FREE CLASS with Karen Kolhaas FRIDAY @ 5

FREE CLASS alert! Join Karen Kolhaas for a FREE monologues and cold reading class at the Drama Book Shop TOMORROW. Check out the info below…

Friday July 22, 5pm-7pm
Drama Book Shop’s Arthur Seelen Theater (downstairs)
250 W. 40th Street between 7th and 8th Aves

Reservations not required but go early to get a seat!

In this class, Karen will:

  • See and give feedback on monologues brought in by participants
  • Talk about monologue choice, including building your best repertoire
  • Introduce her approach to monologues
  • Introduce the first two points of her 10-point cold reading system!

Be sure to check out Karen’s upcoming workshops and classes by visiting

FREE SEMINAR on 6.27 > Singing for Non-Singers

Free seminar alert from Actors Connection!

Singing for Non-Singers with Susan Baum, Vocal Coach
Monday, June 27 @ 2:00PM
Actors Connection
630 9th Ave | Suite 1410 | NYC

In this seminar, she outlines the anatomy of singing, how to use your breath for both speaking and singing, and gives you a sampling of the exercises she uses to train the larynx in both strength and stamina for singing. Not to mention how much fun it is to sing!

For more information about Susan Baum, visit her website at

Learn more about the event and REGISTER on You can also register HERE.

Queens of Queens Event this SUNDAY in LIC!

The Fourth Annual “Queens of Queens” Event in LIC is this Sunday, June 12th! An all day musical extravaganza, featuring sixteen of Queens’ most talented female musicians, including the lovely ArtistUpgrader Laura Butler. The music will be outside in LIC Bar’s back-yard with a special BBQ!

Sunday, June 12th 3-9PM
LIC Bar | 45-58 Vernon Blvd., Queens

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

FREE Seminar > Actors Looking to Pursue Real Estate

FREE Seminar alert from Actors Connection!

Actors Looking to Pursue Real Estate
led by licensed broker and writer/actor/producer Sarah Saltzberg

Monday, May 23 @ 12:00PM
Actors Connection | 630 9th Ave | Suite 1410 | NYC [ map ]

Info from Actors Connection…
Join licensed broker and writer/actor/producer Sarah Saltzberg (co-creator/star of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” co-creator/star of off-Broadway’s “Don’t Quit Your Night Job”, and co-writer of the currently running off-Broadway comedy “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage”) in a 90 minute FREE SEMINAR where she will be discussing opportunities for actors looking to pursue real estate as a side job.

During this FREE event, Sarah will discuss how learning the business of real estate can not only help actors understand the business of the entertainment industry, but provide the financial security that’s often elusive in the theater world. Sarah’s team consists almost exclusively of actors, writers and musicians, and for year after year they’ve continued to successfully lead lives following both their passion and the money in real estate. A starving actor chooses to starve – the money is there!

For more information and to register, visit the event on Actors Connection.

Postcard Plays TOMORROW 5.15.11 at Brooklyn Winery

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a reading series, started by ArtistUpgrade family member Erin Mallon. I was then invited to be a part of this next reading series, and I excitedly accepted! Last night, a group of 7 playwrights and 14 actors met at Erin’s apartment, where we conversed, shared stories, drank wine, ate goodies, and gathered together to create 10 minute plays in 24 hours. The inspiration and theme for said plays? Postcards. Erin collected these postcards from a flea market – the oldest are dated from the early 1900’s! After randomly selecting two actors, playwrights randomly chose a postcard from a basket. Today they write, and tomorrow we present their plays that didn’t exist last night!

7 postcards. 7 playwrights. 14 actors. It should be a wonderful presentation! Join us!

The Postcard Plays
May 15, 2011 @ 4:00PM
Brooklyn Winery | 213 N. 8th Street | Brooklyn [map]

Featuring new plays by: Rob Askins, Michael Lazan, Megan Lohne, Erin Mallon, Mark McCarthy, Erica Saleh and Brett Waldon.

