Acting Workshop


Designed for students who have completed NFT’s Introduction to Acting Workshop, or have equivalent training or professional experience. Our highly experienced faculty share their knowledge with hands-on training

First SemesterSecond Semester
October 5-December 21, 2020February 1-May 21, 2020
Mondays, 6-9 PMMondays, 6-9 PM

Classes are normally held at NFT offices. During COVID, some or all classes may be conducted via Zoom. Yearly Tuition is $375 (Two Semesters). You have the option to pay up-front, or split payment into 3x$125

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Ajene D. Washington, Workshop Coordinator
Phone: 212-353-1176
Fax: 212-353-1088


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Arthur French

Arthur French recently appeared on Broadway in A Trip To Bountiful with Cicely Tyson; other Broadway credits included, Dividing the Estate, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, You Can’t Take it With You, Death of A Salesman, The River Niger, The Iceman Cometh and Ain’t Supposed to Die A Natural Death. Arthur received the Obie award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and the Lortel Award as Outstanding Featured Actor.  Arthur is a founding member of the original Negro Ensemble Company.

An award winning actor has worked in classical and contemporary theatre on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre. She recently presented her one -person work On the Way to Timbuktu at Penumbra Theatre Company’s as part of the Claude Edison Purdy Festival in Saint Paul, MN.

Regional acting credits include: The House That Will Not Stand LaVeuve/Marie Josephine, at Berkeley Rep and Yale; Repertory Raisin in the Sun, Lena, Crossroads Theatre.

New York acting credits include: On Golden Pond; Ethel u/s (Broadway). Coriolanus Volumnia (Audelco nomination) Take Wing and Soar Production; ELECTRA Clytemnestra  Classical Theatre of Harlem’s (Audelco Award); Hamlet Gertrude Take Wings and Soar Production; Relativity Dr. Iris Preston Ensemble Studio Theatre (Audelco Nomination); The Revenger’s Tragedy Gratiana Red Bull Theatre; Cherry Orchard Madame Ranevskya  (Audelco Nomination) The Classical Theatre of Harlem;  The Trial…Prosecutor New Federal Theatre (Audelco Award ).

Television Credits include Damages and Solomon Northup’s Odyssey.  She is a veteran of daytime creating long running characters on Guiding Light and Another World.

She is a member of the Actors Studio and Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Alice Spivak, having trained at HB studio with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen, was made a teacher there in 1962, and taught on their faculty for fifteen years. Since that time, she has been a popular free-lance teacher and acting coach, teaching advanced classes in NYC, and coaching on a numerous feature films, Broadway shows, regional shows, TV mini-series, pilots, etc., receiving technical credits on a few.

As an actress, she has worked on Broadway, off Broadway and in the regional theatres (receiving the Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago in 1975 for Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite). Most recently, she appeared off-Broadway in Ossie Davis’ play Last Dance For Sybil.

On television, audience has seen her in Law & Order, Sex & The City, Law & Order CSI, etc., as a regular on Sidney Lumet’s 100 Centre Street. Her book: HOW TO REHEARSE WHEN THERE IS NO REHEARSAL-ACTING AND THE MEDIA” is currently on the shelves.

On Broadway Mr. Turner recently appeared with Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful; he replaced James Earl Jones in On Golden Pond opposite Leslie Uggams; played “Gloucester” in Yale Reps. King Lear with Avery Brooks and Earl Hyman. Some other notable roles include Othello, Caliban, Troy Maxon, Slow Drag from the pen of August Wilson. As a director, he has been privileged to collaborate with such icons as Roscoe Lee Browne in Derek Walcott’s Remembrance, Al Freeman Jr. in Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain and Denzel Washington in Ceremonies in Dark Old Men.  Mr. Turner directed In Splendid Error for New Federal Theatre. He was Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director at the McGuire Theatre at SUNY Old Westbury and has taught and directed at NYU Tisch Arts, SUNY Purchase and Fisk University. 

His one man shows on Frederick Douglass and Scott Joplin have been performed in United Kingdom and at the Avignon Festival in France. Charles won an AUDELCO for directing Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues for The Frank Silvera Writer’s Workshop. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama.