Private and small group ACTING CLASS with Award Winning British born Actor Julian Elfer in New York City’s Upper West Side, specializing in SHAKESPEARE and Classical text.

Welcome to NYC Shakespeare. Why Shakespeare? Because his plays demand the essential techniques of great acting and his characters show us who we are.

Acting Sessions can be readily customized to meet your specific needs, including development of CONTEMPORARY AUDITION MONOLOGUES.

* Monologues
* Scene Study
* Textual Analysis; Verse, Pros, Scansion, Line Endings
* Breath, Movement & Vocal Support
* Audition Preparation
* Character Development


I am a classically trained Actor with extensive stage experience and 10 years teaching experience. I’ve  studied with some of the greats and as a result have learned very useful acting techniques. I put together all the best acting tools and I offer them to you. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

Please call me for a free phone consultation (917)-570-0113 or you can email me at

 Individual Coaching  for 1 hour to 2 hour sessions.  Group Rate Available for Scene Study & Performance.

“Working with Julian Elfer has been a wonderful and informative experience. I was petrified of Shakespeare before meeting Julian. I thought I would never understand the language or meaning behind the words, but Julian changed all of that! By going slowly, reading and rereading, performing, watching performances, making adjustments and all the other tricks he used, I not only became comfortable reading and performing Shakespearean pieces, I now am auditioning for Shakespearean plays! Julian’s caring and fun personality takes all the frightening notions of Shakespeare away. His love for the craft and for Shakespeare makes the entire learning process a gift and a pleasure. I would recommend Julian to anyone who might just wants to freshen up on their Shakespeare or those, like myself, that are new to hisworks.” ~ Elisa Santamaria, NYC Actor

“I needed to seriously work on my monologue for Paul Sorvino’s film of King Lear. After a few coaching sessions with Julian Elfer I was ready for work. He really knows his stuff.” ~ NYC Actor

“I cannot sing high enough praises for Julian Elfer.  He took my 13 year old son, who was not interested in Shakespeare at all, and got him thoroughly engaged. What started off as a boring class topic, turned into great enthusiasm. The result was an impressive monologue far beyond what we as parents could have anticipated. My son says of his experience..I really understand  Shakespeare’s words and sense of humor now. It was really fun. Julian’s love of Shakespeare is contagious. Next stop – Broadway!” ~ B. Bonner, Parent