday Evans and Emily Mann. He has guest-starred on TV series including Gotham, Blue Bloods, Blindspot, House of Cards, Difficult People, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie and Law & Order, among others. In films, he can be seen in Academy Award- nominated Michael Clayton, Coen Brother’s Burn After Reading, Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy and The Torture Report, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening. Pun is the recipient of the Colorado Theatre Guild’s Henry Award for Best Supporting Actor and New Dramatists’ Bowden Award for his distinguished collaboration on new works.
As an advocate, Pun started the AA Filmlab’s Asian American 72 Hour Film Shoot Out, a shorts competition to encourage Asian American stories which has been sponsored by companies such as MTV. He also co-founded the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), an advocacy group that publishes statistics on ethnic representation on stage. Pun also produces theatre and film through his company ZenDog Productions. He has spoken on numerous panels, served as an adjudicator for playwriting and festival competitions, and has been featured in periodicals such as The New York Times, Variety, Fast Company and American Theatre Magazine as well as being listed in Playbill’s Who’s Who on Broadway. In his spare time, he volunteers at organizations like the 52nd St Project and serves on the advisory board of the Yale School of Drama.
BFA & MFA | Stage & Screen Auditions | Career Consult
Dan is a prolific NY actor, appearing in numerous TV series including Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Law & Order, Bored to Death, Elementary, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and The Leftovers; along with films such as Brittany Runs a Marathon, The Post, Marshall, The Wolf of Wall Street and Adventureland. On stage, Dan proudly appeared on Broadway in The Vertical Hour, directed by Sam Mendes, as well as lauded off-Broadway & regional productions of Farragut North, The House in Town, Roads to Home, at Atlantic Theater Company, Lincoln Center and most recently The Young Man from Atlanta at Primary Stages. A busy VO artist, Dan is the voice of Norville on Nickelodeon’s Wallykazam, has led national campaigns, voiced characters on award winning video games and narrated over 100 audiobooks including Audie nominated Sci Fi bestseller Black Star Renegades and 2019 Audie and Odyssey award winner, Sadie.
* BFA Marymount Manhattan College
Broadway, TV, VO, Audie Award winner
BFA Auditions | Stage & Screen | VO & Audiobooks | Career Consult
* BFA Otterbein
LINDSAY NICOLE CHAMBERS
Broadway Musicals, Comedy & Improv
Lindsay's an "explosively funny & charismatic" talent who went from her hometown of Columbus, OH to the bright lights of Broadway in short order, appearing in Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, and Hairspray, along with hit national tours of Kinky Boots (as Lauren), Elf and Hairspray, smash off-Broadway & regional productions of Forbidden Broadway, Frog Kiss, The Heart of Rock N Roll, I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, and Clue. On-camera and VO work includes campaigns for Kohl's, Geico, DirecTV and more; film and web series include Adult-ish, Rachel Unraveled, Submissions Only, Ode to Joy and Across the Universe as a featured dancer. Lindsay appeared on TV's Dickinson and Fosse/Verdon; new comedy sketches include Cleo & Rose, Karaoke Couch and No Excuses (Exercise Group). Her debut album, This is the Chord, This is the Note, is now available. Lindsay most recently performed in The Griswolds Broadway Vacation.
Proudly collaborating with legendary directors from Julie Taymor to Jack O'Brien to Jerry Mitchell, Lindsay has become an invaluable resource to aspiring actors & singers across the country.
BFA Auditions | Stage & Musicals| Comedy & Improv | Acting the Song
* MFA YALE * BFA MMC
Broadway, TV, VO Actor & Narrator
Bill's a dynamic New York actor, recently starring in The Skin of Our Teeth at Lincoln Center, and a celebrated performance of Lauren Gunderson's The Catastrophist with appearances in HBO's The Normal Heart (based on the Tony-award winning play by Larry Kramer), The Flight Attendant, The Surrogate, NCIS New Orleans, Law & Order: SVU, The Lennon Report, Person of Interest, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and Vimeo's original series, The Outs, along with national VO & on-camera campaigns, video games, a number of brilliant audiobook performances including Underground Airlines (Audie-nomination, Best Narrator); as well as prestigious stage performances in Signature's The Death of the Last Black Man, the Public Theater's Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles, Liz Swados' The Violence Project at LaMama, and numerous Shakespearean highlights including Romeo & Juliet, King John, Merry Wives of Windsor & the U.S. debut of Shakespeare in Love at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
While at Yale, Bill apprenticed with the speech faculty, focusing on accent reduction & instruction; for years privately coaching actors on both coasts. A native New Yorker & son of a jazz guitarist, Bill brings style & musicality into focus - with a real-world understanding of how to balance ambition & joy!
