AUDITION COACHING

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Tina is an international theater artist with wide-ranging experience as an actor, director and teacher. Having worked with high profile companies from around the world including the English National Opera, Spain’s La Fura dels Baus and the SITI Company in New York, Tina has extensive knowledge of the audition process from the perspective of both the actor and director. She has coached actors for many years, in the art of audition preparation with  consistently successful results. Former students have worked with the likes of Sir Ian McKellan in Waiting for Godot, and Clive Owen in the film The Boys are Back. Specializing in monologue and scene coaching for theater, Tina has sat on the audition panels for drama institutions in Australia and past students have successfully auditioned for some of the world’s best acting conservatories including the UK’s prestigious RADA and NIDA, the Australian training ground of Cate Blanchett and Mel Gibson.

Tina’s vast knowledge of acting technique includes training in Stanislavski, Meisner,  Shakespeare, Hagen technique, Yat Malmgren's approach to Laban movement psychology and character analysis, improvisation and physical embodiment.  With a strong focus on physical transformation, text analysis, thought progression, character objectives and tactics, Tina’s sessions are structured to showcase each actor’s individual strengths and encourage bold unique choices to make each audition stand out from the crowd.

Offering one on one coaching as well as small group sessions, Tina conducts coaching in person in New York City and internationally via Skype.

For more information including rates and locations please email tinacmitchell@gmail.com and follow me on Facebook here.

 

TESTIMONIALS

Tina’s coaching is both insightful and unique. Her manner is direct and straightforward, while also being encouraging and supportive. I’ve worked with Tina, taught with her, and been coached by her. Her suggestions are always surprising and creative, and perhaps most importantly, DOABLE. After a coaching session with Tina, I feel more confident about my audition, and I haven’t had an audition coached by Tina that didn’t result in a callback. I’ll continue to seek her advice because my work has improved. Simple as that.
— Terry
Working with Tina is always an inspiring experience for me. She knows how to make a simple audition monologue feel like a performance. The work is exciting, physical, and interactive, and I leave feeling so much more confident in my abilities to be truthful in my acting.
— Sarah
Tina’s sessions are challenging but fun and her firm but nurturing approach to her work
instills confidence as well as a healthy sense of self-awareness in her students.
— Richard
Tina is the best acting coach I have ever had! She helped me prepare for a role in a musical theater show that
I was really struggling with. She started by helping me explore the physicality and motivation of my character.
Before I knew it, I was transformed into this tough bad guy with a chip on my shoulder.
I forgot about myself, my lines, and my anxiety, It felt strangely natural and easy to be this other person.
At rehearsal the next night, fellow actors even asked me how I prepared!!
I can’t thank Tina enough and will call her every time I prepare a role!
— Joe
Tina teaches so well because she can actually do it all.
Unlike some teachers that are teaching because they cannot do anymore,
Tina sets a great example for the students as she is in top form.
— Josie

Photograph by Paula Court