Dig deeper and reflect yourself authentically in all of your acting choices.
Forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera and learn to reinforce who you naturally are. Uncover where you’re stuck, what inspires you, and what ultimately causes you to book the job.
NOTE TO NEW STUDENTS
Part 2 is specifically designed for students who have completed the foundation work with me in Part 1. This requirement is not based on skill level, but rather on familiarity with my personal process. There is a method to my madness! And I want to start with you at the beginning. If you have not taken Part 1, please click here to register for it.
ACTING COACH: Heidi’s career has spanned over 20 years and includes time as the lead Casting Director at Telsey + Co. for the Broadway musical RENT, as well as for 70+ projects in theater, film, television, commercial, and voiceover. Most recently, she coached and prepped Halle Bailey for her audition and screen test for The Little Mermaid (Rob Marshall). Heidi’s active filmmaker career informs her director’s eye and influences her aesthetic for working with actors.
For full acting coach bio, click here.
To my Part 1 alumni—we know and trust each other now. You want to take some big leaps, right? Let’s dig deeper.
I’m fully invested in you, and I’m learning your defaults and your strengths. We will continue to stretch your talents with each assignment.
Together, let’s focus on strengthening your acting choices on camera, building your confidence, and clarifying your website/headshots presence to reflect the amazing you. Our work stems from what YOU want to have happen in your career. Let’s experiment, evaluate, and get really clear about your qualities that lure people to you.
For my alumni of Part 1, I have designed 4 intimate sessions that reinforce your uniqueness and continue building upon the adjustments and explorations that you’ve started.
Class 1: WHY YOU ARE SPECIAL
Sounds cheesy, but I’m betting that you don’t know why you are so special and valuable to a script, to a director, or to a character. I will assign a scene to you and show you why.
Class 2: DELIVERING EXPOSITION & CHARACTER WORK
Auditioning with boring exposition material requires a lot of character work to sell why you are perfect for the “undefined” role. Oh, this is one of my favorite classes.
Class 3: GOING BEYOND
Focus on taking emotional risk in the audition. I’ll encourage you to stretch yourself beyond your own beliefs. I’ll also push you to take risks in a highly charged emotional scene or a ridiculously comedic one.
Class 4: FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU
Dramatic scenes are not the only way to show your range, your charm, and your specialness. What attracts people to you? Discover what your scene partners and audiences are responding to.
I am making a big push for all of you to clean up your social media and web presence. You will be required during this class to launch a website. (Required is a loose term, but I will certainly prove why you need one and push you to do it!) We will evaluate the online presence you want to create to reflect who you are and the kind of work you seek.
Full disclosure—please note that we do not guarantee that actors in these workshops will be hired for any project that we might direct or cast. We do guarantee my supportive honesty and my open sharing of knowledge. We teach and coach because we enjoy supporting actors as they develop their process of working within the audition room. We seek to build their knowledge about the business of auditioning.