I LOVE actors and am fiercely committed to and passionate about giving them the tools and experience they need to do their best work and enjoy the process. I firmly believe that the psychological and spiritual components of the audition process play a huge role in an actor’s success. I have always been amazed at how the very idea of auditioning can shut down even the most creative, compelling actors. When I coach actors, I don’t just work with them on breaking down and acting the material; I try and help them get psychologically prepared for that audition as well. I offer them what I call “tools of empowerment”, which are both philosophies and concrete, specific exercises that can help them find positivity, confidence and joy in the audition process.
I don’t believe that one size fits all when working with actors. I know that every actor is a unique artist and individual, each with their own psychological and artistic strengths and struggles. Additionally, every piece of material is different and where that actor is “at” on any given day may be different, so I take all these variables into account and that determines the kind of session I have with the actor. My goal is for the actor to leave a coaching with me feeling positive and prepared.
"You can't worry about being wrong or being good, you can't worry about being liked, and you can't worry about getting a job. If you do, whether it's in an audition or a cold-reading situation, it's going to shut you down and render you unable to make choices. I really push my students to trust themselves, trust their instincts, and just go for it."
- Backstage Magazine: Winner of the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards - Favorite Audition Technique and Cold Reading Teacher