• Report: #530215
Complaint Review:

'The Actors Project NYC'

  • Submitted: Sat, November 28, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, January 24, 2012

  • Reported By: Handsome Bloke — New York United States of America
'The Actors Project NYC'
New York, New York United States of America

'The Actors Project NYC' is out for one thing: your money... New York, New York

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Actor Reviews

*Consumer Comment: The Casting Directors Are Paid to Attend

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The Actor's Project NYC Assisting Actors

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If you're an aspiring actor then you may begin to realize how many people are out there trying to cash in on your ambition.

Do not 'Pay to Play' unless you're paying for an audition noticeboard such as Backstage.com (which is like 10 bucks a month!), and stay away from people like these who only want to separate you from your money.

They'll ask you for about 200 bucks a quarter to 'become a member' so you can land an agent... but it's merely a business that wants as many members as possible so as to maximize profit.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Actor Reviews

AUTHOR: The Actor''s Project NYC - (United States of America)

Positive Actor reviews can also be found on the company website.  The Actor's Project NYC has assisted hundreds of actors land representation and get work while at the same time producing new, original work.  It is a service the company provides to new actors and seasoned actors. 
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The Casting Directors Are Paid to Attend

AUTHOR: Lala - (United States of America)

Of course the Casting Directors are complimentary of the program!! They get paid to attend and many supplement their incomes with that rubbish. Preying on peoples hopes is what it is, and fleecing them in the process.  SP and the CD's leave wealthier for it, while all the poor actors and wannabes walk away with even less than they had to begin with.
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The Actor's Project NYC Assisting Actors

AUTHOR: The Actor''s Project NYC - (United States of America)

The Actor's Project NYC is a unique theatre company that assists it's members land agents and get work through quality industry showcases and quality original plays.  The company produces shows through membership dues, meaning members pay to be part of the company and in return receive a part in an industry showcase at a quality mid-town theatre such as The Abingdon Main Stage (shows are always attended by industry). Included in membership dues is also assistance updating marketing tools (headshot & resume workshops),  coaching on how to research and contact agents (agent coaching workshops), writing workshops (monologues, scenes, sketch-comedy), bio workshops, and more.  The company receives close to a thousand applicants each season and caps membership at 150 per season.  Our showcases feature all original works from company writers starring new actors and seasoned actors.  The company also produces two plays a year where cast members share in 60% of the play profits.  The company also produces an all sketch-comedy show where cast members share in 60% of the profits.
Many of our actors return season after season because of the quality of our work and the support of our members.
After three seasons, members have the option to become Lifetime Members who are not required to pay dues.     

Just a few Industry Reviews of our work:

"After attending two recent showcases

put on by Bobby Holder and The Actors Project NYC
I was thrilled by

the quality of the performers.

It was wonderful to see such a variety of types with acting, singing

and comedy chops!"

Ingrid French

Talent Manager

Ingrid French Management

"The Actor's Project NYC approach

displays the actor's talents

in a new and creative way,

allowing the actor's unique abilities to be utilized."

Christopher Freer


Clear Talent Group

""I thought all of the actors

were very talented
and the showcase was put

together very well.
There is a successful future for many of them

(TAPNYC Actors)!"

Erica Moran


Avalon Artists

"The Actor's Project NYC showcases

always provides a wealth of talent and abilities.

I saw an amazing range of actors to pull from for casting needs.

Not many shows can boast this many talented actors in one sitting.

If you haven't seen these folks in action, do so today! "

Michael Roderick

Artisitc Director/Producer

Small Pond Entertainment Play Production and Casting, NYC

"A fun evening of unexpected talent"

Roger Paul


Headline Talent

"The Actor's Project NYC provides

an excellent opportunity for actors to be seen by industry.

I have been to many showscases and they are always incredibly professional,

well organized and creative."

Sonia Satra

Contracted Soap Actress/Life Coach

"Was a lot of fun - I was startled

by the consistent quality and interest of the monologues.
Then, someone

let me know that you and your co-horts (company writers)
wrote most

of the material...
No wonder most of them actually had a dramatic

arc. You're very good."

Bob Ost

Executive Director

Theater Resources Unlimited

"Last night's Monologue Challenge

was the best one ever put on by the Actor's Project.
  The level of

acting has greatly improved, the choice of materials excellent and

the length
of the evening was just right.  All in all, a very  impressive

Done the way it should be done.  Congratulation to you,

Bobby Holder,
and the very talented actors of the Actor's Project."

Scott Powers

Author: The Actor's Guide to commercial Print

President of Scott Powers Studios, Inc.


"Last night's showcase was one of the best I've ever attended.

I was very impressed by the level of acting, the quality of material,

the pacing of the showcase and I sensed a true camaraderie among the


A professional job all around."

Scott Powers

Author: The Actor's Guide to commercial Print

President of Scott Powers Studios, Inc.


"Congratulations on a very successful showcase.
  I had such a nice time.  It was a great deal of fun to see
a lot of familiar faces doing such good work.
   Please extend my CONGRATULATIONS to the entire company
for a lovely evening in the theatre."

Paul J. Michael

Executive Director of The Network


 "Thanks so much for the invitation to come see your showcase last night.
 I had a wonderful time, and thought some of the actors were quite good.
 I am passing the headshots along to Mike Roderick (Producer)
sometime in the next week or so.
 I was also wondering if I could get email addresses
for some of the actors from the first showcase? "

Elizabeth Hammett

Associate Producer of Small Pond Productions

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