Acting coach

An acting coach or drama coach is a teacher who trains performers-typically film, television, theater and, musical theater actors -and gives them advice and mentoring to enable them to improve their acting and dramatic performances, prepare for auditions and prepare better for roles .

Qualifications and roles

Acting coaches need to have a “talent … for reading people, all their utterances and body language .” [1] Acting coaches have been called “people whisperers”, a reference to ” horse whisperers ” who help to train animals. [2] Acting coach Ivana Chubbuck is one of the world’s most successful actresses. Ruthlessness about achieving the objective. ” [3] Chubbuck works with actors to help them to connect with the emotion inside the character. [4] Acting coaches also “… Help [drama] students audition for college ” [5] Acting coach and actor Woodell-Mascall is” … skilled at zeroing in on what young actors need to do to improve their performance. ” “… really think about who [the character] is and what she’s feeling. It’s got to be real. ” [6] She Provides constructive criticism to students. Woodell-Mascall HAS Helped students to get into drama programs at schools” … Including NYU, Juilliard, Rutgers and UCLA. ” [7] Some acting coaches Use an “… approach and technique of acting training, such as using the” …

Some acting coaches provide students with a DVD or SD card to record their progress.

Notable individuals

Major acting coaches include: Larry Moss , Ivana Chubbuck , Terry Schreiber , and David Mamet .

Working conditions

Acting coaches may be freelancers who are hired for an hourly or daily rate, or they may be hired by a film studio , production company or theater company . Some acting coaches have developed their own unique methods and found their own acting schools. Acting coaches’ income varies a great deal from one coach to another. For example, an acting coach providing good training to a community theater troupe gold high school musical EARNS much less than an acting coach training top Hollywood celebrities. Acting classes are often provided in person; But, with the widespread availability of high-speed Internet, some coaches offer mentoring online over Skype or other video linkups.

Other roles

In Some cases, acting coaches are hired to process singers in acting skills. Popular music singers may need to learn skills for their live performances, which sometimes include staged sequences, and for performing in music videos . For example, Goth-rocker Amy Lee was provided with an acting coach by her record label. In Classical music , singers performing staged operas may get help from an acting coach to prepare them for their roles. Sometimes, CEOs and other leaders can help them improve their performance of speeches and other general communications activities. While most acting coaches mentor actors, some also coach directors on how to improve their direction of actors.

References

  1. Jump up^ Eric Liu. “The People Whisperers: What a Hollywood acting coach taught me about teaching” in Slate. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/teachings/2005/01/the_people_whisperers.html
  2. Jump up^ Eric Liu. “The People Whisperers: What a Hollywood acting coach taught me about teaching” in Slate. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/teachings/2005/01/the_people_whisperers.html
  3. Jump up^ Eric Liu. “The People Whisperers: What a Hollywood acting coach taught me about teaching” in Slate. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/teachings/2005/01/the_people_whisperers.html
  4. Jump up^ Eric Liu. “The People Whisperers: What a Hollywood acting coach taught me about teaching” in Slate. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/teachings/2005/01/the_people_whisperers.html
  5. Jump up^ Regan McMahon. “THEATER Acting coach preps drama students for college auditions” inThe ChronicleSaturday, January 22, 2011http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Acting-coaches-help-students-audition-for-college-2478509. php
  6. Jump up^ Regan McMahon. “THEATER Acting coach preps drama students for college auditions” inThe ChronicleSaturday, January 22, 2011http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Acting-coaches-help-students-audition-for-college-2478509. php
  7. Jump up^ Regan McMahon. “THEATER Acting coach preps drama students for college auditions” inThe ChronicleSaturday, January 22, 2011http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Acting-coaches-help-students-audition-for-college-2478509. php
  8. Jump up^ http://kimtobinactingstudio.com/faqs.html

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