Spring 2024: Acting for Stage, Film & TV



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Program Description

The Acting for Stage, Film and Television program at The New York Performing Arts Academy provides comprehensive training for actors of all levels. Taught by experienced industry professionals, the program covers a range of techniques and approaches for stage, film and television acting.

Students will develop concentration and train themselves to be responsive and expressive within imaginary circumstances, resulting in a skilled, authentic actor with an organic, spontaneous and disciplined instrument. From script analysis and character development to audition preparation, the program offers a supportive and collaborative learning environment for students to grow and develop their craft.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned actor, the Acting for Stage, Film and Television program at The New York Performing Arts Academy provides a rigorous and rewarding training experience that will help you take your acting to the next level.


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.


Discover the captivating talent of Karina Arroyave, a distinguished Colombian-American actress and an esteemed acting instructor. Her stellar performances in legendary films such as “Lean on Me”, “One Eight Seven”, and the critically acclaimed “Crash” have propelled her to the limelight, making her a household name.

Transitioning seamlessly between the silver screen and television, Arroyave has graced numerous beloved series, such as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “24”, and “Orange Is The New Black”. She recently mesmerized audiences with her powerful performance as Mierce Xiu on “The Blacklist”.

Beyond her commendable on-screen achievements, Arroyave is also the leading acting instructor at The New York Performing Arts Academy. Boasting over a decade of experience guiding the next generation of performers, she is revered for her supportive and nurturing style. Her unique teaching approach emphasizes emotional authenticity, empowering actors to find their voice and hone their craft.

Her success as a mentor is evident in the flourishing careers of her protégés, who have broken ground in film, television, and theatre. They continually sing praises of Arroyave’s inspiration and impact, establishing her as a respected figurehead in the entertainment industry.

Arroyave’s portrayal of Karla Córdova, a Salvadoran detainee, during the final season of Netflix’s comedy-drama, “Orange Is the New Black”, was hailed by critics and audiences alike. Described as “one of the most compelling characters in the entire series,” Arroyave’s heart-wrenching performance cemented her status as a formidable actress. Curious to see a glimpse of her in action? Click the link below to witness her unforgettable portrayal of Karla.



    Start Date:  01/20/2024
    End Date: 09/28/2024
    Saturday afternoons


    Program hours are 1:30pm – 3pm EST


    Tuition: $1,275.00
    • This program/workshop is non-refundable, no exceptions.  Credits for future programs/workshops will be issued.

    Spring 2024: Acting for Stage, Film & TV


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