2021-22 Actor’s Conservatory for Ages 9-18, with Jillian O’Neil


This intensive film and TV acting program runs from September 2021 until the end of May 2022. The program is available for different age groups ranging from age 9 through high school senior.

At the end of May, the students prepare for an industry showcase. This in-person event for local producers, casting directors and agents is filmed, and the video is sent all industry professionals in the region and beyond. Course enrollment is kept low to ensure that all students receive plenty of on-camera and individual coaching time.

Learning about the actual business side of the entertainment industry is also a large focus. Using the correct tools to audition is crucial, especially during this time when traditional auditions are being replaced by virtual sessions.

Students are encouraged to pursue their goals by working hard while being creative and having fun—all while receiving support and motivation from the entire class.

TO ENROLL or if you have questions, please contact Jillian O’Neil at 724-612-7213 or [email protected].

MONTHLY FEE: $125 – due before the first class of each month
LOCATION: Mosser Casting 3583 Butler Street Pgh., PA 15201
SCHEDULE: All classes are held on Saturdays. Some months will have classes two weeks in a row to accomodate holidays.

-September 11, 25
-October 9, 23
-November 6, 20
-December 11, 18
-January 8, 22
-February 5, 19
-March 5, 19
-April 9, 23
-May 7, 21
Showcase tentative date Thursday, May 26 (evening)

-Age group 9-12 years old 9 AM-11AM
-Age group 13-18 years old (option 1) 12 PM-2 PM
-Age group 13-18 years old (option 2) 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Pittsburgh-based actress and director Jillian O'NeilJillian O’Neil is both a Director and Actress who attended New York Film Academy as well as Point Park University and has taught numerous acting workshops in Los Angeles, NYC and Europe. Jillian’s recent film, A Separate Life, has gained notoriety for winning such awards as the 2013 Direct TV Movie of the Week and also premiered at Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, Jillian was named Best New Director at the AOF International Film Festival. With over 25 years worth of experience both in front and behind the camera, Jillian has such credits to her name as Mad Men, Medium, Hot in Cleveland, All My Children, 6 Souls, King of the Road and many more. She has also been cast in numerous national commercials and international stage productions including Grease, Cinderella and Starlight Express (Germany and USA). She is currently developing an uncover cop TV show Western Avenue, also a teen talk show. Jillian is a member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity. Currently, Jillian is Executive Producer and Director of “TTYS..The Teen Talk Show,” on FOX53.