Online Artists Resource Guide

Welcome to the SG Casting Online Artists Resource page!

The idea is to keep everyone creative and sharp during our artistic/performance hiatus, and the plan is to keep the cost voluntary.

Below you can find a list of amazing teaching artists, their bios and photos, and their specialties.

All of these artists have agreed to do online coaching sessions or classes by a pay-what-you can or a donate-their-fee-to-charity basis. Your pay-what-you-can money will go 100% to each teaching artist – SG Casting will not be taking any fees or percentages out of these funds.

You can choose to study with multiple coaches if you like – or go crazy and take a session with each of them!

We hope you will take advantage of this resource! See you online. 🙂

Sylvia and the SG Casting Team

How It Works: By filling out the form for your preferred coach, you will be linked to that teacher’s email. Through this link you can contact them to set up a session, as well as to discuss connectivity and payment.

In your message to your coach, please specify what you would like to study with them, how long you would like your session to be, and what you can pay. Each coach is offering different session lengths, and one coach is only offering Zoom classes, so please pay attention to the specifics listed under each coach’s name.

Melissa Rain Anderson

Melissa Rain Anderson

Will Coach All Ages
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: In Directing – coming up with a concept, collaborating with designers, staging, working with actors, tech. In Acting – Monologues, Acting through song, audition preparation for musical theater, contemporary plays and Shakespeare, prepping roles, keeping your material up to date and vibrant.

Melissa’s audition mantra is “come in with something to give not something to get”.  She focusses on allowing yourself to live in a vulnerable state in front of people – and learning to love it. She is dedicated to finding your unique connection to your material and strives to clear away what is holding you back. Melissa directs 8-9 projects a year, she is constantly in the audition room and the rehearsal hall. Melissa recently directed the Regional Premier of The Play that Goes Wrong at Rep Theater of St. Louis, which was  nominated for several awards including Best Director and Best Comedy. She has directed at Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Denver Center Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage and several others. Her Acting credits include Co-stars on Network TV, National Tours, Off Broadway, Regional and Voice Over work,  and she can be heard singing on several cast albums.

Contact Melissa

14 + 14 =

Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes

Will Coach Ages 16 and Up
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialities: Directing, acting (particularly Shakespeare). His focus is on honoring the playwright and being a clear, dynamic, and compelling story teller, regardless of genre and no matter how lavish or meagre production circumstances may be.

Paul Barnes is the former Education Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the former Conservatory Director/Associate Artistic Director at PCPA Theaterfest in Santa Maria, California. He is one of the founders of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, Oregon and of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota. His work as a free-lance theatre director spans more than two decades of work at leading regional theaters, festivals, and professional theatre training programs across the country. Productions include plays by Shakespeare, musicals, British and American classics, revues, and new work. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from CSU Fullerton.

Contact Paul

5 + 5 =

Betsy Brandt

Betsy Brandt

Will Coach All Ages
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Auditioning for stage and for camera, acting for camera and stage, career guidance, “my professional path” conversations, and navigating our sometimes crazy (yet still wonderful) industry.

Betsy is best known for her role as Marie in “Breaking Bad”, the Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe award-winning series. She most recently played Heather in “Life in Pieces” (CBS) and continues to recur as Caroline in “Unicorn” (also CBS). TV: “The Michael J. Fox Show”, “Masters of Sex”, “Lifetime’s Flint”, and “Parenthood”. Film: Claire in Motion, Quest with Lou Diamond Phillips, and Magic Mike with Channing Tatum. Theatre credits include: Premieres of Julia Cho’s The Language Archive and Beth Henley’s Ridiculous Fraud (South Coast Repertory), and Next Fall (Geffen Playhouse). Upcoming: Blumhouse Productions Run Sweetheart, Run and Suits spin-off “Pearson”. Education: Moscow Art School, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BFA).

Contact Betsy

4 + 14 =

Teaching roster currently full

Karyn Casl, C.S.A.

