My name is Paul Romero. I have been a working actor in New York City for over 20 years. In that time I have appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman (multiple times) Law & Order (multiple times), Chapelle’s Show, Spin City and many other TV and film appearances,. I have also performed on stage, both off Broadway and regionally, most notably at The Shakespeare Theatre in DC, the Huntington in Boston, ACT in Seattle and Portland Stage in Maine, as well as many commercial and industrial venues. When I went to school for my BFA, there was no curriculum to prepare and educate me in the basic business skills of the acting profession. Over the past twenty years I have spoken to literally hundreds of my fellow actors and learned that the majority were never trained in this area so vital to forging a career. Colleges and Universities produce a large number of fine actors every year, but very few of them are equipped to handle the business tasks required to be a successful working actor in NY. They have not been given the tools.
I have created a seminar designed to acquaint college acting students with what to expect in the professional world, how to cope, and how to create a career in our very competitive business. I have no experience in how to become famous. I know a great deal about maintaining a career over the long term.
As you can see from the materials I have included, I have had a long career in many areas of the business, and am well acquainted with the traps and pitfalls that prevent many actors from persevering. It is a tough business. I would be very happy to come to your institution and convey the benefit of my experience to your students.
This seminar can take place in many forms, as a lecture, or series of lectures of various lengths. I can also conduct an audition workshop in conjunction with the lectures, either in an open or cattle call model, as individual auditions, or as one on one instruction. Please review the enclosed materials and fee structure and let me know if you have any interest. I would be happy to answer any questions either you or any members of your faculty have, in person or by phone
Thank you very much,