Actor Coach

“Heidi is best described as a woman who has an instinctive gift for identifying talent that might have gone otherwise undiscovered. Meeting Heidi back when the company was first starting is and will always be a blessing.

– Bernie Telsey, Casting Director

“Heidi, you are a kind and special human who teaches me tenacity and grace and generosity every time we connect AND you’re one of my not so secret weapons in helping me do my job authentically!

– Carmen Cuba, Casting Director

 

New Studio Location ~ West 35th Street

Heidi’s new studio location – Union Square NYC

 

Heidi Marshall  has been teaching her uniquely designed, and word-of-mouth only, On-Camera Acting & Auditioning classes for over 10 years.

 

She has thousands of inspired Alumni and is very proud of her Alumni community who are both fiercely talented and respectfully supportive of each other doing great work out in the world.  For more on Heidi, click here

 

[PART 1 Class with Heidi] Film/TV Acting and Auditioning +

WINTER 2018 | Find ease acting on camera in a safe and small class. *OPEN TO ALL*

Summary

With so many classes and network events out there, I frequently see how easily confused actors get about their marketability, skills, and belief in their talent. My passion lies in supporting actors as you navigate through the information and the “truths” being presented to you about yourself and the business. This is a safe class to explore your marketability and camera skills. 8 slots max per class. Ages (18-100) and all levels of experiences (newbies to award-winning veterans). [Teacher: Heidi]

DECEMBER CLASSES *ALL FULL!*
OPTION A: Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm | Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
OPTION B: Tuesdays 6:30-10:30pm | Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
OPTION C: Mondays 6:30-10:30pm | Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17

IF THE CLASS IS FULL WHEN YOU GO TO REGISTER, THAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS. JOIN ANOTHER DATE OR WAITING LIST.

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If a class is filled, please join my Wait List and be sure to look out for next dates that will be announced to all at the same time.  Thanks!

*PRICE INCREASE SCHEDULED FOR 2019 CLASSES*

“Your class was instrumental in helping me develop the techniques that allowed me to go into that audition room 4 different times and finally land the role of Richie” – Raul Castillo, HBO Series Looking

“You gave me the mind-set that allowed me to hold to the points I needed and ignore the ones I did not need.  I was, I guess we can assume, successful.” – Gary Simpson, CINEMAX The Knick

 

FALL/WINTER 2018

    **For Private Coachings, please fill out the form on Actor Coach page.
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[PART 2 CLASS with Heidi] Film/TV Acting and Auditioning +

WINTER 2018 | Dig deeper to the root of who you are and reflect it in ALL of your acting choices.

Summary

For Alumni of Part 1 ONLY. This requirement is not based on skill level but on familiarity with my personal process.  Part 1 is the foundation for Part 2. Please click here to register for Part 1 if you have not already taken it.

In Part 2, expect to dig deeper and forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera. The camera reveals everything, as you know. Let’s go for it and get honest. Now that I know you and we speak the same language, let’s reveal where you are stuck, where you are inspired, and what ultimately causes you to book the job. Learn to reinforce who you already are naturally. Your acting choices can inspire everyone around you and give them confidence to hire you. [Teacher: Heidi]

NOVEMBER CLASSES
OPTION A: MONDAYS 6:30-10:30pm | October 29, November 5, 12, 19 *NEW*

DECEMBER CLASSES
OPTION A: MONDAYS 1:00-5:00pm | November 26, December  3, 10, 17 *NEW*

*PRICE INCREASE SCHEDULED FOR 2019 CLASSES*

*limited to 7 students
IF THE CLASS IS FULL WHEN YOU GO TO REGISTER, THAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS. JOIN ANOTHER DATE OR WAITING LIST.

“I will say that the first class of Part 2 blew my mind.” Wes Mason

“The thing about your classes is that you are asking students to learn about themselves – who they ARE. They sign up for the next class because they want to continue learning about themselves.” Michael Maloney

FALL 2018

Class is full but email me directly to get on the waiting list! To make sure you get a spot next time, join my email list to receive upcoming class dates.

Class is full but email me directly to get on the waiting list! To make sure you get a spot next time, join my email list to receive upcoming class dates.

[Private Coaching + Self-Tapes with Heidi] Auditions and Role Prep +

ONGOING | Private Coaching for audition and performance preparation. **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

After watching as Casting Director over 40,000 auditions for RENT alone, and countless other theater, film, TV, commercial auditions… I have some fast adjustments and support to offer. I’m positive that the deeper you go in your work, the more irresistible you become. I believe that any audition frustrations can be traced back to how you prepared. Building audition and on-set confidence through preparation is crucial. I also have a sincere passion for supporting LONGEVITY in an actor’s career and offer private sessions to deepen that process.

Heidi is the lady to go to!! I use her convenient skype sessions to make sure I’m super ready for auditions and I went to her AFTER I booked Red Oaks to make sure I would show up on set guns-a-blazin.” Alexandra Turshen, Amazon’s upcoming series RED OAKS

“Guess who booked the movie!?”  ME!!  All thanks to YOU!!!” Samantha Massell

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Acting and Audition Coaching - 2018

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[Alumni Gym with Heidi] a workout +

DECEMBER 13 | Staying inspired, challenged, and in practice.

