Actor training & coaching

I am passionate about a good story and a truthful presence, and believe that ongoing training and classes help actors, writers and directors to stay creatively fit and active, and ready to take on the next job.

My teaching and coaching approach builds on the importance of analysing text, releasing the imagination, and enabling emotional availability. The training methods of Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov and Laban-Malmgren are amongst my own favourites. Building on the established skills and approaches, the actor is then empowered to discover and identify the tools most suited to further develop their own work on stage and in front of the camera.

Class types

1:1 Coaching

I offer one-to-one coaching for actors and consultation of writers and directors that is tailored to individual needs.

Screen acting classes

We will explore different approaches to building a character and develop your screen acting skills. As a coach I offer source material, inspiration, collaboration and technical guidance in a workshop environment.

Showreel scenes from existing screen/plays filmed and edited for educational purposes:

“Closer” Written by Patrick Marber

Film & TV

My work on set is based on what has been rehearsed and discussed prior to filming in collaboration with actors, directors & producers. I might work with young actors, amateur actors, actors from different cultural backgrounds with diverse customs to proximity or touch or I might prepare scenes for the auditions with professional actors.

Services that I provide include

  • Scene study & character development (in person or online)
  • Audition technique
  • Self-Tapes
  • Demo-reels
  • On set coaching
  • Intimacy Coordinating
  • acting classes & workshops

In addition to above, Collaboration between actors and directors is encouraged and can be provided in a safe rehearsal space in addition to script consulting sessions for writers & writing teams.

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More about my background.

© Pia Rickman 2022