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On Camera Audition Class


(Class starting back soon. Contact Brian for details)

Meets: TBA  

Place: T. Schreiber Studio

          151 W. 26th St. 7th Fl.

          New York, NY 10001

Learn a quick and easy technique for breaking down a script into workable elements. Experience making

bold and exciting acting choices that make your auditions stand out. Discover and practice a technique to

use the script and not be stuck on the page. Explore exercises to connect emotionally to the material.


Each class focuses on a different style of material; comedy, drama, TV, film, soap, sitcom etc. In an

audition setting, tape and watch your work with critique, adjust your choices and tape again.


This is an on-going class that meets in four week sessions. The scenes keep changing so you can

continue to practice your technique each session with new material. Class size is kept small for more

individual attention. Space is limited so sign up now.




"I have had the pleasure of knowing Brian Drillinger for over seven years.  Brian and I worked

closely together during my work on Crossing Over, a film in which I co-starred opposite Harrison

Ford. I began my work with Brian in his Audition Technique class at Larry Moss Studio. Brian was

able to simplify and break down auditioning techniques in a way that revolutionized my approach

to auditioning and filled me with great confidence. The task of auditioning no longer seemed as

daunting. From then on, I was hooked on working with him."

Melody Zara


"I had the great fortune of meeting Brian when I enrolled in a Cold Reading class at

Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, CA. I immediately responded to his

thorough knowledge of cold reading situations and what is necessary to create a character

in a very brief period of time prior to an audition. I found Brian to be an engaging instructor,

able to provide helpful notes and fair critiques, without unnecessary harshness or criticism

that acting teachers so often use to intimidate actors." 

Diana Murphy


"This class is a must for the serious actor who wants to stay sharp and take his or her

on-camera auditioning skills to the next level. It's like going to the gym, keeping those

acting muscles in top form -- and Brian is a master trainer who helps you perform at

your best. Great class setting and format too!"

Tami McCarthy


"I have recommended Brian Drillinger's class to all my acting colleagues. I have taken many

workshops, but this one is different from the others in the following ways: The approach to

working with audition sides is organized, effective, practical, and has really changed the quality

of my work. Actually, not just for me but the other class members as well.  It is undeniably visible.

It is so valuable to be able to watch and see your improvement through Brian's insightful, and apt 

personal advice, but you learn from watching the growth of others in the class as well. It is unusual

to find the combination of support, encouragement, and honesty that is a hallmark of Brian's 

facilitation.  He has a way with critical feedback that is easy to take. He has a way with people.

I have been able to immediately apply the techniques of analysis to varied situations, not to mention to

employ the little tips and hints that only a true expert and mentor would see and share."

Roberta Kirshbaum 


Class Registration Info:

1. Contact Cynthia Shaw first to sign up for either the Sunday or Monday class at:

2. Once Cynthia has acknowledged your class request you must then make your payment of $145

to secure your place in class.

                                               ***Your registration is not confirmed until you make your payment***

3. You can make your payment through the paypal button below. 

4. To pay by check or cash, or any questions regarding registration, email Cynthia Shaw at above address. 

5. To speak with Brian regarding class content, email or call: or (310) 801-4135.










Winter Rehearsal/Performance Workshop  

(This is a T. Schreiber class taught by Brian Drillinger)


New play to be announced

Rehearsals begin 2nd week of February
Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays – 6:30-10:30 pm & Saturdays 2-6 pm
24 days of rehearsal including tech, open dress, and two performances
Fee: $1,425 (That's $60 per class, payment plans available)


Meeting 4 times a week, this 6-week workshop gives actors experience working on a

substantial role in a full-length play, with working actor/teacher/director Brian Drillinger. 

The workshop will culminate in an open dress and two full performances of the play,

held in the Studio’s Gloria Maddox Theatre, with stage lights and sound, rehearsal props,

and furniture. The workshop will provide the benefits of an acting class with the rewards

of performance under the guidance of a working director. Rehearsals will emphasize process-driven

methods that deepen the actor’s connection to the role, the script, and each other.

Casting is by audition and/or interview.

Please contact Peter Jensen at

NOTE: Admittance is by audition or teacher recommendation only.



Rehearsal/Performance Fall 2014 Production of The Laramie Project - directed by Brian Drillinger


















Scene from, The Laramie Project, directed by Brian Drillinger
Brian Drillinger directs the play, The Laramie Project
Cast of the Laramie Project directed by Brian Drillinger
Rehearsal for, The Laramie Project, directed by Brian Drillinger
Brian Drillinger gives acting notes in an On-Camera class
Brian Drillinger teaches a lesson in an Acting Class
Brian Drillinger teaching On-Camera Auditioning
Class production of, The Laramie Project, directed by Brian Drillinger
Performance of, The Laramie Project, directed by Brian Drillinger

"The Rehearsal-Performance Workshop with Brian Drillinger was a great opportunity to immerse myself in the work of a whole play, inside the safe and nurturing environment of a scene study class."  

Mina Samuels

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