"The most rewarding aspect of my job is creating an atmosphere where actors feel free to ‘play’. As an actress I worked with many professional directors through the years. The ones I enjoyed the most, or wanted to work with again, were those that inspired me to take risks,and who gave me freedom to explore. I ask a great deal from my students, so I am thrilled when they rise to the challenge and do something unexpected or brave. That exhilaration, that sense of adrenaline pumping, when the work takes flight…that is any director/teacher’s goal.”
Rita Litton (From the book “The Actor’s Other Career Book” by Lisa Mulcahy.)
My name is Rita Litton and I am an award-winning New York based acting teacher and coach. If you expected acteen.com you are in the right place! As Director and Founder of ACTeen, the nation’s first film acting training program for young adults for over twenty five years, I am pleased to showcase my latest venture. Rita Litton RLS now offers small group theater or film acting classes, audition seminars and private coaching for adults or teens. Now is a great time to study, as production 'gets back to work.' You may study 'live' in New York City this fall, or privately via Zoom, without the pressures of travel restrictions, or the stress of commuting. Yes! Online Zoom classes offer unique and valuable instruction to students, as our Summer or Fall Intensives confirmed. See "Testimonials" for more comments!
Check out this site for upcoming information on special courses or industry events. (My recent Talent Industry Showcase was very successful!) I am available for on set coaching, guest artist lectures, one-on-one work for audition coaching and guidance in submitting self-tapes. I am a very helpful monologue coach and director for performing arts school auditions (including finding appropriate classical monologues.) I have extensive experience teaching on camera film acting technique, auditioning for TV series & pilots, voice overs, commercials, career guidance and more! See “About Rita”.
New York acting classes are meeting live in New York City this fall--unless new rules regarding Covid masking protocols or safety concerns make this prohibitive. Courses are open for immediate enrollment. (My Fall Program is up next!!) I hope you will review this site contact me for more information. I’m happy to arrange your personal plan of study!
“Rita Litton is a fantastic acting teacher who believed in me and helped me believe in myself!”
“After starting her classes, I was getting callbacks. Rita slowly helps you develop into the person you're supposed to be."
“I went from knowing nothing about the business to bookings thanks to Rita Litton."