Monique Caldwell is a dynamic performer and a highly experienced director of diverse stage plays. As a Certified Drama Instructor, Monique works with youth and adults in the performing arts and the community theatre circuit. Her education includes a BFA in Theatre and a MA in Theatre Education. Monique's passion is to coach individuals and groups with an interest in acting as a hobby as well as pursuing it as a profession.
What I enjoy most about what I do is helping my students come out of themselves, where there are no more inhibitions and they are free to be creative and be themselves in the moment. I love working with all kinds of students, from all ages and levels - from the wall flower who needs to build their confidence, to the student looking to sharpen their skills for that major audition or to the person that just wants to have fun!
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She’s very professional & really knows how to get THE BEST out of you. Working with her has taught me a lot about acting, the stage & the importance of being relatable
Miss Monique asked me to read the poem for a production called "Fabulousy 40 and over" now I had never had the experience or heart to perform in anyway before a crowd of people. Because I worked this production as and Usher I knew the crowd this play would bring. I said yes very nervously. Well let me say day one of rehearsal as Monique made me feel very confident and comfortable in myself I left rehearsal not only reading the poem, but I became one of the narrators. During rehearsals when I became frustrated with myself as I forgot or missed a line or two, coach Caldwell helped me feel relaxed in my mind and body to be able to perform in front of the audience. Thanks Miss Caldwell for believing in me and bringing out a talent that I never knew was in me, that's speaking in front of a live audience. Thanks for your honesty, work ethics and most of all for being an awesome coach. I needed the extra love and care she showed me to overcome my negative thoughts and fears I put on myself. Thanks Miss Caldwell for being an awesome coach and teacher love you dearly.
I was so grateful to come across the opportunity to try my hand in acting as one of the narrators in Deron Clouds Musical, S.H.E.S. Fabulously 40 and Over where I was honored to have Monique Caldwell as my Acting Coach and Instructor. I was nervous and new to the experience of the 'theatre world' she helped me to gain the confidence I needed to help me perform at my best. She was patient, kind, understanding, down-to-earth, fun to work with, very professional and through her instruction, she helped me to not feel overwhelmed or pressured. The tips that she gave to help me to learn my lines were phenomenal. Through her coaching and instruction gave me an experience that I'll never forget and I would definitely choose her again as my coach.
I was having trouble knowing when to come in with my lines and we did an exercise just once then I was able to get through the entire play without skipping a beat. I knew where to come in and it’s all because of our memory exercise. Thanks Acting Basics Creative Services, you helped me be a success.
Our first meeting will be more of an interview process: Getting to know the student, answering any questions or concerns, accessing their goals and what they would like to achieve from our training together.
Then we would discuss scheduling and the length of time they would like to commit. I would also explain my expectations of their personal work. Students may either bring pieces to work on or I will assist in helping them find appropiate theatrical work.
Our meetings after the interview process would consist of using theatrical pieces such as monologues, poems or original work to introduce basic acting skills (vocal variety, projection, stage presence, use of the imagination, body awareness, etc.,)
Students may either bring pieces to work on or I will assist in helping them find appropiate theatrical work.