Coaching for Kids & Teens
Whether preparing for an audition for entry into a performing arts school or desiring to explore the craft of acting, I coach young actors to learn more about themselves and the world around them through the experience of imagination in written text.
Why do you need a coach?
...if you're working on a specific role in a production or for an upcoming audition
...if you are targeting a NYC performing arts middle school or high school and need help on the audition process (I coached my own daughter during this stressful process for performing arts high schools and summer theatre camps)
...if you need to find that right monologue that fits YOU
...if you want to become a better actor and need more insight on script analysis and fundamental acting skills
...if you want to explore the sense of play through theatre games and exercises
Your natural instincts and sense of play will be the foundation of your process as an actor. I will encourage you to activate your experiences and your points of view, those unique things that make you who you are. When working with text (full script or a monologue) I will teach you how to break down a scene or monologue, find your character's objective(s), then play with actions (those juicy tools that help you achieve those objectives.) We will use improvisation to awaken and explore creative impulses. Theatre games and exercises to expand imagination, awareness, concentration, expressivity, and help build skills of communication, cooperation, and collaboration. Through text work designed for the young performer, you will discover a strong, specific, meaningful connection to the language and circumstances, bringing the author’s words to life.
It's not always about getting a role. Through acting, young people gain compassionate insight about themselves and about the world around them; gain poise and confidence; and develop problem-solving skills.
It is such a joy to work with young artists - to see that spark and ownership when they truly connect with a character or an idea through text.
Package of 5 @ $450 (10% discount)
Payment: Venmo, Cash or Checks (attn: Diana Henry Inc.)