Courtney Can Act, So Can You

Courtney Can Act, So Can You

1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

Hi! Thanks for stopping by, here are my most frequently asked questions...

When did you start acting?

1999 (Before then actually, I used to tug my mom's waist and say "Momma I want to memorize!")

Where are you from?

Dallas, TX. 

Have you ever lived in Los Angeles or New York?

I lived in Los Angeles five and a half years before relocating to the DMV area (3 years ago)

Who taught you how to act?

Art imitates life so I study those around me a lot, I have also studied acting technique with many studios in Texas, Louisiana, California and Washington,DC. I would like to note Baron Brown Studio in Santa Monica, CA where I studied the Meisner Technique for 2 Years.

Where can I see your work?

In person! I will work with you and not leave you haning while you embark on this journey. More specifically though, I was last seen in the Fringe Festival in "The Regualrs" and I am just completed an independent feature film with an up and coming fillmmaker in Maryland called "SoLo."

Can you really make me get famous?

No. I can help to make you good. You'd be surprised how far good can get you. There are many actors in the world, some whose names you may never know but I believe that YOU CAN ACT but it's going to take commitment and a lot of work. 

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Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My process begins with helping the student discover their personal brand and help them practice with material that builds confidence in that brand.

What i've learned: "Confidence gets you the call back."

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Drama Ministry at Potter's House of Dallas for 2 Years

Margo Manning, Acting Technique- Dallas, TX

Theatre Minor at Southern Univeristy in Baton Rouge for 4 Years (I starred in 4 productions over the course of my collegiate career)

Elizabeth Mestnick Acting Studio, Acting Texhnique- Los Angeles, CA

Baron Brown Acting Studio, 2 Year Meisner Technique- Santa Monica, CA

Jill Alexander, On Camera Commercial Technique - Los Angeles, CA

* I have also participated in workshops with casting directors nationwide

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I work privately with students for an hour and 10 minutes at $40/ hour.

How did you get started teaching?

Teaching is new for me. I have had much success in my acting classes and have had some successful audtions that I have been afforded and am still looking for ways to help artists become their best. 

I've enjoyed working alongside every peer I've worked with on stage or in film.

I can help others match or suceed my success.

What types of students have you worked with?

I am starting to see my first students here on, so I can assure you that you will get my undivided attention, I will be patient and transparent with you.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

There are indescribable moments where you want to know whether you're on the right path or not. A few weekends ago I had a phenonmenal Saturday:

1. Put myself on tape for an audition my agent sent me for a feature film that shoots in Atlanta.

2. Filmed B Roll for the independet feature film, Solo.

3. Meet with an old cast mate to discuss the details for a new show I'm hired to be apart of as talent.

4. Went to a restaurant for dinner and my waitress spontaneously gave me information for a film that was shooting locally.

To save time here, I was really fond of that day. I felt most on purpose and although it was a lot to squeeze in, it was AMAZING!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I'd say, don't go broke over it and don't hassle your parents to go broke over it either. You will study for the REST of your life. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should ask themselves:

1. What do I like about myself?

2. Think of a time you were wrong, what did you learn?

3. How do I put myself in a better mood when the day has been tough?

4. What brings me intense joy?

5. Why do I want to act?

I will only ask the answer to #5 but it is important to have answers for #1-4 that are hidden within yourself. 

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