Karyn Casl, C.S.A.

Will Coach 16 Years of Age and Up
30, 45 and 60 minute sessions

Specialties: Theatre and film/tv audition coaching, scene study, ‘Business of the Business’ Q&A.

Karyn is a New York-based Casting Director. She specializes in non-musical theatre, but also periodically works in Film & Television. She’s been privileged to collaborate with Ivo Van Hove, Suzan-Lori Parks, Athol Fugard, Katori Hall, Tracy Letts, Annie Baker, Lila Neugebauer, David Henry Hwang, Branden Jacob Jenkins, John Doyle, among many others. Recent casting credits include Broadway productions of NetworkThe Sound Inside, American Son, Lobby Hero, The Parisian Woman, M. Butterfly, Misery, Hand To God, All The Way (Tony Award), Sylvia and This Is Our Youth.  Some recent Off Broadway credits include Mary Page Marlowe, Make BelieveFirefliesSchool Girls Or The African Mean Girls PlayBlue RidgeAnatomy of a SuicideTransfersThe Wolves, Describe The NightTorch Song and Man From Nebraska.  Off-Broadway theaters include MCC Theater, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Atlantic Theater, Classic Stage Company, Second Stage, New York Stage & Film, and The La Jolla Playhouse. Previously a successful working actor, Karyn brings a deep and empathetic knowledge of ‘both sides of the table’ to her coaching sessions. Karyn holds a BA from CSU Sacramento.  Member: Casting Society of America and AEA.

Contact Karyn

6 + 4 =

Alex Esola

Alex Esola

Will Coach Ages High School and Up
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: On Camera Auditioning and Acting (Script Analysis, Scene Study), the Business of the On Camera World (Network TV, Streaming, Indie Movies, Studio Movies, etc.), Life Coaching (Staying Sane and Healthy During the Ups and Downs of the Business—Particularly When You’re not Working), “My Professional Path” Conversations.

Alex is a New York based actor that has worked regularly in TV, Film, and Theatre. He most recently starred in Sony Pictures Classics’ After the Wedding opposite Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup, which opened the 2019 Sundance Film Festival before having a wide theatrical release. On television, he recurs in the HBO series “The Young Pope” and the follow up “The New Pope”, and has guest starred on many other shows, including “Orange is the New Black”, “Blue Bloods”, “Mr Robot”, and “Scream: The TV Series”. On stage, he starred in Ivo Van Hove’s Tony Award Winning production of A View From the Bridge during its Los Angeles run, for which he was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play by the Broadway World LA Awards. Alex received a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied Acting at the Stella Adler Studio and Stonestreet Studios.

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12 + 13 =

Kate Gleason

Kate Gleason

Will Coach All Ages
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Monologues, being present, audition skills/hacks, staying in the moment, classical text, arts school/Denver School of the Arts auditions, public speaking, team building.

Ms. Gleason is a professional actor, director and teaching artist. She is a former faculty member of The New York Film Academy and The Film Academy in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Gleason performance credits include the Broadway productions of The Pillowman and Noises Off. Off-Broadway credits include performances with The Roundabout Theatre Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Richard Maxwell’s NYC Players, The Kitchen and many more. Regional credits include performances with The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Playmakers Rep, Northern Stage, Off-Square Theatre and Remains Theatre, Chicago. European credits include The Hebbel Theatre, Berlin and Vienna’s English Theatre. In Denver, she has performed extensively with The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Arvada Center Black Box Repertory Company, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Local Theatre and TheatreWorks. As a director she has worked with Miner’s Alley Playhouse, Benchmark Theatre and DCPA Education. TV credits include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Guiding Light.” Ms. Gleason has studied with Stella Adler Conservatory, Shakespeare and Co. and with SITI (Suzuki Actor Training).

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4 + 13 =

Ilasiea Gray

Ilasiea Gray

Will Coach Kids 4 – 17 Years of Age
30 or 45 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Acting for theatre, acting on-camera, improv, and creating original work.

