Actor Coach

“Heidi is best described as a woman who has an instinctive gift for identifying talent that might have gone otherwise undiscovered. Meeting Heidi back when the company was first starting is and will always be a blessing.

– Bernie Telsey, Casting Director

“Heidi, you are a kind and special human who teaches me tenacity and grace and generosity every time we connect AND you’re one of my not so secret weapons in helping me do my job authentically!

– Carmen Cuba, Casting Director

 

New Studio Location ~ West 35th Street

Heidi’s new studio location – Union Square NYC

 

Heidi Marshall  has been teaching her uniquely designed, and word-of-mouth only, On-Camera Acting & Auditioning classes for over 10 years.

 

She has thousands of inspired Alumni and is very proud of her Alumni community who are both fiercely talented and respectfully supportive of each other doing great work out in the world.  For more on Heidi, click here

 

[PART 1 Class] Film/TV Acting and Auditioning +

Find ease acting on camera in a safe and small class. **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

With so many classes and network events out there, I frequently see how easily confused actors get about their marketability, skills, and belief in their talent. My passion lies in supporting actors as you navigate through the information and the “truths” being presented to you about yourself and the business. This is a safe class to explore your marketability and camera skills. 8 slots max per class. Ages (18-100) and all levels of experiences (newbies to award-winning veterans).

MARCH CLASSES:

OPTION A: Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm | March 6, 13, 20 & 27 *2 SLOTS LEFT!*
OPTION B: Tuesdays 6:30-10:30pm | March 6, 13, 20 & 27 *FULL*
OPTION C: Thursdays 6:30-10:30pm | March 8, 15, 22 & 29 *FULL*

“Your class was instrumental in helping me develop the techniques that allowed me to go into that audition room 4 different times and finally land the role of Richie” – Raul Castillo, HBO Series Looking

“You gave me the mind-set that allowed me to hold to the points I needed and ignore the ones I did not need.  I was, I guess we can assume, successful.” – Gary Simpson, CINEMAX The Knick

 

MARCH 2018

Class is full but hang on! Email me directly to get on the waiting list! Often, a slot might open up because someone books a gig! To make sure you get a spot next time, join my email list to receive next class dates.

[PART 2 CLASS] Film/TV Acting and Auditioning +

Dig deeper to the root of who you are and reflect it in ALL of your acting choices.

Summary

For Alumni of Part 1 ONLY. This requirement is not based on skill level but on familiarity with my personal process.  Part 1 is the foundation for Part 2. Please click here to register for Part 1 if you have not already taken it.

In Part 2, expect to dig deeper and forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera. The camera reveals everything, as you know. Let’s go for it and get honest. Now that I know you and we speak the same language, let’s reveal where you are stuck, where you are inspired, and what ultimately causes you to book the job. Learn to reinforce who you already are naturally. Your acting choices can inspire everyone around you and give them confidence to hire you.

FEBRUARY CLASSES
Thursdays 6:30-10:30 | February 8, 15, 22 & March 1 *FULL*

“I will say that the first class of Part 2 blew my mind.” Wes Mason

“The thing about your classes is that you are asking students to learn about themselves – who they ARE. They sign up for the next class because they want to continue learning about themselves.” Michael Maloney

February 2018

[Private Coaching + Self-Tapes] Auditions and Role Prep +

Private Coaching for audition and performance preparation. **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

After watching as Casting Director over 40,000 auditions for RENT alone, and countless other theater, film, TV, commercial auditions… I have some fast adjustments and support to offer. I’m positive that the deeper you go in your work, the more irresistible you become. I believe that any audition frustrations can be traced back to how you prepared. Building audition and on-set confidence through preparation is crucial. I also have a sincere passion for supporting LONGEVITY in an actor’s career and offer private sessions to deepen that process.

Heidi is the lady to go to!! I use her convenient skype sessions to make sure I’m super ready for auditions and I went to her AFTER I booked Red Oaks to make sure I would show up on set guns-a-blazin.” Alexandra Turshen, Amazon’s upcoming series RED OAKS

“Guess who booked the movie!?”  ME!!  All thanks to YOU!!!” Samantha Massell

Contact me for an Appointment

Acting and Audition Coaching - 2017

  • Contact Information

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  • Studio Rental fees are included in the prices. For filming, I grab the best available studio possible and bring my own equipment (camera+mic).
  • I will upload your videos by late evening. Often I am doing an evening class and therefore can only process your videos late at night or early the following morning.
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    If we haven't met, I would love to know more about you!
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Acting and Audition Coaching - 2017

  • Contact Information

  • I need details to schedule you appropriately!

