BEKA -- Chameleon Character Actor Private Coach

BEKA -- Chameleon Character Actor Private Coach

5.0 (4)
7 hires on
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

I am a WORKING Character Actor for 30+ years!  I've produced a Music Video and a Film Short (Film Short currently on Festival Circuit!) with more personal projects in the works.  Spent most my career as a Stage Actor...but last 12 years in the Indie Film Circuit.  I only do Private Acting Coaching as it's a much more personal connection that I feel is really needed for a good trust factor as well as getting to the Nuggets within my clients much faster!  I'm all about helping you HONE your Craft Skills & helping you dump your Unique things standing in your way of Working Progress. Which can be Twitches, Confidence, just plain acting ability...etc.  I go by one name in the biz...BEKA.  But you'll find me on facebook as BEKA JEAN.  I try to work with all Budgets as best I can.  I will also do very quick last minute audition coachings on SKYPE as well!  

There is nothing more thrilling than passing on skills and knowledge that have been gleaned from other studies or in the growth of my own abilities.  Paying it forward no matter how you do it, is what it is all about!  I enjoy the smiles that comes from the confidence coaching instills!  Any art or artistic endeavor benefits the soul greatly!

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Chicago, IL 60630
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4 Reviews


  • Jennifer Lauryn

    BEKA is great to work with. She is very personable and patient and make you feel comfortable exploring your work. She talks through any direction she's giving so that it makes sense from multiple angles. Highly recommend!

  • Jennifer Lauryn

    I had my first session with BEKA and she was amazing. She worked with me on two monologues and she was able to quickly and expertly dissect the material, and was able to help me try out various ways of making the performances stronger. She is kind and gentle with how she delivers notes, but at the same time has a solid opinion on how to improve. In other words, she makes you feel safe to receive criticism but isn't going to let you off the hook if you're not getting where you need to be to get the attention of your audience. I feel like working with her will help me get to where I want to be.

  • Marc Arturi

    She takes the time to get to know you, and develops your skills at your growth rate. Her lessons are very informative and she will move you to the next level of success. I learned more in one session studying for a monologue with her, then I did being on 5 movie sets! This is why I continue taking classes with Beka. Beka goes beyond just being a coach, almost like having a friend in the business, because she also gave me tips on how to get work, and who to talk to and inside information I'm getting gigs!

  • Joe Herbst

    My first coaching session with Beka very pleasant,comfrtable and looking forward to next session next week.Joe

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

I first do a phone consult to determine focus and needs.  Depending on that need is how I base the first lesson.  I like a pressure-free atmosphere and allow choices to be made by client within a structure we set up together.  IF a coach and client are not on the same page from the will never work to the client's advantage.  

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

A LIFETIME within my Craft...BEING a WORKING ACTOR and of course passing on that same life-work knowledge both from jobbing as well as from other lessons!

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How did you get started teaching?

A natural progression plus I like passing on knowledge!

What types of students have you worked with?

Teens to 65.

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

I would definitely go with somene who is still working and not retired for one fact only....they are current with audition and hiring knowledge!

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

IF they are SERIOUS about either wanting to explore as a craft OR if they are serious about learining to further hone their craft.  Private Coaching is much different than a class atmosphere.  More person al one on one.  It can also ease you into taking classes as well. and your WHY you want to take it really important.  DEFINE YOUR WHY then proceed!

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