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2015 Conference Student Testimonial:
I just wanted to thank you again for your cold reading workshop. Out of every NYSTEA workshop I've attended throughout the past two years, yours included the most real-life information, because you were truthful about the nature of the industry, which I appreciated greatly. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in your class, and loved how it was intense for every single second of the 90 minute time slot. You gave an intense, realistic, engaging workshop, that definitely gave me a clearer understanding of the film/television industry.

Thank you,
Lizzie Soufleris


NYSTEA Student Alumni Workshop Testimonials

"So You Want To Be A Pro" Workshop
  • "A phenomenal workshop"
  • "Maria was fun to listen to and extremely honest. She got to know every single person as well as their aspirations!"
  • "This was the best workshop I have ever taken at NYSTEA. It was very informative, interesting, and helpful."
  • "It really uplifted the spirits of those wanting anything to do with show business. I absolutely loved it!"
  • "It was really informative... She gave lots of examples and made everything crystal clear."

"Free To Be Me" Workshop
  • "Best class I've ever taken... The class provoked inspiration and it was just amazing."
  • "This was such an amazing experience. I very much enjoyed this and it really made an impact. Thank you!"
  • "Very inspiring. Allowed myself to open up to a complete stranger and be myself. Favorite workshop of the weekend."
  • "I strongly recommend this class to others. It is extremely moving and the teacher was incredible​"
  • "I have taken this workshop for 3 years and it gets better every year"
Click on photos below for details
Maria and Sophia Defranco - part of "Show Me The Dough" at the Student Playwriting Showcase
Members of the short play "Show Me the Dough." (from left to right) me, Shannon Carroll (actor), Sophia defranco (writer), Niahjel Hunley (actor), Patrick McAuliffe (actor)
On the NYSTEA bus!
NYSTEA attendees (from left to right) Emma Hooks, Sasha Ernst, Jessica Mazzo, Ashley Porpora, Anna Giglio
Members of the short play "The Best Thing." (from left to right) Penny Lane (actor), Steve Derosa (actor), Sasha Ernst (actor and MCAS student), Anthony Abello (writer), Jean Weisbeck (director)
NYSTEA 2017 Student Testimonials
Congratulations Emma Hooks and Mary Faith, Winners of the NYSTEA 2015 Student Excellence Award and Scholarship!
Emma is a 3rd-year NYSTEA attendee. She studies at American University as a Theatre Performance/Broadcast Journalism major with a 3.7 GPA, and is a member of the Honors Society. Emma has made multiple appearances in Seasons 5 and 6 of the hit TV series 'Shark Tank' as the the youngest live-on-air QVC sales host of all time. Most recently, Emma appeared as Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible', and played six different roles in her high school drama club's One Act Play Festival. She is a 2-time schoolwide champion and regional competitor in 'Poetry Out Loud'. Emma has been a member of Maria Capp Acting Studio as a student in various class/workshop intensives, private client sessions, and a stage actor all 3 years of her NYSTEA attendance.
Mary is a 2-time NYSTEA attendee. She goes to Sayville High School where she was inducted into Tri-M, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. She just recently finished her involvement in the school's production of 'The Crucible'. She has also been spending time working with the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity. Mary can be seen in various Cappricielli Inc. projects, such as her role in the Raffaela music video "So What" and the upcoming documentary film, 'Find An Identity'. 
Emma Hooks
Mary Nichols
Congratulations Sasha Ernst and Taylor West, recipients of the 2016 MCAS Student Recognition Award

Sasha is a gifted, intelligent and endlessly impressive student who goes above and beyond on a regular basis. Her resume boasts several acting credits, such as CB's Sister in "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," to directing her high school's musical "The Pajama Game" and stage managing Excelsior Theatre's "Spring Awakening." An AP track student in the 75th percentile of her class, Sasha has maintained a 95.04 GPA and has received the AP Scholar Award, Brady-Boisits Award, Sigmund Freud/Mary Calkins Award, and SEA-BBS Scholarship to name just a few. This Fall she will matriculate at DEAN College in Massachusetts as a member of the Theatre-Acting Program and Honors Program, but not before studying the fundamentals of the HB technique at HB Studios this summer.

Taylor is a spark of gold from the second she walks on stage; her senior class hit the nail on the head when they voted her "Most likely to be famous" at their annual senior banquet. Taylor has performed solos at show choir's Jazz Night and starred as Sharpay in her high school's production of "High School Musical." Taylor is taking her talent, skill, education, and career to the next level this Fall, when she will begin her Theatre studies at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Taylor just recently returned from traveling to Mexico and plans to spend the rest of the summer going on trips with her family and putting in hours at her job at American Eagle.


NYSTEA 2017 Student Conference Photos
Past Conference Photos