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

 

[On-Camera Class] Part 1 +

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).

JULY CLASSES:


OPTION A: Tuesdays 1:00-5:00 pm | July 11, 18, 25 & August 1
OPTION B: Tuesdays 6:30-10:30 pm | July 11, 18, 25 & August 1

“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

 

July 2017

[On-Camera Class] Part 2 +

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.

OPTION: Mondays 1:30-5:30 | July 10, 17, 24, 31

“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

July 2017

[Studio Guest Teacher] Acting in Accent On Camera with Amanda Quaid +

Develop confidence using accents on camera by nailing an accent and still feeling like "you".

Summary

As an actor, Amanda Quaid has appeared on screen in I’M DYING UP HERE, MASTERS OF SEX, BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER, NON-STOP, and others. Her stage work includes Broadway, Off- Broadway (Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center, Soho Rep, Signature, CSC, and more), and regional classical plays and world premieres. As a teacher, Amanda has 10+ years experience teaching speech and dialects to actors and others from around the world.

GUEST TEACHER CLASS: Tuesday 6:30-10:30pm | June 20, 2017

June 20

[Studio Guest Teacher] Acting the Emotional Close-Up – Fiona Graham +

When you know you have to go deep, you want to have tools to pull it forth.

Summary

This class is for HEIDI ALUMNI only.

You want to be ready to deliver the deepest most truthful work in the most intense emotional scenes…. in the audition room and on set. Learn tools and access points as an actor to be able to dig in quickly, viscerally, and specifically and pull forth the deepest parts of your soulful connection to your character. Nothing less.

GUEST TEACHER CLASS: Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm | June 13 & 20
*must be available for both classes

What a powerful well needed experience with Fiona. It has changed me. That class allowed me such personal access in such a transformative way that all that release and emotional energy was channeled into creativity.

I’m not sure that I have ever been in an acting class that just cut through all the shit so effectively. This experience meant a lot to me.

Tuesdays June 13 & 20

[Private Coaching] Audition 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

  • 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.

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.

[Workshop] Actors As Creators +

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

Summary

COMING SOON in 2017

This class, ACTORS AS CREATORS, was launched in Toronto in March 2017. Johnny Sanchez (co-teacher/producer/writer/actor) and I were amazed and inspired at the overwhelming response of actors who became inspired to CREATE. So, we are going to do it again.

We will be launching the class very soon in NYC. Join the special waiting list to be the first to hear about upcoming dates.

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

“I signed up for the workshop Friday afternoon 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

2017

Actors As Creators Waiting List

You are being added to a Waiting List until we officially open the next workshop dates.
  • Hello! Tell us about you.

    This class will be co-led with Johnny Sanchez. It is not required that you are an Alumni of Heidi's previous classes.

Actors As Creators Waiting List

You are being added to a Waiting List until we officially open the next workshop dates.
  • Hello! Tell us about you.

    This class will be co-led with Johnny Sanchez. It is not required that you are an Alumni of Heidi's previous classes.

Heidi as Guest Teacher (Schools, Workshops) +

Give skills and confidence to your students.

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

Contact me for an Appointment

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.

Office Admin – Guest Teacher Waiting List +

Office Admin - Guest Teacher Waiting List

Summary

Hi!

If you have been directed to this page, the Waiting List has opened up.

Please click to submit and secure your slot ASAP.

****PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THE CLASS TITLE + CLASS DATES ON THE REGISTRATION FORM.

See you soon!
Heidi