3-Week Online Scene Study Intensive for Teens Ages 13-18 with Top Casting Director - Donna Morong! This class is intended for serious minded teen actors, 13-18, who want to hone their technique on camera. This is a three week class where you will perform scenes from contemporary film, TV and theater scripts. Warm-ups and technique will include Voice, Meisner exercises and script analysis.
Limited to only 14 students!! This class will be held online via Zoom. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only.
Donna Morong is a respected casting director with over 25 years in the business. She spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company ultimately becoming Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Casting in the feature film division, where she cast films such as “PRINCESS DIARIES”, “SHANGHAI KNIGHTS”, “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU”, “DEUCE BIGOLO”, “ANNAPOLIS”, “CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN”. In 2008, she won an Artios Award for casting Ben Affleck’s “GONE BABY GONE” for Miramax which garnered an Academy Award Nomination for Amy Ryan.
Her ability to spot talent helped launch many successful careers including Heath Ledger, Jennifer Garner, Chris Pine, Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Ms. Morong began her career in casting in New York City working on some of the most prestigious, original Broadway productions including “HURLY BURLY”, “BILOXI BLUES” and “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”. She cast for Yale Repertory and Second Stage while concurrently running a successful studio for young actors on Theatre Row. Prior to casting Ms. Morong trained with Bill Esper in the Meisner Technique and taught acting at Rutgers University.
After a career as a top executive at the Walt Disney Company film division, Ms. Morong decided to launch her own casting company where she has been working on independent and studio films in Europe and the U.S. More importantly, she has returned to her first love: teaching. Her dream as a teenager of building a studio of like-minded artists continues to flourish, first at the Aquila Morong Studio and now in a new venture, Donna Morong Acting Studio. is passionate about nurturing actors’ talent and uses her years as a casting director, as well as her training, to aid the actor in realizing their talents through technique and training.
Please send your headshot and resume to email@example.com upon registration.
This intensive will meet online via Zoom on Sundays, February 7th, 14th, & 21st 2-4PM EST / 11AM-1PM PST.
PLEASE NOTE: We don't offer refunds under any circumstances but offer full credit that you can apply toward another class if you cancel your class 24 Hours or more prior to the class. We won't provide credit after the class has already begun. Please read our Studio Policy for more information.
*The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Acting seminars or acting classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director."