Coaching & Teaching
Acting for Young Performers (ages 6-15)
This is primarily a service that helps young ones develop character, understand the world of a play, as well as professional behavior. Many of my clients seek help in preparation for auditions. This includes material selection and the biz of the biz work that many young actors aren’t aware that they need to do! We also play a lot of games and artist-building exercises.
Acting for Young Adults (ages 15-19)
Similar to Young Performers, Young Adult training involves character and ensemble building, professional behavior and etiquette, and audition preparation. By the time you enter this season of training, however, we work a little deeper with given circumstances and text analysis. Other acting methods are introduced and an expectation of personal investment is ever-present. At this point, the student is viewed as an adult in the professional world, and I help you understand EXACTLY what that means!
Acting for Adults (ages 20+)
We pull out all the stops in this area. I will coach these adults bases on their level of experience, but overall the expectation is the same. We work as if you are a theatre artist chasing the same vision and dream of the playwright or director. At this point, text analysis is crucial, and deep personal investment in the world of the play is imperative. I coach character building through in-depth analysis, as well as vocal exploration using a myriad of experts’ teaching. If coaching for an audition, we will work with professional standards, biz of the biz, understanding the crazy world of networking, and how to present your best self in the room. Many students also look for coaching for Graduate School Training, which is a process of its very own right.
SHAKESPEARE (ALL AGES)
I coach/teach/explore/delight in the Bard’s immortal works with all ages. The level of in-depth analysis depends on the experience and ability of the student. We will work with many techniques of experience William Shakespeare’s works including The First Folio Technique and basic sanction and poetry analysis. No need to worry if you’ve never done this before! I can help you understand from the fundamentals of verse to character building!
AUDITION (ALL AGES)
See specific ages for more information. In short I coach for auditions for specific shows, college programs, Graduate programs, DVD recordings for submission, etc. All coaching comes with consultation of professional standards and business etiquette in the theatre.
TEXT ANALYSIS (ages 16+)
Where as we work with text in all ages, the in-depth work of analysis is best suited for Young Adults and older. This is where we really begin to try to understand WHY a playwright has used the WORDS and WHERE they have been used. We explore text on an academic level (Play Analysis/Historical Context), but we also use vocal exercises and investigations to unlock specific understandings of character and story. A complete willingness to act with ABANDON is required for this work. We also talk about how to research a role effectively in this practice.