My goal is to not only make you a better actor, but to make you a working actor by giving you advantages over your competition. Taking your strengths and making them stronger. Breaking bad habits. Giving you confidence. Guiding you through the audition process, your pictures, demo reels and advice on how to secure that elusive agent and/or manager.


HOW DOES MY PROCESS DIFFER FROM OTHERS?


I’ve always found that actors have to be comfortable in whatever method or approach they take. I’ve studied at the Actors Studio and was also taught by the late great Uta Hagen at HB Studios in New York. Over 40 years as an actor and 20 years as a casting director you acquire a tremendous amount of knowledge. The bottom line with any class is, are you learning? Are you becoming a better actor?

In the ever changing world of film and television, and especially in the field of casting, I’m finding more directors and producers are looking for an “organic” approach. Someone who is “natural” yet knows everything about their character. Call it the millennium approach to subtext.

Each week I “cast” students in a scene. Sometimes they’re paired. They come in and “audition” in a classroom setting. You’ll be trained to be ready for anything, because you never know what to expect in an audition room or on an ever changing set. I make sure you’re well prepared. There are also constant surprises with cold reads, improv, exercises, so students never know what to expect and classes are always kept fresh.


BREAKING DOWN A CHARACTER


All great characters start with the homework. I’ve designed a two page template that is used as a guideline to help each actor achieve the best results for the characters they portray. In the beginning, I ask students to write 3-4 pages based on that template. I’m constantly blown away by the dedication, and I’ve found it opens actors up to a whole different level of creativity.

If you know everything there is about your character, you’ll know exactly what that character is thinking. To me, it’s never about the scene but what you’re THINKING during that scene. Watch Walken. Watch Depp. Watch Giamatti. They know everything there is to know about their characters and their thoughts dictate the writers words, not the other way around.


WHAT ELSE SHOULD SOMEONE KNOW ABOUT THE CLASS?


Hollywood is a business. I’ll show you some tricks of the trade that will give you the advantage over your competition.

As a casting director, I can show you what to do and what not to do in the casting office. Making choices, taking direction and making adjustments. I also teach a cold reading exercise that will absolutely guarantee you will improve your cold reads 100%.

The most rewarding thing for me has been since I started this class three years ago, students have been booking regularly


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