Ilasiea is an Actress, Teaching Artist, Children’s Theatre Director and Kids Acting Coach. She is a proud recipient of a True West Award for her impactful work in the arts and arts education. She has been seen on stages across Colorado, most recently in the remount of The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens (Aurora Fox), and the World Premier of Flame Broiled. or the ugly play (Local Theater Company). Other theatre credits include: Curious Theatre Company, Denver Children’s Theatre, TheatreWorks, The Catamounts, and The Denver Center Theatre Company. She made history in Denver playing Sleeping Beauty (Denver Children’s Theatre) as an actress of color. She loves theatre for young audiences and has done many children’s shows and tours. In addition to performing, she has created and directed 25+ children’s theatre productions, and many of the students she coaches have professional theatre, commercial, film, and T.V. credits. She has held actor-educator roles in Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement, for medical students, and lawyers. Teaching Credits Include: Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Kaiser Permanente, Denver School of the Arts, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts, Mizel Arts & Culture Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Senior Director for KidStage, Director of Curriculum for Opening Act Theatre Camp, on-camera workshops for several organizations and agencies. Ilasiea has a BFA in Theatre, Film, & Video Production and is currently pursuing her MFA.

Contact Ilasiea

11 + 10 =

Sam Gregory

Sam Gregory

Will Coach All Ages
60 Minutes Sessions

Specialities: Monologue coaching for actors interested in brushing up their audition pieces or just to stretch their acting muscles, callback coaching, text analysis, the craft of comedy, Shakespeare and the classics, resume formatting.

Sam is a professional actor with over 35 years of professional experience. He has performed with theater companies all over the country including, the Seattle Rep, the San Jose Rep, the Milwaukee Rep, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Cleveland Playhouse, TheatreWorks Hartford, the American Players Theater, George Street Playhouse, and others. He has performed in 50 productions at The Denver Center Theater Company and most of Shakespeare’s plays at the California, Alabama, and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals. He has taught acting to High School students, College students, Graduate School students and Post Graduate professionals and amateurs. Sam holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from UC Berkeley.

Contact Sam

5 + 10 =

Crissy Guerrero

Crissy Guerrero

Will Coach 6 Years of Age and and Up
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Speech Level Singing, meaning, if you can speak, you can sing!, audition prep, scene study and monologues.

Crissy has been singing and performing professionally for over 30 years.
She has performed as a singer and actor around the world, including in Europe, Australia, Great Britain, Mexico and Canada, as well as in regional theaters such as The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, and The Denver Center Theatre Company. The Old Globe Theater, TheaterWorks and most recently, The Dallas Theater Center. Crissy teaches private voice and acting lessons and to children and adults. She also created Sing Like a Star after-school singing and performing classes for elementary school children for Los Angeles area schools. Crissy studied at the Catholic University of America and CSU Fullerton, as well as with renowned vocal instructor, Eric Fütterer.

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14 + 3 =

Christopher Gurr

Christopher Gurr

Will Coach Teens and Adults
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: The song as character action, crafting the physical life of a scene in the room and on camera, script and score analysis, verse and heightened language, accents and dialects, coaching and producing audition videos.

Christopher has been acting, directing and teaching professionally for over thirty years. His work includes Broadway and national tours, off-Broadway and regional theatre credits (both as an actor and as a director), and writing and teaching positions with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY, and his alma mater, Webster University in St. Louis. He has had a private coaching practice in New York City for the last five years. Primarily a coach for professional actors already working in the field, he has recently opened his practice to high school level artists who are preparing for their next stage of development.

Contact Christopher

13 + 10 =

Steven Hauck

Steven Hauck

Will Coach 18 Years of Age and Up
30, 60 or 90 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Monologues, audition preparation and mindset, adapting stage technique for on-camera work, classical text including verse, goal-setting.

