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Acting Teacher • Coach • Actor • Director • Writer


“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.”

Rita Litton (from the book “Acting for Young Actors” by Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Linney)

Next Up– Fall Program Registering Now!

See Course Descriptions  

On Camera Film Acting

Rita Litton, Instructor

Next Session:  Fall Program. 
Dates: October 15, 22, 29, November 5 & 12.
Day/Time: Saturdays 10:30 AM -12:00 PM.
Fee: $395 for five sessions.


Foundations of Acting

Rita Litton, Instructor

Next Session:  Fall Program
Dates: October 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, & Nov 12th.
Day/Time: Saturdays 12:00- 1:30 PM.
Fee: $395 for five sessions.



Private Coaching by Rita Litton

Dates: Year Round, currently via online software. 
Perfect for:  BFA, MFA, or High School Performing Arts Entrance Auditions. Help selecting and polishing monologues, including Classical Monologues! Pre-screen tapings and advice.
Fee:  Contact me for information

Commercials and Voice Acting & Auditioning

Rita Litton Instructor

Next Session:  Fall 2022
Time: Email for information
(private commercial coaching also available)


Classes are held at:
Upcoming Classes will be held online via Zoom! Save time commuting, and avoid canceled transportation!

NOTE: For future classes on site in New York City, all students will be required to provide proof of full vaccination. All mask mandates will be strictly enforced. Policies are for the safety of our students and staff.

Private coaching currently via Zoom online software!


CANCELLATION POLICY: All Courses will be held subject to demand. 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).

“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 others to love it as well. They won’t love it if they are given poor treatment, or disrespected.”

Rita Litton (from the book “The Actor’s Other Career Book,” by Lisa Mulcahy)

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