"Choosing an Acting Coach"
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IT'S YOUR DREAM! IT'S YOUR CAREER!
Please keep these things in mind when you make your decision as to who to study with. They may affect the rest of your acting life.
Whenever an actor calls me regarding my workshop, I always finish the conversation with the following advice:
"Make sure that the person that you choose to study with has been to where you want to go!"
As I stated in "My Thoughts", there are a lot of charlatans out there: people who have read a few acting books or have studied acting either in college or some workshop and then think that they are qualified to teach.
If you want to climb Mt. Everest, would you go to a person who has never been there? Someone who sits you down at a map and points to it saying, "OK, let's see, I think you go up here to around 20,000 feet and turn left. Then go to this spot here and make a right. Then I think you go..." well, you get the point.
There are many places on the Internet that you can search, IMDB being about the best place, to find out where your potential acting coach has been. Here is my IMDB listing.
Experience is the best teacher! Remember, "If you teach from a book your'e a crook!"
Make sure that the person standing at the front of that room is saying exactly what you need to hear to get you where you want to go!
I don't care who the actors are nor how many of them there are in the workshop (in this case, smaller is better, you get to work more often). If the person guiding that workshop is "making sense of nonsense," is patient, generous and approachable with their knowledge and that you feel that you will be able to "feel free to feel free", you're in the right room.
Be Wise and Be Bold. It's your dream.
Paul B. Sylvan
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