EVER BEEN cramming late night for an audition, delivering your Equalizer sides to your busted Vitamix? Found yourself doing an entire Claudio monologue from Much Ado to a photo of your friend Terry taped to your phone? If that's a yes, you’re in the vacuum.
Acting is a collaborative art form. When we engage it alone, it can frequently throw us into a vacuum of unnecessary and unhelpful self-awareness. Once we're stuck in that, we can have a tendency to enter the audition room or a self-tape with less flexibility and sense of play than either we or those casting would like. Having an objective and experienced eye present during your preparation can help you mine possibilities you may have missed or explore more deeply those you've found.
I've been fortunate enough to have worked in essentially every facet of our industry over the course of my career (see the About Me section for more info). As a result, I've developed an understanding of what each type of job requires from first audition to closing night or the last take. In addition to maintaining my pro-fessional career, I've also been a faculty member of NYU's Graduate Acting Program for the past thirteen years. Combine these two elements and you have the third greatest acting coach currently living who can help make you the eleventh greatest actor this world has ever known.*
Fine. Tough to prove. That said, I can certainly help you develop a skill set that will allow you to approach auditions from a place of relaxation and ease, focus and excitement. Most importantly, we'll take your impulses and expand on them in a way that creates an audition that is uniquely your own, highly memorable, and leaves a smile on your face for the ride home because you know you just murdered the thing. And, though I can make no guarantees, I feel very confident that you'll simply book more work. Which is why you're reading this.
For in-person sessions, providing rehearsal space is the responsibility of the client. If helpful, I can recommend affordable studio rental options around New York. The cost of an hour long coaching session in-person or via Zoom is $60.
I received my MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program and currently serve on its faculty. As a result, I have the benefit of knowing how to approach the grad school audition process from both sides of the table and am very familiar with what most grad schools are looking for in their prospective students.
My goal in working with actors who decide to explore this training route is to help them create an audition that is uniquely theirs while simultaneous-ly revealing the openness to training which all schools are looking for in their students.
Disclaimer: though I can guarantee that you will walk into your auditions feeling great about your work and extremely confident, I am unable to guarantee admission to grad school (though they'd be idiots not to take you because you're badass). I am also unable to recommend you to the admissions committee at any school as that would be a conflict of interest.