NEW YORK NEWBIES! How To Navigate an Acting Career in the City! with Shelby Ringdahl - FIRST TIME OFFERED!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:30pm

Price: $30.00

So you’ve just moved to New what?

How do auditions work?

Don’t know what to sing when?

Agents and do you need one?

Need Headshots that don’t cost your entire monthly rent?

What are good survival jobs that allow you to still audition?

How do you get an apartment? 


Have questions on the logistical side of the biz? You’re not alone! Join Shelby Ringdahl as she breaks down all the logistics of living as an aspiring performer in the craziest city on earth...from the perspective of someone doing it herself! From sublets and agent fees to EPA’s vs ECC’s, she’s got you covered! 

What sets this event apart is that the information is coming from someone who is actively living in New York City, chasing goals of her own, and wanting to be a voice of encouragement to you saying YOU CAN DO THIS AND HERE’S HOW!  Shelby often refers to this profession as The Hunger Games, and one just needs the right game plan to survive...starting with this event and Q&A! 



“Shelby Ringdahl’s workshop fills a critical gape in the education of theatre students bound for New York City.  With clear insight and a detailed, comprehensive presentation, Ms. Ringdahl demystifies the challenges of moving to the Big Apple.  Her professional perspective and organized approach make her workshop an up-to-date primer on what every student needs to know.  From “how to rent an apartment” to “signing up for auditions” (and everything in between), Ringdahl has created a priceless workshop.  More than simply her own experience, Shelby has thoroughly researched every aspect she presents.  Approachable, considerate, and thoroughly dedicated to student success, Shelby Ringdahl provides a workshop you and your actors won’t soon forget. You won’t regret it.”  

- Alan Shorter, Associate Chair, Department of Theatre, TCU


“Shelby Ringdahl spent ninety minutes with the Senior Portfolio class at Stephen’s College and packed in jewel after jewel of important information. Strategies about auditioning, looking for work, marketing yourself, and keeping a professional attitude. Students were completely inspired by Shelby's incredibly motivational and positive approach to the business of show business.” 

-Jill Womack, Stephen’s College     Professor

Shelby Ringdahl

Shelby Ringdahl is a Missouri girl turned New Yorker. Proud Texas Christian University grad. National Tours: Disenchanted (Snow White), West End's ABBA MANIA (Agnetha), Cirque Musica Arena Tour (Lead Vocalist). Off Broadway: Oh Kay! (Constance Appleton). Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar (MUNY, Ensemble), Heathers: The Musical (Ensemble/ Heather Chandler U/S), Seussical The Musical (Mayzie), Beehive The 60’s Musical (Alison), Honky Tonk Angels (Sue Ellen), Polkadots (Ms. Square), Catch Me If You Can (Cheryl Ann/ Ensemble). Concert Soloist with Jason Robert Brown, Susan Egan, Jodi Benson, The Fort Worth Symphony, 54 Below, and Cincinnati Pops. Miss Missouri 2013, Top 12 at Miss America, 3rd in America’s Choice making over 300 appearances that year motivationally speaking to Missouri’s children. @shelby_ringdahl 


Tuesday, October 15, 20196:30 pm

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.