A 1-day in-person masterclass. Work with top NYC acting coach Heidi Marshall to deepen your process of acting on camera and take your work to the next level so that you’re truly set-ready.
If you feel blocked as an actor or yearn for more fulfilling roles, this is an opportunity to develop your approach so that you can attract the kind of work that you want to be doing. Unlock your artistry and practical understanding of how film is a visual medium and you are visual storytellers.
Seeking actors who are committed to the work, open to growth, self-reflective about your own process, and eager to be in community with other inspired actors.
Actors who want to take back their art.
Actors who seek to trust their instincts over all else.
Actors who know they are ready to work.
Actors who want to thrive as artists.
For this masterclass, we are inviting seasoned actors who have strong experience in the audition process or on professional sets. In truth, actors learn from working alongside actors of all levels and experiences and, in fact, that is exactly what happens on set. For this intensive day, we are going to collaborate, build, and up-level each actor’s skill and intention. Please show up committed and prepared. This is not for beginners.
Work with top NYC acting coach Heidi Marshall to deepen your process of acting on camera and take your work to the next level.
If you feel blocked as an actor or yearn for more fulfilling roles, this is an opportunity to deepen your approach so that you can attract the kind of work that you want to be doing.
In this masterclass you will:
There will be a working lunch break.
The audition process can feel self-defeating if it’s only approached with the goal to “get hired.” Not only that, but the process of being on set can be extremely frustrating and unsatisfying if approached with mindset of being “hired” talent only. The one-eighty switch is to become a collaborator in the storytelling and a great contributor of ideas. If you are truly in pursuit of your artistry and the project’s intention, then that makes for a much more interesting actor. Creatives want to work with collaborative actors to build incredible projects together. Be that actor.
This same approach applies to creating a WONDERFUL and alluring audition. People love to watch the artist inside the art, and not just the actor trying to be hired.
Let’s access the artist in all that you do.
My process of working with actors is to encourage and strengthen your love for acting while cleverly uncovering your creative choices. Also, I love to get actors off their “plan” with the scenes—watching an actor execute a set plan is predictable and uninspiring to the actor themselves (!) and of course to viewers. Watching a free and inspired actor play is exactly what attracts more work to you.
You are being hired for your ideas, your creativity, your imagination. Let’s activate it!
ACTING COACH: Heidi’s career has spanned over 25 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. She’s coached countless actors into roles for Film, TV, and Theater. Most recently, she coached and prepped Halle Bailey for her audition and screen test for Disney’s upcoming The Little Mermaid. Heidi’s active filmmaker career informs her director’s eye and influences her aesthetic for working with actors.
Full disclosure — please note that we do not guarantee that actors in these classes or workshops will be hired for any project that we might direct, produce, or cast. We teach and coach because we enjoy supporting and nurturing actors as you develop your personal process for auditioning, working and creating your own work.