I have a good deal of experience. Will
this training benefit me?
PK: Yes. I designed both my workshops and my ongoing training for:
These are not introductory, learn-to-act seminars and are not,
as a result, appropriate for beginning actors... so yes. I think
you'll get a great deal out of the seminars.
- Actors who have theatrical experience and are looking to prepare themselves for challenges specific to on-camera work.
- Actors who want to strengthen their choice-making process
- Actors who have a shoot coming up and need an "on-set"
- Actors who feel their film work going soft and want to
keep the edges sharp.
- For the two-day workshops, actors who desire to work in a strong, committed class
but whose schedules do not allow them to enroll in a long-term
class or may be in one already.
Can I enroll if I haven't studied with
PK: an interview is required for actors whose work I'm
not familiar with. This is an informal interview to gauge your
level of training, level of commitment, and potential for growth
in the class. Marketability (sex, age, etc.) is not a consideration
when making admission decisions. Industry referrals help a lot.
Do you work with young (teen or pre-teen)
PK: I don't. Eighteen is the minimum age of actors I work with, both privately and in group classes.
How are the scenes and scene partners
PK: I select both based on my knowledge of the individual
actors and the makeup of the class as a whole. Actors are welcome
to express a desire to work a specific role, genre, or piece
of material; however, I reserve the right of last-say in these
How many students in a class?
PK: a maximum of twelve actors. I reserve the right to
go to fourteen but that is not often the case.
Are these one-time-only classes?
PK: Not at all they absolutely can be taken repeatedly.
In fact, I have on average a fifty to seventy-five percent return rate.
How do I enroll?
PK: If you've worked with me before, just complete the
form in the enrollment page, and mail in the deposit (make
checks payable to Peter Kelley). Please include a current resume (headshot optional).
If you haven't worked with me before, send me an e-mail
or contact me at (212) 431 - 4000
to set up an interview.
Can I get a copy of what we shoot in class?
No. Footage shot in class is the propoerty of Peter Kelley Acting and it is my policy not ot distribute it. I feel fairly strongly about this-- the classes are not "make-a-reel" workshops and actors should enroll with a view toward walking out with tape in hand. In addition, I feel equally strongly that repeated at-home viewing of footage shot in class is detrimental to and actor's development. Please check back to the site, as our answer to this is evolving-- we may institute an "edited footage" policy but we do not currently have one in place.
What about private work?
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