8-Week: Acting for Stage, Film & TV with Karina Arroyave




Program Description

Dive into Acting for Stage, Film & TV: Short-Term Workshops at The NYPAA

Elevate your acting skills with our specialized short-term workshops in Acting for Stage, Film & TV at The NYPAA, led by the acclaimed Karina Arroyave. With a storied career spanning stage, film, and television, Karina brings her deep understanding of the craft and a personalized teaching approach to actors seeking to refine their skills in a condensed format.

Focused Learning with Immediate Impact

These workshops are designed to provide concentrated learning experiences that address specific aspects of acting, offering immediate tools and techniques that can be applied to your craft. Under Karina’s guidance, participants will explore:

  • Versatile Acting Techniques: Gain insights into the nuances of acting across different mediums, learning how to adapt your performance for the stage, the camera, and beyond.
  • Character Development: Delve into the art of creating compelling characters, exploring methods to bring depth, authenticity, and complexity to your roles.
  • Scene Study & Analysis: Work on selected scenes to hone your analytical skills and improve your ability to make informed choices that enhance your performance.
  • Audition Preparation: Receive expert advice on navigating the audition process, from selecting monologues to understanding what casting directors look for.

Workshop Highlights

Our short-term workshops are intensive sessions that focus on practical skills and professional insights. They are perfect for:

  • Actors at Any Level: Whether you’re just starting out or looking to deepen your existing skills, these workshops are tailored to meet you where you are in your acting journey.
  • Busy Schedules: Designed for those who may not have the time to commit to longer programs but still wish to pursue high-quality acting training.
  • Immediate Application: Leave with actionable strategies and a clearer sense of direction in both your practice and professional auditions.

Why Choose Our Workshops?

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from Karina Arroyave, whose experience and passion for teaching make her an invaluable resource for actors.
  • Tailored Content: Each workshop is carefully curated to ensure relevant, impactful learning that speaks directly to the needs of today’s actors.
  • Collaborative Environment: Engage with fellow actors in a supportive setting that encourages exploration and growth.

Step Into Your Role

Join us at The NYPAA for short-term Acting for Stage, Film & TV workshops that promise not just to educate but to inspire. With Karina Arroyave’s expertise guiding you, these workshops are your stepping stone to unlocking your potential and bringing your acting aspirations to life.

Your scene is set. Your audience awaits. Are you ready to take the stage?


Introducing Karina Arroyave: A Beacon of Acting Excellence

Karina Arroyave, a luminary in the realms of stage, film, and television, brings her extraordinary talent and depth of experience to The NYPAA as our instructor for the Acting for Stage, Film & TV Program. Celebrated for her versatility and captivating performances, Karina embodies the spirit of true artistry, making her an invaluable guide for aspiring actors.

A Rich Tapestry of Performances

Karina’s illustrious career spans across critically acclaimed films, captivating television series, and powerful stage performances. Her roles in “Lean on Me,” “One Eight Seven,” and the Oscar-winning “Crash” showcase her ability to delve deep into complex characters, earning her widespread recognition. Transitioning seamlessly to television, Karina has enchanted audiences in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “24,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and “The Blacklist,” proving her adaptability and skill in a variety of roles.

From Spotlight to Classroom

What truly sets Karina apart is her dedication to nurturing the next generation of actors. Drawing from her rich experiences in front of the camera and on stage, she offers students a comprehensive understanding of the craft. Karina’s teaching philosophy emphasizes emotional authenticity, encouraging students to explore the depths of their characters and bring genuine emotion to their performances.

Empowering Tomorrow’s Storytellers

In her classroom, Karina fosters an environment of growth, exploration, and discovery. She believes that every actor has a unique story to tell and equips her students with the tools to express themselves fully and fearlessly. From analyzing scripts to mastering the subtleties of camera work and stage presence, Karina guides her students through the intricacies of acting for both screen and stage.