Summary

A gym for Alumni to work out your on camera acting muscles and break thru an area of recent challenge or new inspiration. Must be a graduate of Heidi’s Part 1 or Part 2 Classes. This is a one time session that is scheduled based on my availability. Come and play and get the glow again. AND make updated tapings of your work!

UPCOMING CLASSES:
Thursday, December 13 | 12:00-4:00pm

$75 Deposit required to guarantee your slot.

“For the first time in my life I am excited about going to a gym.” Polly McKie

“Went in with a problem, and feeling like I’m on my way to a solution. So great to have the space to explore and learn. Thanks Heidi!! Arlene Chico-Lugo

Thank you for a great class today. Your positive energy and encouragement is much appreciated.” Mandy Evans

DECEMBER 2018

[Workshop with Heidi & Johnny] Actors As Creators +

TBD 2019 | Priority List | For actors who want to take charge. **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

It’s an era of Actors who inspire the creation of TV series, films, webseries. Your career is in your hands. All you need to do is unlock your creativity and your purpose… and then your passion and motivation will flow.

Join a current workshop date or get on the special waiting list to be the FIRST to hear about upcoming dates. We always prioritize this list when announcing the dates. Join the list!

UPCOMING DATES
DATES TBD | Saturday 10-6 pm & Sunday  10-7 pm

*join our future priority list to get notified when dates are picked!*

“I arrived as an Actor, and left as a Creator.” – Emma Cowle

“I signed up for the workshop not really knowing what to expect but I knew it was something I had to do and I’m so grateful that I did. What you do is important, it’s a gift, it’s necessary… and it’s more then just a workshop.” – Bre Sutherland

October | 2018

Actors As Creators Future Priority List

You are being added to a Priority List until we officially open the next workshop dates.
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    This class will be co-led with Johnny Sanchez. It is not required that you are an Alumni of Heidi's previous classes.

[WORKSHOP with Heidi – Los Angeles] On-Camera Acting & Auditioning +

2019 | Priority List | Heidi Goes West! **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

By request, Heidi will finally be offering an On-Camera Acting and Auditioning Workshop on the Sunshine Coast! Please join the Priority List to be the first to hear the dates and class design. As always, there will be limited spaces to keep Heidi’s workshops intimate.

UPCOMING DATES TBD: end of January/beginning of February 2019

I’m in awe of you and your artistry and your willingness to share. – Matt Mancini

TBD January/February 2019

[LA WORKSHOP] Heidi Goes West!

You are being added to a Priority List until we officially open the workshop dates.
  • Hello! Tell Heidi about you.

    Heidi is eager to work with you in Los Angeles! To maximize her time in L.A. and really help you get what you seek in her sessions, let her know the best options for you as she plans the West Coast offerings for Alumni and New Students.
  • If you have a website, Heidi would love to get to know your current work!
    It's not required that you're an Alumni of Heidi's previous classes.
    Since the class is designed by request, we'll try to accommodate requests when planning.
    Of course, I can cover more ground with you in a 2-Day Intensive! What is your preference based on your schedule?

[Guest Teacher] Holding Court: Film Speeches & Theater Monologues with Carly Zien +

NOVEMBER 29 | The art of film speeches & theater monologues. **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

The art of the monologue or speech is like making a short film or a 10 minute play.  You have to create arc and dynamics in a very short amount of time.  Develop your skills AND learn how to bring your unique self into the work when selecting an Audition Monologue or prepping to do that Big Speech in a Film or TV show.

UPCOMING CLASS
THURSDAY 6:30-10:30 | November 29th

NOVEMBER 2018

[Guest Teacher] Compelling Screencraft with Yasen Atour (Film Club UK) +

JANUARY 2019 | A bootcamp to inspire you to be a versatile, crafted and empowered actor. **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

An intensive bootcamp for anyone who wants to deeply develop their screencraft and help further their career and passion for acting on film. Yasen will help you discover and unlock your potential and demystify acting in front of the camera. He is a tremendous teacher!

UPCOMING DATES
OPTION A:  January 8-13 | 1:00-5:00pm
OPTION B:  January 8-13 | 6:30-10:30pm
OPTION C:  January 15-20 | 1:00-5:00pm *NOW OPEN*
OPTION D:  January 15-20 | 6:30-10:30pm *NOW OPEN*
*8 spaces total per class

IF THE CLASS IS FULL WHEN YOU GO TO REGISTER, THAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS. JOIN ANOTHER DATE OR WAITING LIST.

Yas’ approach has taken out the mysticism of acting. I finally feel like I have a tangible process to approach scripts that will land me in the truth of what is going on with the character.  – Sarah Sawyer

A great opportunity to get past my ego, let go (temporarily) of my past training and go back to zero with an open mind. Yasen gained our trust, kicked our asses in a positive way, and gave us tangibles to enhance our work. – Drew Valins

JANUARY 2019

[Guest Teacher] Part 2 with Yasen Atour (Film Club UK) +

JANUARY 2019 | Back by student demand: Yasen takes it up a notch!

