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Rita Litton Award-Winning Acting Teacher and Coach.

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Contact Email: rita@ritalitton.comPhone: (917) 647-1399Follow us on InstagramLike us on Facebook! Rita Litton (from the book “The Actor’s Other Career Book,” by Lisa Mulcahy) “The famous stage actress Ellen Terry quoted three “I’s” essential for an actor’s success: Intelligence, Imagination and Industry. Of these she thought imagination the most important. I’d copy her list and add Integrity. Many people struggle to maintain businesses in the arts; temptations exist to lower standards, or make bizarre promises. We are in the arts because we love the work and want to inspire...

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Suggested Reading List

Suggested Reading for Actors Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide. Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Linney Backstage Books,  NY.Acting in Film, Michael Caine, Applause Books.Acting: The First Six Lessons, Richard Boleslavsky, (Theatre Arts Books), Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books, 2003An Actor Prepares, Constantin Stanislavski, New York: Theater Arts Books, 1967.Art of Auditioning, The.  Rob Decina. Allworth Press. June 2004Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part, Michael Shurtleff, Bantam Books.  1979Auditioning: An Actor-Friendly Guide, Joanna Merlin and Harold...

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Summer One-Week Acting Intensives

Summer One-Week Acting Intensives How I Teach Course Descriptions Upcoming Classes Summer Intensives Monologue Prep Register Rita Litton “To really learn a skill like acting, actors need consistency, and the time for teachers to get to know them, their strengths and their weaknesses.” Alumnus Lucca De Oliveira, center, recent TV series regular in CBS’s “Clarice,” & “Seal Team.”  Summer 2024See: Upcoming for full information. Week B Space Remains! Our summer acting intensives offer exciting, specialized acting training in a condensed...

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Upcoming How I Teach Course Descriptions Upcoming Classes Summer Intensives Monologue Prep Register Rita Litton (from the book “Acting for Young Actors” by Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Linney) “I believe that acting is action oriented, and emotions are the result of intentions successfully or unsuccessfully achieved. An actor does not come on a set or stage to ‘feel an emotion.” The actor ventures into a dramatic situation to do something. There is a reason why acting is also re-acting. An actor who feels the electric two-way giving and receiving is truly alive.” Registering...

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions How I Teach Course Descriptions Upcoming Classes Summer Intensives Monologue Prep Register Davi Santos (Davi Santos, actor and filmmaker. See Testimonials “After studying at the Professional Performing Arts Middle School and then La Guardia Arts High School, I have been inspired by many teachers who have been integral to my development as an actor, yet without question, Rita Litton was the most prominent force in the consolidation of all those skills and theories into a meaningful application for film and television. I’ve never encountered an on-camera...

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Take Your Acting Talent To The Next Level… Welcome! My name is Rita Litton and I am an award-winning acting coach and teacher.  I am proud to be the creator of ACTeen Inc., the nation’s first film acting training program for teens & young adults. After serving as ACTeen Director for over thirty years I have transitioned to RLS, Rita Litton Studio. Rita Litton RLS offers film acting or theatre acting technique classes for adults and teens, virtually or in New York City.  I teach beginning acting classes and acting and audition technique for working professionals. I also offer private...

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