BFA & MFA | Shakespeare | Audiobooks | Voice, Speech, Accent Reduction
* MFA NYU
* BFA Marymount Manhattan College
Ronald Emile's at the beginning of what promises to be an illustrious career, recently graduated from NYU's MFA in Acting (Class of '19) and quickly signed to Innovative Artists, working with Brillstein Entertainment (founded by the legendary Bernie Brillstein and Brad Grey, BEP represents an impressive roster of A-list stars, from Brad Pitt to Rami Malek to Forest Whitaker). At NYU, Ron performed in classic and contemporary work such as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Beaux Strat', Animal Farm, and Zooman and the Sign; Favorite stage roles in New York include Lysander in Midsummer Night's Dream, Anger in Thoughts of a Colored Man, Jerome Kisembe in Ruined, Tom in Actually at TheaterWorks Hartford, Laurent in Power of the Trinity at New York Summerstage; film leads in Eastside Ride (Josh Wells, dir) and Fragments (Shao Min Chew Chia, dir). Most recently, Ron joined the Broadway cast of MacBeth starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga. On IG as @HollywoodRonDon, showing my side of style. Let's get after it!
BFA & MFA Auditions | Stage & Screen | Branding for Actors
* Florida State University
Musical Theatre, Screen & VO Actor
Joseph Haro is an actor, producer, and director who has worked professionally in theatre, television, and film for more than 10 years. Following his instinct to dive into the business, Joseph left his BFA in Musical Theatre program after two years to pursue a career in New York City - soon after, joining the cast of Off-Broadway's Altar Boyz, followed by Broadway's Hairspray and the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story as an original cast member. Following instincts again, he relocated to Los Angeles, appearing on television in Glee, Awkward, Battle Creek, Still the King, Welcome to the Family, and This Close, as well as his first feature film, Summertime (L’Estate Addosso), directed by Gabriele Muccino - and for the past six years, he has voiced the character Mateo on Disney's hugely popular Elena of Avalor.
Joseph believes that success as an actor is defined as living an artistic, compassionate, and authentic life, with the process itself as our destination, not a means to an end. His method focuses on developing this mindset, setting aside pre-conceived notions of success, and breaking down barriers between theatre and film. In collaboration with him, you'll learn to follow your instincts - and inhabit your wildest dreams!
Career Consult | TV & Film (Comedy & Drama) | Musicals | Voice-Over | Acting the Song
* MFA NYU (Gerald and Iris Cantor Fellowship) *
MA Theatre & Dramatic Literature
Lillian Hellman Award
Stacey's a Brooklyn-based actor, director, producer, and teacher. She's taught Advanced Acting for the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and for the New York State Summer School of the Arts, a prestigious summer program with young professionals around NY. Stacey is a Founder and Artistic Director of Kids Creative Collective, a non-profit making theatre with children and teens in NYC public schools that historically have no access to arts education. As an actor, she has been in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including: Strange Bare Facts (Signature Theatre), Snake and The Falcon (La MaMa), Enemy of the People (Wheelhouse), The Fear Project (Dixon Place), God of Vengeance (The Barrow Group), Modotti (The Acorn, Theatre Row), Lost in the Light and Bellweather (The Public Theatre), Amendment 13 (Clubbed Thumb). She was most recently seen Aaron Posner’s hit play LIFE SUCKS. at Theatre Row directed by Jeff Wise (Drama Desk Nom). Stacey was the co-owner of production company Thirdwing LTD, which produced film, online content, and theatre in NYC, and currently producing the Saint Sarah Stories podcast.
