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Spring Training during Covid 2021

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, all workshop and conservatory classes will be offered exclusively online via Zoom. Once CA State and CDC guidelines stipulate that it is safe to resume in person activities on a consistent basis, OCAS will also offer in person classes in Los Angeles.

 Yes! Open City is dedicated to offering the world’s best online training by continuing to be of service to students located across the US as well as our growing international community.

Admissions

While our conservatory program is structured around a curriculum based in the Meisner Technique, our world class teachers have structured courses that utilize their training in many different techniques including Method Technique, Alexander Technique, Fitzmaurice Technique, Suzuki Technique and much more.

Those interested in taking classes at Open City need only to click the link HERE to apply online. When prompted, prospective students can input their name then answer a few general questions regarding their level of experience and interests. After applying, students have the option of signing up for the classes of their choice.

No need! Students only need to fill out an application to attend the class of their choice!

Our professional conservatory classes hold as many as 24 students. Our workshops hold a maximum of 12 students. Within our classes, every student receives individualized attention and works in every class.

 Open City holds classes via Zoom. Our classes are scheduled in Pacific Time (PT).

We offer classes for students 13 years and older!

Whether you have an MFA or have never acted a day in your life, Open City has classes for you! If you are a beginner, I would recommend attending Open City’s Town Hall. Once there, you will have the opportunity to share your goals, learn what it takes to become a professional actor, and work with our team to choose the next step that is right for you.

The answer depends on your career goals! Are you looking to boost your audition-to-booking ratio? Do you desire to become a character actor? Are you looking to expand into writing your own content? Not sure? Talk with our founder today for a complimentary career consultation!

Here at Open City we believe in learning by doing! If you are interested in auditing a class, reserve a spot in our complimentary Town Hall to meet co-founder Alani iLongwe in a free classroom setting. Within the Town Hall, you will have an opportunity to take class with other potential students and receive answers to your most pressing questions.

Each Town Hall will run for 75 minutes via Zoom. Click HERE to learn more and to reserve your spot.

Yes! Students who enroll in our 18-month conservatory program take part in an industry showcase upon graduation from the program. Utilizing the acting and business training they’ve learned within the Conservatory Program, they will have an opportunity to perform for invited talent reps, casting directors, and filmmakers toward furthering their careers as professionals.

Open City prides itself on being the most comprehensive training in Los Angeles. In addition to our professional conservatory program, we offer workshops that cover TV & Film audition technique, voiceover, marketing and business, writing and producing, commercials, and even the psychology of acting! Click HERE to check out all of our workshops and complimentary services!

International Students

Yes! Open City currently accepts international students via our online conservatory and workshops.

Open City does not currently offer visas to international students for in person training.

Yes! We currently offer lessons in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Thai and Hindi through services provided by bilingual instructors or in class translators. If you are seeking to take a class in a specific language apply here.

Financial Information

Open City does provide scholarships and work-study opportunities on a competitive application basis. To know when the next scholarship or work-study opportunity arises, click here.

Yes! We provide various payment options. Students have the opportunity to make a one-time payment, pay 12-weeks at a time, or pay month-to-month.

Yes! We offer various class packages to provide students with incentives for paying for multiple classes or workshops at once. To learn more click here.

Unfortunately, not. We wish to grow our community organically. If you feel that any of the services we provide would benefit your friends, we would love to be of service to them and you as well!

We do! If you would like to gift a friend with a package or classes, click here.

All payment related questions can be directed to Alani@opencityactingstudio.com.

Here at Open City we are committed to using our resources and time to reserving spots for students on a first come first serve basis. As well as ensuring that classes are filled to compensate our teachers. Therefore, once a student has purchased/reserved their spot in a scheduled workshop or conservatory class, we do not offer a refund. To take a closer look at our refund/cancellation policy, click here.

Open City is not looking to expand our team at this time. If you would like to be notified the next time an opportunity arises, feel free to contact us. 

Coaching

 Students may reserve time to coach with any of our instructors one-on-one! Sessions may cover any subject within the expertise of the instructor, included but not limited to audition coaching, career coaching, character development coaching, voice over coaching, commercial audition coaching, accent reduction, and much more.

To inquire about coaching rates for individual instructors, please refer to the faculty page here. From there, you may click on the instructor’s profile and contact them directly for rates.