Can I audit a class?
Each class is a safe space for actors to explore their craft and talent. I purposefully keep the class size small and intimate and therefore do not offer audits. I need actors to feel free to make mistakes and have breakthroughs in my classes. It is crucial for individual and collective growth that each person in the room participate. Also, it is only a four week class.
If you still have questions, feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply as soon as possible.
Can we have a coffee to discuss the class or my work?
I wish that I could! I am constantly conceiving and managing many projects and also supporting current students – I’m booked to the max. It is the life of an inspired freelancer, truly. If you desire to get to know me more, I’m available for private coachings and consulations via Skype or in-person in NYC. Click here for more details
Can I get a referral about you, Heidi?
Absolutely. I have an Alumni base of over 1000 actors. (I’ve been teaching this class over 15 years.) They’re very active in my private Alumni Facebook community and happy to share their experiences. Also, please note the Testimonials on this site.
If you are seeking Director referrals, I can provide professional references who will be eager to tell you about my work ethics and creative expressions. Contact me for a referral about my teaching or directing.
Will I work on camera in each class?
100% YES! Each actor works on camera each week. The amount of “takes” per class for each actor varies depending on the class lesson and your preparedness. I will always make sure each actor puts her/his scene on tape a minimum of three times. I am also known to stay longer if the class group gets inspired and we are on a roll!
Do I need to have a computer to watch my videos?
I use Dropbox. You create your folder, so that you own the videos, and then I upload to your Dropbox account. You can view your private videos from any smart phone or computer. Additionally, you will be able to download your videos to your computer for safe keeping.
Are my class videos public?
Absolutely not. This class is a safe environment that honors the actor’s need to explore all directions in his or her work.
Your videos will be private to only you, unless you choose to share them. You will own your videos and I will delete them from my personal harddrive after a few months after class ends. (I need storage for new students!) You will never see any video posted by me without your permission granted – and to this point I have never even requested that.
Complete directions will be sent to all registered students.
What is the class format? Why is class 4 hours long?
Trust me, I could do an 8 hour class easily! There is just so much more to explore, always. In fact, students always ask me to extend the class beyond 4 weeks. This is why I offer Part 2 class.
When casting, I used to sit in an audition room for 8+ hours straight, no bathroom breaks. I have a ton of stamina and focus when it comes to actors!
Will I book a job after I take this class?
I’m pulling for that to happen! Your success is my success. Also, I know from teaching this class for almost 10 years that the results run much deeper than simply booking a one time job. You will experience a realignment in your work and your perception of the industry and thus able to move forward in refreshing, invigorating, and energized ways. You will have so much more information about yourself and the industry and able to really move forward powerfully. You will be excited for your next audition and job!
Please note that I do not guarantee that actors in these workshops will be hired by any project that I might direct or cast. I am teaching and coaching because I enjoy supporting actors in developing their process of working within the audition room and opening their knowledge about the business of auditioning.
I do guarantee my supportive honesty and sharing my knowledge to support the actor in his/her overall process of auditioning + acting.
What can I expect in your class?
Assignments: Each week you receive an assignment. You will individually choose and prepare a NEW scene that fills appropriate casting possibilities for you, as discussed each week in class. No monologues. You will be guided to select appropriately challenging roles and well-structured audition scenes.
Your very first assignment will include my infamous Actor Reflection Inquiry questionnaire! With this questionnaire you will begin the process of understanding your Marketability.
WATCH yourself on camera: We film every audition, every class, and provide you with MP4 downloads. It is an excellent way to study your progress, see your “tricks”, and see what the producers/directors are seeing on the television monitors.
Beyond Class: I will be in dialogue with you about taking action in your career, nudging you along and providing resources. I encourage you to use select “takes” from the Class to generate interest in your talent. My joy is matchmaking and I seek for those opportunities for my alumni.
Can I miss a class and do a make-up private session?
No. All classes by Heidi and Guest Teachers are designed very specifically to give the most impact within the class hours. The class dynamic is a crucial element to the designs. It’s also just impossible to make-up a four class in one private session! There are no make-ups available. For additional support, please schedule a private coaching.
Can I swap to another group mid-class?
No. Each class is limited in student capacity – even one additional person in the room can offset the class goals and work flow. We also like to create a safe and positive space and don’t want to change up the dynamics once a class group has started.
Still have questions?
Feel free to contact me to schedule a private coaching. Select a sample scene (2 pages ideally) to work on with me and not only will you know how I work, you will also create some momentum in your work with ideas to immediately apply. Or, I can send you a sample scene to prepare for our one-on-one session.