Gary Spatz?s The Playground A Young Actors Conservatory

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Business overview

Additional Services

  • Private Lessons

Ages

  • 11 - 15
  • 16 to Adult
  • 6 - 10

Classes

  • Acting Styles
  • Cold Reading
  • Dialect/Speech/Diction
  • Movement
  • Singing
  • Theater
  • Voice

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • TUE
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • WED
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • THU
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • FRI
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Payments Accepted

  • Cash Only
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Visa

Year Established

2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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Scam under false pretenses, 7/31/2012

Really? So you come in on the pretense that this is an audition all to discover your child does not even get asked to say the line s/he was asked to be prepared to audition. Instead s/he is asked to... slate name and age. Woo hoooo. That is NOT an audition. Then miraculously the phone rings the next day with hey we wanna talk about your child's audition. Bahahahaha! Really? Next offering that classes are what your kid needs to be ready for the real deal. While I cannot attest to the effectiveness of this "school's" teaching, what I can say is by bringing 50+ children in for an audition, excuse me an "evaluation" under false pretenses is deplorable and emotionally disgusting to the heart of my child and the other hopefuls "auditioning." Hold onto your wallet!

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Scam under false pretenses

Really? So you come in on the pretense that this is an audition all to discover your child does not even get asked to say the line s/he was asked to be prepared to audition. Instead s/he is asked to slate name and age. Woo hoooo. That is NOT an audition. Then miraculously the phone rings the next day with hey we wanna talk about your child's audition. Bahahahaha! Really? Next offering that classes are what your kid needs to be ready for the real deal. While I cannot attest to the effectiveness of this "school's" teaching, what I can say is by bringing 50+ children in for an audition, excuse me an "evaluation" under false pretenses is deplorable and emotionally disgusting to the heart of my child and the other hopefuls "auditioning." Hold onto your wallet!

Gary Spatzís The Playground A Young Actors Conservatory replied on 08-04-2012

Hi - Very sorry about your misunderstanding. What can we do to avoid this kind of confusion in the future? When someone is invited to a try-out they are given a small card with a simple line on it. The card clearly says "...an event for kids and teens that are interested in Talent Services." Directly under the one line is another line clearing telling them "This is not an audition for employment or for obtaining a talent agent or talent management." We try to be very clear about our process because we don't want anyone to be confused - if you have any suggestions about how we could be more clear we'd love to hear them!

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