Join Karina Arroyave at The NYPAA

Embarking on your acting journey under Karina’s mentorship is a transformative experience. She not only teaches the techniques of acting but also instills a passion for storytelling and a deep respect for the craft. Whether you dream of captivating audiences in theaters, enchanting viewers on the small screen, or moving people in cinemas around the world, Karina Arroyave’s Acting for Stage, Film & TV program at The NYPAA is your gateway to realizing those dreams.

Step into a world where passion meets performance, guided by one of the most inspiring instructors in the field. Welcome to Karina Arroyave’s domain, where your acting aspirations become achievable realities.

Elevate your acting prowess with The NYPAA Foundation workshop’s Acting for Stage, Film & TV, led by the esteemed film/tv professional, Karina Arroyave. Known for her captivating performances on both big and small screens, Karina brings her wealth of experience and a nurturing approach to guide aspiring actors through the complexities of performance across diverse media.

The Acting for Stage, Film & TV workshop is not just about technique; it’s about transforming actors into storytellers who can move audiences with their authenticity and emotion. Karina’s unique teaching style emphasizes the importance of connecting deeply with characters’ journeys, preparing you to take on roles that resonate and impact viewers.

Please note that while our short-term workshops offer a focused and intensive introduction to the world of Acting for Stage, Film/TV, participants will not cover the entire breadth of classes detailed in our full program overview. Each workshop is carefully designed to maximize learning and skill development within a condensed timeframe, providing a tailored experience that addresses specific areas of interest and growth. For a comprehensive exploration of all topics and techniques, we encourage you to consider enrolling in our full-length programs.

At the heart of the Acting for Stage, Film & TV workshop at The NYPAA, you’ll find:

  • Acting Fundamentals
    1. Basic Acting Techniques
      • Introduction to acting principles, including character analysis, motivation, and objective
      • Introduction to the differences between stage, film, and TV acting
    2. Character Development
      • Techniques for creating believable characters
      • Exploration of physicality, voice, and emotional life of characters
    3. Scene Study
      • Working with partners on scripted scenes
      • Use of objectives, obstacles, and tactics
    4. Text Analysis
      • Techniques for breaking down a script and understanding character motivations
      • Exploration of subtext, relationships, and themes

    Medium-Specific Techniques

    1. Stage Acting
      • Techniques for projection, movement, and interaction with live audience
      • Working with blocking, stage directions, and theater-specific terminology
    2. Film Acting
      • Techniques for acting on camera, including use of facial expression, subtlety, and continuity
      • Understanding the technical aspects of film production and their impact on performance
    3. TV Acting
      • Understanding the pacing, style, and structure of TV scripts
      • Exploration of character consistency and development over multiple episodes
    4. Transitioning Between Mediums
      • Techniques for adjusting performance style to suit stage, film, or TV
      • Exploration of career paths in each medium

    Advanced Techniques and Performance

    1. Audition Techniques
      • Preparation of monologues and cold reading techniques
      • Understanding the casting process and how to present oneself in auditions
    2. Rehearsal Process
      • Techniques for deepening character work and relationships during rehearsals
      • Application of feedback and direction
    3. Performance Techniques
      • Building stamina for performance runs and shooting schedules
      • Techniques for maintaining character consistency and energy
    4. Final Performances and Screenings
      • Rehearsals and performances/screenings of final scenes
      • Critique and feedback sessions


Additional Costs: Please note, the program fees cover only the instructional aspects of the program. All travel-related expenses, including flights and visa costs, fall under the student’s responsibility and are not included.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We understand that plans can change, but please be advised that enrollment in this class/course/program is NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances. Instead of a refund, we offer credits that can be applied to future classes/courses/programs, ensuring your investment in your artistic instruction continues to benefit you.

Short-Term Disclaimer: For students embarking on our 4, 8, or 12-week classes/courses/programs, it’s important to understand that these are designed to provide an intensive, focused introduction to the discipline. While offering a rich learning experience, the condensed nature of these workshops means they cannot cover the full spectrum of topics, techniques, and training outlined in our comprehensive program overviews. For guidance on selecting the right workshop to meet your goals, or for more information on what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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8-Week: Acting for Stage, Film & TV with Karina Arroyave

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