"I believe in the power of the theatre to transform individuals and communities, professionals and non-professionals alike. Through my work I love contributing to such transformation."
BFA & MFA | Stage & Screen | Movement & Dance | Kids & Teens
Stage & Screen Actor, producer & teacher
Jeremy has been acting professionally for over two decades, and practicing his craft since the age of three. After undergrad, he turned down a slot at the Julliard School to attend NYU's Graduate Acting Program. He was offered full scholarships at both conservatories. Since that time he continues to act, write & produce original work, and help run Kids Creative Collective which offers tuition free theatre arts training to kids and teens in the tri-state area. He received a stand-out review in the New York Times for his portrayal of Seth in The Sabbath Girl at 59e59, which completed it's run four days before Broadway shut down in March of 2022. Other off-Broadway theatre credits include the solo show As Soon as You're Born... which he wrote and produced, Like Love: A Musical Fable, Jewtopia, and various musical productions with Folksbiene, and work with MaYi Theatre. Regionally he's worked at the McCarter Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Arkansas Rep, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He has co-written/produced two feature films, the second of which, Jewtah, found distribution. Other film credits include: Mary (currently in production), Two Night Stand, The Weekend, and 3 Backyards. Select guest star and recurring television credits: Invasion (Apple+ TV), Madam Secretary (cbs), The Black Box (abc), Law & Order (nbc). Other select television: Blue Bloods (cbs), The Good Wife (cbs), Elementary (cbs), Conviction (abc), Law & Order: SVU (nbc). Most recently, Jeremy loved joining the cast of Trouble in Mind at Dallas Theater Center.
BFA & MFA | Improv & Comedy | DIY Production | Stage & Screen Auditions | Kids & Teens
* MFA NYU *
Drama Desk, Drama League & Lortel nominee
* BFA Syracuse
The child of a Trinidadian father and Tobagonian mother, Stacey Sargeant was born & raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. She is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts and received her BFA in musical theater from Syracuse University. Sargeant received Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel nominations for her work in the NYTimes critic's pick, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of The Future at Ars Nova. Stacey can be seen in Netflix films The Forty-Year-Old Version and Come Sunday, and is in the third season of Nat Geo's Genius: Aretha as Dinah Washington. She most recently guest starred on CBS’ Blue Bloods and Bull.
She is the recipient of the South Korea Daegu International Musical Festival's Best Supporting Actress Award, as well as New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Outstanding Individual Performance Award. In addition, her filmmaking debut, Though I'm Not Perfect, a documentary short about the physical and psychological dangers of the ballet world to young girls, won the Honolulu Film Award for Best Educational Film. Her resume is a testament to her determination and commitment to her dreams, which have expanded over the years, thus enabling her to transition seamlessly between multiple mediums.
Musical Theater | BFA Auditions | Stage & Screen | Career Consult
* BFA MMC (Acting & Directing)
Director (NY IT Award nominee)
Tom is a celebrated stage director, casting director & former Artistic Director of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC, 2008-2014), where he directed NY IT award-winning revivals of Allegro and Children of Eden. Additional at APAC includes Blood Brothers, The Secret Garden, Love Trapezoid (new musical workshop), The Human Comedy, The Pillowman, Ragtime and Proof. Other NY credits: The Secret Catcher (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Cloned! (2014 Best of Fest) and The Groove Factory (NYMF); It Is Done (22Q Entertainment/Mean Fiddler); The Play About the Naked Guy, Edenville (NY IT Award Nomination for Best Director, Emerging Artists Theatre); Grease 3: Threase (UCB/The Pit); The Miss Education of Jenna Bush (FringeNYC, Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite); Bright Lights, Big City, Dracula, The Musical (Marymount Manhattan College); The Who’s Tommy, Man of La Mancha, Urinetown (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), Take Me Out (Gallery Players); I'm In Love With Your Wife (Midtown International Theatre Festival). Tom is a member of the LCT Directors’ Lab, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Emerging Artists Theatre. SDC Member.
Tom's been coaching actors for TV, film & theater auditions for fifteen years; clients booked roles on High Maintenance, Ray Donovan, Jessica Jones, The Blacklist, Ocean’s 8, Broadway & Off-Broadway.