Performances by: Rob Askins, Don Carter, Megan Cramer, Chelsea D’Aprile, Craig Fols, Lucy Gillespie, Vince Ingrisano, Megan Lohne, Erin Mallon, Mark McCarthy, Allyson Morgan, Karin Shook, Brett Waldon and I. B. White.

Come at 4pm to hang out and grab some delicious wine from the bar. We’ll head upstairs to the private parlor room and kick off the readings at 4:30.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event.

See you there!

All the Best,

ArtistUpgrade Project Manager

FREE Monologue Class > Tuesday 5/10

Karen Kolhaas is offering a FREE Monologue Introduction for actors this coming Tuesday, May 10th in New York City. If you’re free on Tuesday morning, and looking for some pointers to help you conquer the dreaded audition monologue, check out the info below!

When: Tuesday May 10th | 10:30AM – 11:45AM
Where: Paul Michael’s the Network | 242 W. 36th St., 3rd Floor | NYC [map]

Important Info:
— 4 or more attendees will be able to present monologues for feedback (you must have a reservation, and come early—doors open 10am—to sign up to present)

— Karen will talk about monologue choice, and will talk about “Hello, this is me” monologues – a very important kind of monologue to have for industry auditions


For helpful resources and articles, and to learn more about Karen’s upcoming classes and workshops by visiting her website at

Webinar with Alison & Mick! Tune in MONDAY

ArtistUpgrade power duo Alison Moehnke & Mick Lauer will guest teach Edge Studio‘s upcoming Marketing 201 webinar!

How the Right Website & Branding Can Build Your Website
What makes an effective voice over website? How can you build a brand and ensure people remember you? How can you separate yourself from the rest of pack? Join Alison and Mick for this webinar with a Q&A session as they discuss what makes an effective web marketing campaign.

When: This MONDAY May 9
Time: 8-9pm ET
Topic: Websites for Voice Talent: what you need, what you don’t, and what works.

To participate:
1. Call Edge at 888-321-EDGE(3343) or click HERE to sign up online.
2. After you sign up, you will receive a link to register for the webinar. It’s that easy.
3. After the webinar, a copy of this class will be available for download to all registrants. So if you sign up but miss the class for any reason, you can watch it later!

Be sure to check out Edge Studio for other upcoming webinars!

Marat / Sade at Shetler Studios

Cynthia Shaw, one of our very talented clients, will perform in MosesMogilee’s production of MARAT / SADE at the Shetler Studios in May.

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. Written by Peter Weiss, translated by Geoffrey Skelton. Adapted by Adrian Mitchell. Music by Richard Peaslee.

May 19 – 21 @ 7:30PM | May 22 @ 3PM | May 23-24 @ 7:30PM
May 26 – 28 @7:30PM

Theater 54 at Shetler Studios
244 W. 54th St | 12th Floor | NYC [map]

For more information on this production, visit Also, check out the Facebook event

Buy tickets HERE

Congrats, Cynthia!

The Shelter Presents NIGHT WINDOWS

Kitty Lindsay’s The Shelter presents NIGHT WINDOWS, a trio of one-act plays that pay tribute to Edward Hopper’s classic painting. Visit for more information.

The Shelter Presents: Night Windows
May 5-15 | Thurs-Sat @8PM, Sunday @3PM

WorkShop Theater Company’s Main Stage Theater
312 W 36th Street | Fourth Floor East | NYC

Tickets on Sale now! Purchase tix here

Congrats to Kitty on producing another great performance with her incredible team at The Shelter. Be sure to check out more information about the theatre company by visiting

The Spring Fling > IRT Theater

ArtistUpgrade client Morgan Reis is currently performing in THE SPRING FLING, a production of 8 short plays at the IRT Theater. Info below…

The Spring Fling: 8 Brand New Plays
April 21-May 8
Wed-Sat @ 8PM, Sat-Sun @2PM
IRT | 154 Christopher St. #3B | NYC [map]

Tickets: $18 | Purchase Tickets Here

Learn more by visiting the IRT website, and check out the Facebook Event for more information.