2023-24 Actor’s Conservatory w/ Jillian O’Neil


2023-24 Actor’s Conservatory w/ Jillian O’Neil


This intensive film and TV acting program runs from September 2023 until the end of May 2024. 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. They film selected scenes during the spring to demonstrate and highlight their acting talent. The students then have the option to perform a monologue in person in front of local professionals. The monologues are filmed, and the videos of their scenes and monologues are sent to all local and national industry professionals. 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. Having the correct tools to audition is crucial, especially as we live in a very moment where things are changing constantly.

Hard work plus motivation and support are the center of this program. This program allows creativity and fun, while working towards their goals.

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

COURSE FEE: $150 monthly – due before the first class of each month. Commitment to this course is critical. I understand other sports and life events may interfere with some of the class dates, however students are to remain current with all course studies in order to perform in the showcase at the end of the school year. Family discount available.
LOCATION: Mosser Casting 3583 Butler Street Pgh., PA 15201
SCHEDULE: All classes are held on Saturdays. Please note at the end of September into October there is only one week apart in the dates due to scheduling.

-September 16, 30
-October 7, 30
-November 4, 18
-December 2, 16
-January 6, 20
-February 3, 17
-March 2, 16
-April 6, 20
-May 4, 18
Showcase tentative date: Last day of class, Sat. May 18 

-Age group 9-12 years old 9 AM-11:30AM
-Age group 13-18 years old  Noon-2:30PM
-Age group 13-18 years old (returning students only) 3PM-5:30PM


Jillian O’Neil is a 2022 NATAS Mid-Atlantic EMMY nominee for her work as Producer and Director of the TV Special, “In Search of Love.” She began her career as a musical theater performer from a young age. She performed in many Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera performances before receiving a role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s German production of “Starlight Express.” Jillian performed in Starlight for 6 years in Germany and in the Las Vegas Production. Her film and TV career began when she moved back to the USA. Some of Jillian’s credits as an actress include: “All My Children, Accidentally on Purpose, AbSolved, Medium, Checkmate, She’s out of My League.” Jillian received the Best Supporting Actress award at the AOF International Film Festival for her role in The Sandman. Turning into her Directing and Producing, Jillian started the film production company Wright Road Productions in 2004. Her flagship short film landed itself at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Jillian has directed over 30 television episodes. Jillian and her production company have been honored with many awards throughout the years. She has been coaching and directing acting students for film and TV for over 20 years. She has clients that can be seen on numerous network TV shows, national commercials and studio feature films.