Steven calls his coaching practice “Shakespeare to Spielberg”. He has acted extensively on the American stage, including Irena’s Vow and The Velocity of Autumn, both on Broadway. Steven has had Guest Star roles on such TV shows as “Madam Secretary”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and all three seasons of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. He has done three Spike Lee Joints, and The Post with, yes, Steven Spielberg. Steven has taught acting at Cornell University, Geva Theater, and privately in New York City where he has lived for 30 years. He trained in the classics at the University of Delaware Classical Actor Training Program.

Contact Steven

15 + 11 =

Jennifer Lynne Jorgenson

Jennifer Lynne Jorgenson

Will Coach All Ages
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: On-camera coaching, theatre coaching, musical theatre coaching, and cold reading technique.

Jennifer is an Actress, PGA Producer and Casting Associate with Sylvia Gregory Casting; based out of Denver, Jen has worked on several tv shows, movies, and projects all alike, with several hats to wear. From casting commercials, to producing tv shows, to acting in movies, Jen has done it all. With a well rounded mindset and work ethic, Jen is able to capture what the needs are for a performance and deliver at the audition.

Contact Jen

6 + 4 =

Desiree Mee Jung

Desiree Mee Jung

Will Coach Ages 25 and Above

Specialties: Building everyday habits for financial stability, financial tracking systems (Expensify, Quickbooks, Mint), relationship management systems (Airtable, Asana, Trello).

Desiree is an actor based in Los Angeles. For over 10 years she balanced dual careers in acting and arts administration. In 2018 she had built enough stability and habits to quit her full-time administrative job and dive more fully into her acting career. She has worked with The Alley Theatre, South Coast Rep, Antaeus Theatre Company, LA Theatreworks, A Noise Within, Boston Court Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival plus many more. Desiree holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado.

Contact Desiree

7 + 9 =

Lenne Klingaman

Lenne Klingaman

Will Coach 8 Years of Age and Up
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Auditions, monologues, songs and scene work, public speaking, Shakespeare, Suzuki and other forms of physical exploration into acting material, and overall digging deeper to find and hone the unique artist within each individual.

Lenne is a Broadway actress based in New York City. She works in NYC and all over the US, most recently performing in Second Stage’s world premiere of Will Eno’s The Underlying Chris and as Dawn in the Broadway production of Sara Bareilles’ hit musical Waitress. She originated the role of Dawn for the 1st National Tour of Waitress, touring the country for a year. She played the title role of Hamlet in Hamlet at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, garnering write-ups and profiles in the NY Times and American Theatre Magazine. She’s performed at A.R.T., The Denver Center Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare Theatre, South Coast, St. Louis Rep, The Jungle, Intiman, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Capital Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, A Noise Within, and Theatre Movement Bazaar. In film and TV, she has worked on the shows “Chicago Med,” “Cold Case”, and “Welcome to Sanditon.” Lenne is also a singer and songwriter; her debut album, The Heart is the Hunter, is currently streaming on Spotify/Apple Music. She has taught acting as a guest artist and lecturer at the college/grad level at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, University of Washington BA Theater program, UC Boulder, University of Nevada Las Vegas MFA Acting program, and the Shakespeare Santa Cruz Intern program. She taught the Young Actors’ Workshop at A Noise Within in Los Angeles for years, with a focus on actors aged 7-18. She ran Education Outreach programs to Los Angeles schools, teaching Shakespeare and Suzuki/Physical Performance. Lenne is classically-trained, with an MFA in Acting from the University of Washington.

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7 + 2 =

Jessica L'Whor

Jessica L'Whor

Will Coach All Ages
60, 90, or 120 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Producing Large and Small Scale Events, Makeup Technique (Including Drag, FX, and Day-to-Day), Drag as a Whole, Key Note Speaking, Emceeing, Reaching Out for Sponsorships, Promotion/Branding, and Styling/Design.

