In this four-part Introduction to Commercials Workshop, we will: 

 Explore improv techniques to create unique product and appropriate 30 second spots and video promos for our made-up commercial products, with solo, duo and trio presenters. We will cover the proper, confident way to command attention, when introducing one self (slating your name on-camera) and how to work with other commercial actors on set. We will create visual rapport with the viewer automatically, utilizing relaxation warm-up improv and vocal techniques to get ready. Also, we will cover basic ways to breakdown, understand and execute sample commercial copy, from cue card to camera. The Commercial Workshop will culminate in a mini-video presentation of our student's made-up commercial spots.

Class limit 16.


A native New Yorker, Ariane studied acting and writing at the New School for Social Research's MFA program with the Actors Studio in New York City, Yale School of Drama in London and The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon.  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, WGA and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 

Ariane's first commercial at age 13 was for the Coca-Cola Adds Life Campaign. She has since studied commercial basics with Mike Pointer and has been in commercials for Tony Horton's Power 90, Daily Burn Fitness, and Kathy Ireland's new Skin Care Regimen.

Her mentors include, Charlie Laughton, Elizabeth Kemp and Martin Landau of the Actor's Studio. After success of her play "Trials of the Fire," which premiered in NY, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue film studies as a Screenwriting Fellow at the American Film Institute, were she was mentored by Frank Pierson and Leonard Stern.

She is Co-Founder of Theatre ARK in Manhattan, NY with James Kloiber of the Actors Studio. Ariane has held improv workshops at Groundlings School Training Center and taught Improv Comedy to kids at Hollygrove Children's Home, with Diane Keaton's Dream Street's Summer Camp for Kids and Lincoln High School's after school writing program and apprenticed at The Young Actor's Studio. Her short film Definitely, has screened at The Second Training Center and Theatre in Los Angeles and the Broad Humor Film Festival.

Ariane is currently living in Croton-On-Hudson with her Papillion, Gigi. She is working on NBC's Maya & Marty in Manhattan, with Maya Rudolf and Martin Short, and, working on a comedy feature film for Anna Farris.

Call us at 914-402-4250 to register.