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John G.
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CALLING ALL ACTORS! Create your best performances for self tapes, auditions and productions!
I specialize in coaching actors for auditions for film, television, agents, casting directors, theatrical performances or drama schools. Whether you are starting out on your journey as an actor or already have extensive experience, together we will make your audition distinctive. You may need one or two sessions to prepare for a self tape, or to work over an extended time to craft a role for film or theater. I will be there, in your corner, to help you focus your creativity and be successful. I will help you define the specific situation of your character; and ask you provocative questions to help you journey deeply into the role. We will find the key to tapping into your own life experience to bring the role to life. In addition, I can give you tips on setting up your home studio. The industry has changed dramatically in the past two years. SELF TAPING your auditions and submitting the digital media to casting directors, agents and film producers has become the new standard way to audition. I have an MFA in Drama from The Actors Studio Drama Program at the New School in New York City as well as 25 years of experience as an actor in theater and film. I look forward to working with you!
About John G.

I am a professional New York based actor with 25 years of experience. A graduate of The Actors Studio, New School University, MFA, I have performed Off Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Theatre Row. In 2015 I began co-producing and acting in short films with Sideway Brothers, including Nuclear Knack Knacks (winner of Best Dark Comedy Micro Short at the Portland Comedy Film Festival) and Bande de Juenes (winner of an award at the New Renaissance Film Festival in London). I have also appeared in various other shorts produced in New York and New Jersey. Having grown up in a military family, I did not find my roots until I moved to New York to study acting in 1995. I'm a longstanding supporter of Greenpeace and The Nature Conservancy. I enjoy singing, cooking and travel.

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John is an absolute pleasure to work with! He really understands acting and will push you to expand your mind and think deeper. I came to him as a model looking to improve my acting ability to create characters for my pictures. He is very nice and has a lot of personality to help you improve and thrive as an actor.

Posted Nov 21, 2022
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John is a very kind patient man explains things easily and is very understanding.

Posted Nov 20, 2022
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John is the complete package! I came to this website simply looking for someone with academic, theatre and industry experience, as I am interested in working in each of those spaces. Obviously, these are skills that John posses, one could see that much from reading his profile. What the bio will never confirm for you, however, are the some of the most critical aspects of being a teacher: Empathy, ability to meet you where you are, trust, a method of instruction that really works—in each of these categories, John has delivered for me. We have just started our work together but I already feel like I can really trust him with my artistic decisions and the wild directions some of my scene work will go. John posses a keen perception, and has been able to quickly help me identify barriers to relaxing and being in the moment. He has helped me learn more about the defensive quarks and the behaviors I’ve built up, which actually impede my ability to command a performance. His attention to detail is remarkable in this regard. He has an almost clinical ability to dissect characters, find objectives, and discover new creative avenues. Finally, John has a healthy sense of humor, a quality which is always good to have in a mentor/teacher. 5/5, comes highly recommended.

Posted Oct 14, 2022
Actor
Jun 1992 - Present
John Gazzale
I am a New York City based actor and acting coach as well as a graduate of The Actors Studio MFA Program. Member of Actors Equity.
MFA Drama
Sep 1995 - Jun 1998
The Actors Studio Drama Program at The New School
BA English
Sep 1987 - Jun 1991
College of William and Mary
English
Native Proficiency
Actors' Equity Association
Sep 2021
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Instructor details
Acting
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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