  • Studio Rental fees are included in the prices. For filming, I grab the best available studio possible and bring my own equipment (camera+mic).
  • I will upload your videos by late evening. Often I am doing an evening class and therefore can only process your videos late at night or early the following morning.
  • Personal Details

    If we haven't met, I would love to know more about you!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

[Studio Guest Teacher] Carly Zien: (Re)building Foundations +

If you’re looking for a place to get back to basics with your acting so that you can (re)inspire your work on camera, then this class is for you.

Summary

How strong is your Craft? Are you raring to go with your on-camera work, but find that your acting “skills” feel rusty or just aren’t cutting it? Do you know that you have talent but you just aren’t sure how to harness it?  If you’re looking for a place to get back to basics with your acting so that you can (re)inspire your work on camera, then this class is for you.  I’m passionate about helping actors succeed, and to do so, you need a strong foundation in the craft. Ages (18-100) and all levels of experiences (newbies to award-winning veterans)… because can’t everyone always work on their craft?

MARCH CLASS
Mondays 6:30-10:30 | March 5, 12, 19 & 26

 

March 2018

Class is full but hang on! Email me directly to get on the waiting list! Often, a slot might open up because someone books a gig! To make sure you get a spot next time, join my email list to receive next class dates.

Class is full but hang on! Email me directly to get on the waiting list! Often, a slot might open up because someone books a gig! To make sure you get a spot next time, join my email list to receive next class dates.

[BRING ME TO YOU] Workshops + Panels +

Give skills and confidence to your school or community.

Summary

Guest Teaching classes are specially designed for each group: Graduate, Undergraduate, and Group Workshops. Being a working actor is beyond just having talent and being in the right place at the right time. Competition is too high. I believe that actors who are armed with knowledge about the business, skills to prep audition material, and have tons of audition practice will strengthen their confidence and actually help them book jobs.

“It was a pleasure having you visit once again The New School for Drama – the students responded so well to your enthusiasm, advice, and expertise! They seem to be re-energized and ready to move forward, and are still talking about the sessions!”

Bob Hoyt, New School, Director of Professional Development M.F.A.

 

Many of your notes and suggestions from my film audition (in addition to many of your other business tools and assets) have been on my mind: See the road. Hail the cab. Share the emotional transformation with the camera/audience. Ask questions. Greet the room and slate with personality…”

Erika Lee, MFA

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Contact

    **For Private Coachings, please fill out the form on Actor Coach page.

Contact

    **For Private Coachings, please fill out the form on Actor Coach page.

[Studio Guest Teacher] Shakespeare Teaches Film Acting – Rob Clare +

Bring complexity to your Film and T.V. roles, like performing Shakespeare.

Summary

This class is for HEIDI ALUMNI only

Shakespeare invites you to be specific with your work. Guest Teacher Rob Clare applies Shakespeare’s specificity to screen work. He teaches that when we find the layers in the text, creativity opens up and spontaneity flows.  Whatever role, whatever genre, whatever medium you’re acting in, by knowing what to look for and identifying the layers, we engage with the role. Rather than waiting for a director to get you there, find the layers and complexity in your acting.

GUEST TEACHER CLASS: Monday 6:30-10:30pm | January 29, 2018

January 29, 2018

[Workshop] Actors As Creators +

For actors who want to take charge. **OPEN TO ALL**

Summary

It’s an era of Actors who inspire the creation of TV series, films, webseries. Your career is in your hands. All you need to do is unlock your creativity and your purpose… and then your passion and motivation will flow.

Join a current workshop date or get on the special waiting list to be the FIRST to hear about upcoming dates. We always prioritize this list when announcing the dates. Join the list!

UPCOMING DATES
January 20 & 21 | Saturday 10-6 pm & Sunday  10-7 pm

“I arrived as an Actor, and left as a Creator.” – Emma Cowle

“I signed up for the workshop not really knowing what to expect but I knew it was something I had to do and I’m so grateful that I did. What you do is important, it’s a gift, it’s necessary… and it’s more then just a workshop.” – Bre Sutherland

January 20 & 21, 2018

Actors As Creators Future Priority List

You are being added to a Priority List until we officially open the next workshop dates.
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    This class will be co-led with Johnny Sanchez. It is not required that you are an Alumni of Heidi's previous classes.

[Ongoing Group] The Creators Circle +

For actors building momentum of their inspired projects. **OPEN TO ACTORS AS CREATORS ALUMNI ONLY**

Summary

It takes a village. Every baby needs an uncle, aunt, mom, dad, cousin. Your short, feature, play, webisode is your baby. As a Creator, you need a family, the village, that you can go to when you need to be reminded of your North Star, your purpose. The Creators Circle is that village.

UPCOMING DATES
DAY TBD | 10:00am-12:300pm or 7:30-9:30pm | 6 sessions *UPCOMING*
*please fill out the form for upcoming groups

4 people MAX per group
Online (ZOOM)

Winter 2017/18