Musical Theater | TV, Film & Commercials | DIY Production | BFA Auditions
* MFA NYU
Broadway & Screen Actor, Professor of Acting
Bhavesh Patel appeared on stage in the 2017 Broadway revival of Present Laughter opposite Kevin Kline, the Broadway premiere of multiple Tony Award winner War Horse, the Off-Broadway production of India Ink, and Shakespeare in the Park’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream; and television series The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, New Amsterdam, The Blacklist, Madame Secretary, Person of Interest, Elementary, and Gossip Girl, among others. In addition to his New York City theater work, he has performed at some of the country’s top regional theaters, including Westport County Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, St. Louis Repertory, and Berkshire Theater Festival. Patel is a member of the theater group Grundleshotz and, together with other members, wrote the book for the Gettin’ the Band Back Together, which premiered on Broadway in 2013. He previously taught at the New School and SUNY Albany and now serves as Artist in Residence at Bard College, near Poughkeepsie, New York.
BA, Southern Illinois University; Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts; MFA, New York University.
BFA & MFA | Stage & Screen Auditions | Shakespeare | Writing for Actors | Career Consult
* MFA UCSD
Award-winning Actor & Professor
For the last 20 years, Christine has worked as an actress at Arena Stage, the GoodmanTheatre, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, the Marin Theatre Company, the Mint Theatre Company, the La Jolla Playhouse, and many others. She has been a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) since 2006, where she’s worked as an actor, director and teaching artist. Most recently OSF commissioned Christine, Lezlie Cross, Howie Seago, to adapt Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus into a bi-lingual script utilizing both spoken English and American Sign Language. OSF credits include Juliet, Titania, Lady Percy, and the world premiere of Bill Cain’s Equivocation. She was awarded a Theatre Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mother in the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Oldest Boy.
In addition to acting, Christine has taught at theatres and universities all over the country. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Acting in the Drama Department at Syracuse University, and served as the Director of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Prior to that, she was a resident teaching artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she managed their School Visit Program. She taught Acting, Audition Technique, and Advanced Shakespeare Performance at Oklahoma City University, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts, and Southern Oregon University.
BFA & MFA | Stage & Screen | Shakespeare
* MFA NYU *
Broadway, TV & VO Actor
Acting (Actually) co-founder
A celebrated stage, screen & voice actor, Brian's originated & performed leading roles on Broadway, in Florian Zeller's Tony & Academy Award-winning The Father; American Son, opp. Kerry Washington; Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll, opp. Brian Cox & Rufus Sewell, Travesties, opp. Tom Hollander, and a bloody debut in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, opp. Alison Pill & Domnhall Gleason ... Off- Broadway highlights include King Lear, opposite Kevin Kline at the Public Theater (Edgar); Itamar Moses' Completeness, Theresa Rebeck's Poor Behavior, Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, and Nell Benjamin's The Explorer's Club at MTC; memorable screen appearances include NCIS & NCIS Los Angeles (as Mike Renko), Castle, Law & Order, L&O: SVU, Blue Bloods, FBI, The Closer, Person of Interest, Instinct, Medium, Numb3rs, Life on Mars, Unforgettable, Julie / Julia, & indie comedy Gigantic opposite Paul Dano & Zooey Deschanel. Brian's distinctive voice has been heard fronting national commercials, promos, in video games and recently a number of audiobooks in a wide range of genres. An active director, writer & producer, Brian's created plays, podcasts, sketch series and indie comedy feature The Weekend (2013), starring a terrific ensemble of New York actors. At NYU, Brian earned the Global Fellowship in the Arts through a rigorous national audition process. A proud SAG-AFTRA & Equity member, Brian currently splits time between Maine, Ohio, NYC & LA. #FairWageOnstage #BeAnArtsHero!
"With Acting (Actually), I'm proud to have gathered so many extraordinary artists, who can communicate frankly about the business, while profoundly supporting individual actors in their craft. In my opinion, nothing helps an actor break through faster than 1:1 mentorship with an experienced pro. A few good sessions can change your life ... as it changed mine!"
BFA & MFA | Broadway, TV & VO | Auditions | Career Consult