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Carolyn G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $62
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carolyn G.

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I am a professional performer, director, and acting coach with over 35 years of experience, and I love leading you to your best work! I can prepare you for a specific audition ( with monologue, sides, or song), or I can provide material so that we can work on a broad set of acting skills and techniques. I will provide guidance, feedback, training, and industry tools, all to have you feeling great about your newly-refined work on stage. My teaching style is energetic and encouraging, and layered with the insights I have gathered from my work as a producer, director, playwright, and performer in all stage genres ....Drama, Improv Comedy, Musical Theater, Comedies, Farce, Commedia dell'Arte. Let's work!

About Carolyn

Carolyn has been a theater professional for over 35 years, having worked as performer, director, producer, playwright, composer, improvisation artist, teaching artist, and corporate trainer. Since 2000 she has been the Producing Artistic Director of Theater Craft Inc which specializes in small-ca

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Lynn Laughlin
Carolyn German has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She's a great combination of friendly, yet professional, and brings many years of varied experience to her craft into the teaching experience. She's very easy to work with, I never felt self-conscious about any of what I consider to be my flaws, and she has truly helped me to develop more well-rounded characters, as well as some very much needed self-confidence.
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Darren D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Awarded Best Screenplay from AOF International Film Festival
  • Acting, theater, television, film - NYC various teachers from NYC
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Darren D.

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Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Darren D has won multiple awards in entertainment. An actor trained in New York, he's also an L.A. film school graduate. Darren has appeared in film, television and on Broadway. Teaching for over 27 years, Darren owned THE ACTOR SHOP, an acting school first in Orlando then in Los Angeles. He is writing a book on acting, entitled THE ACTOR INSIDE YOU.

Also a director of multiple films, he has a unique perspective from both sides of the camera and stage. Studying multiple disciplines, he has developed tools to help actors of all levels reach their full potential.

"An actor must never stop training, growing and bettering their craft. As a person learns till they're last moments of life, so must the actor, lest he grow sedentary and wither. An actor like a muscle, must stay worked to remain strong and competitive."

Also an international recording artist, Darren also teaches Voice. He's performed with legends such as Bill Medley of the Righteous ...

About Darren

I'm not just an acting coach, I am a full time working performer with multiple awards in entertainment. I am an actor, singer, screenwriter and director with extensive experience in television, film and on Broadway. I've acted in, directed and cast multiple feature films and am currently producing

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Jhohan
Darren is a great teacher. I enjoyed the class.
Dianne
Darren is an incredible acting Coach. I couldn’t recommend him higher. He goes so above and beyond with his time, his care and investment in you as an actor, his amazing guidance and how to truly delve deep into a character and a scene. Before I started taking with him, I was ok as an actor. Once I started working with him, I started getting callbacks and booking jobs and really started to grow and reach my full potential as an actor and I began to feel very confident about my abilities. If you take lessons with him, you will be so happy you did!!
jb
It was such a pleasure to have my daughter working with Darren. He instilled confidence in her, taught her how to prepare herself to be an actor, and provided her with opportunities to show off her craft. THANK YOU! Darren for your time, help and support of our budding angel!! You are The Best.

Evelyn D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Actress from Runway Theatre - Grapevine TX
  • Teaching since 1995
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Evelyn D.

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Specializing in the beginner, intermediate and advanced level training. I love acting, performing, directing and teaching and have been involved with the acting world since age 6! Studied theater in high school and at NTSU, have a B.A. Speech/Communications and Spolin Improv technique with Nancy Fine of Second City.
I believe basic acting skills help you in every day life to be more poised, confident and help hone listening skills. It is a true delight for me to see the "light-bulb" go off when a student fully grasps a new concept or idea.
I customize sessions based on the individual.

About Evelyn

Evelyn has been involved with theater/acting since age 6. Studied theater in high school and at NTSU. B.A. Speech/Communications - NTSU Is a local Actor, Director and performs Improv. Studied Improv with Nancy Fine of Second City. Multiple theater best actor and director awards.

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Natasha
Evelyn is a wonderful instructor! She is insightful with many years experience under her belt and she is passionate about acting. It’s great to have her support as I go into acting for opera at the collegiate level. I enjoy working with her and I highly recommend her!
Dale
Evelyn is one of the BEST directors I have worked for as an actor. Her level of care for actors was amazing! Throughout the process she helped guide and encourage the actors to bring out the best in themselves. She has a gift for acting and as a director she can relate to actors and understand what they are going through in a production. Thank you for Evelyn for everything!!

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Jeremy K.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to acting, I can teach you what it takes to be an actor and how to bring a character to life. Do you need to prepare for an audition? Do you want to learn about the business of acting? Script analysis? I can help. I

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Vina Chalice
Great creative writing intro class if you're curious to character development and comedy! Great explanation/examples, encouraging, and includes practical exercises you can use immediately. Thanks Jeremy.
Nadia
After my first film audition, in as many years, it was quite evident I needed an acting instructor. For months, I looked high and low to find the right one. I wanted an instructor who could challenge me, yet in a nurturing manner. An instructor who can speak confidently about the craft. Above all, an instructor you look forward to seeing every session. Jeremy Kruse is all that and then some.

Within weeks of pairing up, my acting style/delivery is far more conversational. Plus, I’m more at ease when working to find the true essence of a character to develop and make my own.

I always walk away from Jeremy’s sessions learning something new. Jeremy’s constant encouragement has propelled my confidence, as an actor, to another level.

Initially, I wasn’t really into the idea of taking acting classes via FaceTime. The idea sounded so impersonal and potentially distracting, not with Jeremy. It's as if he's working with you, face-to-face, in a studio.

