One-on-one coaching sessions geared to meet your individual needs whether they be for film, television, stage, or graduate school audition preparation.

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Auditioning for MFA or BFA programs in acting can be, but does not have to be, an isolating and stressful process. Get the coaching and support you need to be well prepared and audition feeling confident in your work.   

Sessions are adjusted to each individuals needs.  In addition to working on the monologues required for the auditions (typically contemporary and classical pieces), I also make myself available to help in each step of the application process including the choice of school that's right for you, the application, the personal statement, recommendations and the interview.

In addition, I host an MFA Grad Panel featuring the chance to hear from recent graduates of MFA programs you may be applying to.

I also conduct a series of Mock Auditions where I replicate the experience you can expect to have at the schools you are auditioning for -- including an initial audition, a waiting area, a "callback", song, and interview.  

Actors I have worked with have been accepted to all of the top programs including the Yale School of Drama, NYU, UCSD, A.R.T., . 

Having graduated from BFA (Boston University) and MFA (Yale School of Drama) schools in acting I have been through the process and look forward to helping you through yours.


Is an MFA in Acting Right for You? An interview with Actor & Coach Brian McManamon

by Claire Winters

Tuesday July 26, 2011

You’ve seen many of your students through the whole grad school process, from choosing which schools to audition for through graduation and starting (or re-starting) their professional careers. Can you share with us some characteristics/habits/choices that students who are most satisfied with the grad school experience seem to share?

Actors who have a good sense of themselves, where they are at in their lives, and a clear idea of where they want to go next, are, I believe, in a good place to pursue a graduate degree in .acting. In addition to that, preparation is key. I know from personal experience that just showing up to the audition and hoping for the best is not a good way to go! I tell the actors that I work with that by simply seeking out a coach, they have already taken a huge step ahead of most actors auditioning for graduate school.  It simply speaks to their commitment, their interest in doing the best work they can and honestly puts them in a place to succeed. Read More ⟩