Jessica L’Whor is a drag queen, MUA, comedian, educator, entertainer and advocate based in Denver, Colorado. Jessica is also known for her advocacy work, particularly in the LGBTQIA+ community. Jessica, known as “Miss Jessica” when working with children, focuses on going to schools and creating events for all ages to promote a safe environment for youth to ask questions, discover themselves, and even perform. A focus of Jessica’s persona is the “see a need, fill a need mentality” creating spaces, shows, and more. Jessica holds a degree from Colorado State University in Business and Entrepreneurship. Whether you’re looking for glamor, comedy, horror or a generally lovable queen and person, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the biggest L’Whor of Colorado…Miss Jessica L’Whor.

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8 + 12 =

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Will Teach All Ages
Zoom Classes Only, no one-on-one coaching. Pay-what-you-can for classes.

Specialties: Career path and guidance, ask me anything! seminars, scene study.

Matthew Lillard, a veteran of both stage and screen, is well known for his performances in over 50 films and television shows over the last 20 years. With titles like Scream, The Descendants and Scooby Doo 1 & 2, Lillard is associated with a number of Hollywood Box Office hits totaling over $800 million dollars in revenue worldwide. He received critical success with independent titles SLC Punk! and Ed Burn’s The Groomsmen and debuted three films at the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival. Recently he was seen stealing George Clooney’s wife in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award winning film The Descendants. The film won a Screen Actor Guild award for best Ensemble in a drama and a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Lillard has also done his time on Television with appearances in “Twin Peaks the Return”, T”he Bridge”, “Bosch” and AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire.” He currently stars in the NBC/Netflix hit show “Good Girls.” The award winning actor has been an Artistic Director of theatre companies in both Los Angeles and New York City. Lillard did the European premieres of Neil Labute and David Lindsay-Abaire work in Bash and Fuddy Meers respectively in London. Lillard’s directorial debut Fat Kid Rules the World won the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2012. In 2015 Lillard directed 6 plays, including the European premiere’s of Neil LaBute’s Filthy Talk for Interesting Times and Stephen Belber’s Fault Lines. Lillard is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and New York’s prestigious Circle in the Square.

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11 + 14 =

Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe

Will Coach Ages 21 and Up
60-minute Sessions

Specialty: Playwriting, libretto writing, the art of rewriting. During the coaching session Michele will explore what each character wants and how to strengthen conflict. Students will be asked to share the latest draft of a scene (up to 10 pages).

Michele made her Broadway debut with her play The Smell of the Kill. She won the Francesca Primus Prize for Inana, which premiered at The Denver Center Theatre Company. Michele developed her new play The Greatest while she was Artist in Residence at Sundance Theatre Lab. Currently she’s at work on the musical Split, which was commissioned by Transport Group. Michele has taught classes at the Dramatist Guild Institute, Einhorn School for the Performing Arts (ESPA), Carnegie Melon and theatres across the US. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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15 + 9 =

Tia Marlier

Tia Marlier

Will Coach Ages 17 and Up
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialities: Voiceover – Commercial, Narration, Audiobooks, Presentation Skills – Use of the Voice for Business professionals.

A Voiceover talent for four decades, Tia has been a Voiceover coach and teaching artist for 14 years, coaching aspiring beginners and working voice actors alike to hone their craft and successfully take on the competitive world of VO. Her professional performance experience ranges from stage acting, on-camera acting, and radio news (including NPR’s Colorado Public Radio), to working as a jazz, rock and R&B vocalist. Tia has additional experience as a Voiceover Talent Agent, allowing her to bring an insider view to approaching auditions and the Voiceover industry. Teaching credits include Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Arvada Center, and The Great Voice Company. Business coaching credits include the DCPA and Gurumaker. Tia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications.

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14 + 13 =

Allen McLain

Allen McLain

Will Coach 18 Years of Age on Up
30, 60 & 90 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Creative Producing, Directing, Self-Taping, Content Strategy.

