Private Acting Coaching

I specialize in private acting coaching.  My one-on-one coaching sessions are great if you are just starting out, preparing for an audition, or simply want to fine tune your acting skills.  In your session, you will work on:

  • cold reading and auditioning skills
  • text analysis and interpretation of sides
  • monologue preparation
  • improvisation techniques and exercises for character exploration and development
  • pre-audition and callback preparation
  • tapping and exploring your emotional depths
  • Objectives, Beats and Actions
  • Comedic timing and making your jokes work
  • Timing, rhythm and control
  • Character work and dialects
  • Eliminating vocal tics and speech impediments
  • Eliminating bad acting habits

Methods
I have been formally trained in the following Methods, which I incorporate in my teaching.  My goal is to find what makes you unique and to explore which ways of thinking work best for you. 

  • Meisner
  • Strasberg
  • Stanislovsky
  • Alexander
  • Stella Adler
  • Uta Hagen
  • Classical technique
  • Linklater

Learn more about the nuances of performing and auditioning for film, television, commercial and stage.  I work with beginners, professionals, children and adults.  Call or email now for more information or to schedule your session.  Payments now made online via paypal.

 Private coaching sessions are $50/ hour.  
***48 hour notice needed for full refund on cancellations.

 I look forward to working with each and every one of you in helping you to become the best actor (and person) you can possibly be! Unlock (and use) your imagination; it’s a terrible thing to waste.  ~Heather Snow Clark

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What is “The Method”?

There has always been a lot of confusion and stereotype around “Method Acting.”  This blog is meant to clear the air and disspell the mystery surrounding this specific style of acting training.

“Method Acting” is a term used for the type of acting taught by Lee Strasberg, who was a founding member of the Actors Studio in New York City.  The “Method” is still the premier type of acting training employed at the Studio, where I am a lifetime member. 

Method Acting addresses the question of how can an actor both really feel AND be in control of what he needs to do onstage?  In life, when we are caught in a heated moment, we lose control.  In order to accomplish the needs of a script, an actor needs to have the ability to be in control, while also working from one meaningful moment to the next. 

Moment to moment work is accomplished by tuning into sensory reality; hearing, smell, touch, taste, sight.  The Method involves a combination of the sensory work, which gives us the imaginary stimuli we need to have a certain experience; and concentration, knowing what takes you out and not allowing your mind to drift. 

Sense memory exercises are designed to train you to be able to elicit specific responses from your body by concentrating on the stimuli associated with the experience.  For example, for the character of Laura Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie,” the smell, touch and sight of the menagerie in general, specifically the unicorn, should trigger in the actress an emotional response.  The object and the concentration which results from attention to it are the basic building blocks from which an actor works.

For more information, or to register for an introductory class, please contact us at Heather@heathersnowclark.com

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