Where Learning Comes Alive!

In today’s saturated market, it's our mission to give students every advantage.

TGS College Content is a NEW way to help your students expand and establish industry relationships. All events are rooted in education—packaged and customized to reflect the school’s budget, goals, and needs of the students.

To explore options, contact Shorey Walker at shorey.w@thegrowingstudio.com or 212-939-6230.

“I cannot believe how much I learned and how many important people I met in such a short period of time! I walked away with a wealth of knowledge that will forever change my career. I cannot recommend the experience enough!”

-Student, Shorter University

“The Showcase package provided by The Growing Studio was fun and enlightening, and it provided me with invaluable knowledge that I will be utilizing when I move to New York City for work!”

-Student, Bowling Green State University

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. Moving to the city in pursuit of a career in acting is daunting to say the least! Meeting and speaking with you and all of the Talent Agents has been incredibly beneficial. I and the rest of my class really feel like we now have a foot to stand on!”

-Student, West Virginia University

“Showcase in NYC has changed my career. Since I graduated and moved to New York, I have auditioned multiple times for people I made connections with through showcase. During my showcase I had a workshop with a major Casting Director. Six months later, I auditioned at an open call, got a callback, and the Casting Director remembered me and took the time to have a personal conversation outside of the audition room in addition to the callback! I cannot recommend NYC Showcase enough to any college program looking for success for their students.”

-Student, Oakland University

“I can’t thank you enough for all you did to expose us Detroiters to the New York scene. The Growing Studio left such an amazing impression with me of the industry in New York City. The workshops broke down the business side of acting so clearly to me. I have made adjustments to my resume based off of that information. The workshop with the casting director further excited me to be an actor, and Shorey and Danny made me feel so comfortable performing in your studio for the Showcase. I can’t thank you enough for this unforgettable experience. My brief time in New York made me absolutely fall in love, and I am planning to move there by the fall. Thanks again for all your help. I can’t tell you how much this experience affected me.”

-Student, Wayne State University

“As a result of the College Content Showcase, I got called back by 11 Agents. Through this process, I have been gradually prepared for this moment in my career. Shorey Walker contributed immensely to this preparation by sharing insight and knowledge that I would not have attained without her guidance and direction. When I first met Shorey, it was like a breath of fresh air. Since she is currently working in the industry, she provided information that was very relevant. In addition to coordinating the Showcase, Shorey also gave us information that is vital to where we see ourselves in the next few year.”

-Student, Long Island University POST

“The College Content Program & NYC Showcase provided me with the opportunity to engage with industry professionals, learn industry standards and current trends, see how I am currently marketing myself and the changes I need to make. I was provided with numerous resources and databases of information that I have learned that I alone must pursue and research in order to be a successful, working actor. I am now a business owner (selling myself!), and the importance of work ethic and smart business practices were heavy emphasized and fostered. I learned a lot from Shorey and the agents present- an invaluable experience right out of college!”

-Student, State University of New York at Fredonia

“Thank you for the amazing experience you provided for our students this week. The entire process was so organized, so professional, and so useful. The students were so happy with the workshops and the tons of feedback and work that they got to experience over those 48 hours. Thank you for all of the time you spent with them – they were absolutely glowing last night and feel so excited to start this next part of their career/education.”

-Professor, FSC

“The success of the WVU NYC Senior Showcase 2019 was due in no small part to your guidance, your tenacity and your generosity of time, effort, knowledge and spirit. From all of us, thank you!”

-Professor, West Virginia University

Thank you. Seriously. You’ve given me the greatest gift to take with me for the rest of my career. I will highly recommend ANY class you teach to anyone who’s looking."
-Student, Ebony Marshall-Oliver

"Thanks for an awesome experience in your commercial technique class - I’m truly thrilled with the amount that I learned in just three sessions. I think you’re freaking amazing and you create an environment that encourages everyone do great work (not something I’ve seen much this first year living in the city)! I had a blast. I’ll be on the lookout for future classes you’re teaching in TV/film/on-camera. Hope to work with you again the near future!"
-Student, Michelle Pauker

"Flying back to the East Coast right now to start rehearsals for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and I'm reminded that a year ago today, I flew to London for an incredible ten days with The Growing Studio. We saw famous landmarks, creepy dungeons, and a billion shows (including seeing Carrie Hope Fletcher in Heathers, a truly iconic moment for me).That trip was an amazing experience for me as a human, history enthusiast, and artist. It was the beginning of my ongoing campaign to be seen as a human in the audition room--not just a stereotype or what casting expects out of me. An everlasting thank you to Danny and Ricky for that experience and a shoutout to my London trip friends who have spent the past year making incredible art and taking charge in their lives."
-Student/Intern, Emma Barishman

Questions? Answered!

What's included?

We offer prepackaged or customizable programs.

  • Showcase with Agents, Directors, and Top Industry Professionals
  • Actor Workshops and Classes
  • Business of Show Business Seminars
  • Coach with Broadway's best!

TGS is the largest international performing arts studio with locations in NYC, LA, London, and Amsterdam.

What's a sample itinerary?

Day One

10:00am-1:00pm

Are you Ready for Show BUSINESS?
with Shorey Walker, Actor Business Coach

 

2:00pm- 5:00pm

Musical Theatre Workshop
with a Broadway Musical Theatre Casting Director

 

6:30pm-9:30pm

Theatre Workshop
with a Regional Theatre Casting Director

 

Day Two

10:00am-1:00pm

Voice-Over Workshop
with a Voice-Over Director & Coach

 

2:00pm- 5:00pm

Commercial Workshop
with a Commercial Casting Director

 

6:30pm-9:30pm

On-Camera Audition Technique
with a TV/Film Casting Director

Day Three

10:00am-1:00pm

Coach with Broadway Director
in preparation for Showcase

 

3:00pm- 6:00pm

Closed Showcase
Q & A and Showcase with 4 Talent Agents

 

7:00pm

Open Showcase
and Reception

 

How much does it cost?

We have custom pricing. All events are rooted in education—packaged and customized to reflect the school’s budget, goals, and needs of the students.

To give you a ballpark...

1 WORKSHOP: $99 per student
1 SHOWCASE: $179 per student
2 DAY CONNECTION: $495 (4 workshops, 2 showcases)
3 DAY CONNECTION: $695 (7 workshops, 2 showcases)
4 DAY CONNECTION: $795 (10 workshops, 2 showcases)

Price is per student. Dates and times are flexible. A la carte available upon request.

 

What kind of industry guests attend?

The V.I.P. industry guests participating will be a combination of Agents, Casting Directors, Directors, Choreographers, Actors, Coaches, Musical Directors, and Conductors.

Our guests represent Broadway, TV, Film, and Commercial offices, based on the interest and talent of the actors attending.

Agents

Abrams Artists Agency
bloc agency nyc
Carson Adler Agency
DGRW, Inc.
The Hybrid Agency
The Krasny Office
The Mine
Professional Artists
Stewart Talent NY
Take 3 Talent
…and many more!

 

Casting Directors

Tara Rubin Casting
Binder Casting
Wojcik / Seay Casting
Michael Cassara Casting
Herman & Lipson Casting
Judy Henderson & Associates
Playwrights Horizons
Roundabout Theatre Company
Liz Lewis Casting
Brette Goldstein Casting
…and many more!

 

Interested in College Content?

Contact Shorey Walker at shorey.w@thegrowingstudio.com
or 212-939-6230.