May 15th, 2018

Another Matthew Sefick, CSA workshop update! Both Saturday and Sunday workshops are now officially SOLD OUT. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 23rd and 24th for this fantastic workshop!


May 14th, 2018

Matt Sefick Workshop Update! Our Saturday workshop is officially SOLD OUT! There are only 2 spots left in our Sunday workshop as of now. So if you’re on the fence, get off of it, and jump on Sunday, before it’s sold out too! We are looking forward to seeing each of you all! There is a button link to our Sunday workshop below.

May 8th, 2018

SO MUCH NEWS. Most of it will be in our upcoming and long overdue newsletter! In the meantime, we are excited to announce a very exciting and valuable one day workshop happening at The Actor’s Center of Asheville on June 23rd, & 24th with casting director Matthew Sefick. As an added bonus, currently enrolled TACA students can attend this workshop at a discounted rate! We will post a direct link for them on our private fb page.

Matthew Sefick, CSA is a casting director based out of Charleston, SC.  In 2005 he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master’s Degree in Media Arts.  Since college he has gained over 12 years of experience in the Film and Television Industry and is a member of the Casting Society of America as well as the Television Academy.  He began working in casting in the offices of Lifetime’s hit series Army Wives in which he helped cast over 100 episodes of the show and was named Casting Director for the final season of the series – Season 7.  Since then he has cast feature films, television shows and commercials in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama.  In the summer of 2017 Sefick wrapped up casting the first season of a series called Mr. Mercedes based on a Stephen King novel of the same name that aired on DirecTV’s Audience Network.  Sefick is excited to have recently wrapped up work on season 7 of Showtime’s Homeland, which aired in the spring of 2018.



October 1st, 2017

We are very excited to announce the addition of our 6 week Improv I class with instructor Nina Ruffini, starting Nov.14th thru Dec. 19th. Nina is an amazing improv genius, who in addition to performing with several improv & performance groups in Asheville (including Asheville’s wildly popular, LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours), has been working with us for several years as well. We are tickled to finally bring her in for a full six week workshop this fall. Learn more about Nina below. To sign up for this exhilarating and jam packed 6 week Improv workshop, click the picture below! Classes will meet every Tuesday from 6:30-9:30pm at The Actor’s Center of Asheville. If you have questions feel free to email us or call.

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August 8th, 2017

This September we are excited to welcome a new class! We will be offering a Meisner I : Foundation class taught by instructor, Robert Dale Walker. The Class will begin on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, lasting 4 months until December 19th. There will be a discounted “Early Bird” rate offered for students who set up their interviews and sign up before September 6th. So if you’re interested, contact us today to set up your interview so you don’t miss out on the savings!

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March 22nd, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a new teen class at The Actor’s Center Of Asheville, starting on April 6th! Instructor’s will include Erin Schmidtt and Drew McDermott! To learn more about them, read below! If you want to sign your child up, be sure to click below to sign up for an interview for class!teenclassERIN.FINAL

Already a member of The Actor’s Center Of Asheville Family as a student, we are pleased to bring Erin on board as a teacher to our teen students this April! Erin found her way to Asheville after spending 3 years in Chicago where she worked as a high school writing teacher, where she also directed the schools theatre productions as well. During that time, Erin also trained at Chicago’s best improv comedy theatre, i.O. Theatre, formerly known as, “improvOlympic Theatre”. She trained, produced and performed in several original plays and sketch comedy shows during her time at i.O.
Upon moving to Asheville, Erin worked for Bright Star Theatre, where she wrote and directed plays, toured as an actor and taught in-school theatre residencies, including the company’s first international programs in Russia and Germany. She currently works at Art Space Charter SchoolArt Space Charter SchoolArt Space Charter School where she recently costumed the musical Alice in Wonderland. She works with Attic Salt Theatre Company, promoting their children’s plays and teaches classes at Painting with a Twist. You may also see her performing at regional festivals and events as a living statue.  Erin hopes that, through learning acting, young people will tap into their creativity, feel more connected to others and hone their storytelling skills. Erin will teach the Improv portion of this exciting and fun new on-going teen class. To sign up and learn more about this class, please CLICK HERE.


