More than 95% of Valerie Mamches’ coaching/consulting clients since January scored multiple call-backs, booked jobs in all media, and were accepted into their choice of college and conservatory acting programs. Her vast experience in all aspects of the trade; penetrating focus on, and support for the needs of each individual within the situation; and keys to complete preparation are the secrets of her ongoing success.
In this concentrated, essentials workshop, everyone gains immediate results in the improvement of his/her professional preparation, process, performance and product. Step up your skills, further ground and integrate your craft; clarify and polish all areas of your actor interface and presentation. Unblock, connect missing links, rise above
plateaux. Bring in your queries, specific concerns, and goals; and exit with enhanced tools, techniques, keys, tips, and tricks of the trade. Unfold and expand in a safe, supportive, exciting, inspirational, fun atmosphere.
Who: A maximum of twelve participants who wish to improve all audition levels; acceptance by nstructor.
The formula is simple: No pre-preparation is required. Actors will be provided a large variety of text–monologues, scene work and sides which they will then present solo and with partners. Exercise, improvisation and other resources will be employed to probe insights in given situation, character, objectives. Instructor will critique, direct, adjust, enhance the players’ approach. Each member will receive ample opportunity to work and receive end-evaluations.
Saturday, May 14, Eight hours, 9:30-5:30 PM
Actors come in comfortable rehearsal clothes and bring a journal and sack lunch. Drinking water, light snacks will be provided for breaks. Microwave and frig available. No recording allowed.
$185. (TPS, Union/EMC Members take $.5 off. Additional $5. discount for full payment out front)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 524-9231 to secure your spot. Provide your name, resume/head shot, your email address and phone for instructor approval. Send check for full payment of $185., or half-fee deposit of $93., minus applicable discounts, made out to Valerie Mamches, and memo: “Results Intensive”. Mail to Valerie Mamches Studio, POB 12797, SEA, WA, 98111. If places are taken, or your application is not approved, your deposit/payment will be returned. Once accepted, you will receive confirmation of your place. Balance of fee will be due at Intensive. As session is two weeks away, we recommend you respond ASAP. For questions and further information,
call or email above.
Valerie Mamches Studio, founded in 1981, based in Seattle since 1992, serves Seattle and major markets with training, coaching, guest artists, showcase presentations, career and educational consultation and mentoring. She has enabled hundreds of young and adult actors to develop and maintain successful careers in the arts in US and abroad. Valerie is a renowned talent with an extended career in all media actor (AEA/SAG/AFTRA), director, casting director, dialect coach, dramaturge, writer, producer. She co-founded and ran three TV-Video/Film production companies in NY and LA. In addition to her independent studio, she created and taught her own programs in Acting and Directing for institutions including CUNY, UCLA, UCLA Extension, CAL ARTS, Towson College, BCC, SCT Drama School, NW Actors Studio, Veronica Weikel Media, SAG/AFTRA/AEA Conservatory. Valerie holds degrees in Theatre, Speech, and Communications. Direct professional mentors include Elia Kazan, Paul Mann, Stella Adler.
“Val Mamches is a demanding acting coach. She doesn’t let me get away with anything that doesn’t approach perfection, and for the last several years, I have relied on her as my go-to resource for an acting tune-up or for audition prep. I owe much of whatever success I’ve had securing stage and film roles to her coaching and her knowledge of the market. Her counsel in all aspects of the art and business of acting is indispensable.”
Adrian Gamache, Actor, Board Freehold
“Val is the real-deal. She trained me, brought me to LA, got me into CAL ARTS, built my career, and remains my most trusted associate and mentor for 25 years.”
Hannah Shakespeare, Actor, Screen Writer. Her film, “The Raven”, starring John Cusac, in release, Oct.,2011.
“Thank you for all you have done for me– casting my narrative short, “Signs”, which just opened NFFTY, 2011, won major national awards, and played a major part in my acceptance into USC for Film and Video. Also for casting and assisting me with my current video, now completing post production.”
Rikke Heineke, Ballard High Film Program Graduate, 2011.
“My kids, now grown actors working in LA, have such fond memories of training with you. I give special preference to all the talent you send me, because I know they are always properly prepared to work in the Industry. You’re at the top of my list of recommended audition/performance coaches.”
Carlyne Grager, Head, Dramatic Artists Agency, SEA/LA
“Valerie is a distinguished artist who demonstrates personal and artistic integrity of the highest order. We’ve worked together for years at CAL ARTS and her Studios in LA and Seattle. She has unusual insight into her students’ individual personalities and fulfils their needs.”
Irene Conners, Assoc. Dean, Master Voice, CAL ARTS
“I had a blast with you in the auditions workshop! Thanks for the wonderful coaching. I learned a ton. I got a two year scholarship with the monologue you chose and helped me prepare. My audition success is your triumph as much as mine.”
Timeca Briggs, Actor
“Val is a respected member of Seattle’s professional Arts Community, and a beloved long time colleague. I recommend her to all my clients.”
Veronica Weikel, Voice-Over Coach, Media Consultant, AFTRA Signator Producer
“ Your coaching got me years of work in LA– from Shakespeare to Sit Com–I’m going strong
“Val knows how to talk to actors, which a great teacher does. I recommend her coaching; it’s tough, supportive, fair.”
Susan Connors, Actor, Trainer, Consulting Board New Century Theatre, Consulting Board Woman Seeking. . .Theatre, SAG Council