Much of the work actors are called on to do is solitary, and most actors lack the tools to do it on their own. Learn to see the work as a director sees it, be specific in your choices and open up the range of choices available to you. This approach gives you the tools to create your unique interpretation of any material. I am available for acting coaching as well as coaching singers in my unique process of acting through song.
ZOOM CLASSES STARTING IN MAY
Thanks for your interest in one or more of my summer ZOOM classes!
ALL CLASSES ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN!*
If you sign up for a class please try to make it to all the meetings of that class-- I am keeping the classes limited, and when you sign up someone else can't.
MONDAY NIGHT CLASS- MONDAYS 4-7 (ONGOING) beginning May 18 Come and sing- for joy, for skill, for auditions, for whatever you like! Just sing with us. work new material, hone old material Explore with excitement the new medium in which we find ourselves performing Grow your craft in a safe and nurturing community of artists BOOK ALL CLASSES HERE
SHAKESPEARE IN THE TIME OF COVID- TUESDAYS 2-3:30 (4 SESSIONS) Beginning May 26 May 26, June 2, 9 16 Explore Shakespeare's monologues with an eye to setting them in the present day. We will deep dive into language exploration and character work- everyone will come out with two Shakespeare pieces ready to use! BOOK ALL CLASSES HERE
NEW WORK ROUNDTABLE- THURSDAYS 12-2 (6 SESSIONS) Beginning May 21 May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 This is for creators of all kinds. Playwrights, devisers, stand up and sketch writers, composers-- this will be a space to create and share weekly the work you are doing. We will have guided exercises for creation as well as time for sharing work. BOOK ALL CLASSES HERE
*BUILD YOUR REEL INTENSIVE WITH MATTHEW AND JESSICA- Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm STARTS May 20th and ending on June 24th. Build Your Reel with Matthew & Jessica in this 6-week intensive! Come out with the three songs (or two songs and one monologue) you will need to use for the next 18 months! -Pick material that speaks to you - and to Casting Directors! -Create unique and creative cuts specific for you. -Get feedback on filming and material. Don’t worry if filming is new or scary, we’ve got you covered! -Small class - space is limited! BOOK ALL CLASSES HERE *my Reel class with Matthew Hougland is a set fee of $99 if that is a hardship please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know and we will do what we can.
PRIVATE COACHING Auditions, Callbacks, Rep Make this your best year yet!
EMAIL ME TO BOOK A SESSION coaching for life LEARN TO TELL YOUR STORY- USE THE POWER OF NARRATIVE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE We all long to be connected and empowered, but for many that is a daily challenge. As our world becomes ever more dependent on technological breakthroughs the basic skills that can make us powerful and self confident slip further from our grasp. The power of listening, speaking, presenting a grounded and honest face to the world. These are the tools of the artist, and with cultivation they can be at your fingertips, allowing you to lead a happier and more productive life.
On a corporate level- learn to take a great meeting, give a killer presentation, and be the charismatic leader in the room that gains the confidence of all around you.
On a personal level- be more honest in your personal relationships, enhance your empathy, feel confident and full of excitement.