Teen Acting Classes


  Saturdays  11-1:30  ( On-Going – Monthly)

NEXT 4 Week Class Starts  April 5th

We are proud to announce the creation of a brand new Acting Class for  teen actors who have a strong desire learn the craft of acting. The class will use the methods and techniques Penny Templeton has developed over her  20 years of professional experience as a teacher and coach.  Penny has handpicked Master Actor Ryan Kessler  to teach this new innovative class.

The goal of this class is for these young  actors to develop a strong sense of self-confidence in their performing abilities as they learn who they are and what makes them unique and special. This will be accomplished through Penny Templeton’s breakthrough acting exercises designed to bring out the best in each actor.  Each class will also develop the actors’ performance and audition skills through scene study, monologues and On-camera work. Classes will be limited to a maximum of 10 actors to assure personal attention.

 I started attending acting classes at Penny Templeton Studio. My acting is so much better now; and I’m being called in to audition for bigger roles from the major studios. - Justin Myrick

“The teen acting classes at the Penny Templeton Studio are an incredible experience. Ryan Kessler teaches the class, and I took something away from it every single week! Ryan is such a relatable human being and a great teacher. He truly made me feel comfortable and welcome each session. Penny’s approach to acting was far deeper than most I had explored, and after a few months of taking classes with Ryan I started receiving a lot of positive feedback from casting directors and agents. All in all, this class is amazing. It’s affordable, and helped me get to the next level in my acting career.”

 “The teen classes have been such an amazing education and experience for me. The techniques Ryan teaches have helped me become a well- rounded actress. Through these techniques I’ve learned to tap into my emotions. It is unbelievable. I even cried once; it shocked me, because I didn’t know it was possible. That goes to show how informative and important this class is. I get to learn how to become a great actress, not only by a great actor himself, but also by other teen actors. I cannot wait to be back with my family at the Penny Templeton Studios.” 


Teen Acting Class

Saturdays 11 – 1 pm

Fee: $140/4 week class

Teen Class Options

2013 Schedule

September 7 – 28

October 5 – 26

November 2 – 30  (No Class 11/22)

NEW :  2114 Summer Teen Intensive 

July 11 – August 16



Ryan Kessler is a graduate of Marist College and has been studying with Penny Templeton for the past four years. He began his acting career in the theater, appearing in Sideman(Meetinghouse Rep.); A Few Good Men and A Comedy of Errors (River Rep.), A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story (Hartford Stage Company), and Sixteen Wounded (Long Wharf Theatre). His film and TV credits include the starring role in Pinkville (nominated for Best Drama at the Hollywood Film Festival), Fox TV Studios’ SubterraNYaPractice (Golden Starfish Award, Hamptons International Film Festival), and As the World Turns.  Recently, Ryan played the role of John on the CW network’s The Vampire Diaries.