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"A class with Larry Gleason will challenge you, invigorate you, educate you, and above all expect of you the best you have to bring to the craft of acting."
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Kirsti Carnahan,

StrawHat Auditions
Circle In The Square Theatre School

Larry is on faculty at Circle In The Square Theatre School in New York City for Text Analysis and Classical Text and occasionally teaching Shakespearean Text and Scenework, as well as Contemporary Scenework. This is part of a two-year conservatory program with Acting and Musical Theater tracks. For more information go to: Admission by conservatory audition only.

Private Coaching For Actors

Larry has been teaching Actors privately for over 20 years and excels in classical and contemporary monologue and audition preparation, text analysis, cold readings and scene study. Larry works with actors of all ages and experience.

For parents with young teens and adults who are looking to prepare their child for one of NYC's Performing Arts High Schools in the five boroughs, Larry can help prepare them for auditions and interviews. Or maybe your teen or young adult is already in the professional ranks. Larry excels at commercial and stage cold reading preparation for auditions.

Not sure about your teen or young adult? Get an honest appraisal of your child's or teen's talent. Larry will work with your teen or young adult in a regular coaching session and review their evaluation with you in a thorough and honest way. You'll know where you stand on what could be a very important decision in your teen's or young adult's life--and yours.

Larry also offers
Private One-On-One Intensives. Larry works with you on the material of your choice in intensive multi-hour sessions, four consecutive hours minimum with additional hours discounted. Work on monologues, text, scenes, new material, or even a play. Work on acting technique, private moments, emotional work. Just you and Larry.  Completely tailored to your needs.  And completely private. Contact Larry. (subject line: 'Intensives')

Online Coaching

Larry is now on FaceTime! If you live outside NYC, Larry will correspond via e-mail or set up scheduled FaceTime sessions by the hour. This usually requires a previous relationship with Larry. However, in some cases, prior work with Larry can be waived. Regardless payment for work must be made in advance. Call Larry for more details.

Relaxation and Awareness Coaching

In addition to the work Larry does in his Acting and Public Speaking Classes, Larry will coach you through an hour session that is about centering your mind and body giving you sense of 
Relaxation and Awareness. This coaching can be done as a standalone session or in addition to your Acting or Public Speaking session. Go to Relaxation and Awareness for more info.
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Rental Spaces

Larry will work with you at your home, office or at a neutral rental acting studio. You are responsible for booking and the cost for a rental space, if needed. Here are studios in Midtown Manhattan out of which Larry works. When asking for a studio, say that you need a room for two people. For groups, make sure the space is large enough to accommodate the number of people.

Mid-Manhattan suggestions:

Ripley-Grier Studios
3 locations
  • 520 Eighth Ave at 36th Street, 16th floor
  • 989 8th Ave at 55th Street, 3rd floor
  • 131 West 72nd Street
36th Street location has some soundproof rooms, if that's what you need.

Shetler Studios
244 West 54 St, 12th floor

Studios 150
150 West 46 Street, 6th and 7th floors

Studios 353
353 West 48 Street, 2nd floor

Simple Studios
134 West 29th Street, 2nd floor (btw. 6th/7th Ave)

Have another studio you like? Okay! As long as it is in Manhattan!
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How To Book

Larry can come to you. He can work with you at your home or space.

Just give him a call at 917.549.5173 to set things up. But sometimes that is not convenient or possible with some clients. When that happens, Rental Spaces (see below) are the next best option. Especially for his Weekend Specials (see below).
Please check with Larry for his schedule and pricing prior to booking. It is always best to call Larry at 917.549.5173 to
complete the process for first time clients.

Once schedules are compared and matched, we will discuss location. If we agree to work at your home or office, the booking is done!

If a neutral Manhattan space is needed, call one of the studios on the left and reserve a room that suits you. Put it under your name and be responsible for its cost. Once you have done so, call or text or email
Larry asap with the details of the reservation. As soon as you do it's official and the booking is done!

Payment for the session is due at the start of the session. Cash, Google Wallet, Venmo or other cash equivalents only for first time clients. Any of the above and checks good for subsequent sessions. Sorry, no credit cards or PayPal at this time.

For bookings outside Manhattan, call Larry to work out all the details. Time and transportation costs apply, but then again, he's coming direct to your door.

Coaching in Manhattan:
Set fee. Please inquire.

Coaching in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island:
Set fee plus time and/or transportation.

Coaching beyond NYC and vicinity:
Set fee plus time, transportation and lodging, if required.

Larry can even be present at your presentation.

Call 917.549.5173 or send an e-mail to to discuss your personal situation.

Important! Include a subject line, like 'Public Speaking', or your note will be filtered for spam.

All levels accepted.
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Coaching via FaceTime
Do none of the above options work?
Larry will work with you via FaceTime. Set fee applies, but no travel, transportation fees.
FaceTime can be mixed and matched with in-person coaching.
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Saturday Specials

Booking for $75* Weekend Specials are slightly different in that Larry works at one locale--Shetler Studios, 244 West 54 St, 12th floor.

By staying at one location and eliminating travel time, Larry passes on the savings to you. See 'How To Book' (above) to set up your Weekend Special today.

Larry is not an employee of Shetler Studios. He only prefers those studios for the Sunday Specials.

*plus studio cost

"THANK YOU, LARRY -I always forget to tell you how great I feel after one of our sessions — it's such a pleasure and I am always learning and growing!!!"

One of many long-time clients

"I've seen Larry on stage, and I've worked with him in a class at Circle in the Square - he is quite a talented actor and coach. He's particularly experienced and knowledgeable with the classics.  Most importantly, he's worked steadily at various theaters in the Northeast over the past few years and received terrific reviews for his work. He's one of the few people I would highly recommend.  After all, we can always continue to brush up monologues, work on new ones, and just generally stay creatively stimulated, excited about the work. He also offers private coaching for those of you less interested in a class environment."

Dana Benningfield, Actor, Director  

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