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Project name: Queen's Theatre's "Theatre for All" Training Program

  • Request type: Other
  • Project type: Other
  • Casting for: Other
  • Pay / incentives: Program is free, but a $100 deposit will be returned in full upon completition of the program
  • Performer location requirement: New York Metropolitan Area
  • Union: None / Non Union
  • Production dates: N/A
  • Production location: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Gender: Either Gender / No preference
  • Disability: Any Disability
  • Age range: 18 years or older
  • Veteran status: Not Required
  • Role / Character: Free Training Program for Deaf and Disabled Actors
  • Role / Project description: Queens Theatre has announced that applications are now being accepted for the second year of its training program specifically for early-career Deaf and disabled actors as part of its Theatre For All initiative.

    The two-week, free program runs Sept. 8-20 and includes workshops on Acting for the Camera, Acting for the Stage, Movement, Voice, Improv, Auditioning, and Commercial Acting. The program will culminate with a showcase, where each student will have an opportunity to get feedback from industry professionals.

    Last year's excellent team of instructors will return, including Vincent D'Onofrio (Netflix's "Daredevil," "Jurassic World," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Full Metal Jacket"), pending availability, Brigid Brady (Actor/Singer/ Teacher, Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, "Gossip Girl"), Christine Bruno (Actor/Teaching Artist/ Consultant, member The Actors Studio, "Law & Order"), Pat Shay (Improviser and faculty member, The PIT), Stephen DeAngelis (Producer/Casting Director) and Liz Eckert (Actor and Designated Linklater Voice Teacher). Additional and/or new instructors for this year's program to be announced.

    All workshops and events will take place at Queens Theatre, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The program is offered as part of Queens Theatre's Theatre For All initiative to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities in the performing arts, with support from New York Community Trust.

    Actors will be selected through an application and interview process. Queens Theatre anticipates a cohort of 25 actors. TFA will offer both daytime and evening sessions.
  • Submission deadline date: Monday, July 15, by 12pm
  • Submission instructions: To Apply, please submit the following: - Resume - Headshot - Cover letter (1 page only) that includes the following: - Identify your disability (This information will be kept confidential and used only for planning purposes); - Describe your career path to date, including training history; and - How you hope to use this training to further your professional goals. Application deadline: Monday, July 15, by 12pm. Submission process: Submit materials (resume, headshot, cover letter) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In the subject line, write [YOUR NAME] - TFA Training Application. Queens Theatre will reach out to set up an interview, either in person, or via phone. Students will be selected and notified of acceptance no later than Friday, July 26. Once selected, students will be asked to pay a $100 deposit, which will be returned in full upon completion of the program. Queens Theatre is unable to provide housing or long distance transportation, though a wheelchair accessible van will transport students to/from the closest wheelchair accessible subway station during the program. Accessibility: Queens Theatre is a wheelchair accessible venue. ASL Interpretation and Audio Description will be provided during the interview process and during the program itself. Please direct all questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Casting / Agency Contact Details

  • Gregg Mozgala
  • Queens Theatre
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