"Rita is my favorite teacher — able to really see what you already know, what you have the potential to do, and then, quickly, & efficiently, nurture you, so your potential becomes reality." "The most engaging, supportive acting teacher I've ever had! Her constructive criticism was extremely helpful." "She is very kind hearted, but knows how to get her point across without making you feel nervous, insecure, or a bad actor. She is very motivating."
"The most engaging, supportive acting teacher I've ever had! Her constructive criticism was extremely helpful."
"I've never encountered an on-camera class that came even close to what Rita offered."--Davi Santos (see "Testimonials")
"She is very kind hearted, but knows how to get her point across without making you feel nervous, insecure, or a bad actor. She is very motivating."
“I feel more comfortable giving honest responsive answers. I really learned how to listen to my partner!”
“The course taught me to be more natural and how to focus on my partner. That acting is reacting is really key. I found it challenging to get out of my head, but the teacher was right there to guide me.”
“The whole class was amazing! After the first hour of the first class I knew I would have a great time, and I've learned so much!”
"Matthew knows how to direct actors and how to give them technical notes without stifling them. I felt very relaxed and like I really worked! By the end of the session I felt I had achieved certain goals I came in with and left with a feeling of wanting to work with him again. The whole process was very collaborative."
"And for Matthew’s films: "Realistic performances and genuine emotions make Matthew Bonifacio's quiet charmer AMEXICANO much more than just another preachy treatise on illegal immigration." — Laura Kern, The New York Times
“Being in front of a camera at auditions can be scary, but now that I am so prepared it’s nowhere near as scary. I have learned to love the camera!”
“Risk taking is a lot of fun. I realize I needed to think ‘outside the box'. I've discovered that there is not just one way to read a commercial. I used to try to get it the perfect, right way --and now I see there are lots of possibilities. Now I'm able to take direction and I love making adjustments!
“I learned how to be present on camera, and to find humor in comic, or improvised commercials. And how to be realistic and believable. I also got lots of great advice on getting an agent, photos, etc..”
Week B: July 29-August 2, 2019.
Week C: August 12-August 16, 2019
See Summer Intensives for full information on course content, hours, and registration information.
Week A: July 22-26, 2019
See Summer Intensives for full information!
Fall Program 2019
An extra make up class is offered for any absences.
Course Fee: $400.
(private commercial coaching is also available year round.)
Next Session: Fall Program.
Saturdays 1:30-3:00 PM.
Course Fee: $400.
Classes are held at:
134 West 29th St, 2nd floor.
New York, NY 10001
CANCELLATION POLICY: All Courses will be held subject to demand.
With the exception of the Summer Intensives cancellation requests must be received two weeks prior to the start of term for deposit or tuition refund (less a non-refundable $35 administration fee). No refunds or credits will be given with less than two weeks notice or after classes have begun for any reason. This policy is firm (and necessary to maintain our small class composition).
Rita Litton (from the book “The Actor’s Other Career Book,” by Lisa Mulcahy)