School productions might be on hold... but that doesn't mean you have to be!
Are you stuck at home? Did your show just get postponed or even cancelled? Is your google classroom full of math and science work and you're left wondering but what about my theater class?
Don't worry! You can still work on your singing, acting, and dancing through this online one-on-one masterclass with professional artists from all over the world without even leaving your house!
Participating in our online classroom is simple. Just upload a video of a monologue, a cut of a song, or a choreographed number to Youtube. You can also compose a short script, sketch, or outline. Send this video or writing sample to and within 2 days you will receive a video message with personalized feedback from a surprise artist or industry professional who stands behind educational theater and believes The Show Must Go On.
You could receive feedback from:
Joanna Gleason (Tony Award Winner for Broadway's Into the Woods. Numerous TV Series and Films, including Love & War, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Wedding Planner, Sex & the City: the movie, The West Wing, Friends...)
Marissa Jaret Winokur (Tony Award Winner for Broadway's Hairspray. Winner of Celebrity Big Brother. Semi-finalist on Dancing with the Stars. NBC's Perfect Harmony...)
Jacole Kitchen (Casting Director- La Jolla Playhouse)
Erin McIntyre (Wicked [Glinda], Love Never Dies [Christine Daae])
Chelsea Morgan Stock (Broadway: Little Mermaid [Ariel], Something Rotten, Sister Act...)
Kenton Chen (Postmodern Jukebox, Scary Pockets, and NBC's Perfect Harmony)
Michelle Elkin (Choreographer: Younger, Young Sheldon, Sutton Foster Live. Associate Choreographer: Wonderland on Broadway)
Katherine Tokarz (Broadway: Wicked, Rock of Ages, A Chorus Line. TV: The Neighbors, Christmas Story Live...)
Chandra Lee Schwartz (Broadway: Wicked, Gypsy)
Karla Mosley (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Andy Arena (Music Director)
Cheryl Martin (Manager- CMA Entertainment)
TJ Dawson (Artistic Director- 3D Theatricals)
Michael Scott Harris (Voice teacher. Broadway Tour: The Phantom of the Opera)
Kara Slocum (Agent- FSE Talent)
Ashley Wible (Agent- KMR Talent)
Marc Ginsburg (Broadway Tour: The Band's Visit)
Julie Garnye (Broadway Tour: Come From Away)
Michael Brian (Casting Director)
Nicole St. John (Agent- Elev8 Talent)
Jeff Denton (Agent- Elev8 Talent)
Jennifer Knox (Regional: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Singin In the Rain, Dames at Sea)
Tara Novie (Regional: Hair, Rent, Tick Tick Boom, Les Miserables)
... and many more soon to be announced
(Are you able to provide feedback? We'd love to have you!)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Step one: Pick a piece to work on.
(You can pick your own piece or choose a monologue, scene, song, from the material below)
Step two: Complete the permission PDF form below (if under 18)
Step three: Record and/or upload the piece that you're working on to Youtube (feel free to choose from the material provided below).
Make sure to SLATE- Say your name and age (if under 18) before you perform.
Step four: Send your video link or your written work to
Step five: Students/parents who participate are welcome to give a donation per video (suggested $10), and profits will go to The Actors Fund and directly to artists whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent current events.
Make a donation to Self-Tape for The Soul via the Paypal link below.
Each video should only include one song, monologue or dance so that our artists can give you specific actionable feedback.
Each video should not exceed three minutes.
As these amazing artists are donating their time to help kids across the country, feedback will be randomized and we will not be able to accept requests for responses from a specific expert listed above. But, the more videos you submit, the more experts you will be able to hear from. You will not receive feedback from the same expert twice.
This is an open-ended opportunity and there is no end-date as to when to submit. This is open to all countries and ages. We hope you'll be able to participate!
CRITERIA FOR EACH CATEGORY
If you are submitting a MONOLOGUE
Please film your monologue (horizontally if using a phone) and film it from chest up, so it's fairly close-up.
You are welcome to pick any monologue that you'd like, regardless of gender.
Feel free to use one of the monologues from this Monologue Dropbox
If you are submitting an ACTING SCENE:
Please film your scene (horizontally if using a phone) and film it from chest up, so it's fairly close-up.
Make sure your off-camera scene-partner can be heard.
You are welcome to pick any scene that you'd like, regardless of gender.
Feel free to use one of the acting sides from this Acting Side Dropbox
If you are submitting a SONG:
Please film your song (horizontally if using a phone) and film a wide shot (to your knees or full-body)
You are welcome to pick any song that you'd like, regardless of gender.
Feel free to use an accompaniment track for one of these songs, or another song of your choice, but please use some sort of accompaniment.
If you choose to use one of our accompaniment tracks, but want to sing it in another key, try this app to help make the key more comfortable for you: Anytune
If you are submitting a DANCE:
Please film your dance (horizontally if using a phone) and film a wide shot (full-body).
Feel free to use the choreography videos found here or send a video of your own work.
If you are submitting a WRITING SAMPLE:
Please submit one of the following for feedback from one of our writers or producers:
- Short story (not to exceed 8 pages)
- Sketch (not to exceed 8 pages)
- TV or Film outline
- Pitch for your TV or Film project
Thank you to Melanie Anderson, Andy Arena, Michelle Elkin, and Jennifer DeRosa for contributing to this compilation.
I truly hope this project can help both our students and creative artists to keep busy and stay positive during this stressful time. Sending you lots of love and positivity!!
When donating, please pick Sending to a Friend so we do not incur Paypal charges on the donation.