"The harder I work, the luckier I get."
My Coaching Philosophy
I get it. I do. I’ve been a professional actor for over 30 years. Thousands of auditions. The hustle of getting in front of agents and casting directors. Taking the “right” class. Showing up at open calls.
I have the most success when I give THE BUSINESS about one-fifth of my energy and time, and THE WORK on my actual audition the other four-fifths.
In my performance coaching sessions, we focus on The Three "I's":
Start with curiosity. DIG IN to those sides, monologues, songs. Table work is where each session begins.
We sit and do quick work breaking down the text. Inquiring into context, character, story, intention... THE WORK you trained to do.
From there, we get you up on your feet and we PLAY. Part of my job is to throw directives at you — I get you working creatively, quickly.
The adjustments I'll ask you to make help to prepare you for any adjustments you may get in the room.
Most actors deplete themselves before auditions, worrying about the things they cannot control. The only real power you have in the room? THE WORK.
As your coach, I help you to invest in the things you can control: Your perception. Your playfulness. Flexibility. Putting the YOU in THE WORK.
Applying the principles of Inquiry, Invention, and Investment brings us ever and ever closer to:
Inhabiting the material. Embodying the character through your unique sensibilities.
Mastery is about OWNING IT. YOU are the expert on YOU and your WORK—no one else can have mastery of that.
The more you bring your strengths to the fore, the more you come into focus for casting folk and creatives.