Commercials & Self-Tapes

Ever wonder how kids your age are starring in commercials, TV, and film? Casting directors are actively looking for trained young performers who know how to bring their own personalities to life on screen.

We will show you how to make the perfect “self-tapes” for your on-camera auditions.

Study the tricks of the trade with industry professionals who have starred in tons of commercials!

DATES: Tuesdays March 9–May 11 (10 classes, held via Zoom)
TIME: 4:00–5:00pm
AGES: 8+
PRICE: $200


Erica Knight’s extensive professional resume includes prestigious New York and Regional theater credits, performing roles such as Lodovico in the Titan Theatre Company’s all-female production of Othello, Ophelia in HamletGertie/Ophelia in Rollo’s Wild Oat and Mary in Self (Metropolitan Playhouse), Nurse Kelly in Harvey and Detective Morris in The Nether (Centenary Stage) and many appearances with the renowned Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in roles ranging from Kitty in Charlie’s Aunt and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Sarah/Clara in Trelawny of the Wells. Erica played Kess in a recent New York production of Independence, which was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award. Erica is a member of the cast and creative team of the theatrical production company Wild Ginger Productions.

Erica holds a BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College, and has trained with the British American Dramatic Academy and MN Acting Studio. She also drums with the all-female Afro-Brazilian percussion band Batalá New York.

Erica’s film and television work includes featured and lead roles in Good Ol’ Boy and The Stranger, as well as supporting roles on television shows such as Gossip Girl and One Live to Live.

Erica has appeared in many commercials and print advertisements, and has been the cover model for several acclaimed novels, including Jacqueline Kolosov’s The Red Queen’s Daughter. For more, visit