Seminar Series

In addition to classes, in order to introduce our actors to members of the professional world, and thus to the practical application of their craft, a series of informal guest seminars are scheduled with playwrights, directors, actors, and other members of the theatre profession and its related fields.


During these hour-long seminars, guests share their stories with our actors, often times conveying how they’ve grown personally and professionally in their careers.

Thomas Sadoski Seminar

Series guests have included: Alan Alda, Kevin Bacon, Gary Beach, Reed Birney, Philip Bosco, Matthew Broderick, Betty Buckley, Kevin Cahoon, Zoe Caldwell, Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris, Kathleen Chalfant, Deborah S. Craig, Hume Cronyn, Robert Cuccioli, Tyne Daly, Shae D’Lyn, Scott Ellis, Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Elizabeth Franz, John Glover, Sam Gold, Whoopi Goldberg, Randy Graff, David Marshall Grant, David Alan Grier, John Guare, Uta Hagen, Rosemary Harris, Katherine Helmond, Marilu Henner, Tom Hewitt, Neal Huff, Jeremy Irons, Bill Irwin, Dana Ivey, Judith Ivey, Hugh Jackman, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Trisha Jeffrey, Daniel Jenkins, Cherry Jones, Raul Julia, Harvey Keitel, Richard Kind, Kevin Kline, Marc Kudisch, Swoosie Kurtz, Frank Langella, Judith Light, Matthew Lillard, Larry Linville, Laura Linney, Emily Loesser, Craig Lucas, Patti LuPone, John Malkovich, Theodore Mann, Marin Mazzie, Andrew McCarthy, Terrence McNally, Leonard Melfi, Alfred Molina, Debra Monk, Crista Moore, Brían O’Byrne, Denis O’Hare, Brian O’Neil, Brad Oscar, Al Pacino, Sarah Jessica Parker, Austin Pendeleton, Faith Prince, Jose Quintero, Phylicia Rashad, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Roger Rees, Christopher Reeve, Alan Rickman, Alan Ruck, Thomas Sadoski, Sarah Saltzberg, Douglas Sills, Don Stephenson, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Thomas, John Turturro, Eli Wallach, Sam Waterston, Steven Weber, Kate Wetherhead, Michael Weller, Dianne Wiest, John Lloyd Young and Jerry Zaks.


Our programs centers around the construction of the “Actor’s Toolbox”. The eclectic curriculum is curated specifically to expose our students to a wide variety of materials, acting styles and viewpoints, resulting in the creation of a technique that is uniquely personal to
At Circle we pride ourselves on training actors who have developed their own personal technique after completing our curriculum. Each Circle Actor leaves with their own Actors Toolbox, created from their experiences learning with our faculty. Each method taught adds