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GSS NYC

ACTING CLASSES IN NEW YORK BASED ON THE TRAINING FROM THE YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA FOCUSED FOR ON-CAMERA FILM & TV

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THE LAB INTENSIVE

SAT & SUN JULY 20TH & 21ST

9:30 am - 2:00 pm EST

Taught by Graham Shiels and Alex Ross

$295

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Zoom every Tuesday 10am EST or Thursday 7pm EST

What is The Lab?

Imagine the experience of three years of classical theatre training at the Yale School of Drama along with thousands of auditions and hundreds of days on sets of Network and Studio projects packed into three classes. Transmuting our decades into your days--that's The Lab

*The Lab is required before enrolling in ongoing class.

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What our students have to say...

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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Graham Shiels

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Alex Ross

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama and most recently wrapped a top-of-show Guest Star on Taylor Sheridan's SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS on Paramount+. Graham is a working actor with professional experience spanning over 20 years. A celebrity acting coach in Los Angeles, Graham coaches Series Regulars and up-and-coming actors alike. Graham himself was a Series Regular on Syfy's fantasy psychological thriller OLYMPUS, a Recurring top-of-show Guest Star on FOX's 9-1-1: LONE STAR, AppleTV+'s TRUTH BE TOLD, HBO's TRUE BLOOD, The CW's ARROW, and Disney XD's comedy LAB RATS, and has booked over 30 network Guest Stars including CBS All Access' STAR TREK: PICARD opposite Sir Patrick Stewart. Graham has also appeared in major Hollywood blockbusters: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and YES MAN opposite Jim Carrey. His theatre roots are reflected in his regional theatre credits: The Mark Taper Forum (directed by Tony award-winner Brian Bedford), South Coast Repertory (world premiere by Howard Korder, creator of HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE), California Shakespeare Theatre, and the Yale Repertory Theatre. Graham has shared the screen and stage with Oscar award winners Holly Hunter, Marcia Gay Harden and Anna Paquin and numerable Tony and Emmy award-winners.

Alex Ross is the Director of Graham Shiels Studios NYC Campus. Since 2019 actors coaching with Alex have booked roles on nearly every major television network. He has worked with Academy, Emmy and Tony Award winning directors such as Steven Soderbergh, Mike Medavoy, Kenny Leon and Casey Nicholaw. As an active performer, Alex understands the aesthetics of the modern casting office, and maintains close relationships with casting professionals from Los Angeles to London. Alex’s career coaching clients have landed representation with top agencies and management firms including KMR & Luber Roklin, consistently reach new highs in network television auditions and have even launched production companies. Alex’s Acting credits include TV/Film: “Logan Lucky”, “Bull”, “Law & Order SVU”, “NCIS LA”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Queen of the South”, “Long Road Home”, “Revolution”. Broadway: Book of Mormon (Elder Price Standby). National Tour: A Soldiers Play (Standby Taylor/Byrd/Wilcox) VO: Smite, One Piece, Black Butler. Alex also hold a music degree in vocal performance from Oklahoma City University. In 2024 Alex will play supporting roles in the theatrical releases of two major motion pictures.

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ONGOING FILM AND TV CLASSES
With Alex Ross

Mondays 7pm EST

New York acting classes that focus exclusively on currently casting material from Television and Film--keep it relevant and current. Work on brand new material every week--learn to prepare effectively. Get on your feet every week--acting is a visceral art form, not visual or auditory. Get on camera every other week--feedback is essential to your craft. When you can audition with confidence you will earn more and more chances to play! 

*The Lab is mandatory to taking New York Ongoing Film & TV Classes.

$295/4 or $800/12 classes
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Our Clients Have Booked Roles On...

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To name a few.

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Open Jar Studios

1601 Broadway, 11th Floor (enter on 48th Street)

New York, New York 10019

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