Summary

Yasen Alumni only. Yasen will continue the deep work –  discovering and unlocking your potential and demystify acting in front of the camera. This is not for the faint of heart! This is for the committed, all-in, actor.

UPCOMING DATES
January 22-26 | 5 DAYS | 6:30-10:30pm *NOW OPEN*

*8 spaces total per class

NOTE: Join the priority list so that you will be the first to hear about upcoming dates when we bring Yasen back from the U.K.!

IF THE CLASS IS FULL WHEN YOU GO TO REGISTER, THAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS. JOIN ANOTHER DATE OR WAITING LIST.

A great opportunity to get past my ego, let go (temporarily) of my past training and go back to zero with an open mind. Yasen gained our trust, kicked our asses in a positive way, and gave us tangibles to enhance our work. – Drew Valins

Yas’ approach has taken out the mysticism of acting. I finally feel like I have a tangible process to approach scripts that will land me in the truth of what is going on with the character.  – Sarah Sawyer

JANUARY 2019

[Guest Teacher] Athena Colón: TEENS On Camera +

TBD 2019 | Priority List | Teens learn to act and audition on-camera with confidence & authenticity. **OPEN TO TEENS**

Summary

Are you a Teen (13-18 years old) ready to go beyond ‘Disney’ and into ‘Eigth Grade”, ’13 Reasons Why’, ‘Stranger Things’, and more? Do you absolutely love acting and need to get more comfortable working in front of the camera? Are you ready to feel prepared in your auditions? Do you want to feel LIKE YOU when acting on film? If you need a fun, creative space to develop On Camera Acting & Auditioning Techniques and aren’t afraid to put in the work, this is the class for you!


UPCOMING DATES
TBD: CLASS TIMES/DATES COMING SOON!

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TBD

Guest Teacher: Athena Colon - Teens On-Camera Priority List

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[BRING HEIDI TO YOU] Workshops + Panels +

ONGOING | Give skills and confidence to your school or community.

Summary

Guest Teaching classes are specially designed for each group: Graduate, Undergraduate, and Group Workshops. Being a working actor is beyond just having talent and being in the right place at the right time. Competition is too high. I believe that actors who are armed with knowledge about the business, skills to prep audition material, and have tons of audition practice will strengthen their confidence and actually help them book jobs.

“It was a pleasure having you visit once again The New School for Drama – the students responded so well to your enthusiasm, advice, and expertise! They seem to be re-energized and ready to move forward, and are still talking about the sessions!”

Bob Hoyt, New School, Director of Professional Development M.F.A.

 

Many of your notes and suggestions from my film audition (in addition to many of your other business tools and assets) have been on my mind: See the road. Hail the cab. Share the emotional transformation with the camera/audience. Ask questions. Greet the room and slate with personality…”

Erika Lee, MFA

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    **For Private Coachings, please fill out the form on Actor Coach page.
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[Ongoing Group] The Creators Circle +

ONGOING | For actors building momentum of their inspired projects. **OPEN TO ACTORS AS CREATORS ALUMNI ONLY**

Summary


It takes a village. Every baby needs an uncle, aunt, mom, dad, cousin. Your short, feature, play, webisode is your baby. As a Creator, you need a family, the village, that you can go to when you need to be reminded of your North Star, your purpose. The Creators Circle is that village.

UPCOMING DATES
TUESDAYS | 10am-12pm | 6 sessions every 2 weeks
October 16, 30, November 13, 27, December 11, January 8
*note: it’s recommended to use your bonus 1:1 coaching during the holiday time to keep you going

TUESDAYS | 7:30pm-9:30pm | 6 sessions every 2 weeks
DATES TBD

4 people MAX per group
Online (ZOOM)
**includes two 1 on 1 private coaching sessions with Johnny!

For 1:1 support with Johnny, go here for private coaching details.

It was such a good decision for me, and a great investment in my creative work to be part of the circle. While everyone uses words like “amazing” and “OMFG” these days, I have to say being part of this process has been a subtle but profound shift in me truly owning my creative vision and in affirming that I can build my own dreams.
– Kayhan Irani

Thank you so much for your help and support. It really means the world to me and helps me keep going when I’m feeling discouraged. – Bobbie Esposito

FALL/WINTER 2018

Creators Circle Future Priority List

You are being added to a Priority List until we officially open the next Circle dates.
  • Let's keep creating!

    All Circles are online via Zoom video. You can join from anywhere, but it's preferred that you are in a private quiet place at the time of the session.
    All Circles are online via Zoom video. You can join from anywhere, but it's preferred that you are in a private quiet place at the time of the session.
  • Priority is given to AAC alumni.

This coaching group is full but email Heidi directly to get on the waiting list or the priority list for the next group!