Puja At Rainbow Productions
I have an MFA in Acting from A.C.T. It’s one of the top 5 drama programs in the country.
Denzel Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Annette Bening, Morgan Spector, Teri Hatcher, Winona Ryder, Benjamin Bratt, Anika Noni Rose, and Anna Deveare Smith.
I have recurred on “The Lincoln Lawyer” on Netflix and “Chicago Med” on NBC.
My web series attracted the attention of the producers of “Black-ish” and “The Office” and was adapted into a TV pilot and series.
I’m currently producing and directing my first feature film. We want to collaborate with Jim Carrey and Neetu Kapoor.
I am also working on my second feature film. Two-time Oscar-nominated director, Skye Fitzgerald, is attached to direct.
I bring a spiritual approach to my teaching, anchoring my teachings in universal law, the craft and technique of acting, as well as the business of TV, film, and theater.
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I invite you to set up a free 15-minute consultation to share your goals and to learn more about coaching and studying acting with me. 🌈 🦄
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I love it when people can share with me their goals in 1-2 sentences via Lessons.com as a message.
We decide if they prefer to be in a group class or a private class.
We set a day and time to meet.
I email over the materials and scene we will work on in class and a Zoom link.
We meet by Zoom and have a fun, productive, creative, and jam-packed session.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Extensive TV and film credits. Recurred on “The Lincoln Lawyer” on Netflix. Currently recurring on NBC's "Chicago Med." TV acting credits include: recurring on "Chicago Med,"“Chicago Fire,” “"Crisis," Undercovers,” “CSI: Miami ,” “Three Rivers,” “Miami Medical,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “All My Children,” “Valentine,” and the HBO pilot, “1%.
Full credits at IMDB.
I am a classically trained actor, with an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), where Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Benjamin Bratt, Teri Hatcher, Elizabeth Banks, Winona Ryder, and many other recognizable artists and celebrated actors trained at.
I am also a graduate of Northwestern University and the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting.
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How did you get started teaching?
I first taught theater to children in inner city schools in Brooklyn.
After receiving, my MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater, I have primarly taught and coached working actors on professional audition material, as they prepare for jobs in TV, fim, and theater.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
An initial consultation is helpful to determine and define goals. I recommend doing a phone call or even meeting first for one coaching session, before deciding or choosing a teacher/coach.
Teaching and learning is a collaboration and a partnership!
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