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SCRIPT MINING: How to get the most out of audition sides w/ JOSEPH MELENDEZ: - On-Going Class 4 Weeks sessions Beginning January 14th Tuesdays  7- 9pm Shelter Studios 244 West 54th St. NY, NY 


All students will develop and sharpen their acting skills, Joseph will help the actors shape their performances, while sharing bits of the craft, and giving specific direction. This class environment will have a huge emphasis on booking actual jobs, the business of acting, obtaining a NYC agent, script analysis, technique and its application to scene work. Students will work each class, and perform either a scene or monologue.




Joseph Melendez, a Bronx native, is a working actor with over 30 years experience in the industry.  He studied under Fred Kareman at Carnegie Hall, alongside Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei and Maria Bello.

Joseph’s contagious passion for the craft an unending devotion to teaching has solidified his reputation as one of New York’s up-and-coming coaches.  His students have booked roles on: Blue Bloods, Power, The Blacklist, Shades of Blue and HBO’s The Deuce.

Joseph began his career on singing in rock bands before finding his way to the Broadway stage performing in the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Joseph has has recurring roles in Netflix’s Ozark, USA Network’s The Sinner, Fx’s The Americans and Fox’s Prison Break.  Film credits include Fast Five, The Brave One and then award winning independent films Runoff, Akron and the upcoming Blood Bound (2018 release). 

ON-CAMERA w/ DANIEL COSGROVE: On-Going Class 4 Weeks Sessions beginning January 15th Wednesdays  7- 9pm Shelter Studios 244 West 54th St. NY


Class is designed to prepare students for professional practice of on-camera acting technique. Participate in the progression of classes. The course was carefully formulated to develop a variety of creative skills for screen acting. Students work with sides from television and film scripts. In addition to strengthening script analysis skills, on-camera acting techniques, and flexibility, students will learn what to expect upon entering an audition room and how to use the camera to their advantage in order to book the job! This course will allow actors to learn not only from their own work, but by engaging in the work of others.

The course content includes:

  • A variety of filmed exercises in acting for camera technique

  • Creativity and Improvisation 

  • Character development

  • Text analysis

  • Subtext in acting

  • Vocal technique 

  • Movement for camera


Daniel Cosgrove is an American actor who has appeared on numerous TV  shows. He is currently playing the role of RON on YOU and DAN MARGOLIS on BILLIONS. Daniel also played JON LEMONICK on IN JUSTICE, and FREDDY MASON on DIRTY SEXY MONEY. Daniel has also appeared on LAW & ORDER SVU, ELEMENTARY, UNFORGETTABLE, THE GOOD WIFE, ALL SOULS, as well as countless others. Daniel has series regulars on numerous shows. He first joined the cast of ALL MY CHILDREN in 1996, portraying SCOTT CHANDLER, before exploring other opportunities such as MATT DURNING on BEVERLY HILLS 90210. where he remained for 1998 until the show ended in 2000. Cosgrove's other series regulars credits include, GUIDING LIGHT as BILL LEWIS which earned him his first DAYTIME EMMY for OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR in a DRAMA SERIES, in 2008. March 2010, he began the role of CHRIS HUGHES on AS THE WORLD TURNS until the show ended.

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