Get Your Work On!

Build the Skills for that Top of Show Guest Star

This is where the growth happens! Let's HONE YOUR PREP. Test how much you actually need to prepare in order to deliver EVERY time. Rediscover your sense of play. Increase your confidence in creating self-tapes. Have FUN working on challenging current material so that you are READY to create stellar self-tapes when they come! These sides are carefully selected by from current projects.

Sides are released the Sunday before the Pop Up. Tapes are due that Wednesday.

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Abby Awe


Abby is a LA transplant after nearly a decade in NYC. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has studied at Atlantic Acting School, The Freeman Studio and Upright Citizens Brigade. While in New York, Abby was recognized with a New York Times Critic’s Pick for her work in Gracie Gardner’s play Athena and developed new work with Pulitzer Prize finalist Clare Barron. Her recent TV/film credits include a recurring role on CBS’ God Friended Me, a lead role in the indie film Souvenirs and a role in the film Shoplifters of the World which she booked off of a self-tape. She helps actors feel their most authentic on screen and strongly believes that acting is meant to be fun!

Sol Crespo


Sol Crespo is originally from Caimito, Puerto Rico. She graduated from NYU Tisch with a BFA in Drama and a BA in Latin American Studies. Her favorite thing about being an actor is her favorite thing about being a writer: the development/rehearsal process--which is why she is an amazing reader. She has worked on stage and on-camera for many years and can be seen on New Amsterdam, Succession (booked off self-tape), Monsterland and Steven Soderbergh's Unsane (also self-tape!) to name a few. As an actor and writer, Sol is excited to help support you on your journey as you (cue Ciara) LEVEL-UP! She's also our Membership Liason and facilitator of the Guest Star R.I.S.E and Pop-Ups.