Studio Luna

Classes for Adults

Welcome to StudioLuna! Our theater classes include acting, improvisation, musical theatre, and playwriting. Our focus is on process, encouraging creativity, building confidence, gaining new skills, and having fun! We offer classes for young kids, teens, homeschool students, and adults. Our teachers are working actors, directors, and playwrights, who are eager to share their skills and experience.

Acting Essentials

Price: $264
Instructor: Ned Coulter
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm (10/8-12/15)
Designed equally for beginning actors and actors with experience, this intensive class provides a nurturing atmosphere in which participants learn to free the power of their imaginations and gain a better understanding of the actor's journey when creating a role. The class starts with a review of basic acting skills and quickly progresses through improvisations, exercises, cold readings, and script analysis to acting monologues and scenes from theatre and film. Directors and playwrights who want a better knowledge of the actor's process may find this course valuable as well.

Musical Theatre

Price: $496
Instructor: Marlaina Powell
Accompanist: Maryanne Zarbetski
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (10/8-12/15)
In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, adults will develop skills in Musical Theatre performance including vocal technique and character-based song interpretation. Students will be introduced to a a diversity of rehearsal tools and techniques to develop a dynamic and authentic performance of Broadway and/or Pop Rock repertoire. A final performance will showcase everyone's work.


Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am (9/18-12/18)

Meet Our Teachers

Ned Coulter
Ned Coulter has enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in theatre, television, and film. He has played roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway and in many regional theatres across America. He has appeared on Law and Order, on several of the afternoon "Soaps" and had been seen in over thirty commercials. He has taught in many of the major acting studios in New York City and has conducted workshops in theatre at several universities.
Molly Marinik
Molly Marinik is a dramaturg specializing in new play and musical development. She has developed new work at Atlantic Theater Company, The Flea (Resident Director 2013-15), New Light, Libra Theater, 59E59, Barefoot Theater Company, NYMF, and Musical Theater Factory, among others. She has read scripts and consulted for Alchemation/Kevin McCollum, the Philip Seymour Hoffman Relentless Award (subcommittee member since 2015), Page 73, Barrington Stage, Village Theatre, Rising Circle, Jewish Plays Project, and others. As resident dramaturg with Beehive at Musical Theater Factory, Molly co-moderates the Women/Trans Roundtable and writers groups. And she can often be found at Atlantic Theater Company where she writes grants among many other things. Molly holds an MA in Theater History and Criticism from Brooklyn College.
Marlaina Powell
Marlaina Powell is a proud product of Howard University, The City College of New York and New York University's Prestigious Steinhardt School where she received her Master of Music in May of 2016. She is a member of both Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. Marlaina's favorite stage credits include Disney's The Lion King (Broadway), and Smokey Joe's Café (Broadway), The Civil War (National Tour), Ain't Misbehavin' (National Tour) NUNSENSE!, Hair, Little Shop of Horrors, and A... My Name Is Alice. Most recently, Marlaina was featured in Disenchanted! as The Princess Who Kissed The Frog at The Women's Theater of New Jersey's Parsippany Playhouse. Marlaina will begin her run in the Off-Broadway musical Sistas, at the St. Lukes Theater on September 21, 2019. Proud wife and mother to Stephen, Sinclair Adina and Simone Alexandra.

Schedule and instructors are subject to change. At Luna we want to bring you the highest quality of instruction so our teachers are all working professionals. The downside to this is that they are in demand, and sometimes they get jobs that conflict with our classes. If there is a change in instructor for a class, we will do our best to notify parents ahead of time.