Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

Karen Vaccaro Acting Coach

5.0Exceptional(12 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Training actors since 1986, many of my students are working in Los Angeles, NYC, and Chicago markets. I am a professional actor with over 40 years experience acting in theater And film. Credits include Broadway, off Broadway, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, US marshals, A stir of Echoes, Early Edition, The Lakehouse .

I love empowering my students and Allowing them to tap in to their unique power. Many of my students go on and work professionally and that’s extremely satisfying as well.


Hired 6 times
1 employee
37 years in business
Serves Oak Park , IL
Offers online services


Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Acting venue(s)

Theater, Film, TV episode, TV commercial

People in group

1 person, 2-4 people

Acting focus area(s)

Hone diction and enunciation, Strengthen vocal projection, Refine vocal expression

Students goals

To prepare for an audition, To build confidence, To explore as a hobby, To continue professional development

Acting type(s)

I can make recommendations, Scene study, Cold reading, Method acting, Classical acting, Voice-over

Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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  • Reviews

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    Brayden B.

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    November 30, 2020
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    Maurice D.

    Karen is very personal and in tuned with actors she works with. She’s detailed and focused on bringing out the best with those she works with.
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    August 05, 2019

    Jessica K.

    Karen is a wonderful coach. I always feel both safe with her and challenged by her. She doesn’t shy away from tackling an actor’s deepest fears or biggest roadblocks. As a result of her sessions I am more present and emotionally self-aware and able to bring myself to the material that I tackle. I’m very grateful to Karen!
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    July 30, 2019

    Connor S.

    Karen was a fantastic instructor who stretched me in new ways and opened my eyes to the acting world. As somebody with no previous acting experience, I found her extremely patient and helpful. She spoke honestly without putting me down when and consistently encouraged me to dig deeper into different characters and find ways to project my own experiences into scenes. Shes such an authenticate and compassionate person. I would highly recommend Karen!
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    July 30, 2019

    Laurie K.

    Karen is a wonderful acting teacher and coach. Ive taken classes from her over the years and she continues to develop new exercises and techniques to help one grow as an actor. She is patient and very supportive. She is extremely clear in how she communicates her coaching instructions and why she suggests the exercises and instructions she gives. She is tremendously experienced as a coach, director and actor. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone at any level of acting experience!
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    July 05, 2019

    Susan A.

    I love that Karen teaches performers how to be truthful, make deep choice and how to tap into feeling real emotions in made up circumstances. Shes Awesome!
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    June 21, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    Each session begins with a cluster of three warm up acting exercises. This is to presents the actor and helps with releasing self-consciousness and nerves. We then move onto scripted material. All you have is words on a piece of paper where do you go from there. We start with the first reading exercise and eventually move to a rule where you read the script and learn script analysis and character development Along with a number of acting techniques To keep in your toolbox and help you approach many different roles.

    -BS Acting  and Directing

    -trained/studied for 3 years in NYC

    - training Actors and business for 38 years in TV, FLIM, COMMERCIALS & THEATER  as well as lawyers and business professionals in presentation

    - Coaching every level from the beginner to the seasoned professional

    -I continue my training is a professional actor as well

    $60 - $90 per hour depending on how often you Take lessons. Packages/volume discount available.

    Teens and adults from the beginner to the working professional.

    Services offered

    Voice Acting
    Public Speaking