Workshops in the Arts

Our workshops are packed with tidbits of information that is a MUST for the aspiring artist. We will teach you to work on your craft. How to audition for parts in open casting calls, how to write for the stage, and more!


Want to go to New York or LA to be a star? Find out what it really takes to get in front of the bright lights on Broadway, or to be in front of a movie set performing big time! It’s all offered here at the Horizon Institute.

Our Acting Workshop will take place June 29th from 1:00-4:00pm. Here are the details:

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Where: Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place,Sterling, VA 20166DSC_8840

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: $25.00 per student.

Register here.

About the Workshop

This acting workshop is taught by Vera J. Katz, a dynamic and highly qualified professional.

Vera J. Katz is a Professor Emerita from Howard University in the Department of Theatre Arts where she taught both acting and directing for 32 years.  For the past 9 years, she has been a part-time faculty member of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in acting.  She has directed more than 50 productions.

She holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Brooklyn College, an MFA in Directing and Acting from Boston University, and has studied Film at both the University of Southern California and the University of California/Extension. She has been a university liaison with Arizona State, a guest teacher and director at Rutgers University, a visiting professor for the Mentor Series in directing graduates at University of Michigan and a panelist/workshop leader at the East Central Theatre Conference. She won an award for directing the Best Production in Dundalk, Ireland’s International Festival.

She has taught such notables as Debbie Allen, Anthony Anderson (Law and Order), Taraji P. Henson (Person of Interest),

Phylicia Rashad (Cosby Show), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Talk Show Host) and Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy).

Her current student is Chadwick Boseman, star of the movie “42-the Jackie Robinson Story”.

Ms Katz brings a wealth of quality teaching and real world experience to the workshop and will prepare any student in learning more about acting for the stage and film.