Actor Coaching and Workshops

 

I have been fortunate to be able to coach others who share my passion in the acting industry with much satisfaction of seeing some great careers take off. Because of my ability to relate and direct talent in an auditioning environment, I have had great opportunities to work with many casting directors and others to find talent for hundreds of productions from large scale commercials and film to industrial and indie projects. I have learned a lot from being behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera and have no doubt that I can help you grow in your pursuit of a successful acting career in the film and television industry.

If you would like to inquire about private coaching and upcoming workshops, please fill out the email form below and what you are interested in. Thanks!  “D”

***Please note: Other than Improv, my primary focus is acting for the film and television side of the industry***


Super Scene Study
Figuring it all out

Description: It’s not enough to just know your lines. You have to know what’s going on between the lines. This workshop is designed to be ongoing to help actors become confident in front of a camera with breaking down a script, characters, familiarity with scene partners, understanding the dynamics of types of scenes and much more, whether applying it quickly for auditions or more in depth for booked roles.

6 week blocks – 3 hours per session – 15 people Maximum. Memorization and commitment to a scene partner is a requirement.


Private Coaching and Career Counseling

For the actor who wants to work on focused specifics

Description: If you want help breaking down a character for a role you either have already landed or are getting ready to audition for, or you are looking for some guidance to the realities of the business in relation to where you are now and rational steps you can take to   get where you want to go, this would make sense. If you are just starting out in the industry I don’t typically recommend private coaching as it tends to be more economical to plug into more of the group workshops first. However if you feel you need more one on one coaching I can most certainly accommodate you. Just click the drop down menu and choose which suits you better. It is a per hour basis. You can sign up for monthly coaching at a discounted price. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in setting something up.





UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Monologue Wizardry Workshop
Mastering your monologues for the camera and why it is an important skill

Description: Many actors take this skill for granted and don’t really understand the importance and impact of having a few good monologues under their belt and at the ready, for any audition. This workshop is specifically designed to help each actor find and master monologues that fit their type, are believable, help understand the do’s and don’ts of performance and most importantly, how to encompass the character to create a lasting impression on the audience, whether it be for an audition, an agent or a Casting Director. I have specially designed this workshop for efficiency and effectiveness, incorporating several techniques that will help you develop confidence and understanding about your monologues as well as a better edge to your acting arsenal and will culminate into a performance utilizing all the actors monologues.

6 weeks – 2 hours per session – 12 people max. Memorization and commitment is a requirement.

Super Scene Study: Sit-Com
Most industry people agree that comedy is harder than drama

Description: This workshop is specifically designed for sit-com style study. If you are interested in learning about comedic timing and understanding the many dynamics of a sit-com set, hitting marks, camera angles, how you fit in and how to advance your acting skills for this style, then this is for you. This is also a great way to be ready for upcoming sit-com projects that will be looking for actors who understand this genre well.

6 week blocks – 3 hours per session – 15 people Maximum. Memorization and commitment to scenes is a requirement.


Improv For Performance
One of the most important skills an actor can have in their arsenal

Description: This is style based improv. Not just a bunch of people doing whatever they want in a scene. There are rules to be learned. Once you learn them, there are ways to break them. There is fun to be had and many roads to be traveled. Whether you are looking to be in an improv troupe, do sketch comedy or just want to be able to get better at being spontaneous, this is for you. Once you have completed this workshop you are eligible to audition for future, more in depth improv sessions.

6 week blocks – 3 hours per session – 10-18 people. Please be able to commit to the full 6 weeks.


Camera Audition Mastery: An important skill for any actor is being able to audition well.

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The goal of this class is to prepare you for auditioning for filmtvcommercialsindustrials as well as agents. We will cover the skills needed for cold readingmemorized auditionsMOS, proper self tapingheadshotsresumes and other tools actors need, familiarity with the do’s and don’ts in the industry, etc.

6 weeks – 3 hours per session 6:30pm – 9:30pm. TBA 15 people max. Memorization and commitment is a requirement.

Classes will be held at Loft D 1723 25th Street – Sacramento, CA 95816 (R 25th Art Complex)