Drew McDermott is also a current member of The Actor’s Center of Asheville family, studying under owner and Instructor Kevin Patrick Murphy. An Actor, Writer, and Director based out of Asheville, NC, originally born in Kansas City, KS, Drew has been performing for over 15 years in sketch comedy, theatre, commercial & film work. He is currently a regular performer for the 7th season in a row on the Lazoom Comedy Tour Bus. Signing with Bold Talent Agency out of Charlotte, NC this past year, you may recognize Drew from some of his film and commercial work! Drew has an amazing work ethic, and energy and is excited to help students learn to become more confident and comfortable on camera. Drew will teach the on-camera portion of this exciting and fun new on-going teen class starting in April. To sign up and learn more about this class, please CLICK HERE.

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May 25th, 2016

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May 20th, 2016

UPDATE! Our Saturday Auditioning for Film & TV Workshop with Matthew Sefick is officially SOLD OUT! But don’t worry, there’s still room in the Sunday workshop available! There are only 3 spots left though, so if you want to hop in, jump on it sooner rather than later, as both of these workshops have filled up super fast!

May 18th, 2016


More Info:
Actor’s will receive a cast breakdown of roles to choose from in advance for their audition. They will then be expected to tape their auditions, and send them back to Matthew Sefick no later than June 8th.  Each class is limited to 16 students per class, so be sure to secure your spot early, by clicking one of the button’s above as this workshop is filling up quickly! Registration ends officially on May 30th.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 18th – or – Sunday, June 19th, meeting from 10:30am-2:30pm (Students may attend 1 of the 2 days)

COST: $150, {w/ Special Discounts For TACA Students}.

WHERE: The Actor’s Center Of Asheville (Once registered we will send you directions to the school)


More about Matthew Sefick:

Matthew Sefick, CSA is a casting director based out of Charleston, SC.  In 2005 he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master’s Degree in Media Arts.  Since college he has gained over 10 years of experience in the Film and Television Industry and is a member of the Casting Society of America as well as the Television Academy.  He began working in casting in the offices of Lifetime’s hit series Army Wives and helped cast over 100 episodes of the show and was named Casting Director for the final season of the series – Season 7.  Since then he has cast feature films, television movies and commercials in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.  Sefick is excited to currently be casting the second season of a television series called The Inspectors that is airing on Saturday mornings on CBS.

Matthew Seficks credits include:

  •  Seasons 1 & 2 of CBS’s ‘The Inspectors’
  • Lifetime’s Army Wives
  • The Megan Leavey Project’ (title will change) directed by Gabriella Cowperthwaite (Blackfish) starring Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton and Common.
  • ‘We Love You’ directed by Huck Botko (Youtube Red)
  • Independent horror films Faceless (dir. Marcel Sarmiento – Dead Girl) and dir. Ti West’s The Sacrament
  • Independent comedies Blue Mountain State – The Rise of Thadland based on Spike TV’s television series of the same name and Killing Winston Jones staring Richard Dreyfuss and Danny Glover

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April 19th, 2016

Join The Actor’s Center Of Asheville for “The Center’s Stage”, Friday, April 29th at Toy Boat Community Arts Space in Biltmore Village – 101 Fairview Road, Asheville NC 28803. Students will present a collection of scenes and monologues they’ve been working on in class, along with other special guest performers.
DOORS: 6:30pm
TICKETS: Pay What You Can
(With part of the proceeds will go to Campaign For Southern Equality)

ATTENTION PARENTS: Our “Young Actor’s” kids class has been postponed to a later date. We will keep you posted on rescheduling details. In the meantime, please remember that we offer on-going private coaching sessions for your kid or teen as well. Stay tuned for updates on rescheduling.



March 29th, 2016

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March 23rd, 2016

Exciting things on the horizon at The Actor’s Center Of Asheville. Next month our Young Adults Class will be wrapping up and our Young Actor’s for kids ages 9-12 will be kicking off! If you are interested in enrolling your child for this six week course, we encourage you to sign up in advance to ensure your childs spot in class:
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We have been really trying to encourage our students at The Actor’s Center to create their own web-series or shorts more heavily this year. Two of our students, Jennifer Trudrung & Elisa Walsh wrote

The Share from Jennifer T. on Vimeo.


