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NOW CELEBRATING 37 YEARS

552 7th Avenue, New York, NY | 212-627-8880

“Where the Agents and Managers Come to Find Adult and Youth Talent”

For more information CONTACT US HERE or call 212-627-8880


The Performing Option Offers:

Acting Classes for Kids in NYC.

Acting Classes for Teens & Young Adults.

All Classes are taught by top Casting Directors in the industry.

All Classes conclude with Talent Agent/Manager Showcase.

Ask us about our Complimentary Agent Night!!!

Must Call to Register 212-627-8880


In developing The Performing Option, it has been my objective to go beyond the problems of the classroom actor and provide a forum for the professional. Pre-screening has always been my policy and when a professional meets a professional in a mutually supported environment success is very apt to be the result.

We do not promise jobs. We do promise the opportunity to study with working professionals.

-Madelyn Burns-


“We provide education with Industry insiders.”


“If you are not being seen by the industry this is a very expensive hobby.”


All Classes are taught by currently employed Casting Directors.


All six week classes, camps, and weekend events end in a showcase for agents and managers.