How to Succeed in Showbiz By really REALLY trying – HOLA Workshop

Join teacher and coach Eli Bosnick for a comprehensive 8-session workshop delving into the fundamentals of the acting industry. This workshop is tailored for professional Latinx and Hispanic actors, aiming to elevate their understanding of the industry and enhance their skills to secure roles.

*Audition required:

Tuesday, April 30 – from 7 pm to 10 pm

Please register by April 26 at 5pm

Workshop Outline:

The goal of this 8 class workshop is to build your “book” as an auditioning actor. Each class will be split between a group discussion (listed below) and work on the pieces in your book. Students will be expected to prepare material for and perform material in class.

Class 1: Intro/Overview

  • Introduction to the Traditional vs. Interrogative Method of Acting Work

Class 2: Watching Art Like An Artist/Imagination Empathy

  • Dive into the intricacies of Watching Art
  • Enhance skills in Imagination and Empathy

Class 3: Headshots/Resumes & Who I need to be In front of

  • Review and discuss Headshots/Resumes
  • Explore the significance of being in front of the right people

Class 4: Auditions/The Scrappy List

  • Unpack the dynamics of Auditions
  • Introduce The Scrappy List

Class 5: Coming in with Copy/Cold Reading

  • Focus on preparedness with copy
  • Master the art of Cold Reading

Class 6: Agent Manager Meetings

  • Explore the dynamics of Agent and Manager meetings
  • Guest Casting Director/Agent (*dependent on guest availability)

Class 7: Commercial Copy

  • In-depth exploration of Commercial Copy
  • Time Prepped Copy

Class 8: Last Day

  • Final day reflections and insights
  • Binder
  • Go be an Actor


Registration process:


  1. Complete the Registration Form: To enroll in this class, fill out the Workshop Registration Form.
  2. Audition for Your Spot: After completing the form, you could be called for an audition on Tuesday, April 30 – from 7 pm to 10 pm.
  3. Invitation and Registration Fee: Successful auditionees will receive an invitation to register for the workshop starting on Thursday May 2. The registration fee is as follows:
    • Price for HOLA members: $240*
    • Price for non-members: $600
  4. Scholarship Opportunities: Scholarships are available for actors facing financial hardship. If you are accepted into the workshop and are unable to pay the fee, please contact us regarding half or full scholarships.
  5. Deadline for Registration Form Submission: Ensure you submit the Workshop Registration Form by April 26, 2024, at 5 pm ET.


General Information and Requirements: 


  • HOLA Workshop: How to Succeed in Showbiz By really REALLY trying.
  • Dates of the workshop: Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2 to May 28, 2024.
  • Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
  • In-person class.
  • Place: HOLA Office/Studio
  • Class will be held in English Language.
  • Maximum number of participants: 20.
  • Duration: Each class will last 2 hours.
  • You are required to be present during all sessions. Do not register if you cannot be present for the entire workshop.
  • There will be pictures taken from the HOLA team during class. By attending this class you consent to and authorize the use and reproduction by HOLA of any and all photography and/or videography that will be taken during the event for any purpose, and without compensation. All digital image and/or video files will be wholly owned by HOLA, who reserves the right to use these images and/or video for publication via HOLA’s website, social media platforms, news releases, and in other communications related to the mission of HOLA and its educational program.



Deadline to register for the audition: 


Audition Day: 

  • Tuesday, April 30 – from 7 pm to 10 pm


Class Schedule: 

  • Class 1: Thursday, May 2, from 7-9pm
  • Class 2: Tuesday, May 7, from 7-9pm
  • Class 3: Thursday, May 9, from 7-9pm
  • Class 4: Tuesday, May 14, from 7-9pm
  • Class 5: Thursday, May 16, from 7-9pm
  • Class 6: Tuesday, May 21, from 7-9pm
  • Class 7: Thursday, May 23, from 7-9pm
  • Class 8: Tuesday, May 28, from 7-9pm



About the instructor:

Eli Bosnick is a career coach, comedian, and has taught transitioning into the industry at various performing arts schools and private studios all over the country including New York University, The Studio NYC, and recently presented at the National Association for Acting Teachers. In his spare time he tells jokes on the internet.



About HOLA Workshops:

The HOLA Workshops offer comprehensive training aimed at nurturing artistic growth and professional development for Latin/Hispanic artists. Curated by industry experts, these sessions illuminate new horizons for the community, providing in-depth exploration of various aspects of the theater, media, and entertainment industry. Tailor-made for Latin/Hispanic performing artists, the workshops are available at a highly affordable cost, with substantial additional discounts offered to HOLA members.


HOLA y sus talleres:

Los Talleres de HOLA ofrecen formación integral diseñada para fomentar el crecimiento artístico y el desarrollo profesional de artistas latinos/hispanos. Dictadas por expertos de la industria, estas sesiones iluminan nuevos horizontes para la comunidad, proporcionando una exploración profunda en varios aspectos del teatro, los medios de comunicación y la industria del entretenimiento. Los talleres de HOLA están hechos a medida para los artistas latinos/hispanos y tienen un costo muy asequible, con descuentos adicionales sustanciales disponibles para los miembros de HOLA.


Cancellation Policy HOLA Workshops:

  • This opportunity is subject to limited availability. We ask that you register only if you can attend the entire workshop.
  • In the event that you need to cancel your reservation, we kindly ask for your prompt notification with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice before the start of the first class. Please send an email to inform us of your cancellation at
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund.


Política de cancelación de los HOLA Workshops:

  • Esta oferta cuenta con plazas limitadas, por lo que les pedimos amablemente que se inscriban únicamente si están seguros de poder asistir al taller completo.
  • Si necesitan cancelar, les solicitamos que nos notifiquen con al menos 24 horas de antelación a la primera clase enviando un correo electrónico a
  • Las cancelaciones realizadas con menos de 24 horas antes de la fecha de inicio del taller no serán elegibles para un reembolso.



This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



HOLA would like to gratefully acknowledge Radio Drama Network for their generous support towards our 2023-2024 educational programming supporting art that enriches our culture.



This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



To secure your spot in this workshop, complete the Workshop Registration Form.


Thursday - Tuesday May 02 - 28 2024


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


HOLA Office/Studio


HOLA Office/Studio
107 Suffolk St # 302, New York, NY 10002


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