For auditions to Drama school or Acting college, we will work on your audition, not how you should get through your audition. Drama schools are not looking for great finished actors – what they want to see is the honest full potential of the prospective student. Rather than working on what you think you should do, we will work on and enable what you want to do. Over two to three sessions, we will build up the potential of your audition, which brings your real ability to reveal the quality of your acting. Call to talk in more detail.
Coaching for an audition or forthcoming role will supply you with an independent eye on your work, steering you away from the desire to impress and towards both the construction of a logical interpretation and the means to dramatically deliver that interpretation. Sam has extensively coached actors for both auditions and work in numerous Film, Television and Stage roles. Given that an audition is where you do or don’t build a career, this coaching can have a crucial impact.
Actors who are currently in a long run or on set have found that one to one coaching can supply a healthy input of technique to their work. It is not a full training in Method, but has added important components to established actors in the industry. There is specific coaching and feedback on your acting that either, on set or in a run, can assist your creative endeavors. Dependent upon your current work and needs, an individual private program will be tailored to fit your specific creative requirements.
“He was clear, concise and insightful” I worked with Sam on a recent audition tape for a LA casting and he was extremely helpful – both in helping me go through the script and getting me to access my best for the audition. He was clear, concise and insightful, both through the analysis and the actual audition recording. In short, he basically helped me to perform at my best within all facets of the audition. I know that the final tape, which I sent, got good feedback and which I was very happy with, was a direct result of working with Sam.
“I walked into the audition confident and much more able to relate to the given circumstances”. When I first showed Sam my speeches, I was overwhelmed and defaulted to forced or wooden acting. I held onto every impulse and was unable to let go of tension. Over a few hour long meetings, Sam didn’t show me on how to play the roles, but how to bring myself to the roles – trusting myself to explore the unknown and to take a risk. With Sam’s guidance I was able to find my voice. teaching me new ways of engaging with the text and the importance of slowing down. I walked into the audition confident and much more able to relate to the given circumstances. The best advice was to “invest in every moment, enjoy the risk and trust each impulse”.
“I can enjoy my performances and I will relive those lessons again and again.” What awesome classes that I had! I really loved your teaching, Sam. When I started lessons with you, I knew that it was worth it to come to London. I learned a myriad of acting fundamentals. I guess from now on, I can enjoy my performances and I will relive those lessons again and again. Acting was one of the biggest fears, but now I have learned a method of true acting, of which I had always dreamed of. I hope I can thank you with my work soon – and I really hope I can see you again maybe next year…