Allen is a producer and director who has worked with Columbia University, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, NBC Universal, ESPN on a variety of streamed and broadcast entertainment properties. Having grown up in the industry at the nexus of professional and independent productions, Allen has a front-row seat in the burgeoning markets of streamed entertainment, user-generated content and content marketing, and consults a growing number of businesses and Influencers on methods to grow and monetize online audiences.

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6 + 7 =

Cathy Reinking

Cathy Reinking

Will Coach Ages 14 and Up – Acting Experience Required
30, 45 or 60 Minute Individual Sessions or Classes

Specialties: Create Your Own Content. Creating Content could mean creating comedy shorts monthly, it could mean creating and doing stand up, it could mean creating and performing a one-person show, it could mean anything, really.

Cathy has been working as a Casting Director since the early ‘90s, working on Frasier, Arrested Development, According to Jim, and many other shows and pilots on NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW, Fox. She also served as NBC’s Manager of Casting, overseeing many pilots including The Office. Recent credits include Insatiable, Killerman, New Amsterdam, Abby’s, Manifest, and The Village. Cathy is also an award-winning content creator. Projects she has written and produced DIY are The British Invasion, The Real Man, All or Nothing, and a brand new play called Hardball, recently produced in Atlanta. She is currently working on a full length play Assessing the Exits that will be produced in August (times willing). She is also the author of three books currently available on Amazon – How To Book Acting Jobs 3.0, A True Hollywood Cancer Story, and Little Lucky Girl: Secrets of Superman. Cathy has lead workshops all around the world, including a recent stint in Australia and London. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from UCLA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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3 + 10 =

Jenna Stern

Jenna Stern

Will Coach All Ages
30 or 45 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Acting For The Camera, Auditioning and Text/Scene Study, Head Shot Coaching – Preparing For and On The Day Mindset.

Jenna is an actress, director, teaching artist and photographer based in New York.
Most known for her roles within the Law & Order franchise, she has played Judge/Counselor Barth on L&O SVU since Season 13 (9 years). Her credits include numerous regional theater Shakespeare productions and classics (such as Hedda Gabler), off-Broadway and Broadway.  Her television and film credits include everything from small Indy projects to big-budget Hollywood films. As a photographer she has specialized in portraits and head shots, focusing on head shots for Young Performers in particular. A full list of her credits can be found at IMDb.com. Jenna trained in theater at UC Berkeley and received her MFA from NYU Graduate Acting.

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15 + 14 =

Ashlee Temple

Ashlee Temple

Will Coach Teens and Adults
30 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Reiki, and Actor Relaxation: connecting to breath to assist in restoring a sense of balance and relaxation – whether it’s for an upcoming audition or just the awful stress of right now. You’ll be lead through a breathing and movement practice, focused on grounding and centering.

What is Reiki? It has its origin in Japan, early in the 20th century through Mikao Usui (1865-1926) a lay Buddhist monk and healer. At it’s core, Reiki is a facilitated meditative healing modality that can assist in psychological, spiritual and physical healing; a straight forward meditative healing and wellness practice. Reiki is currently being used and taught in many hospitals including Stanford Health Care, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Yale New Haven Health among others as an complementary care modality to alleviate stress (including PTSD), reduce anxiety, and restore wellness.

Ashlee Temple is an actor, director, teacher and artist. She has appeared on stage in New York City as well as regionally. As a directer and teacher she has worked at The Denver Center Theatre Company, University of Colorado at Denver, University of Denver, Denver School of the Arts, GALSCO, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, SHO in Denver, and SisTryst Theatre Company. For four years, Ms. Temple was an Associate Professor of Drama at San Joaquin Delta College in California. Most recently she was honored to be invited to teach “Communication for Actors”, a two day workshop, at Stanford University. Ashlee has been studying and practicing the Reiki healing system for the past four years. She is trained in both Western (level 3) and traditional Japanese styles (level two). She lives in Pacific Grove, California where she is currently working on her book “Reiki for the Stage”: Self Care with Reiki for Actors, Singers, Dancers and Artists” (working title) Ms. Temple received her BFA in Drama from New York University and her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama.

