NEW Location: 


2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214


I offer all levels of on-camera acting classes.


On-Camera 1 is an excellent introduction to acting in general, and a fun easy approach to getting comfortable on camera.

My next OC I class will be on Wednesday nights starting the 8th of September. I sure hope you can join!

Cheers.  Ted

On Camera Acting I
7 weeks @ The Shoebox 2110 SE 10th
Limited to 10 Actors
Dates: Mondays October 18th - November 29th
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is: $325 (Flexible payment options, available)
$100 Deposit to Save your space
Auditing the first class is free to non-participating auditors ($20 to participate).

OC I is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for brand new actors.
Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable being yourself using your imagination in front of the camera.
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.

A 100 dollar deposit registers you (please shoot me an email, as well). 
The deposit can be refunded up until 48 hours before the first class.
The rest of the payment ($195) is then due by the second class.
For Venmo Payment account: 323-819-9622, or @tedrooney
(Other payment options available)
For questions contact me at: Ted Rooney


Continuing to practice what was learned in On Camera One.

This class is on-going, and any of y’all can jump in for even one class. Unlike OC I, each class does not build on the other, so you won’t have been missing out. The actors are simply practicing what they know. I hope you can join us for at least one session.



The easiest way to describe OC 1.5 is that you are practicing what you learned in OC I via scene study. I will work with each of you from where they are at. You can go at your own pace. Each week you will have a new scene to bring in. Unless, you wanna go slower and stick with a scene for a couple weeks. The scenes will be selected to support foundational learning unless you feel you wanna take on something more difficult. It really will be up to you. What I do want is folks to continue to move forward while having fun. What I don’t want is any actor feeling overburdened. 

I hope to see you there!


On Camera Acting 1.5 - The Tweener Class
6 weeks @ The Shoebox Theatre 2110 SE 10th Ave, 97214
Limited to 8 Actors
Dates: Mondays August 9th - September 13th
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is: $35 per class

The Tweener class is intended for actors who have gone through OC I and don't feel ready or don't have the time required for On Camera II. It is a great class for sharpening/refining what you already have, and simply getting more comfortable in that space in front of the camera.

It is a regular “workout” for that actor who wants to stay fit without a huge time commitment.

The class builds on what was learned in OC I - how to really talk and listen using scripted material;

 how to bring yourself and no more (to destroy the “helper voice”); 

and one of the ultimate on-camera challenge: to bring the “simpler version” of yourself to the close up. 

If you can do that, you are already cast-able and ready to move on to deeper work.

We will continue to use scripted text coupled with improv. 

But we will stick with shorter scenes, so there is less memorizing.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.

For Venmo Payment account: 323-819-9622, or @tedrooney
(Other payment options available)
For questions contact me at:


Service Subtitle

Thursday Nights. Coming In Mid-September 2021


Drop in Zoom Class - One Week - One Scene

Advanced Scene Study

Hosted by Ted Via Zoom

Limited to 8 actors

6:30pm - 9:30pm

This is a weekly class on Thursdays

Cost: 25 bucks

This class is specially tailored to actors who have already been through the OC I and II classes.

However, it is open to anyone who would be considered an advanced on-camera actor.

If I don’t know an actor's work, I will need to see something on tape or in person before they may join.

As soon as you sign up, we will work together to find a script for you.

You can partner with someone in class, if you like, or go it alone.

If alone, someone else in the class will serve as your “informed reader”.

It is really up to you what to work on. You could work on an “out there” character to stretch yourself,

or something right up your alley to get more comfortable in your realm of castability - comedy or drama…

The hope for the script is that it is something you have not viewed…at least not recently.

As most of you know, I have lots of options to throw your way, if you let me know what you have in mind working on.

Actors are expected to bring in their work "camera ready."

That means off-book, loosely staged, and raring to go - unless the actor wants to work in “audition format."

All work is filmed. Each actor receives their weekly video files.

Time permitting, the work is viewed and discussed

The full payment of $25 reserves your spot.

Venmo is preferred and Paypal works.

Venmo via: 323-819-9622 or @tedrooney

Paypal address: (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).


Join Us

All Actorcises are one-time two-hour workshops set up to practice cold reading for the camera. I host these classes and varied days and times each week. Contact me if you wanna know the times I have for the coming week or if you would like to e put on the Actocise mailing.

Each actor gets to work on two scenes. It is a way for actors to stay in shape - like a quick workout. Your 10 bucks holds your spot. Email me for confirmation.

You don’t need any software to join. Just a solid internet connection and a fairly well-lit room. It works on smartphones as well as computers. You may print out your scene and hold it or pull it up on your computer screen near the camera. The video camera should be at about eye level. I will be sending scenes out just before class time along with your Zoom invitation.

I plan on hosting as many as two of these per week going forward. Mondays and Thursdays (mornings or evenings).


Ted is the kindest, most patient acting teacher I have ever encountered. Over the course of two years, I took lessons with him privately and in his classes. He has forever shaped my approach to on-camera work by teaching me how to do less, less, less until I finally understood how to be a presence on film.

Hadley Boyd