Wednesday 1/26 – Wednesday 2/16




These days, many commercial breakdowns offer self-submit options on accessible portals, making commercials a great way for actors to break into the businesses before they have agents. Casting directors view actors with an improvisation background as the backbone of their industry – even when casting for non-comedic spots. Over four weeks, this workshop (taught by actor, improviser, and writer Simone Norman) will guide you through the process of setting up actor profiles on all the major commercial breakdown websites, so you can start submitting for auditions. After laying that groundwork, you’ll go in-depth on how to use improvisation to loosen you up, expand on commercial copy, give casting directors a sense of your authentic self, and nail your next commercial audition! In the final session, a top NYC commercial agent will make a guest appearance for a Q+A with the class.

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Calendar for Improv For Commercial Auditions


Simone Norman is an actor and comedian based in Brooklyn who performs stand up, sketch, and improv in venues and festivals across New York City. She’s also a writer, with satire bylines in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, ELLE, and Reductress, and has written on the new Streetfight Radio show for Means TV. She has acted in independent films, web series, and national print and commercial campaigns. You can catch her as Eleanor Palmer on the Emmy-nominated “Stephen Colbert Presents: Tooning Out The News,” now in its second season streaming on Paramount+.