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14 + 3 =

Tyee Tilghman

Tyee Tilghman

Will Coach All Ages
30, 45 or 60 Minute Sessions

Specialties: Demystifying Shakespeare, Text Analysis (always with the focus on taking the text from the page to the stage), Monologue & Scene Coaching, Audition Prep (Self Tapes & “In The Room”)

Tyee is an actor, filmmaker, teaching artist, and acting coach living in Los Angeles. He created the workshop Demystifying Shakespeare for professional actors in Los Angeles, to “take the fear out of Shakespeare.” Tyee has experience teaching at Identity School of Acting in Los Angeles, The Denver Center Theatre Academy, Living History & Neighborhood Bridges (also through DCTA), A Noise Within, P.S. Arts, B.R.I.D.G.E. Theater Project, City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts, and InterAct Story Theatre. His film & TV credits include “Baskets” (FX), “Party of Five” (FreeFormTV), “A Mother Knows Worst” (Lifetime), “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “I’m Dying Up Here” (Showtime), and “American Nightmares.” Tyee has been a stage actor for 18 years, and was most recently seen as George Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Folger Library). Other select theatre credits include Our Very Own Carlin McCullough (Geffen Playhouse), Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre), Gem of the Ocean & Fences (Marin Theatre Company), Spunk! & The Winter’s Tale (California Shakespeare Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (DCPA), and Three Sisters (Chautauqua Theatre Company).
Mr. Tilghman holds an MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and a BFA in Drama from West Virginia University.

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3 + 14 =

Matt Zambrano

Matt Zambrano

Will Coach All Ages
30, 40 or 60 Minute Sessions
One on One or Group Classes

Specialties: Improv, Mime, Creating your One-Person Show, Comedic Monologue + Scene Work, Understanding Shakespeare, Audition Technique, Devising Your Own Work, Puppetry, Spoken Word and Slam Poetry.

As a performer Matt has worked all over the country with theaters such as The Shakespeare Theater of D.C., Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakes, Colorado Shakes, Orlando Rep., The Philadelphia Theater Company, Broken Box Mime Theater, The Story Pirates, The Denver Center, Curious Theater Company, Buntport Theater, The Aurora Fox and others. He currently lives in New York City. Matt has worked as a Performing Artist and Teaching Artist with groups like Disney on Broadway, Broadway Classroom, Queens Theater, 826NYC, A.S.T.E.P., The Peoples Improv Theater and more. Other Teaching Artist credits include The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, America S.C.O.R.E.S, The Denver Center Theater Academy, Kaiser Permanente, Escuela Tlatelolco and W.I.N. New York. He is also a Nationally recognized spoken-word artist, and received his MFA in Theater from the National Theater Conservatory.

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14 + 9 =

Bonus Session!

Friday Afternoon Song Club with Gary Grundei

16 Years of Age and Up
Offering a name-your-price sliding payment scale.

Join an online songwriting club that is an affordably priced way to get coached to do songwriting for all experience levels as a kind of self-care. In this LIVE weekly gathering held every Friday afternoon at 4:00 PM EST, experienced and renowned songwriter and composer Gary Grundei will guide you through writing your own original music from scratch using techniques designed to engage your creativity and get you out of your comfort zone.

Gary Grundei’s music has been heard on NPR, MTV, the Discovery Channel, the Kennedy Center, The Denver Center Theatre Company, New York Stage and Film, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. He has worked with Bill Pullman, Meridith Monk, Leigh Fondakowski and Caitlyn FitzGerald. Gary teaches sometimes at Naropa University, Occidental College, Whitman College, the University of Denver, and online. Gary holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music from The Ohio State University.

Contact Gary in the form below to name a price.

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14 + 4 =