Acting Studio and Productions

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Acting Classes in Raleigh, NC.

We offer many options for every actor! On-Camera, Film, TV, Commercial, Theatre, Dance, Stand-up, Improv

...and so much more!


As we monitor the COVID-19 situation developing around the world, our top priority is to maintain the health and safety of our employees, students and community members. We want to continue to give everyone the opportunity to work on their craft and be able to take a break from isolation as much as possible. Some of you are still getting auditions, so we will offer online services in whatever form we can. We are all trying new things and we will get through this together.


Online Classes

Building Character for the Actor/Improviser


Gus Allen's class returns in an abridged online format! Hear why having character acting skills is so important and discover all the tools that you can use to transform your voice, body, and spirit when you hit the stage. Improvisers can learn how to create instantly distinguishable characters, and actors can learn how to carefully create a character that fulfills the script, but still gives them plenty of room to play and make creative choices.


  • Sundays

  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm EST

  • July 12 - Aug 2

  • Fee: $165

  • Platform: Zoom

Monologue Mastery

For anyone who dreads monologues, whether for an audition or as part of the role you just accepted, this class is the ultimate tool to make you as prepared as possible. Instead of fearing it, learn how to make the monologue work for you and how to best serve the story. In this class, you will learn:

  • How to choose the best monologue for your audition

  • How to dissect a monologue into distinct story beats

  • How to turn a dialogue scene into a monologue

  • How to change the back story of a monologue for an audition while keeping all the words.

  • What you should be doing during your monologue

We will also be talking about the audition process itself, addressing cold readings and giving on the spot, individual coaching. The class is spread over two 2 hour sessions. You will need to bring a mostly memorized 1 minute monologue with you to class.

Please come and join us! This is the class you've been waiting for!


  • Saturdays

  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST

  • July 18 & 25

  • Fee: $95

  • Platform: Zoom

Beginning Meisner Technique with Dana Marks

Is there something about your current acting technique that leaves you unsatisfied? 

Are you curious about acting training and want to see how serious actors study?

Join the Beginning Online Meisner Technique class and experience training that is easy to grasp, deeply personal and accessible so that you can curb old habits, get real about what you see and feel onstage, and find your way to more authentic, believable performance. 


The beginning class explores Sanford Meisner's famous "Repetition Game" as THE tool for more honest listening and authentic response to your partner/partners onstage. The game evolves into improvised scene work with a partner so that actors can practice responding genuinely and spontaneously before layering on a script. Become deft at noticing human behavior and using it to fuel believable action onstage!


This online Meisner class is a great place to start! 

July - Aug

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST

  • July 28th - Aug 20th

  • Fee: $150

  • Platform: Zoom

Aug - Sept

  • Mondays/Wednesdays

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST

  • Aug 25th - Sept 17th

  • Fee: $150

  • Platform: Zoom

Meisner II with Dana Marks

Improvised scenes, Emotional Preparation, and Scripted Work

Participants from the beginning class turn training into practice with partnered improvised scenes, deeper exploration of Emotional Preparation, and how one uses the technique inside scripted scene work. This class demands a continued commitment to following impulse, immediacy, truth, and spontaneity and further dedication to the responsibility of the actor as they practice and prepare for a role.


  • Mondays/Wednesdays

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST

  • Aug 24 - Sept 16 (4 weeks)

  • Fee: $150

  • Platform: Zoom


Online Coaching

email your coach for time and pricing

(All Times Are EST)

Daryl Ray:

Monday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Friday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Gus Allen:

Open Availability

(Including Late Evenings)

Just email your preferred time!

Dana Marks:

Monday 11:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 11:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday 11:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Sat 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Sun 11:00am - 3:00pm

What makes us so different?
Watch this video and hear what our students think!

Acting classes at Back-to-One are ongoing right here in Raleigh, NC. We believe learning never stops. In class, students will learn how to act from our professional instructors as well as each other. Back-to-One Acting Studio offers a variety of classes designed for all levels of training. We believe that creating a supportive atmosphere propels artists to thrive. 

Coaching Sessions when YOU Need them

We offer private coaching in many areas of training. Private coaching provides the artist with one-on-one individualized instruction for each creative need. 

On-Camera Classes

These acting classes will focus on the basics of on-camera acting and provide the tools necessary to bring characters to life on screen.

Acting Class for Film and TV

Our Workshops offer opportunities to enhance your portfolio with new monologues and audition tips 

Hear From Our Students

Abby Howe

Back-to-one acting studio gave me an amazing experience. I took a two week course with Jess Barbour on TV and film. I got taught how to Slate, How to prepare for an audition, How to act on camera, and even more. Every single worker that works at back-to-one are working actors/actresses and they are extremely talented. I am planning to go to back-to-one a lot more, and I would love to keep working because of all the workers there.

Katie Custer

What a talented group of individuals ready to help you learn and grow your acting abilities! My 12yo daughter continues to enjoy improving her skills here. They offer a variety of classes and workshops. We both highly recommend Back to One Acting Studio to anyone interested in getting into acting or continuing to learn on their acting journey.

Rebecca Jones

I love Daryl's vision for Back to One is simply put...amazing. I'm so impressed by his passion for his craft and the love he puts into every thing he does. I took the Character Building Class with Gus (totally recommend, btw) and I feel like it really helped me hone my own craft. I can't wait to see what BtO becomes in the future!

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Acting Studio and Productions

2733 Capital Blvd.

Raleigh, NC 27604


Monday - Friday: 10am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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