Urban Actors Academy is an actors cooperative program which trains talented young people to responsibly portray and creatively produce mobile content for and about their peers in the communities in which they live.
Our mission extends from the urgent necessity to fill the void of truthfully responsible representations of Multi-cultural Ethnicities in film and television by utilizing the Internet platform. We train, educate and engage students as artists for and producers of entertainment that creatively aids and benefits their collective community through Social Media and Mobile content.
Our pedagogy is grounded in three core elements: Responsible Social Awareness, Professional Acting Training and Industry Partnerships.
Urban Actors Academy celebrated its first residency in the fall of 2007 at The Life Academy of Film and Music located in Brooklyn and has worked with The JFK High School for Digital Communications in the Bronx, and at The Academy of Social Action in Harlem.