February 12th, 2016

The Actor’s Center Of Asheville had a great time meeting those of you who made it to The Open House this past week! If you aren’t already on our mailing list, you can do so by clicking the button to the left! Please feel free to get in touch with us with any additional questions you might have since the Open House. We look forward to working with each of you!mailinglistbutton2

To recap, if you made it to our open house and are interested in taking either our Young Adult Class(13-18), or our Adult Beginner Techniques (18+) class, do so by clicking below!

  • Ages 13-18, 6-Week Class
    Instructor: Robert Walker
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  • Ages 18+, Ongoing Class
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    If you’d like to set up an interview to learn more and discuss options, click here: ycbm-button


February 9th, 2016

openhousefeb2016addressThe Actor’s Center Of Asheville is hosting an Open House this month celebrating the announcement of our new and improved Beginner Adult class, and a 6-week Young Adult class, both starting in March! Our Beginner Adult class will revolve around the importance of on camera auditioning techniques, scene study, improvisation & an intro to the business side of becoming a professional working actor. While our Young Adult class will be open to teens ages 13 and up, with a heavy focus on creating and producing original work through scene study, & on camera acting techniques. We encourage parents to reserve their child’s place in our Young Adult Class through Pre-Payment with Registration sooner than later, as this class will be limited to 10 students.

We’re also pleased to introduce our new guest instructors, LB Brown, & Robert Dale Walker, who will be leading these new and exciting classes at The Actor’s Center starting in March. Learn more about LB and Robert & their upcoming classes, below!7feefbd8-d544-4f22-a0f5-8a35f577d1698513923d-5ac7-49e4-a8f4-dac5767d1155

LB Brown is already a member of The Actor’s Center Of Asheville family, studying with our Adult Master Class since 2013. Over the last few years, LB’s role in class has become a true asset with his knowledge & background in film development, camera work and experience for working on set professionally. LB has a BA in theater performance and dance minor from Appalachian State University, and has studied Acting for Film and Television at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC. LB is also certified SAFD and BASSC, for stage combat. Since joining The Actor’s Center Of Asheville, LB has signed with The Alexander White Agency, and has appeared on several notable television shows including, FOX’s Scream Queens, AMC’s Walking Dead, CW’s Vampire Diaries, USA’s Complications, and VH1’s Hindsight. We are pleased to welcome LB as our new Adult Beginner Instructor. Classes will begin Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

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Ages 18+
On-Going Course
Thursdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Starting March 3rd, 2016

Students will learn about scene study, slating, on-camera taped auditions and analysis. Students will begin to be introduced to the business fundamentals of acting and how to succeed and maintain a career as a professional working actor. In addition, students will learn how to better understand screenplay’s and scripts for film, tv, commercials and stage, while being taught the technical sides of the business. Please contact us to set up an interview if you are interested in enrolling in our Adult Beginners Class.


Robert Dale Walker graduated from Indiana University with degrees in both Theatre and Folklore. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Moscow Theatre of the Arts Summer Program and holds a certificate in Acting from Seattleʼs Antioch University. Robert has appeared on camera in TV, film and commercials and on stage in numerous theatre productions in Seattle and in the Asheville area, including Flat Rock Playhouse, Asheville Community Theatre and Hendersonville Community Theatre. Robert has been a member of The Actor’s Center family since 2014, studying in our Master Adult Class, and more recently starring in The Actorʼs Center of Asheville’s production of, Art as well. Robert has worked as an educator with children in the Seattle School System, the Northwest Folklife Program for Arts and Cultural Enrichment and as the coordinator/teacher for the Buncombe County Schools Bookmobile program. Robert has a patient and enthusiastic teaching style and is passionate about teaching the fundamentals of acting to young actors in a way that is both fun and challenging.

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Ages 13+
Six-Week Course
Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7pm
Starting March 8th, 2016

Discover the craft of acting through improv, scene study, & on-camera techniques while incorporating the creation and production of original work in this six week young adult class taught by guest instructor, Robert Dale Walker.

