frequently asked questions

Who are you people?

Actors, screenwriters, playwrights, directors, producers,

Some of our members are just starting out, some are

seasoned professionals, and some are people who just

want to have fun.

What can you offer me?

WAG offers Tuesday night, Thursday night, and

Sunday afternoon classes in audition technique, basic

acting, acting for teens, and a writing and acting

workshop for both actors and writers. If you feel extra

special, sign up for our private coaching in acting,

auditioning, and screenwriting.

Will these classes get me an Academy Award?


(And by "absolutely," we mean "maybe?")

Is this a good networking opportunity?

Yes. A lot of our actors go on to work on projects together outside of WAG. Some of our members produce their own films and plays and cast from within our group. Plus, we post outside auditions on our Facebook page, and share our members' upcoming projects there as well.

Where is it?

520 8th Avenue, on the 3rd Floor, between 36th and 37th Streets

Bring a photo ID to check in with security, and head on up to the 3rd Floor.

When you arrive, check the white dry-erase board to see what room WAG is in that night.

When is it?

Check out the classes for their different options.

What do I need to bring?

Please wear clothes. And shoes. That's about it.

Should I bring an audition piece for the Audition Technique class?

Not unless you have an audition coming up you want to practice for. Otherwise, we'll give you sides to work from.

Do I need to commit to coming every Thursday to the Writing and Acting Workshop?

Nope! Sign up here whenever you want to join us. You can come every week, every other week, or every full moon! Your call!

Does WAG meet year-round?

Yes. We take off for holidays like Christmas, New Years, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and sometimes Valentine's Day. 

Do you do refunds?

Sure, but not within 72 hours of the class. 

What if I want to workshop my script?

Writers can workshop their scripts at our Thursday night writing and acting workshop. Join us for one session of Thursday night WAG to make sure we're the right fit for each other. If you like what you see, submit the first 10 pages (or so) of your script to, so we can make sure it's structured well for our type of set-up. Then we'll talk with you about a good start date, based on both of our schedules. You'll be able to do roughly 25 pages per night, so a 100-page script will take you four weeks. And you'll be sharing your night with one other writer. Every week, you'll let Caroline know how many men and women you need for that portion of pages, and you'll print out copies for every one of your actors. You'll then get to direct your actors through a quick read-thru of your pages, with rough blocking. Then your actors will perform on their feet and with blocking for the other cast. Then you'll put yourself in the hot seat and get feedback from the group!

Who teaches WAG?

Caroline Gordon-Elliott founded the Writers and Actors Group in 2013, where she teaches the classes and private coaching sessions. Caroline trained at the Williamstown Theater Festival, Vassar College, LA Connection Improv, and studied Meisner Technique in Los Angeles. She wrote, directed, and performed in various theatrical productions in Los Angeles. In film, she has worked on multiple sets, both in front of, and behind the camera, including writing and directing her short film, and working in the story department for a short-lived, cult-following Reality series on E! She also wrote and performed in the successful sketch comedy group, The Monkey Box. She taught acting to 13-18 year-olds at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA. After ten years in LA, she returned to her home town of NYC, where she teaches and makes movies.

How is WAG different from other groups?

First of all, we're not a competitive, cut-throat group. We're a friendly community of artists, focused on the work, and serious about the fun. We have writers and actors in all stages of their careers, and we support one another's artistic growth. A lot of our members work on projects together outside of WAG. Some produce their own films and plays, and cast from within our group. Plus, we post outside auditions, opportunities, and photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we share our members' upcoming projects there as well.

What if I signed up through Course Horse? 

If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you are entitled to a refund, or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site and contact their customer service team.

But I have more questions!!!

More questions? Email Caroline at

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(323) 333-3453
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