What we're about

Ever wondered how to "work out" your Acting chops without an expensive class or lonely rehearsals? Well the Acting Gym is here to give the many talented and motivated Actors in New York a GYM to keep those instincts sharp and give you practice for readings, auditions and more. The format is what you want it to be. You can come in cold so as its similar to real auditions and TV\Film projects: You have a short time to learn and perform a scene with partners also working on their craft in action (acting). Or come in and do something you have been working on and we will provide a scene partner or reader. You can be fresh to a scene or monologue or have been working on it a long time. Whatever you come in with or even nothing at all and just see what happens with others scenes or one of the Improv exercises. No teachers, set methods or expensive course fees. Find with participants an audience, feedback and place to compare notes on projects and the happenings in industry. So get to the gym!

Also feel free to join the new Facebook group for the Gym: https://www.facebook.com/nyactorsgym/

We can all post news and have a more casual "hangout" there.

Upcoming events (3)

Queens World Film Festival @ Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

"Sickness" is playing and we would love to see all our members at the theater! Acting Gym members both star in and worked behind the scenes to bring the short film "Sickness" to the Big Screen! Viewed in conjunction with the Environmentally Speaking slate at QWFF (Queens World Film Festival) on Sunday the 31st of March at 1PM at MOMI (Museum of the Moving Image)! A great day of cinema at a top 100 rated Film Festival on Film Freeway! We hope to see old and make new friends there. More information and advance tickets available at: https://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/films/detail.asp?fid=1217 We have a discount code for friends and family (which the Actors Gym is:): qwff9 This is the final day of the festival but we recommend going to other films as well as this is a great opportunity to meet and network with people actually making films in New York - and of course to enjoy watching our beloved films! Tickets for our slate available directly here: https://1282.blackbaudhosting.com/1282/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=947704ba-d735-4f6d-bc63-99a99717d875 More information about the festival: www.queensworldfilmfestival.com Don't forget the discount code: qwff9

The Actors Gym - Planning Meeting!

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The Actors gym is now in its fourth year with over 150 workouts and 1500 members! However we need some fresh assistance on the way forward. Simply put we need some people who want to step up and help organize the meetup with us. This means a commitment of an hour or so a week and ability to be responsible and setup/schedule/close up when it is your turn. THIS IS NOT A PERFORMANCE EVENT - IT IS FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY For the entirety of its life the New York Actors Gym has been... For Actors, by Actors - with no commercial motives! We would like for this to stay the sentiment. There is great demand for "Workouts" and not enough space/time to hold/organize them all. This is a great problem for a group to have! But in order to hold the Gym more regularly we need a few responsible people who can assist in the organization. We have a commercial space available - if anyone has any locations that could work - Please come and talk about them! (Manhattan preferred) We have potential days to hold it (Tues/Wed are the consensus) - If you have openings in your schedules Tues. or Wed. evenings after 6/6:30 and want to help lead some of the Events (tentatively around 7PM) please come and lets talk! This is for ONLY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VOLUNTEER. NOTE: If you sign up for this we may message you and begin discussions about how you want to help and guide the future of the organization. Everyones thoughts are valued - if they are backed up by action. If you cannot commit to assist PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT. We have other public Events in the upcoming schedule. Feel free to sign up for those. Take care, Hamza http://imdb.me/hamza Most recent review for a play I wrote: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/SIXTEEN-Gives-Strong-Voice-To-Teens-In-Trouble-20180912 My most recent review for a play I directed: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/BWW-Review-Parental-Supervision-is-Not-Optional-in-Solniks-THE-BOHEMIANS-20181219 Most recent film I wrote and directed: https://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/films/detail.asp?fid=1217

The New York Actors Gym - Workout your Acting Chops!

Keep your instrument tuned with an acting workout! The Actors gym is now in its fourth year with over 150 workouts! The format is simple: We provide a bunch of scenes from films, TV and even some commercials - you provide the performance with other members who are partnered up. You can bring your audition material or anything you are working on - we will give honest advice or simply our attention. Due to the donated space there will be absolutely NO COST at this time although we will have to limit each scene to approximately 10 minutes. For Actors, by Actors - with no commercial motives! Thank you and hope to see you at the Gym! Hamza http://imdb.me/hamza Most recent review for a play I wrote: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/SIXTEEN-Gives-Strong-Voice-To-Teens-In-Trouble-20180912 My most recent review for a play I directed: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/BWW-Review-Parental-Supervision-is-Not-Optional-in-Solniks-THE-BOHEMIANS-20181219 Most recent film I wrote and directed: https://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/films/detail.asp?fid=1217

Past events (155)

The Actors Gym - Limited Space this time!

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