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Kathryn K.
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Working with actors for film and television is my specialty. I coach for auditions, self tapes and for productions in development and on sets making sure they are prepared and doing their best work. If you’ve never been on set we will work to make sure you achieve the ability to understand what is needed to work as an actor in this medium. I want you to explore what it's like to experience the unbelievable amount of satisfaction you can have by allowing yourself to study acting. I teach from a method base and will work on monologues and audition materials, collaborating with you on what it is you need to understand how we go about doing this thing called acting. One thing you must know about me, I am really nice. I won't crush your dreams. I will, however, make sure you attain them. I can come to you or you can meet me where I teach. I have been teaching virtually for 10 years. If you want to act, we can make it happen.
About Kathryn K.

Kathryn K You can be a working actor! I am so happy you’re here. Studying acting or singing can save your heart. Especially after everything we’ve been through. I am a Critics Circle Award winning Performance Artist, Actor and Teaching Artist. I offer committed actors and music performers and anyone who wishes to improve their ability to communicate, private sessions to strengthen and ignite your work. I specialize in acting for film, television and theatre in the Method. I coach professionals in an array of fields offering a more authentic and inspiring way to communicate. I am a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA and Dramatists Guild. In sessions we will work on technique for film, stage, self tape auditions using monologue, scene study and script analysis. I educate and support actors and speakers to work effectively in their industry. Artists I work with have secured roles in the upcoming films such as Three Birthdays, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston Bio Pic), to name a few and award winning independent films. Many of my students become represented by agents and are accepted to the universities they desire; NYU Tisch, Stella Adler, Atlantic, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, USC, UCLA, Chapman, to name a few I studied Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg and Uta HagenHB Studio, Mark Monroe Studios and Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. You can also see my actors on shows such as, HBO's, Thirteen Reasons Why, WestWorld, Blue Jasmine, Touching Home, (too many to name) and productions at Equity theatres throughout the country and countless National commercials. Most have joined SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity. Speakers: Many in tech, engineers, attorneys and in the medical field. I offer one on one coaching offering tools to empower you to communicate with authenticity and confidence, giving you tools I offer to actors to better prepare you for the immense pressure one can experience when communicating. Many of my students work with me to overcome years of shyness and to focus on virtual work. This work helps one speak more comfortably and confidently. I address how to communicate on camera and off; how to maintain clarity in communication, In my own work as an artist I have participated in various aspects of film, television, commercial and theatrical productions and composed music for various projects including, Too Young to Be This Old, The Hummingbird, The Miracle Makers Club (Dr. Joan Hangarter), Surviving Eden (Lee Caplin), Coldwater (Ron Perlman, Lucas Black), Open House (Happy Smart House), Tryst (Winner of NYC International Award), The Prophet, Toddler Project (Mitch Grey) , spearheaded deal packaging 22 patents of children's clothing w China Starr, The Kanooties, Grow.com, The Penny Sparks Show, A Roomful of Trees (ELF) An 18 month lawsuit followed w/ Time Warner. Kathryn and her partner, Gunnar Madsen, definitely got the short end of that stick but can tell you what NOT to do after spending years writing a movie. (Kathryn K and Gunnar Madsen; see Entertainment Weekly. Co-founded Mark Monroe Studios in San Francisco, changing the face of the creative community. She handled well over 600 students from all aspects of the industry. Kathryn enjoys the entertainment industry and has her degree as a paralegal, which has come in very handy. Auditions!! They are definitely the most difficult and nerve wracking part of being an actor or singer, right? Booking work means your audition has to be as good as opening night. Auditioning is about preparation and preparation takes consistent support. Look, showbiz is not a business about being alone. Artists thrive when working together. We are a collaborative bunch and collaborating to make sure you're ready and organized for your auditions makes sense. Stop trying to muscle through this necessary step alone. No one who works consistently does that! They ask for help. ASK FOR HELP!! Solidify your acting choices so you don't have to worry about them the day before your audition. Know your prep so you can internally drop into it when the casting director says, "Whenever you're ready." Have your music material and performance choices prepared ahead of time. BE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. Work with me when your agent sends you your sides so you show up READY. Know your lines. It's OK if your struggling with memorization. Let's figure out How YOU memorize. Let me coach you for online audition submissions. If we are working virtually I will coach while you are taping yourself to submit your online audition. It works! Let me collaborate with on script analysis in order for you to you understand your material before you audition. Take your work seriously so you bring your most intelligent and inspiring work to the audition rooms. You'll be bringing the agents, casting directors, directors, producers and writers the inspiration they crave regarding their beloved projects. Do that and you're gonna book. I know you can work and I can't wait to make it happen with you.   About Kathryn Kathryn is a member of the Sag-Aftra and Actors Equity and BMI and is a Critics Circle Award Winner. Kathryn has worked with such legends as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ben Vereen, Word Baker, who directed the first a one-act version of “The Fantastics” and then the historic two-act show, Sandy Duncan, Loretta Lynn, Flip Wilson. She studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and HB Studio in New York City. For Parents of Minor: I'm available to help you understand this somewhat confusing industry. Vocal Coaching Available - Vocal Coaching Music Performance - Technique and Performance- songwriting About Kathryn and Music KATHRYN K is a soulful singer and prolific songwriter. You can find more about Kathryn's music and her life story, which has allowed her to be of service to many, in national and local media, including: The Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, Broadway World, Reader's Digest, NPR, The Gil Gross Show, The Montel Williams Show, and The Mancow Muller Show, NPR and Woman Magazine, UK. Kathryn has released a video and CD with Multi - Grammy winning producer and drummer, Narada Michael Walden, Tarpan Records in Marin County, Ca. Walden says, "Kat is bringing the message of hope, light, love and faith to people's lives." Walden says. "I am proud of her and her divine mission." Gil Gross, Host The Gil Gross Show –Radio, ABC "I have loved Kathryn's music from the day I first heard her sing, but even being a fan of her recordings did not prepare me for seeing her perform live. She is a great live performer holding her audience willing captives to each turn of a melody and the drama of every lyric. She more than sings. She inhabits a song and involves each member of the audience in its drama, joy or sorrow. There are performers for whom a performance is a night out. When Kathryn performs it’s a lifetime shared with us in a single evening. If you want to merely hear some tunes, there are many people who will do. If you want a real experience in music, there is Kathryn. Kathryn's latest show is being created with director David Ford (Marsh Theatre) and Kevin Gerzevitz and her concerts features a who’s who list of world-renowned musicians: Gerzevitz and Grammy-Nominated Bassist, Michael Manring; Album of the Year Winner, Trumpeter, Jeff Oster; Master Percussionist, Joe Venegoni; Guitar Virtuoso, Tom Lattanand; Critically Acclaimed Pianist, Kelly Park; Celebrated Flutist, Barbara Else; and from the Steve Winwood Band, Brazilian-born Drummer, Celso Alberti. Kathryn has played a variety of venues, including the renowned Yoshi's Oakland Jazz Club, the Bitter End and Symphony Space in New York City, the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, the Plush Room and the Fairmont in San Francisco, as well as Mill Valley's premier showcase, the Throckmorton Theatre, Theatre on the Square, the Beacon Theatre, Great American Music Hall,The Mint, The Fairmont, to name a few. She has Cd's at all outlets.

