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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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Teacher's Studio

John was a delight to work with. I had two Shakespeare monologues for an upcoming audition, and John was instrumental in my getting cast. I can't thank him enough.

Posted Jan 27, 2023
Teacher's Studio

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
Teacher's Studio

John is a very kind patient man explains things easily and is very understanding.

Posted Nov 20, 2022
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
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
Teaches 5 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.