Leah Raidt- Acting Coach & Mentor

Leah Raidt- Acting Coach & Mentor

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About this pro

Hello! My name is Leah Raidt, and I am professional actor based in Chicago, IL. I run the kids and teen on-camera training programs at The Green Room Studio, where I have taught for the last six years. I coach privately out of The Green Room Studio's two locations in Ravenswood and Ukranian Village. My services incude audition coaching and professional taping, monologue selection, and actor business plan consulting and mentorship. I have clients of all ages starting at 4.5 years old. Specialties include college and grad school audition prep, getting an agent, and bringing your audition to the next level. I look forward to helping you build confidence in your artistic process as an actor! 

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Chicago, IL 60660
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  • Emma Palizza

    I loved Leah's well of knowledge in auditioning for both on camera and on stage work. She can take an audition that you feel uncomfortable with and get you rocking the bageezes out of it. When I first started working with Leah I was a very self- conscience auditioner- she got me to feel like the badass I should feel like every time I walk into the room.

  • Natalie Reff

    I had a wonderful experience working with Leah. I had been a little out of practice with monologues and she was very patient and made me feel comfortable. It was a great work session and I left with a better command of the monologue and various techniques to use to continue working on my own at home. I highly recommend!

  • Damian Conrad-Davis

    Working with Leah was really great as she is incredibly knowledgable about the art of acting. Her feedback is direct, thoughtful and encouraging. I'd leave each session feeling super prepared for my auditions.

  • Trisha Graham

    Leah is extremely knowledgeable of the industry. She is proven and brings immense skill to her craft, always pulling the best out of each child and making it exciting for the student while keeping them grounded. In our experience with her we constantly see her going above and beyond. She is always composed and gives the kids a sense of belonging. She truly cares about each and every child she teaches, giving thoughtful advice on their performance, always being incredibly responsive, and continuously being fun and easy to work with! My 12 year-old has tried dozens of sports, camps, instruments, and extra-curricular activities, and this is by far the one and only she can't wait to get to each week. She has learned confidence and how to react quickly in situations, in large part to Leah's reliable, smart, and loving coaching.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Each lesson is tailored towards the goal of the student. I will outline what to expect and/or prepare before our lesson. Any work we do may be recorded and sent to you in a password protected link so you may study, review and continue to learn after our lesson. For audition taping, editing and compression of file is incuded in the session. 

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

B.F.A Acting, The Theatre School at DePaul
The School at Steppenwolf, 2014

Teaching experiences: Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, Walden Theatre, Jane Brody Actor Retreats, The Green Room Studio. 

Please visit LeahRaidt.com to learn more! 

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

Typically, a session is one hour long at $75. The rate includes rental of the studio space. 
I charge $30 for hand-picked audition monologues from quality scripts guaranteed to best showcase you.  

How did you get started teaching?

I have gravitated toward leadership and teaching roles throughout my life. Teaching and directing actors is rewarding, fun work for me. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I run the youth programing at The Green Room Studio, Chicago. I have students that range from 4 to senior citizens. I specialize in teens and actors trying to break into the business. 

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Theater Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Stage Performance Training