His book, “Audition,” has become the “bible for aspiring actors.” Most people who incorporate the Michael Shurtleff acting and auditioning techniques tend to glean what they can from his book. However, it is also helpful if you can find coaches or teachers who can specifically guide you in this method. With the guidance of instructors who really understand this system, you will see improvement in not only your audition success but also in your acting ability overall.
Acting ultimately is about choices. First, are you making choices? Are you making good choices? Are you making the right choice based on the material? Is there a better choice to be made? If you need help answering those questions then a private acting coach who is familiar with the Shurtleff technique can be so helpful.
Audition: The Famed Broadway and Hollywood Casting Director Reveals Everything an Actor Needs to Know to get the Part. Available from Amazon.
- Preparing for an audition
- Building a character
- Dressing for an audition
- Learn 12 primary guideposts
- Anticipating obstacles
- Discovering relationship
- Having consistency
- Establishing point of focus
Michael Shurtleff Technique Acting Teachers…
Sandy Hackett – Los Angeles (Woodland Hills, CA), Online, in Studio, or in-Home Lessons
Sandy Hackett has many years of experience coaching the Michael Shurtleff acting and audition technique. “I had the good fortune to study and learn with Michael Shurtleff directly. He was a wonderful teacher and inspiration. It is very rewarding to share this knowledge with my own students.” Sandy will tailor the training to your specific needs to help you get to your next level. Sandy Hackett is a Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director and Producer. He has worked in Film, Television, Theater, and has literally done thousands of shows in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Performing Arts Centers across the US and Canada. Click here for full bio.
Sandy Hackett teaches out of his studio in Woodland Hills CA. Students come from the following areas: West San Fernando Valley, including Woodland Hills, West Hills, Calabasas, Reseda, Tarzana, Canoga Park, Granada Hills, Northridge, Chatsworth, Encino, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Topanga, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Santa Monica. 818, 213, 310, 323, 424, 747, 661. Or he can also teach online using Skype, if you are out of the area.
IN STUDIO/ONLINE (Woodland Hills, CA)
$60/hour ($50/hr in batch of 4)
$75/hour ($62.50/hr in batch of 4)
4-WEEK GROUP CLASS (each class is 90 min)
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