Acting for Stage, Film & TV with Karina Arroyave



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If you are seeking to become a better, more complete actor, this program can help. Everyone, from those just beginning their career to seasoned pros, can benefit from the techniques discussed, practiced and workshopped.

Karina Arroyave teaches the course, an accomplished film and television actress with many credits, including NBC’s award winning The Blacklist role of Mierce Xiu, or her critically acclaimed role of Karla on the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, the hit television series 24 and award-winning film Crash.

Guided by Karina’s professional insight, students will develop concentration and train themselves to be responsive and expressive within imaginary circumstances. This results in a skilled, authentic actor with an organic, spontaneous and disciplined instrument.


For the first day of class, please bring a memorized monologue of your choice, something you’re excited to work on.

If you need assistance finding a monologue, a list of sites we recommend will be provided upon registration.


Karina Arroyave was born in Colombia and moved to New York City at the age of 1. She studied acting at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, and later studied comedic acting at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She made her stage debut playing the title role in Marisol at the Louisville Humana Festival. In 1993, she made her Broadway debut in the Jane Bowles’ play In the Summer House.

From 1988 to 1994, Karina starred as Bianca Marquez Walsh in the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns. She made her film debut in the 1989 drama film Lean On Me, opposite Morgan Freeman and Beverly Todd. She later had supporting roles in the films Falling Down (1993), Dangerous Minds (1995), One Eight Seven (1997), In Too Deep (1999), and Crash (2004), to name a few. On television, Karina Arroyave played the role of Jamey Farrell during the first season of Fox series 24 from 2001 to 2002. Other television appearances include Criminal Minds: BEYOND BORDERS, The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, New York Undercover, The Practice, NYPD Blue and Blue Bloods.  In 2019, Arroyave played Karla Córdova, a Salvadoran detainee, during the final season of Netflix comedy-drama, Orange Is the New Black.

Critics and the public alike hailed Karina Arroyave’s performance of Karla Córdova, a Salvadoran detainee, during the final season of Netflix comedy-drama, Orange Is the New Black, as “…one of the most compelling characters in the entire series…” and “… Arroyave’s portrayal of Karla was both captivating and heartbreaking…”  To view a clip of per portrayal of Karla, please click on the link below for a peek.



    Start Date:  09/10/2022
    End Date: 06/24/2023
    Saturday afternoons


    Program hours are 1:30pm – 3pm EST


    Application Fee: $50.00
    Tuition: $2,750.00
    • Application fees are non-refundable
    • Course fees exclude flights and visa costs. Flights and visas are the responsibility of the student
    • A student who cancels within 7 days of signing the enrollment agreement, but before instruction begins, receives all monies returned, with the exception of the non-refundable application fee.
    • Thereafter, a student will be liable for
      • the non-refundable application fee plus
      • the cost of any textbooks or supplies accepted plus
      • tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance or date of student withdrawal request, whichever is later. Tuition liability is limited to the week during which the student withdrew or was terminated, and any previous weeks completed.
        If termination occurs, the school may keep:
        Prior to or during the first week 0%
        During the second week 25%
        During the third week 50%
        During the fourth week 75%
        After the fourth week 100%

    Event Details

    Date: September 10, 2022

    Start time: 13:30 EDT

    End time: 15:00 EDT

    Venue: The NYPAA @ 500 8th Avenue 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10018

    Coordinates: 40.75442886352539,-73.99181365966797

    Phone: 212-457-4060


    Acting for Stage, Film & TV with Karina Arroyave


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