      Please be sure to secure your child’s spot by clicking the purchase button below, & completing the student registration form as well. We encourage you to sign up today as there are a limited number of spots!

January 22nd, 2016

The Actor’s Center of Asheville is excited to announce that we will be offering new classes with great new instructors starting in March. We invite you to join us for our Open House where we will introduce you to our instructors and share more on some of the classes and workshops to come in 2016.


January 15th, 2016

January Newsletter is up and awaiting your reading pleasure! Click below:

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January 1st, 2016

HAPPY 2016 FRIENDS! We have a lot of exciting news to share this year, which is coming soon to an inbox near you. In the meantime, check out this fun little webisode series we shot for our friend and TACA student, Matti Von Robinson. Watch episodes 1-5 by clicking below!

December 9th, 2015

That’s right folks, EPISODE 2 Of Between Two Poinsettias is up! If you missed Episode 1 last week, you can catch up by scrolling down, or by visiting the Between Two Poinsettias Vimeo or Youtube pages!
This week Matti Takes us to his hometown of Black Mountain, NC for the annual “Holly Jolly” Holiday Festivities. We hope you’ll enjoy:

Between Two Poinsettias – Episode 2 from Kevin Murphy on Vimeo.

December 2nd, 2015

For those of you who missed it last year, we helped former Actor’s Center Of Asheville student, Matti Von Robinson make a short holiday comedy show called, Between Two Poinsettias. This year we wanted to spread the merry all month long and decided to make it into a webisode shooting 5 episodes, & releasing 1 episode a week! We hope you’ll enjoy Matti’s many holiday tips and shenanigans each week, and share with your friends.
And without further ado…we give you, BETWEEN TWO POINSETTIAS with MATTI VON ROBINSON!

Between Two Poinsettias – Episode 1 from Kevin Murphy on Vimeo.

October 5th, 2015

Congratulations to Carol Kessler for winning our Dinner and A Play Giveaway for tonight’s opening performance of ART at the Black Mountain Center For The Arts. We had several entries, and we so appreciate everyone helping us to promote ART, and showing your support for The Actor’s Center For Asheville.
Tickets are still available for tonight, tomorrow and Saturday’s shows. Click below to purchase your tickets in advance!


October 27th, 2015

Hey TACA friends! We are doing an extra special giveaway for opening night of ART at BMCA in Black Mountain NC. We are giving away Dinner for two at Thai Basil in Black Mountain NC, PLUS two tickets to ART at Black Mountain Center For The Arts on Thursday, Nov.5th, 2015! All you have to do is click the button below to enter, and help us spread the word!


October 21st, 2015

There’s another Actor’s Center Newsletter up friends! Fall for us friends!

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October 6th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to do an encore presentation of our production of, ART at the Black Mountain Center For The Arts on November 5th, 6th and 7th! Click the icon below to get your tickets:



September 4th, 2015


The Actor’s Center of Asheville is proud to be partnering with Asheville Community Theatre and 35 Below this month in presenting Yasmina Reza’s award winning play, Art. The cast is made up of a well rounded trio of seasoned and talented actors. The Actor’s Center of Asheville Instructor, Kevin Patrick Murphy is playing the role of  Yvan, while two of  The Actor’s Center of Asheville students are playing the parts of Serge and Marc.

This Critically acclaimed play, written by the French playwright Yasmina Reza, was translated from French to English shortly after its creation. Art earned the Tony award for Best Play in 1998, shortly after beginning It’s Broadway run, and has received rave reviews across the world.

This Tony Award-winning play focuses on the meaning of art (in the form OF a solid white painting), as well as the meaning of friendship to both the man who bought the painting, and the two friends who come to see it. Tickets are $15. Doors are at 7pm. Be sure to get your tickets in advance, as there is limited seating available. However, if you like to live on the edge, you can always try to wait and buy your tickets at the door. Otherwise, following this link to purchase your tickets, or click the postcard below!


November 1st, 2014

The Actor’s Center of Asheville crew have been booking and working hard! Lots of fun stuff happening this month!

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October 1st, 2014

Greetings all!

There are lots of new and exciting things happening at The Actor’s Center this fall! Click the picture below to see a full version of our Newsletter.

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