In addition to acting, Jeremy has been so supportive with my first attempt in writing a screenplay. He's such a creative influence.

The secret is out, Jeremy Kruse is the "Best Instructor Ever"! Working with him makes my dreams of becoming an accomplished actor a reality. Thanks Jeremy!
Kinzie B.
Jeremy is great! He's super personable and down to earth, and he never makes you feel like you've screwed up. He gives good feedback and is very knowledgeable. He's always open to answer any questions I have, too. Really great guy!

Cynthia V.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Journalism and Professional Writing from Georgia Perimeter
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cynthia V.

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Learn to act from a Magna Cum Laude’ graduate with two communications degree. In addition, she studied for two years under a renowned playwright. she has over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. . She has written, produced and directed community and church productions. Her first professional stage play, debuted August of 2017 to a sold out audience.

She displayed her acting talents in an Evening in Elegance at the Los Angeles Theatre and at Georgia State University’s production of “She”. She headlined in the poetic, dramatic presentation of "Visions Through Me". Dancers, actors, singers and poets accompanied her. In addition to stage plays she has appeared on “The Resident”, “Lodge 49”, “Star”, “Greenleaf” and other television shows.
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She is the author of two poetic and dramatic reading books, She has two novels, and is currently working on the third instalment of the four-part series. To her credit are two poetic, spoken word albums.

About Cynthia

Hello I am the owner and CEO of my own publishing and entertainment company .I graduated Magna Cum Laude’ from Georgia State University with a communications degree. In addition, I studied for two years under a renowned playwright. I have over 20 years of acting, writing, and theatre experience. A

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Mikayla
Cynthia was absolutely amazing! My niece loves working with her. Her acting skills and presence have tremendously improved because of Cynthia.
Prophet
I have had the awesome experience of working with Cynthia Valentine for over 15 years as a Spoken Word Artist, Poet and Recording Artist and she is both Professional and Organized. Recently I did my very first appearance as a theater actor in a stage play and her coaching, directing and production was top notice and working with her allowed me to be free to express my self as an actor. I highly recommend her.

Rebecca L.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship for Vocal Performance from Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Rebecca L.

15 Reviews
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Online Improv Acting Teacher

Acting is such a broad term! What are your goals? Do you want to be in films? Do you want to do Shakespeare? Do you want to be in a sit com? Depending upon what your interests are and where you want to go, we will build a plan together. My philosophy on acting techniques is that they are tools to help you, not tests you pass if you're a good actor and fail if you're a bad one. Different techniques work for different people and it is our job to find out what inspires you.

I've worked as a professional actor for many years, performed on Broadway, have my MFA in Performing Arts, and my BA in Arts and Education. I was an assistant director to Tony-winner Sharon Ott and have written and produced my own work. I have experience in both stage and camera acting, which have specific technical differences, but are both a lot of fun once you get used to the medium. Audition technique, preparing monologues, and creating promotional materials are also things I can help with. Anyone who wants to ...

About Rebecca

My approach is both supportive and pragmatic, based on where each individual's skill set is right now and what your specific goals are. I've had the benefit of both formal instruction as well as a decade in the "school of hard knocks." Climbing up the ladder to earn my Equity Card on a Production C

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Sheila
A-mazing! She’s an awesome mentor! Her approach to singing is brilliant in the sense that she helps you explore yourself, your strengths and areas you could work on to improve. She helps you find and utilize your voice in a way that makes a unique artist. She digs in right to the foundation of singing (vocals) and performing. I am glad to have found her! And to add up, I never had a dull moment with her with her sense of humor and caring approach!
Sheri
Rebecca is wonderful at helping my daughter learn better public speaking skills.
Savannah R.
Rebecca immediately made my granddaughter comfortable. Rebecca is a sweet, charming woman who, I can see, works very well with both children and adults. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to make people feel good about themselves.

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Average Cost of Improv Acting Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute improv acting lessons in Portland is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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$51 average
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$68 average

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"Kind, Funny, easy to work with and having lots of fun!"
Collin
Took Improv Acting lessons from David T.
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"Very patient with me (total noob) and always had good ideas on how to advance through the session. Hunter was always on time and prepared to lead. Great personality and every session was very fun. I was intimidated initially, but Hunter made the whole experience very enjoyable."
Adam Thomas
Took Improv Acting lessons from Hunter P.
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"Arlys listened well and focused on what my goals are, where I wanted to go with these lessons. I really enjoyed it, she made it fun."
Dean
Took Improv Acting lessons from Arlys A.
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"Wonderful, great first session. Felt comfortable right away. Targeted a few specific points directly through exercises and discussed some general psychological insights. All helpful. Also recieved great tips on how I can practice solo between sessions. Looking forward to the next one!"
Nathan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Now bad for my first time."
James
Took Improv Acting lessons from James W.
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"D is skilled at opening you up. From the warm welcome, opening exercise to her easy-going nature and intentional way of being. She's intuitive and an expert in her craft."
Mawulom
Took Improv Acting lessons from Detrece L.
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"She is so kind and doesn't judge you at all. Best instructor ever"
Paige
Took Improv Acting lessons from Kelee P.
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"Love the lessons! Heather is such a fun and helpful teacher. She makes it easy to jump right in and try improv. I have a great time going thru the exercises with her. Highly recommend."
Kate Walser
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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"Amy is very professional and knowledgable as well as focused. Her manner of working is positive and informative. I am enjoying working with her."
Kathleen A. Brennan
Took Improv Acting lessons from Amy C.
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"Heather M. is one of the best teachers I have ever had"
Cahli
Took Improv Acting lessons from Heather M. L.
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