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The lesson with Kathryn today was great. She immediately made me feel both comfortable and engaged. She helped me to better express my intention with both the piece as a whole and with particular lines. And to feel more natural in my delivery, as if I were carrying on a personal conversation. She offers a welcome balance of encouragement and challenge. Bravo!

Posted Feb 27, 2022
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Kathryn has helped me build my skills and confidence in presenting and recording myself on video for corporate and sales facing content. No detail too small or not discussed... in a good way... from lighting, to microphone placement, to clothing, to make-up, to how to mentally prepare before hand, to the content and the delivery. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a long term journey to continuously hone my skills. She is down to earth, real, genuine, kind and funny. Money very well invested.

Posted Oct 7, 2020
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Loved working with Kathryn this first lesson. She gave me some tools that I can use right away. She is delightful and fun to work with!

Posted Aug 20, 2020
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Kathryn K. Acting & Singing Performance Coach
Jan 2001 - Present
K. Publishing
Kathryn K. has been coaching all levels of actors and singers for theatre, film, television and commercials, helping them land agents and book jobs and gain acceptance into universities and conservatories since 2001. She is a sought after audition coach and coach for those who are currently working on ongoing projects. Kathryn K. individualizes sessions based on the needs of each student and is an expert in various techniques of acting. She is best known as a Method coach. She has been working in show business since she was a child and is an award-winning singer, actor and performer. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA, Actors Equity Association and is a published songwriter (BMI).
Acting, Voice, Songwriting, Musical Theatre, Music
Jan 1980
College - Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati (CCM)HB Studio NYC
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
The Hummingbird Solo Musical Performance Award
Dec 2020
Marshstream International Solo Festival
Critics Circle Award Kathryn K
Jan 1900
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award
Dramatists Guild, The
Jan 2021
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.
BMI
Jun 2005
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Broadcast Music Inc.
Jan 1999
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 1987
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
Actors' Equity Association
Jan 1980
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.
American Guild for Variety Actors
Jan 1979
The American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) is an AFL-CIO-affiliated labor union founded in 1939 to represent performing artists and stage managers for live performances in the variety field. The variety area of performance includes singers & dancers in touring shows and in theatrical revues (non-book shows...book revues may be under Actors’ Equity jurisdiction), theme park performers, skaters, circus performers, comedians & stand-up comics, cabaret & club artists,lecturers/poets/monologists/spokespersons, and variety performers working at private parties & special events.

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Film Acting
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